Those against the regime must be mentally ill, and disarmed?
“Socialist ideology is focused on the establishment of the ideal society, where all are equal and all will be happy, and thus, those who are against it must be mad.”
Source: Political Abuse of Psychiatry—An Historical Overview – http://schizophreniabulletin.oxfordjournals.org/content/36/1/33.full
In Soviet Relapse, Critics Sent to Psychiatric Hospitals
“The people are a ragtag bunch, ranging from liberal activists and neo-Nazis to poets and college professors. All those located by The Moscow Times were eventually declared sane and released, but they insist that their plight was persecution for political or anti-corruption activism. If true, this would imply a dangerous precedent for a country still mired in its Soviet legacy.”
See: In Soviet Relapse, Critics Sent to Psychiatric Hospitals – http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/in-soviet-relapse-critics-sent-to-psychiatric-hospitals/439672.html#ixzz2SKmY1Btt
Chinese Police Inadvertently Admit Psychiatric Abuses
“Although Beijing has always denied charges of psychiatric abuse of dissidents, the National Conference of Ankang Asylums held by the Ministry of Public Security in Wuhan, Hubei Province, on May 26 and 27 has inadvertently admitted these charges.
“Ankang Asylums are special psychiatric hospitals administered by the police. According to a document issued by the Ministry of Public Security on January 29, 1988, Ankang hospitals serve two functions: to maintain social order and to provide medical treatment. The document also points out that Ankang hospitals, as a special means of maintaining societal control, are an integral part of the public security services.”
See: Chinese Police Inadvertently Admit Psychiatric Abuses – http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/china-news/chinese-police-inadvertently-admit-psychiatric-abuses-36505.html
Psychiatric Torture and Abuse “shockingly common” against dissidents in China
“NewsBlaze and the Citizen’s Commission on Human Rights International – According to reports by Human Rights Watch and others, in China, psychiatric abuse is shockingly common against dissidents, who are jailed and silenced under the guise of psychiatric treatment.”
See: Psychiatric Torture and Abuse “shockingly common” against dissidents in China – http://ahdu88.blogspot.com/2010/11/psychiatric-torture-and-abuse.html
US media demonizes political dissidents as insane and dangerous
US Media: Why we should be frightened: “Righties” “crazies”, “loonies”, and “conspiracy theorists” will become violent!
“In case you have missed it, after the bombing the crazies came out in full force with all sorts of Right wing conspiracy theories about the Boston bombing. And what is really scary is that their Right wing megaphones are picking it up and pretending it is real news. Of course the Righties like to say that the left wing has conspiracy theories too, so name one. Better yet name one that the “liberal” media is echoing. Maybe 40 years ago the left had some real loonies, but we out grew it. On the Right they are growing in number. What should frighten you about this is that this is also one of the hallmarks of extremist behavior leading to violence.”
See: Does rational thinking have a prayer? – http://www.onthecontrary.us/2013/04/25/does-rational-thinking-have-a-prayer/
VIDEO – Chris Matthews of Hardball smears Tea Party as group of crazies – http://youtu.be/PSdXzLTJrF4
VIDEO – Chris Mathews: “Grassy Knollers are Crazies” – http://youtu.be/ki9AwLgsAQE
MSNBC – Chris Matthews: “We`re going into nut country. Let`s play HARDBALL.”
“Good evening. I`m Chris Matthews in Washington. Let me start tonight with this. Paranoid America is climbing out of its bunker. The near possibility — the mere possibility — that the Obama administration might stop the easy sale of the scariest guns to the scariest people has aroused the slippery slope crowd. These cousins of the grassy knoll folks believe that any limit on the wide-open market for guns and ammo threatens their own hardware. Any reasonable action by the American people to stop the carnage is, to these paranoids, the first unfaltering step toward mass confiscation of everything from shotguns to daisy rifles. Well, tonight, we let you hear from the craziest of the crazies.”
