A dear friend and colleague posted a blog called ‘Labelled‘, and I’m extremely happy to be labelled one of the ‘criticals’…
Dr Peter Gordon wrote:
‘There appears to be a new diagnostic category being used by some senior members of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. I am referring here to the frequent use of the word “C R I T I C A L S” as a pejorative label generally used to describe anybody who may offer a different view.
Phrases that have been used to accompany this label include: “ill informed”, “misinterpretations” “most vocal”, “from a moral vacuum”, “pretend they care”, “irresponsible”, “propaganda”, “biased”, “designed to mislead”, and “wholly mince”.‘
I most certainly do not consider myself ill informed, irresponsible or a moral vacuum. I’m learning new things every day, and am changing my mind or opinion on many things quite often.
Oh, and I really do care; I don’t ever pretend to. Not even once.
I’ll continue to be one of the ‘criticals’ for as long as I can still speak or write, or until there is tangible change.