Thursday, September 30, 2010


This is old news in a sense - I'm surprised I hadn't see it earlier - but its still very worth watching in full.

What seems most strange to me is that Massachusetts is perhaps the most "progressive" and staunchly secular state in the Union and therefore normally at the forefront of the liberal tradition of zealously fortifying the "wall between Church and State" - at least as it applies to Christianity and Judaism - but apparently the public school administrators of rich suburban liberal Wellesley are quite prepared to break all their own rules of separation to prove to the world just how very tolerant they are of Islam, which, more than a bit ironically, is widely perceived to be the world's most intolerant faith.


Saturday, September 18, 2010

Independent Thinkers Are Mentally Ill ???? - WTF ????

From Mark Nestmann at the Sovereign Society comes the following disturbing piece in which the Obamaphate's co-opted U.S. psychiatric establishment has come up with new mental disorders to categorize independent thinkers as mentally ill anti-social deviants who - in the the view of the Utopian socialist progressives - OBVIOUSLY mustn't be allowed to exercise certain enumerated constitutional rights...

Read it and FIGHT BACK on Take out the Trash Day - November 2, 2010

Are Independent Thinkers Mentally Ill?

Do you question authority? Fail to accept conventional wisdom? Lose your temper when you hear a politician make a promise that you know he or she can’t keep?

If so, you may be mentally ill, according to the most recent revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). In this revision, psychiatrists hope to add dozens of new mental disorders. Unfortunately, many of these so-called illnesses target people who merely think or behave differently from the majority population.

A case in point is “oppositional defiant disorder (ODD).” DSM defines ODD as “an ongoing pattern of disobedient, hostile and defiant behavior toward authority figures.” Symptoms include losing one’s temper, annoying people and being “touchy.” Other “disorders” include antisocial behavior, arrogance, cynicism and narcissism. Sounds like many of my readers!

While diagnosis of ODD “victims” focuses on children, there’s no reason why ODD can’t exist in adults. Indeed, ODD can evolve into “conduct disorder” (CD), which DSM defines as “wherein the rights of others or social norms are violated.”

Uh-oh. So violating “social norms” is now a mental illness as well.

Let’s connect the dots, shall we? There’s a long and sordid history of governments using psychiatry for political repression. In the Soviet Union, thousands of political prisoners were detained in mental hospitals. There they were isolated from friends and family, and many cases, forcibly medicated. Nazi Germany went even further: it murdered over 180,000 psychiatric patients.

Laws in most states allow child protective services agencies to forcibly medicate your children. Indeed, if you fail to administer drugs ordered by a physician or have your children submit to vaccinations, you can be imprisoned.

As The Washington Post observed:

“If seven-year-old Mozart tried composing his concertos today, he might be diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and medicated into barren normality.”

The conversion of personality differences into psychiatric disorders, and the forced medication of children, is a dangerous trend. It is but a short step to extend these laws to adults who have a pattern of “negativistic, defiant, disobedient and hostile behavior toward authority figures.”

I’d prefer a different approach: institutionalizing the psychiatrists that came up with all these new disorders. Perhaps we could call their condition “overmedication psychosis.” And those of us with ODD, CD, or who simply don’t like the government telling us how to live our lives could breathe a bit easier.

Copyright © 2010 by Mark Nestmann