VIDEO – Chris Matthews: “We’re goin’ into nut country” – Hardball; Extremist Gun Enthusiasts Threaten……Everybody? – http://youtu.be/HgjBCuhPXm4
“[T]he easy sale of the scariest guns to the scariest people has aroused the slippery slope crowd. These cousins of the grassy knoll folks…” and who the hell would want to be a part of the craziest, most unreasonable, and the scariest of paranoids and crazies?
Certainly not the viewers of MSNBC’s Hardball.
VIDEO – Rachel Maddow Slams Alex Jones And Other Conspiracy Theorists – http://youtu.be/ZJchDtLjTtM
VIDEO: Rachel Maddow Points Out The Crazies – http://www.gayhanford.com/14-news/politics/563-video-rachel-maddow-points-out-the-crazies
See: Rachel Maddow’s Conspiracy Theory On Bush, Iraq War, And Microphone Problem – http://www.mediaite.com/online/rachel-maddows-consipiracy-theory-on-bush-iraq-war-and-microphone-problems/
VIDEO – Rachel Maddow – Conspiracy proved true – Tom Ridge on Bush Admin with Lawrence Wilkerson – http://youtu.be/zrG3ck-t_90
What’s the Matter with Rachel Maddow?
“The MSNBC host champions bureaucratic power at the expense of regular people and their rights.”
Conspiracies Proven True: Government Drug Running and False Flag Operations – George Washington University National Security Archives, Washington, DC
“Washington, D.C. – An August, 1996, series in the San Jose Mercury News by reporter Gary Webb linked the origins of crack cocaine in California to the contras, a guerrilla force backed by the Reagan administration that attacked Nicaragua’s Sandinista government during the 1980s. Webb’s series, “The Dark Alliance,” has been the subject of intense media debate, and has focused attention on a foreign policy drug scandal that leaves many questions unanswered.
“This electronic briefing book is compiled from declassified documents obtained by the National Security Archive, including the notebooks kept by NSC aide and Iran-contra figure Oliver North, electronic mail messages written by high-ranking Reagan administration officials, memos detailing the contra war effort, and FBI and DEA reports. The documents demonstrate official knowledge of drug operations, and collaboration with and protection of known drug traffickers. Court and hearing transcripts are also included.”
See: Contras, Cocaine, and Covert Operations – George Washington University National Security Archives – http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB2/nsaebb2.htm
“In his new exposé of the National Security Agency entitled Body of Secrets, author James Bamford highlights a set of proposals on Cuba by the Joint Chiefs of Staff codenamed OPERATION NORTHWOODS. This document, titled “Justification for U.S. Military Intervention in Cuba” was provided by the JCS to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara on March 13, 1962, as the key component of Northwoods. Written in response to a request from the Chief of the Cuba Project, Col. Edward Lansdale, the Top Secret memorandum describes U.S. plans to covertly engineer various pretexts that would justify a U.S. invasion of Cuba. These proposals – part of a secret anti-Castro program known as Operation Mongoose – included staging the assassinations of Cubans living in the United States, developing a fake “Communist Cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Florida cities and even in Washington,” including “sink[ing] a boatload of Cuban refugees (real or simulated),” faking a Cuban airforce attack on a civilian jetliner, and concocting a “Remember the Maine” incident by blowing up a U.S. ship in Cuban waters and then blaming the incident on Cuban sabotage. Bamford himself writes that Operation Northwoods “may be the most corrupt plan ever created by the U.S. government.”
See: Operation Northwoods George Washington University National Security Archives – http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/news/20010430/
“Historically seen, using psychiatry as a means of repression has been a particular favorite of Socialist-oriented regimes. An explanation might be found in the fact that Socialist ideology is focused on the establishment of the ideal society, where all are equal and all will be happy, and thus, those who are against it must be mad. In fact, this second part seemed to have had the strongest influence because even in the Soviet Union of the 1970s, where many were not happy and society was far from ideal, many psychiatrists still believed that those who turned against the regime must be mad.”
