Mental illness is the new normal…”The strategy is as old as the hills.”
Saturday, February 15, 2014
The strategy is as old as the hills.
Show people an extreme example of something, and thereby convince them to accept a compromise.
In this case, parade before the public—along with assured pronouncements from “mental health experts”—images of James Holmes, Aaron Alexis, Adam Lanza, etc.—and say:
“Look, these are people who committed unspeakable crimes because they were suffering from mental disorders, and we must do something about it…in fact, at least half of all Americans have some sort of mental disorder…”
It’s a nudge, a coax, a veiled threat, an invocation of fear.
“Gee, maybe I have a mental disorder and I don’t even know it.”
It softens up the population.
“If you have a mental disorder, you should get diagnosed and treated. Otherwise, later on, you could go off the rails and commit a horrible act. It’s inconsiderate and dastardly to stay outside the psychiatric system.”
With 300 official labels of such disorders, a shrink (dealer) will be more than happy to stick a label on you, and prescribe you a toxic drug to start you out.
“Let’s try Ritalin… and oh, you’re feeling sad now because the drug made you crash?…no, that’s clinical depression…here, take Zoloft…oh, and now you’re going up and down?…that’s bipolar…here, do a little Valproate…”