August 16, 2017

“When something important is going on, silence is a lie.”  

 “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men should do nothing.”
This is meant to be a blog about mental health issues, not politics.  Yet there are moments when everything becomes political. For my family, friends and colleagues in the United States of America this is one of those moments. My heart goes out to you as you go through this painful time.
I am Canadian and with a name like Shalom Zalman Coodin, clearly Jewish.  In this small corner of the Internet I want to record how I feel today.
In a hundred years we will still study and speak the words of Dr Martin Luther King Jr.  We will still quote Nelson Mandela. But the words of the current president of the United States will be seen for what they are – those of a bully and a moral coward.
“Speak truth to power”
And if you’re a psychiatric resident consider learning a bit about one of our profession’s darker periods – see my blog on the CMHR and Nazi Psychiatry.
Shalom Coodin
August 16,2017

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