See: Political Abuse of Psychiatry—An Historical Overview – http://schizophreniabulletin.oxfordjournals.org/content/36/1/33.full
“It isn’t just high-capacity magazines or defenseless victims. It’s a failure to link firearms access to mental health information… Disclosing mental health problems makes all of us uneasy. We don’t want to live in a country where every therapy session is public information. Many of us don’t want to live in a country where guns are confiscated over gossip. I can’t tell you how to link weapon sales to behavioral assessment in a way that avoids those scenarios. But I can tell you this: Until we do, there will be more carnage.” ~ William Saletan
Source: Salon.com – Unfit To Bear Arms: Police files from Sandy Hook and Tucson show we need more scrutiny of gun buyers’ mental health – http://tinyurl.com/crxsq4m
VIDEO – Anderson Cooper: Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theorists are “Dangerous” – U.N. Arms Treaty – Gun Control – http://youtu.be/xfqSbxdP3jQ
“Every society maintains explicit and implicit ideals of the model citizen. Every society has its processes of exclusion and marginalization. Every society has its drop-outs, deviants, and outcasts. Who those will be is at least partially determined by social processes. In industrialized societies, the task of classifying and isolating individuals who do not meet social expectations falls to judges and psychiatrists. Precisely psychiatry exposes the shadow side of maintaining public order.”
See: The Politics of Mental Illness – http://www.janpols.net/Pols-PDF.pdf
“According to a position article of the Global Initiative on Psychiatry (GIP), “political abuse of psychiatry refers to the misuse of psychiatric diagnosis, treatment and detention for the purposes of obstructing the fundamental human rights of certain individuals and groups in a given society. The practice is common to but not exclusive to countries governed by totalitarian regimes. In these regimes abuses of the human rights of those politically opposed to the state are often hidden under the guise of psychiatric treatment. In democratic societies ‘whistle blowers’ on covertly illegal practices by major corporations have been subjected to the political misuse of psychiatry.”
See” Political Abuse of Psychiatry—An Historical Overview – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2800147/
“The investigation by the U.S. delegation provided unequivocal proof that the tools of coercive psychiatry had been used, even in the late 1980s, to hospitalize persons who were not mentally ill and whose only transgression had been the expression of political or religious dissent. Most of the patients interviewed by the delegation had been charged with political crimes such as “anti-Soviet agitation and propaganda” or “defaming the Soviet state.” Their offenses involved behavior such as writing and dis- tributing anti-Soviet literature, political organizing, defending the rights of disabled groups, and further- ing religious ideas.”
See: Political Abuse of Psychiatry in the Soviet Union and in China: Complexities and Controversies – http://jaapl.org/content/30/1/136.full.pdf
“Romanians suffered incredible deprivations of every sort during the decades of Communist dictatorship. Most of the country’s 1,000 psychiatrists, and most of their patients, were victimized by the political system. A few psychiatrists actively engaged in practices amounting to torture. Many, however, became willing or unwilling participants in the political abuse of their profession.
“Such political abuses were fostered by abusive legislation and abusive law enforcement by the secret police. Abuses included: mass detentions in psychiatric hospitals of dissidents and political undesirables; abusive interpretation of the laws in detaining persons not suffering from mental illness; false, politically motivated diagnoses and treatment; and detention in secret facilities.”
See: Psychiatry under tyranny: A report on the political abuse of Romanian psychiatry during the Ceausescu years – http://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/BF02737088.pdf
“The World Medical Association (WMA) notes with concern evidence from a number of countries that political dissidents, practitioners of various religions and social activists have been detained in psychiatric institutions and subjected to unnecessary psychiatric treatment as a punishment and not to treat a substantiated psychiatric illness.
Declares that such detention and unwarranted treatment is abusive, unethical and unacceptable;
Calls on physicians and psychiatrists to resist involvement in these abusive practices;
Calls on member NMAs to support their physician members who resist involvement in these abuses, and
Calls on governments to stop abusing medicine and psychiatry in this manner, and on non-governmental organizations and the World Health Organization to work to end these abuses; and
Calls on governments to uphold the United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which states that “all persons are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to the equal protection of the law.”
See: WMA Resolution on the Abuse of Psychiatry – http://www.wma.net/en/30publications/10policies/a3/
“Mental health advocates hailed the president’s sweeping agenda to improve mental health care, part of his larger response to the shooting last month in Newtown, Conn.”
