Over the course of its 69-year history, the Soviet Union was notorious for its heavy-handed suppression of political dissent—most infamously through its use of the Siberian GULAGs. But it was during the 1960s and 1970s that the Communist Party took their intolerance for ideological deviance to extremes by diagnosing and institutionalizing so-called counterrevolutionaries with mental illness.
And indeed, what better way to deal with activists and naysayers than to diagnose them as being mentally unstable. Dissenters, who were often seen as both a burden and a threat to the system, could be easily discredited and detained.It was a frightening episode in Soviet history in which perfectly healthy citizens could be deemed psychotic simply on account of their political views.
George Dvorsky “How the Soviets Used Their Own Twisted Version of Psychiatry…”
The definition of “terrorism” seems to be expanding at an alarming rate as the federal government and other left-leaning scholarly institutions are increasingly classifying seemingly harmless actions such as cherishing personal liberty and opposing abortion as potential terrorist activity.
Jason Howerton “Homeland Security-Funded Study…”
Stubborn free-thinking patriots are the bane of Progressive social engineers and their notorious propensity for pounding square pegs into round holes. How can our “betters” force us to be free when we keep telling them to f—k off and leave us alone?You can imagine my chagrin when I learned that not only are “we the people” being set up like bowling pins to take a fall, but we are also psychotic terrorists—yikes. Apparently we are bad, bad cogs when we fail to meekly fall into mindless, soulless, spineless acquiescence to the almighty General Will.
Be that as it may, let me discuss nation-state governments for a moment. Governments eventually end up being run for the benefit of the folks who hold the reins of power (back when the USA was a free republic that would have been “we the people”—but those days are long gone). These days most Western countries are run by the “elites”—a loose consortium of corporate, media, and political agents shilling for the government/banking/corporate cabal that is the power behind the curtain (the preceding list of various types of agents is hardly exhaustive).
For some decades now the elites have been pushing globalism on us—the idea that if only the world were one big happy family everything would be groovy—with the elites in charge of it all, of course. (Gee…that makes the elites sound an awful lot like Friedrich Nietzsche’s “master race” doesn’t it)? One need only look at the recent examples of our unresponsive, arrogant, tin-eared US Congress in order to see just how “groovy” aglobal governing body would be. Instead of many nation-states, the elites envision one humongous planetary state, with themselves running things.
Standing in the way of this grand elitist vision are pesky nation-states…that is, countries. The elites decided some time ago that nation-states had to go. Consequently they devised plans such as Agenda 21, and they encouraged citizens of a country to be apathetic if not outright hostile toward their country. The elites utilized a plethora of different methods to accomplish this (no easy task, as most folks tend to bond to their place of birth and upbringing as a matter of course). Patriotism and pride in one’s country has become déclassé, gauche, and so very out of style among the elites and their sycophants.
This has all not just happened by chance; it has taken a village, a global village ofduplicitous enablers working tirelessly to destroy Western Civilization and Judeo/Christian tradition and ethics. None of what I am saying is anything new to those of you who have been doing their “homework,” but the onslaught of constant propaganda that we face from many directions on a daily basis makes the occasional refresher course advisable.
I also mention all this as a lead-in to pointing out that the “Hive” or Collective that the elitist social engineers have drawn up for “we the people,” will only accommodate a limited number of “worker bees,” so, alas, surplus workers will need to be disposed of in order to obtain optimal productivity—nothing personal, it is for the good of the Hive you see. Can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs, and all that.
They can take their Hive and shove it, as far as I’m concerned…but I am getting off track here. To get back on message—those in favor of big government, big banks, bigcorporations and tyranny (i.e. the Left) are masters of manipulating people’s attitudes and feelings; at manipulating words and images.
One of their favorite gimmicks is the old leftist ploy of accusing their opponent of doing exactly what they are guilty of (check out journalist extraordinaire Bill Whittle’s “The Lynching”) Are such things the result of projection, transference, or simply cynical manipulation? A bit of all the above I suspect.
I’m convinced that most collectivists are a few bricks shy of a full load. They are generally greedy, intelligent, ruthless, amoral, and narcissistic. They are all of that and more—but sane…not so much. So it is entirely in keeping with their blame-game jiu jitsuthat they would accuse those who oppose their plans of being crazy. The insidious (and effective) practice of locking away in psychiatric clinics those who oppose Big Government is coming soon to a country near you, trust me.
