By Annie Dieu-Le-Veut
It came as a shock to hear that the actress Carrie Fisher had died of a heart attack at the age of 60. It was then even more a shock to learn that her mother, Debbie Reynolds, died only 24 hours later. Can you really die from a broken heart, many of my friends are asking? Well, yes you can and there’s even a medical diagnosis for what happens in the body – except it usually takes longer than one day.
America is edging closer and closer to a kind of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest kind of society in which any kind of emotional expression ~ such as a natural outpouring of grief after a bereavement ~ is regarded as an abherrent behaviour and even a mental disability.
The aim seems to be to have a general populace that is medicated by the Nurse Ratchets of the pharmaceutical industry against reality.