Dr Izu Nwachukwu
Sheldon Chumir Health Centre
Calgary AB Canada T2R 0X7
Mr Christopher Bek
602, 1133 Eighth Avenue SW
Calgary AB Canada T2P 1J7
27 April 2018
Dear Dr Izu Nwachukwu,
Quotation—The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.—Edmund Burke (1730-97)
I am writing to advise you of what I consider to be a fundamental moral error that doctors have made by covertly enforcing behaviorism. Behaviorism is the elephant in the room. A lie of omission is still a lie. We have placed our trust in doctors and you have betrayed us.
I advised Dr David Gibbs and Dr John Naylor in writing on 14 September 2003 that Dr Gibbs was “Hysterically blind to evidence contradicting behaviorism.” Later I gave Dr Gibbs a copy of the 1958 book Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy by William Barrett. I also challenged him in writing to debate behaviorism versus existentialism. I have been sending you monthly Philosophy Magazine essays since you became my psychiatrist, and recently sent you a draft of my book Existentialism Now. I have performed my due diligence in bringing this delinquency to light.
I have been in the mental healthcare system for fifteen years. Until recently, no one has ever talked to me about anything other than my behavior. Behaviorism only asks that we behave ourselves. It denies any human reality beyond material appearances and denies us salvation. Alternatively, existentialism is focused on the workings of consciousness and becoming self-aware. It concerns itself with freedom, responsibility, subjective choice and human emotions.
The prudent man rule says that if a prudent and reasonable man can arrive at a truthful conclusion, then others must adhere to that standard. I figured out that behaviorism is the sickness of society and existentialism is the cure—and you did not—thereby making your acts intentional, as per the prudent man rule. If you fail to act on existentialism now, I will further charge you with the unpardonable sin that Christ spoke of—which is the deliberate refusal to follow the light when seen.
The good news for everyone is that you can easily solve this monolithic problem by having existentialism taught to high school students—and by challenging them to take responsibility for cleaning up the metaphysical mess you have made. I contend that if we were to embrace existentialism wholistically as a society, we could sit back and watch the world change overnight.
Saint Augustine said the first step forward is to see that attention is firmly fastened on the truth. It is time for you to put down your prescription pad for a while and begin searching for truth in your life. The world desperately needs it. You have been served.
Copy—Caroline Tarkowski, CMHA Councilor