The Anti-New York Times
NY Times (Opinion): In Praise of A.D.H.D.
By LEONARD MLODINOW
How refreshing it is to read an opinion piece in Sulzberger’s Slimes that actually makes sense — and penned by one of the chosenites, no less! And it also gives us a much-needed break from writing about the usual conspiratorial and murderous evil that this mad world of ours is utterly and depressingly steeped in — although, even this subject can be linked to “the usual suspects” for the usual motives.
This matter of “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder” (ADHD) is one that is near and dear to your mind-wandering Editor here. And this article affirms something I have intuitively understood since childhood; namely, that the “disorder” is, at least in many cases, actually the gift of automatic creative thought and deep sensitivity that is often mistaken for an undisciplined or distracted mind. Rather than administering drigs, it’s side effects of “acting out” can be mitigated with a firm hand or even a good ass whoopin’ from time to time.
From the perspective of an admitted “space cadet,” let us analyze some of “theoretical physicist” Leonard Mlodinow‘s observations. Perhaps they may even apply to you or a loved one.
Mlodinow, with crackpot Steven Hawking, may be a theoretical mathematical illusionist and most likely a flaming Jewish libtard, but we’re taking it light today. He actually writes a good piece about the misunderstanding of “ADHD” cases.
Mlodinow: Ten years ago, when my son Nicolai was 11, his doctor wanted to put him on medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. “It would make him less wild,” I explained to my mother… “It would slow him down a bit.”
Analysis: According to the Centers for Disease Control, a whopping 20 percent of boys – ages 14 to 17 – in the U.S. have been “diagnosed” with ADHD and about 10 percent are taking “medication” (mind-altering drugs) for it. Among girls, about 10% have been similarly “diagnosed” with the “disorder.” The psychological-pharmaceutical complex is raking in billions while hooking a huge chunk of the lost generation on psych drugs that are as dangerous in the long run as they are unnecessary.
Mlodinow: My mother grumbled. “Look around you,” she said in Yiddish. “Look how fast the world is changing. He doesn’t need to slow down. You need to speed up.”
Analysis: We suspect that most Yids know better than to drug their children, and that many Jewish shrinks, for reasons both financial and genocidal, are all too eager to dope up the goy kids and thus remove them from competing with their own.
Mlodinow: Recent research suggests she had a point. Some people with A.D.H.D. may be naturally suited to our turbocharged world. To thrive in this frenetic world, certain cognitive tendencies are useful: to embrace novelty, to absorb a wide variety of information, to generate new ideas.
Analysis: Could it be that, perhaps unbeknown to Mr. Mlodinow, the “slowing down” of the non-conformist, “hyperactive” original thinkers (like little intelligent delinquent Mikey King) is part of the plan to keep humanity enslaved?
Mlodinow: The possibility that such characteristics might be associated with A.D.H.D. was first examined in the 1990s. The educational psychologist Bonnie Cramond, for example, tested a group of children in Louisiana who had been determined to have A.D.H.D. and found that an astonishingly high number — 32 percent — did well enough to qualify for an elite creative scholars program in the Louisiana schools.
Analysis: One would think, in the face of such a statistical anomaly, society ought to be cultivating the latent abilities of our most creative young people. Instead, we are, in many cases, drugging away the very characteristics that make them special — or make them “dangerous,” depending upon your perspective.
Tell it Mr. Mencken, tell it!
Mlodinow: It is now possible to explain Professor Cramond’s results at the neural level. While there is no single brain structure or system responsible for A.D.H.D. (and some believe the term encompasses more than a single syndrome), one cause seems to be a disruption of the brain’s dopamine system. One consequence of that disruption is a lessening of what is called “cognitive inhibition.” The human brain has a system of filters to sort through all the possible associations, notions and urges that the brain generates, allowing only the most promising ones to pass into conscious awareness.
Analysis: It appears we now have actual observable science (not to be confused with the theoretical bullshit so prevalent today) to confirm what we frustrated creative types have deeply sensed all along.
Mlodinow: Individuals with A.D.H.D. naturally have less stringent filters. This can make them more distractible but also more creative. Such individuals may also adapt well to frequent change and thus make for good explorers.
Analysis: “Good explorers,” and disobedient conspiracy theorists ™ too. Indeed, it is often during episodes of “distraction” (which drove past teachers and both the former and current Mrs. Kings nuts!) when ideas and whole pages of good stuff just pop into my head out of nowhere.
Mlodinow: In fact, scientists have found that the farther a group’s ancestors migrated, the higher the prevalence of the gene variant in that population.
Analysis: That’s natural, because ADHD’s are non-conformist and restless.
Mlodinow: A.D.H.D. is termed a disorder, and in severe forms it can certainly disrupt a person’s life. But you might view a more moderate degree of A.D.H.D. as an asset in today’s turbulent and fast-changing world. My mother, now 95, long ago realized that speed is the essence of our era. Her intuition about Nicolai proved correct, and she has lived to watch her grandson thrive without taking the A.D.H.D. medication she was dead set against.
Analysis: Nicolai may have grown up and thrived, but one wonders how many of today’s millennials, diagnosed and “treated” for ADHD when younger, have had their greatest asset stripped away from them — when all they really ever needed to settle down was a strong set of parents and/or teachers to get in their face and put a reasonable bit of fear into them.
I hate to think what would have become, or not become, of the trouble-making, bored & restless “problem child” — who grew up to serve an unsatisfying quarter-century in conformist corporate America before discovering his true self and creating TomatoBubble.com — had he been doped up and “slowed down” as an “ADHD” teenager whose true academic passions were literature and history.
Hey teacher! Leave those kids alone.
The creative and restless kids will grow up fine if the bloody quack-shrinks stop drugging them.
Boobus Americanus 1: I read a piece in the New York Times today that claims that ADHD is linked to creative thinking.
Boobus Americanus 2: I’m sorry. What did you say? I wasn’t paying attention.
Sugar: Boobuss is both abssent-minded AND sstupid!
Editor: He sure is. In Aldous Huxley’s 1932 classic, “Brave New World,” the world government dispensed a drug called “soma” to the citizenry in order to keep them pacified and contented.
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