Owen Dempsey’s Blog:

Freedom is a heavy load, a great and strange burden …a choice made, and the choice may be a hard one (Ursula Le Guin)

Hello, I’m Owen Dempsey, an ex General Medical Practitioner in the UK, and more recently a post-doctoral reseacher interested in the psychopolitics of disease screening and totalitarianism in general

Why asymptomatic medical diagnostic screening should be stopped

The USA audience may be even more smitten by the assumption of sovereign individualism than the UK. The scientific-technological relationship to consumerism and individual choice touches on matters of life and death when it comes to asymptomatic medical diagnostic screening programmes such as, most notably, the breast cancer screening programmes. These have been challenged on … Continue reading Why asymptomatic medical diagnostic screening should be stopped

Identifying with or following the law: the totalitarian psyche and the extraordinary slaves

As a rule self-sense is constituted via the imagined demand of a Big Other to follow the Big Other’s (or symbolic Father’s) Law. This constitution involves what in psychoanalytic terms is called castration. It enables the individual to achieve a degree of stability for identity and to be able to repress his knowledge that in … Continue reading Identifying with or following the law: the totalitarian psyche and the extraordinary slaves

Who or what demands war?

In this tweet, related to this very interesting article from 2014: Mr Peter Hitchens refers to ‘certain utopians’ wishing to create war in Europe today, 2022: This seems to speak to the question of the causes behind the escalating war in Europe today, 2022. I argue here that by laying the blame at the door … Continue reading Who or what demands war?

On Covid Vaccine Mandates 2022

In summary, I argue here that, perhaps surprisingly, Covid vaccine mandates, (laws, for example, that say health and care-home workers must be vaccinated in order to be allowed to do their work), are a thin end of a discriminatory and authoritarian wedge that open an ideological pathway to belief in the same kind of nationalist … Continue reading On Covid Vaccine Mandates 2022

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