Obama calls for changes to mental health care – http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2013/01/16/obama-calls-for-changes-to-mental-health-care/1839733/
“Host Michel Martin continues the conversation on America’s gun culture. She speaks with author Paul Barrett, journalist Craig Whitney and psychiatrist Carl Bell.”
AUDIO – The Politics And Psychology Of Gun Culture – http://nhpr.org/post/politics-and-psychology-gun-culture
“The public revulsion over repeated mass shootings has placed mental health in the spotlight. This is both good and bad.
“Bad because focusing on the mentality of the shooter diverts attention away from the lethality of the weapon – and from the fact that many mass shooters had no history of mental health involvement. We will never be able to predict who will commit random acts of violence, but we can reduce our ridiculously high rates of gun death by having a sane gun control policy.”
See: Prison Or Treatment For the Mentally ill – http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/saving-normal/201303/prison-or-treatment-the-mentally-ill
“The Maryland General Assembly is considering legislation that requires mental health clinicians to report patients who are potentially dangerous for the purpose of restricting their access to guns. Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposed 2013 Firearms Safety Act (SB 281) includes a number of items that are specific to patients with mental illnesses. The act would require that all voluntary psychiatric patients who are hospitalized for 30 days or more be reported to an FBI database.”
See: Bills to keep guns out of the hands of psychiatric patients pose risks – http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2013-02-11/news/bs-ed-mental-illness-20130211_1_psychiatric-patients-mental-health-involuntary-patients
“In the wake of the horror that was the Sandy Hook tragedy, much has been written and discussed about guns, violence and mental health. Americans say they’re worried about what kind of discrimination mentally ill people face, but just 29 percent said they’d be willing to work closely with someone who has a serious mental illness, according to a new survey published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Yep, there is a new stigma in town – guns + mental illness = violence, and it should break the hearts of advocates nationwide.”
See: Pairing guns and violence with mental health is not the answer – http://www.cmhnetwork.org/media-center/morning-zen/guns-violence-does-not-always-equal-mental-health-challenges
“According to a 2011 article released by the American Psychological Association, the new “experts” in psychology—people who have earned PhDs—are now over 60% women in every area of study but cognitive psychology. There are dramatically more female PhDs in developmental, family, clinical, counseling and “social and personality” fields.
“What’s more, these women and many of their male counterparts overwhelmingly belong to the same political demographic that wants to ban or reduce access to firearms for everyone. As many as 80% of psychology professors identify as Democrats or politically “liberal.” In a New York Times article, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt argued that social psychologists have become a “tribal-moral community.”
See: No One Wants Crazy People To Have Guns, But Who Decides Who Is Crazy? – http://www.jack-donovan.com/axis/2013/04/no-one-wants-crazy-people-to-have-guns-but-who-decides-who-is-crazy/
“Dr. Allen Frances writes that the American Psychiatric Association approval of the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual this past weekend marks “a sad day for psychiatry.“
Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder: DSM 5 will turn temper tantrums into a mental disorder.
Normal grief will become Major Depressive Disorder.
The everyday forgetting characteristic of old age will now be misdiagnosed as Minor Neurocognitive Disorder.
DSM 5 will likely trigger a fad of Adult Attention Deficit Disorder.
First time substance abusers will be lumped in definitionally in with hard core addicts.
DSM 5 has created a slippery slope by introducing the concept of Behavioral Addictions that eventually can spread to make a mental disorder of everything we like to do.
DSM 5 obscures the already fuzzy boundary been Generalized Anxiety Disorder and the worries of everyday life.
DSM 5 has opened the gate even further to the already existing problem of misdiagnosis of PTSD.”
See: Critic calls American Psychiatric Assoc. approval of DSM-V “a sad day for psychiatry” – http://www.healthnewsreview.org/2012/12/critic-calls-american-psychiatric-assoc-approval-of-dsm-v-a-sad-day-for-psychiatry/
“More than 73,000 Floridians are currently unable to pass a federal background check to buy a gun because of mental illness.
“A coalition of mayors promoting gun control says tens of thousands more state residents should be ruled ineligible as well.”
