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Psychotherapeutic War

Treat terrorism and its supporters with medication
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Before releasing them from Guantanamo, give them medical treatment which will cause auto-suppression of violence every time they consider it.

Same for arrested PETA or Greenpeace activists .

In the third step, this treatment should be given to the distributors of violent internet content and to producers of violent movies and porn.

It will cause a change in their outlook on the world and bring them to become peaceful Hippy environmentalists.

Almost the last stage of this process will be the "last world war", where the US army attacks all other armies and, rather than killing the enemy, treats the POWs with this cocktail of medication and computerized automated behavioral therapy.

Once spread globally, and after checking that all violence in the world has been contained, the final secret plan will be to treat the soldiers themselves with this. Starting with the Generals and continuing down to the last soldier. Normal people wth no violent record or no combat experience will be excluded.

Freedom of speech will continue, but everything will be much more fun, with no anger during the arguments, and much more humor. Public demonstrations will have no violence in them, parents will leave their kids out without the fear of having them kidnapped, and school bullies along with mean school-bus drivers will become a thing of the past.

Formerly bad people who exploited others, leading or supporting dictatorships, will step down on their own, and everybody will do their best to cooperate with each other. Rich people will go out on undercover tours with the poor, and will become compassionate, doing their best to make everyone happy.

Most importantly: Drug addicts will lose their addiction to the old escapist opiate drugs, and become functioning members of the communities where they live, countering the migration of whole populations from country to country and advancing the well-being of what now are called "3rd world countries" to become advanced, free and with equal rights.

pashute, Aug 14 2016

Straightforward means to this end https://www.youtube...watch?v=hrQoCO7KoXI
[bungston, Aug 16 2016]

Meds for violent and aggressive behavior http://www.ncbi.nlm...gov/pubmed/19744405
[pashute, Aug 28 2016]

Meds and aggression - a negative article http://www.wpanet.o...es/autism-part4.pdf
[pashute, Aug 28 2016]


       Not to mention that all religious zealots will change their outlook to become tolerant members of society, re- assessing their former beliefs and changing them to a much more encompassing and empathic world-view.   

       Needless to say that extremism against women and in particular little girls will disappear, and even the territorial arguments between nations (such as the Pali- Israeli conflict, actually a continuation of the Arab-Israeli or more correctly put Muslim-Jewish conflict) would easily be solved, once everybody accepts everyone else, and no-one is scared anymore of sudden violent actions by the others.
pashute, Aug 15 2016

       This might be "magic" if you don't specify the medication that can do what you describe.
Vernon, Aug 15 2016

       //cocktail of medication and computerized automated behavioral therapy//   

       One of the many problems with this idea is, as [Vernon] pointed out, the use of magic.
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 15 2016

       Aresenic works well for this. Sort of...
RayfordSteele, Aug 15 2016

       Lithium in the water supply might be easier.
whatrock, Aug 15 2016

       What you describe is not psychotherapy. Moreover, just to get my two pen'orth in on this as a former activist:. PETA are not radical. They are in fact deeply sexist and seem to base most of their publicity on porn, and Greenpeace, meaning the organisation which stole the name rather than the likes of Greenpeace London, which was the real Greenpeace, are similarly authoritarian tinkerers. Both are part of the establishment.
nineteenthly, Aug 15 2016

       //medical treatment which will cause auto-suppression of violence //   

Voice, Aug 15 2016

       [Treon]'s crashing at [pashute]'s pad
lurch, Aug 15 2016

       what [lurch] said.
FlyingToaster, Aug 15 2016

       // Aresenic works well for this. Sort of... //   

       But isn't Ares the god of war?
notexactly, Aug 18 2016

       Couches to the left of them, Couches to the right of them. Drove the 600 in clean respectable Volvo s.
popbottle, Aug 19 2016

       No. The problem with [bungston]'s solution - using music to legally allow all drugs (or at least grass), is not the way to go because the violent groups do not take the treatment when they are active in their violent mode.   

       See link [Meds for violent and aggressive behavior] for an actual non-magical solution. (Answer to all the other skeptics here)   

       See my second link [Meds and aggression - a negative article] for an article saying a. That there is known behvioral treatment for aggressive behavior. b. That there are many medicines which could and do alter aggressive behavior but that many of their side effects are not known, the actual way of treating with any of them has not yet been thoroughly researched, and that some of them may be fatal to the recipient. In the case of war or eminent war I still think its a better idea than allowing a conventional war to continue, all the more so, in the case of openly menacing terrorist organizations, and unconventional warfare.
pashute, Aug 28 2016

       What [lurch] said I don't get. Who or what is [Treon]?
pashute, Aug 28 2016

       [Treon] was another name used by a halfbakery poster who currently has the moniker [beanangel]. Just look at his user page, or search the HB for the word "happylong".   

       (Your sanity is not guaranteed after looking at any of that stuff)
lurch, Aug 28 2016

       Wait, is that the same guy that was spamming HB for a while? I seem to remember a different name. Maybe its better not to bring that up.
pashute, Sep 15 2016

       Nah, spammers come and spammers go, but [beanangel] is like the planet's core - we may not be able to figure out much about him, but he's always there.
lurch, Sep 15 2016


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