Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Are You Insane?

Seems like we might be going down the socialist toilet faster than I thought...

Political abuse of psychiatry in the Soviet Union
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the Soviet Union, systematic political abuse of psychiatry took place. Psychiatry of the Brezhnev period was used as a tool to eliminate political opponents ("dissidents"), people who openly expressed their views that contradict officially declared dogmas. In case the person did not agree with the specific actions of people in leading positions and criticized them by using philosophic dogmas according to the writings by Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Vladimir Lenin, the term "philosophical intoxication" was widely used to diagnose mental disorders. This method was also employed against religious prisoners and most especially against well-educated former atheists who adopted a religion. In such cases their religious faith was determined to be a form of mental illness that needed to be cured. Formerly highly classified extant documents from "Special file" of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union published after the dissolution of the Soviet Union demonstrate that the authorities of the country quite consciously used psychiatry as a tool to suppress dissent. 
Following the fall of the Soviet Union, it was often reported that some opposition activists and journalists were detained in Russian psychiatric institutions in order to intimidate and isolate them from society. In modern Russia, human rights activists also face the threat of psychiatric diagnosis as a means of political repression. 

Hhmm, there are folks in Washington concerned with your "mental well-being". Oh yeah, and the possibility that you might be exercising your 2nd Amendment rights.

Mongo is pondering this kind of heavy stuff over at his place.

If you value your freedom, you need to consider what your government might have in mind for us lowly plebeians.


  1. Great illustration to support your thesis here, Sarge.

    Anyone who disagrees with a Democrat might be mentally ill.

    That's funny, but unfortunately true. They're always right so everyone who disagrees must be crazy.

    Thanks for the Mongo link. Great blog.

    1. Thanks Dan.

      The whole mental illness thing terrifies me. That's why I led off with the Soviet bit.

      I like Mongo, he doesn't post a lot, but when he does, it's worth a read.

  2. Too bad because there are genuine crazies out there who need the help and can't get it and still won't because they will just be locking up the dissenters.

    1. Yes, there's another consideration right there which I hadn't thought of. Good point jib.


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