Credit (if that’s the word) for polishing up and refining this method of silencing dissidents goes to the Russians. Notable Russian dissidents who were locked away in psychiatric clinics for “evaluation” included Viktor Nekipelov, Pyotr Grigorenko, Valery Tarsis, Natalya Gorbanevskaya, and Nobel Prize laureates Andrei Sakharov and Joseph Brodsky—there were thousands of other not-so-notable dissidents locked away as well.
Andrei Snezhnevsky of the “Moscow School of Psychiatry” came up with a designer disorder which he called “Sluggish Schizophrenia.” An unusual characteristic of this malignant malady is that no one knows you have it, especially you. Some of its more perfidious symptoms are “delusions of reform, perseverance, and struggling for truth and justice.” Luckily the Soviet government had psychiatrists trained to sniff out just those kinds of symptoms.
This brings me around to my friend Harry Butler whom I discussed in my last article. Harry was arrested by the Secret Service and spent a year in prison because he rattled some cages while trying to bring attention to what he considered (and still considers) to be Obama’s ineligibility to be POTUS. He attempted to defend the US Constitution, and The Powers That Be felt that he needed to be made an example of.
The first thing that government agents did was to visit various members of Harry’s family and tell them that Harry needed psychiatric help. No doubt the agents felt he was suffering from sluggish schizophrenia—fortunately they had the right sort of psychiatrists on hand to diagnose the symptoms (delusions of reform, perseverance, struggling for truth, and so forth).
Unfortunately for Harry such a serious diagnosis could not be rushed—it takes time to ferret out the symptoms. So Harry was arrested and then transported in chains from prison to prison in order to be properly “evaluated”—the process took days, and weeks, then months.
Most everyone knows the story of the clear-eyed child who sees the truth in “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” In a similar vein, there’s an old saying that in the land of the blind the one-eyed man is king. Unfortunately we live in a time and place where the clear-eyed child and one-eyed man are clapped in chains, thrown in a cell, and “evaluated” by psychiatrists. To paraphrase Voltaire, “It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.”
Harry saw the obvious: that in any sane world Obama’s history of radicalism, crafted backstory, anemic private-sector record, hidden history, invisible paper trail, lack of Natural Born status, and bogus “birth certificate(s)” made him ineligible to be POTUS—both constitutionally and commonsensically. The elites cannot allow such “heresy” to gain traction among the masses, of course. The shouts of a one-eyed man must be stilled and the blind encouraged to go back to groping in the dirt.
Ridicule often works to still the voices of dissent, and where ridicule won’t work bribery or threats often will—and where ridicule, bribery and threats don’t work, there are always prison cells and psychiatric clinics. Harry was too self-confident to have ridicule affect him, and he was too courageous to be threatened and too honest to be bribed—so it was off to prison and psychiatric “evaluations.”
I, like Harry, stand opposed to the elitist dream (nightmare) of a monstrously bloated one-world government and its attendant Draconian bureaucracy. It may very well be too late to stop the implementation of such a horror, but when I pass from this earthly plane I will not be held accountable for how my “team” did, but for what I did.
I will stand for life, truth, and freedom, as these realities are in alignment with the universe and God’s will; of this there can be no doubt. That being the case, I automatically stand in opposition to euthanasia, abortion, lies, and enslavement, which are venalities that pull one into alignment with the elites and that which is anti-truth, anti-freedom, and ultimately anti-life. If you ever hear of me being committed to a psychiatric institution because I have sluggish schizophrenia, do not be surprised—send me a card.
In the meantime I’ll continue to stand my watch on the wall, while “we the people” barrel toward TEOTWAWKI at an ever-accelerating pace.
Born June 4, 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Served in the U.S. Navy from 1970-1974 in both UDT-21 (Underwater Demolition Team) and SEAL Team Two. Worked as a commercial diver in the waters off of Scotland, India, and the United States. While attending the University of South Florida as a journalism student in 1998 was presented with the “Carol Burnett/University of Hawaii AEJMC Research in Journalism Ethics Award,” 1st place undergraduate division. (The annual contest was set up by Carol Burnett with money she won from successfully suing a national newspaper for libel). Awarded US Army, US Navy, South African, and Russian jump wings. Graduate of NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School, 1970). Member of Mensa, and lifetime member of the UDT/SEAL Association.
Jim can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org