Metric's Emily Haines Sings Political
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minate that stigma is a good idea.
But the idea of like, someone being like, "I'm miserable, I feel sooo sad", and somebody going like, "Here--fucking go away." He ties it to people having total impatience with anyone who is complex--that like, the mental health industry is supposed to be less an industry and more a service to human beings that's like, "all right, we are going to deal with the most difficult people," thank you.
And not just like...see, it contributes to the problem when someone feels like, even the fucking psychiatrist is like [Mocking, pirate-like voice] "Ah, you're driving me nuts. Just take this and go away." It's really not effective at all. And that forever, depression has been like [Pause] that's sadness! And we've all accepted this idea that it's a disease and it really has been like a year and a half, this pitch...it's fuckin' terrifying man! Everyone in Los Angeles is on pharmaceuticals! I can tell and I've gotten three people off them so far. And two of them had attempted suicide while on them.
BILL: What do you think of ADHD and Ritalyn?
EMILY: Oh. [Look of confusion]
BILL: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
EMILY: I just think in general, and I'm obviously not a doctor, but Howard Zinn has this amazing--I'm sure you've heard this--his thing is like, the reason that we are not involved more in our lives is 'cause everyone feels like just because you're a citizen, you're not a fucking expert in anything. Its like, because I'm not a doctor, I shouldn't say anything about kids on pills but, his thing is that everyone is entitled to a moral--there are no experts on morality.
EMILY: I mean that's really depressing man. Of course, the kids are freaking out. They watch cartoons and sit in front of the television and their parents are just probably yuppies who focus their entire lives around the child. The child has no sense of context, no sense of what world they are inhabiting--just like this Disnified bag of Cheerios reality. Don't give them a fucking pill! God! Take them out on a canoe already! You know what I mean?
...Maybe people are sad on such a scale now, I mean, maybe the masses are just so fucked up that like, the advent of these medications is to deal with the increase in numbers. You know what I mean? Maybe the governments are like "holy fuck!" Maybe it's like... [Pause]...I don't think so. It's just money. It's just marketing. I've seen it. I've seen it! Like, "Ask your doctor about the purple pill..."
You don't even know what the fuck its for...
STEWART: But it'll make you feel better.
EMILY: Just the idea of never changing anything. And people feeling like completely hopeless. Whatever shred of idealism I ever had is like rapidly deteriorating, just so you know.
BILL: Does that have to do with having traveled a lot?
BILL: Huh--so what exactly are your personal beliefs about what is going on in Iraq?
EMILY: [Bellowing] Oh God! When I was in grade 12, the first Gulf War happened. And I was like, "this is really fucked up." ...The most superficial research--I go to my school libr
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