Liberal-uenza, Firearms & Mental Health
by Bill Lockwood
In the wake of recent mass gun violence in America President Obama predictably pushes for more unconstitutional federal involvement with citizens’ right to keep and bear arms. Of particular concern is his drive for mental health screening, proposing a $500 million investment to that end. With the federal money, of course, comes federal mandates. But the clear testimony of history linking big government to mental health should frighten any freedom-loving American.
Allowing an already out-of-control totalitarian-leaning federal government headed by a graduate in Alinskyite deceptive methodologies (read, pathological liar–“If you like your doctor..”, “it was all due to a video,” etc.) to screen citizens to determine their “mental capability” of owning a firearm is not only a recipe for dictatorship, but an open invitation to it.
First, governments have uniformly used Mental Health as means of control. It seems superfluous to quote any sources for this obvious truth, but Robert van Voren’s online essay “Political Abuse of Psychiatry—An Historical Overview” is clear enough. The use of psychiatry for political purposes has been a major subject of debate within the world psychiatric community during the second half of the 20th century.
The issue became prominent in the 1970s and 1980s due to the systematic political abuse of psychiatry in the Soviet Union, where approximately one-third of the political prisoners were locked up in psychiatric hospitals. Showing that this is a continuing trend, not only in the former Soviet Union, but everywhere, he remarks that, Time and again, human rights and mental health organizations receive reports on cases of abuse of psychiatry for political purposes. The fact that these reports come from a wide range of countries shows that there is an ongoing tension between politics and psychiatry and that the opportunity to use psychiatry as a means to stifle opponents or solve conflicts is an appealing one, not only to dictatorial regimes but also to well-established democratic societies. (emp. added).
Placing our “full-steam-ahead-to-Dictatorship” government in the driver’s seat for making determinations regarding mental health is naively complicit. Recent socialist/Marxist history is littered with illustrations of this sort. Perhaps a populace which allows this deserves to be enslaved.
Second, the liberal Mental Health profession itself tends to label conservatives “mentally ill.” Since Mental Health is dominated by irreligious (read, “anti-Christian”) practitioners it is not surprising that it has been common to find many among them making a causal link between Christianity and mental illness. Dr. Simon Dein, in Psychiatric Times (January, 2010) points out that in 1980 Albert Ellis, the founder of emotive therapy, insisted that “there was an irrefutable causal relationship between religion and emotional and mental illness.” According to Canadian psychiatrist Wendall Watters, writes Dein, “Christian doctrine and liturgy have been shown to discourage the development of adult coping behaviors and the human to human relationship skills that enable people to cope in an adaptive way with the anxiety caused by stress.” In some psychiatric corners all religious experience has been labeled a psychosis.
To suppose that Obama proposes a New World Order Brain Trust of this ilk which will have the ability to influence recommendations regarding firearm ownership should send chills up the spines of law-abiding Americans. At least, of those who wish to be free. It is madness (pun intended) to think that federal dollars from an anti-Christian socialistic government might be funneled into a profession that is already operating with tainted bias against conservatives. Obama apparently thinks we have lost our minds.
To be clear, not “all religion” which will be labeled as “psychotic.” Last week a Muslim man tried to murder a police officer in Philadelphia in the name of “Allah” and declared that the teachings of Islam inspired him. But the mayor of the city Jim Kenney was unashamed to prostitute his own common sense on television and say that “Islam had nothing to do with” the attempted murder. A perfect example of government politicians who will oversee “mental health” screening. We know which religion the government loves to hate. Christianity.
Added to these problems is the fact that professionals in the mental health industry freely confess—as they ought—that their diagnoses are largely subjective. For a perfect illustration of how government leaning on the Mental Health profession will cause it to re-write its DSM recall how the Homosexual Lobby in the early 1970’s politically ramrodded the American Psychiatric Association into removing homosexuality from its mental illness page. No science. No medical diagnosis. No study. Simply hardball politics. Street Organizing, placard carrying and yelling down the opposition. Period. And we have been living with the consequences of that ever since. Given another year or so, “Affluenza” will be added to the DSM.
Third, President Obama has shown he is not serious about protecting American citizens. If he is, then why insist on emptying Guantanamo Bay prison of Islamic prisoners who have already been deemed high risk? A third of those released thus far have already returned to the battlefield to kill Americans! Yet, with that FACT before Obama, he continues his release program. And, why ignore the obvious? Islamic teaching itself (Koran, Sunna, Hadith) instils violence and deception in its followers. Therefore, why not just subject a person’s personal religious belief system to screening? After all, Maj. Hassan apparently passed all mental health screening, but failed the personal belief system test. But our political correct lying political establishment (“Islam is a Religion of Peace”) enabled him to commit murder. Obama knows this. He is not naïve.
And what about our southern border? Crime committed by illegals in the southwestern states has been skyrocketing for a decade. But our president insists on keeping the border wide open. Any leader serious about protecting the citizenship from violence would close the border just as conservatives have been begging for decades. But all of that begging to no avail. Now we have between 12-20 million illegals in our country and inner cities are becoming war zones ruled by Mexican gangs while the American Taxpayer foots the bill for the millions of satanic tattoos that are decorating their bodies. I suppose this is an “act of love” to allow this to continue.
And has not government greenies coopting “science” on Climate Change in order to foist upon us draconian laws taught us nothing? Government involvement in mental health screening is only hardball politics. No real deliberation. No lawful Constitutional consideration. Perhaps we should have a mental screening test to weed out those with “liberal-uenza” from taking reins of leadership. One question ought to do it: “Do citizens receive their rights from God or Government?” Obama’s sickness runs deep.