I am sitting in an immunology class in the University of Minnesota Medical School now to relax and try to learn about my body. I care deeply about figuring out the right way to treat my bipolar disorder I. I am trying a new medication for the disease called Depakote and Latuda. It is a new medication regime and feel better now that I am taking it. These medical students seem not very smart. I see many of them on Facebook and YouTube watching music videos. Some people are watching and taking their class seriously. I remember being in their shoes trying, but I recall asking hard questions about the biology. They are looking at anemia. You have to know how to look at a histogram. Scatter plots are not on the test. Doctors do not know much about statistics it seems. How do they do psychiatry then in their studies? I love my job, I am trying to work out my disease and am healing. This classroom is the meeting for the postdoctoral association, that is why I am here. The meeting is from 12:30 pm to 2 pm. I look forward to it. I believe in civil rights for the mentally ill. I demand respect as a postdoctoral associate. The NIH hates me it seems and discriminates against me. My hope is to leave the system behind in the space of activism. I love peace and hate the idea that the corporations control this medication regime, but I will submit to it for now to stabilize.
Poet: Data, Climate Change, the West, and the Islamic World
Dr. Kaya Erbil
I make money any way I can to finish a book of poetry on climate change, the West, and the Islamic World. Been working on this book for eight years. Features a raw and gritty personal story of mental illness. The book explores themes around religion, and tries to place a framework around the current War on Terror/global Islamic fundamentalist jihad. Relates technology and weapons of war to their basic scientific origin, digging deeper to find their mythological sources. Ending with a 500 year time travel journey to illuminate the public on the Islamic origin of Copernicus’s discovery, Arabic language semantics are explored to ask why the West gained a 500 year dominance. Back to 2018, faced with the existential dilemma of climate changed induced geopolitical apocalypse I will compare Islamic finance to Western capitalism and prove it to be superior as a framework for modern ecological economic. All these poems point back to the fight between Ishmael and Isaac. They both will realize that perhaps Ruth or Mary were the ones we should have written more about…