By Nancy Thorner & Edward Ingold –
The Obama administration has a new partner in crime, and it is the American Psychiatric Association (APA). This is consistent with Obama’s perversion of science to promote his social goals. The most notable example is Climate Change. It would seem that men in white coats are more threatening to our liberty than black helicopters (or drones).
The APA created a new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (5th Edition) — published in 2013 — which was recently adopted. DSM-5 is highly controversial and has sparked outrage from the mental health practitioners. Many practitioners point out that the new DSM-5 also makes a pathology out of simple and normal behaviors such as grieving for the loss of a loved one, as the bereavement exclusion was removed in this new version of the manual.
Of note: While “the Statistical and Diagnostic Manual (DSM-4) defined Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) as a highly controversial mental illness used to describe children and teens as mentally ill if they exhibited disobedience and defiance, most practitioners did not take this diagnosis seriously as they believed that “defiance and oppositional behaviors were are hallmark traits of healthy rebellion exhibited by children and teens as thy seek independence.” The new DSM-5 has expanded the definition of ODD to include adults who exemplify “paranoid ideation” about the government and frequently express these delusional ideations on the internet. This Oppositional Defiant Disorder as redefined in DSM-5 is now destined to become the newest weapon against political dissent.
As such, the 5th Edition of the APA’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual represents a new subjective approach in diagnosing of mental illness in that it promises to end free speech and any form of political dissent. The federal government has already declared anyone who opposes its unconstitutional policies as having “political paranoia,” which is now diagnosed as a type of mental illness.
What should raise further concern about DSM-5 for all who are see danger in allowing the United Nations to shape U.S. policy, is, as in past editions, there was a collaborative spirit between the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the World Health Organization (WHO), with a joint intent to bring the field of psychiatry to a more comparable international statistical classification of mental disorders. Check this link to see what DSM-5 sets forth, which is the Bible for psychiatrists.
Psychiatric manual DSM-5 targets certain internet users as mentally ill and grounds for gun confiscation. By some vague set of criteria, if someone is judged to spend too much time on the internet they could be judged to be mentally ill and ineligible to own a gun, which amounts to just another backdoor method to disarm citizens who would oppose tyranny being imposed upon America. For under Obama’s new proposed gun regulations, anyone who has a diagnosable, or is potentially diagnosable for being mentally ill, can have their gun confiscated. As unreal as this might seem to some, what is seemingly behind the Obama administration’s latest attack upon gun ownership in its wish to prey upon a defenseless nation by disarming as many of us as possible before any purges can begin in earnest.
Vice President Biden even feels that the Obama administration can violate HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) privacy regulations in requiring states to report who has been treated for a mental illness. Therefore, in the name of confiscating your gun, this administration thinks it is acceptable to violate federal privacy laws. In the 1970’s, the civilized world criticized the Soviet Union for their designation of a new mental illness called “Political Schizophrenia”. Soviet style political schizophrenia was deemed to be inappropriate because the Russians were labeling anyone who disagreed with the government as being mentally ill. If deemed to be mentally ill, you were subsequently “treated” in the Gulag.
These new regulations are also aimed at the veterans. It has been reported, that “For months, the Veterans Administration has been sending out letters to veterans for them to report to the nearest VA hospital for psychiatric evaluation due to potential Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). These same letters are demanding that these veterans turn in their gun or risk losing their veteran benefits.”
Even more frightening is that the Obama administration doesn’t attempt to try to distinguish between mental illnesses as to whom should or should not own a gun. The Obama administration treats all mental illnesses as equal, with a person with a phobia being just as dangerous as a sociopath. An estimated 22.1 percent of Americans ages 18 and older—about 1 in 5 adults—suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year. Under the new proposed guidelines of DSM-5, these individuals would be ineligible to have a gun in their possession. It matters not if there is no evidence that those ineligible to have a gun in their possession would be inclined towards gun violence any more than those without a diagnosable anxiety disorder.
No matter how many threats the Left makes about taking our guns from us, the 2nd Amendment of our Constitution guarantees us the right to bear arms. Threats to our Second Amendment rights exists in other Obama/Holder policies as well. A rallying cry of the Left is “Universal Background Checks” to plug the “Gun Show Loophole.” Even otherwise defenders of 2A are duped by the “common sense” of this proposal – criminals should not have guns. The rub is in the definition of “transaction,” which includes letting a friend use a gun to plink at cans in a gravel pit. If it’s not in a licensed gun range, that is illegal in New York State, Washington State, Colorado and other places which recently passed UBC.
The Administration is also using strengthened banking laws to force financial institutions from financing gun shops. They are threatened with “enhanced inspections” if they do not comply with unlawful requests. Inspections of regulated industries, like banks and pharmaceutical manufacturers, are highly disruptive and costly. Violations are always found, dressed up in official language, but mostly consisting of what the military calls “chicken shit,” (e.g., unmatched socks in a footlocker). Firearm and ammunition sales are lumped together with antique dealers and illegal drugs as “risky” transactions under a program called “Operation Chokehold.” Perhaps their author should be called “Eric Chokeholder.”
Our Constitution guarantees us the right to bear arms. Are we going to accept this new Soviet style political schizophrenia, where confinements are likely to be seen among the alternative media (conservative) and the veterans for things like ADHD (Attention Deficit hyperactivity Disorder) grieving, normal anxiety, bad eating habits? All of these behaviors, and more, have been categorized as pathologies under the Obama administration and a supportive American Psychiatric Association.
Although there are many things we have to fight within our own government, this qualifies as one of the scariest things, for not only will government use this as a way to disarm its citizens, but what will come next? Will speaking out against your government suddenly becomes grounds for incarceration?
We, as a free people, had better start doing something to ensure our freedoms before they are taken away from us.