Monday, 4 October 2010

Bet The Politicos Will Just Love This

Courtesy, once again, of IPJ on Politics, whose net spreads wider than mine, for bringing this item to my attention.
"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."
This would be the ultimate weapon of political control - disagree with membership of the European Union? Mentally ill! Disagree with Climate Change? Mentally ill! Believe that taxation is legalised theft? Mentally ill! Disagree with government overly interfering in our lives? Mentally ill!

One's first thought is that the people would never accept such changes - yet how long ago were Russian Gulags, Hitler and the Jewish solution?

Be afraid people, be very, very afraid!


Trooper Thompson said...

Reminds me of this:

IanPJ said...

From 1960ish until the fall of communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern European countries, being sent to a mental institution for political dissent was more common than the Gulag.

In a mental institution you can be sedated, isolated, beaten, re-educated or even executed all away from the prying eyes of the judiciary and international agreements on the treatment of political prisoners.

Anonymous said...

It comes ever closer, and Cameron says?????????

microdave said...

Spike Milligna (the well known typing error) had the words "I told you I was ill" on his his gravestone.

I think I might do likewise...

Captain Ranty said...

By the cringe!

This shit worsens by the day.

Still, they wouldn't pass legislation based on one dodgy repo..

Oh, wait. Yes, They would.