See: Anti-gun group criticizes Florida mental illness reporting – http://www.firstcoastnews.com/topstories/article/307874/483/Anti-gun-group-criticizes-Florida-mental-illness-reporting
“Given the fact that Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw is set to launch a $1 million dollar program which will encourage Floridians to report on people who “hate government,” how long before Palm Beach resident Rush Limbaugh is sent to a Soviet-style mental hospital?
“We want people to call us if the guy down the street says he hates the government, hates the mayor and he’s gonna shoot him,” Bradshaw said. “What does it hurt to have somebody knock on a door and ask, ‘Hey, is everything OK?’”
See: Rush Limbaugh to be Sent to Mental Hospital Under “Stasi” Snitch Program? – http://www.infowars.com/rush-limbaugh-to-be-sent-to-mental-hospital-under-stasi-snitch-program/
“A new $1 million dollar program led by Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw aimed at “violence prevention” is encouraging Floridians to report their neighbors for making hateful comments about the government, a chilling reminder of how dissent is being characterized as an extremist threat.”
“Political abuse of psychiatry is the purported misuse of psychiatric diagnosis, detention and treatment for the purposes of obstructing the fundamental human rights of certain groups and individuals in a society. In other words, abuse of psychiatry including one for political purposes is deliberate action of getting citizens certified, who, because of their mental condition, need neither psychiatric restraint nor psychiatric treatment.
“Psychiatrists have been involved in human rights abuses in states across the world when the definitions of mental disease were expanded to include political disobedience.
“As scholars have long argued, governmental and medical institutions code menaces to authority as mental diseases during political disturbances. Nowadays, in many countries, political prisoners are sometimes confined and abused in mental institutions. Psychiatric confinement of sane people is uniformly considered a particularly pernicious form of repression.”
See: Political abuse of psychiatry – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_abuse_of_psychiatry
See: Political abuse of psychiatry in the Soviet Union – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_abuse_of_psychiatry_in_the_Soviet_Union
Gun control, mental health, and the end of the Second Amendment – http://wp.me/pPnn7-2c0
“The gun control bill lets doctors put your name in the national criminal background check system without telling you. Can the government say you’re crazy and take your guns? It’s already happening.”
See: Toomey-Manchin Lets Doctors Block Your Gun Rights – http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/041613-652128-mental-health-exploited-for-gun-control.htm
“Beware the DSM-5, the soon-to-be-released fifth edition of the “psychiatric bible,” the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. The odds will probably be greater than 50 percent, according to the new manual, that you’ll have a mental disorder in your lifetime.
“Although fewer than 6 percent of American adults will have a severe mental illness in a given year, according to a 2005 study, many more—more than a quarter each year—will have some diagnosable mental disorder. That’s a lot of people. Almost 50 percent of Americans (46.4 percent to be exact) will have a diagnosable mental illness in their lifetimes, based on the previous edition, the DSM-IV. And the new manual will likely make it even “easier” to get a diagnosis.”
See: Abnormal Is the New Normal: Why will half of the U.S. population have a diagnosable mental disorder? – http://tinyurl.com/cmrgd9c
See: Sandy Hook, gun control, mental health, and the federal government – http://wp.me/pPnn7-26Z
See: Jonestown, 9/11, Sandy Hook, and True Believers – http://wp.me/pPnn7-26c
See: THE MYTH OF MENTAL ILLNESS – http://www.columbia.edu/cu/psychology/terrace/w1001/readings/szasz.pdf
See: Fifty Years After The Myth of Mental Illness – http://www.centerforindependentthought.org/szasz_new_preface_myth_of_mental_illness.pdf
“Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. Their very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be ‘cured’ against one’s will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level with those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals. But to be punished, however severely, because we have deserved it, because we ‘ought to have known better’, is to be treated as a human person made in God’s image.” ~ C. S. Lewis
“The Humanitarian Theory of Punishment”, by C.S. Lewis -http://www.angelfire.com/pro/lewiscs/humanitarian.html
VIDEO – George Orwell – A Final Warning – http://youtu.be/JXm5hklbBsA