Feb. 28th, 2008

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. . . those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."


For the most part, this LJ has been for me a place to ramble in, talk nonsense, and just plain escapism. Every now and then, though, I need it to stop being so - and this might possibly be the most important of these occasions.

I need you - all of you - to do me a favor. Go to that website. Read what it has to say. Spread the word. And please, do it right now - especially if you're anything like me, telling yourself "oh, this sounds important, I'll save it and read it when I can give it more attention", and then I leave it be for months. I found out about this myself just a few days ago, and I'm not exaggerating when I say that reading that was remarkably close to getting a punch in the stomach. It's just-- thinking that people allowed for THAT to happen makes me the angriest that I've been in a long, long time.

I am sure there are much better ways to promote the website - scratch that, I know there are - and I'm possibly making kind of a mess of this entry, but-- you know, everything else I might have in my mind is literally swamped by the urgency to have people see this and know about this. There is hardly any other way to describe Attachment Therapy other than torture and abuse, inflicted on children, who had no way to say no or defend themselves.

From the website itself:

For any other survivor who might read this: please, please contact me. I want this site to be many things, but first a foremost a place for you. Hopefully we can come together and fight this. At the very least, we can create awareness, because the vast majority of people still have no idea what “attachment therapy” is, and I maintain enough faith in humanity to think that if they know about this kind of torture done in the name of healing and science, they will react appropriately. Attachment therapy has not been stopped, it has only been driven deeper underground, often practiced by unlicensed therapists and ignorant parental guardians.



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