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Old 27th December 2021, 07:40 PM   #1985
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From the documentary I recommended above:

John Gartner, Ph.D:

I actually interviewed the last living member of the ethics committee that formed the Goldwater rule and he said these were obviously wild speculations, they weren't founded in fact, and so they embarrassed the profession because they were really idle speculations and so that was why they passed that rule. He said to me, "We never intended it to be a gag order, meaning that psychiatrists could never speak up about public figures, we just didn't want them making unfounded statements."

So much for those who play the "ethical" card re: the Goldwater Rule.

"It's being presented that 'we' are being unethical by speaking out and warning the public, when in fact I asked this question, "To whom will history be kinder? Those who spoke up during the age when Trump rose, or those who were silent?"
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