ect.org Position Statement

The position of ect.org is very straightforward and, I think, quite clear. Yet it is constantly distorted by the media and by those who use such distortion to further their political agendas.

I’ll put it in bullet form to make it e-a-s-y to read. Now there’s no excuse for distortion, unless you’re just a liar.

Since ect.org is a one-(wo)man show (with a lot of help from my friends!), I’m going to use first person because it’s less cumbersome.

* While critical of ECT, the ECT industry, and contemporary practice, I do not seek to ban ECT. I do, however, respect the views and activities of those who pursue that path. I’m a pragmatist, not an idealist.

* I have no desire to stop any individual from having ECT. It’s a personal choice and not my desire to interfere. I believe in self determination and free choice, and that extends to ECT.

* I am not antipscyhiatry, though many of my friends are. Many are not. I do not believe all psychiatrists are bad, though when they’re bad, they’re really, really bad because of the power they possess.

* I am absolutely, 100 percent against forced ECT. There is no excuse for using such an invasive and unreliable treatment against anyone’s will.

* I believe in informed consent, and with a few exceptions, that does not occur when one is considering the ECT option.

* The purpose of this website is to provide as much information as possible. What you do with that is your business.

* I am not a Scientologist, this website is not affiliated with Scientology in any way, despite the inaccurate writings of some lazy authors.

* Officially, if you don’t like this website…my advice is use your mouse and click on outta here.

In summary for the reading challenged (that might include: LAZY historians who worked at Greenville (Illinois) College, social science professors from the sunflower state, my old friends Harry, Ricky….and Dan Rather – who broke my heart – and friends):

I’m not a Scientologist, I’m not trying to stop anyone’s ECT, and I’m against all forced ECT. That’s it in a nutshell. Got it?

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