Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Many young Americans

(whether in their hundreds or in their thousands I don't know)
were sent to 'Psychiatric Hospitals' in the nineteen-sixties

(and possibly later)
at the Center of the Free World 
at the height of the Cold War
after telling psychiatrists that they admired
Allen Ginsberg's ranting poem Howl!
Some of them were given electro-convulsive therapy
and never recovered.


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