Thursday, April 26, 2012
Ireland had some very tough times during the last 100 years. We are a mixed up race. At one stage or another 2% of the population ended up in asylums. The professional educated elite were the best in the world to lock people up. When a farmer married and wanted to get rid of his brother or sister who lived at home, he by hook had them committed to an asylum. The Lunacy Act protected the elite. The family was the most dangerous place to be. The way people were raised was the source of much mental illness. Doctors did not know how to diagnose or treat patients, tablets did not exist. Doctors experimented and many people died horrific deaths. It was a male dominated society.