Many wrongly think Nurse Ratched was demonically cruel.  In fact, as Ken Kesey made clear, she was the epitome of a highly-educated, highly-skilled health care professional giving the most advanced mental health care—in 1962.

UCLA’s army of Nurse Ratcheds is no different—in 2022.  (Groomers for obedience, conformity and servility to power come in many guises—and many disguises.)


“. . . what is monstrous [and, therefore, who is monstrous] is not infrequently contained in what is ‘normal,’ in what is felt by the great majority to be ‘quite normal and natural.’”                                    Alice Miller [words in brackets, mine]

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UCLA Nurse Ratched: Kathleen Komar.png
UCLA Nurse Ratched: Adriana Galvan.png
UCLA Nurse Ratched: Michael Goldstein.png
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Kathleen Komar UCLA Vice Provost.png
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“. . . what is monstrous [and therefore, who is monstrous] is not infrequently contained in what [and who] is ‘normal,’ in what [and who] is felt by the great majority to be ‘quite normal and natural.’”               Alice Miller [words in brackets, mine]