CRITICAL THOUGHT Vaughn [sic] Bell, a British psychologist, first began tracking sites with reports of mind control in 2004.
I'm a little behind the Times, but the prolific and serious-looking Dr Vaughan Bell (of Mind Hacks fame) appeared in the Fashion & Style section of the New York Times. The article isn't really about fashion, it's about Bell's interesting work on online psychosis,
...the interaction between the internet and psychosis that explored online communities that may be focused on delusional beliefs or comprised almost entirely of people who are having psychotic experiences.The NYT article, Sharing Their Demons on the Web, describes a number of sites devoted to things like mind control and "gang stalking." The visitors reinforce each other's pathology, but also find some much needed support:
Dr. Bell and some other mental health professionals say that even if the users of such sites are psychotic, forging an online connection to others and being told — perhaps for the first time — “you are not crazy” could actually have a positive effect on their illnesses.
“We know, for example, that things like social support, all of these positive social aspects are very good for people’s mental illness,” Dr. Bell said. “I wouldn’t say it’s entirely and completely positive, but it can be positive.”
You and me watching the jets go by
Down by the sea
So many people
They've already drowned
You and me watching
The chemtrails is where we belong
That's where we'll be when we die in the slipstream
We'll climb in a hole in the sky
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