Missouri Makes Way for Xenu


The Church of Scientology has set up an exhibit attacking psychiatry in the rotunda of the Missouri state capitol building:

The "Industry of Death" exhibit is sponsored by the Church of Scientology and makes a host of outrageous claims about the field of psychiatry. Twenty-five percent of psychiatrists sexually abuse their patients. Psychiatrists deliberately kill about 10,000 people a year—sounds about right. And for the big surprise, psychiatrists were responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks—guilty by association, at least, since psychiatrists are responsible for the existence of terrorists and suicide bombers.

Having known a number of people immeasurably helped by psychiatry and pharmaceutical remedies to depression, anxiety, and like maladies, I part ways with many of my fellow libertarians on the issue of mental health (that is, I disagree with those who think mental illness isn't real, and that pyscyhiatry is a crock).

Still, I'm sure we can all come together and agree that psychiatrists aren't systematically murdering people, and didn't cause September 11.

(Disclosure: Growing up, both my parents worked for pharmaceutical giant and sworn Scientology enemy Eli Lilly & Co.)