When it comes to criminality, we know that criminals can speak like butter wouldn’t melt in their mouth. The most prolific villains are known to be the most pleasant of personalities when engaged in a social setting. It’s not rocket science; people’s speech can be as honeyed and endearing as can be, but it is their actions that are the most revealing of their true nature or state of mind.
We don’t prosecute or acquit people on the basis on what they say; we judge them on what they do. This has been the way society has survived over the centuries; criminals get caught doing the deed and if not – we have courts that establish whether they did it or not. That’s the basis for Law and Oder! Anything other-than – is a recipe for a world where people can get away with murder – as long as they speak like they could not have possibly done it.
In Psychiatry, the current practice now it seems, is to ask the Patient how they feel. If they sound well – the clinician will form their diagnoses on that basis. But as we know - a Schizophrenic can sound clearheaded and in possession of all their faculties, but they can act in the most irrational way possible.
Medical Science – has been infiltrated by Political Correctness, which holds the person’s subjective experience as central to decision making: care-based morality as opposed to justice-based morality. The system in the UK seems to want to make feelings the most important factor in determining how mentally well a person is. Does anyone feel a sense of unease at this?
In the drive to be more caring and more responsive to the needs of the individual, the clinicians and support workers - are doing more harm than good. People need to have behavioural structure in their lives; a pattern of what is acceptable behaviour. It seems – in the drive to be more caring the system turns a blind eye to behavioural structure and expects society to simply allow for inappropriate behaviour because it’s the caring thing to do. Care in the Community at the expense of Community safety and peace.
They have to find a happy balance – else they are simply not doing their job and should not be payed accordingly.