Skip to comments.Soviet-style abuse of psychiatry is now practiced in the U.S.
Posted on 02/23/2017 10:36:05 AM PST by Sean_Anthony
Comrade Psychiatrist is unhappy with Mr. Trump's "delusional reformism"
BombThrowers: American progressives have been enamored with many Soviet ideas in their time, trying to transplant them to the U.S. from government diktat and central planning to academic indoctrination and propaganda through entertainment. And while the Soviet Union has gone the way of the dodo, its glorious socialist legacy is still up for the picking.
One of these unparalleled Soviet achievements is the use of psychiatry to silence dissent and delegitimize political opposition, allowing the KGB to lock up dissidents in mental hospitals nicknamed psikhushkas.
Big bang theory. Howard...”I’m crazy”
Excellent article! Thanks for sharing.
Why go to a shrink? The liquor store is closer and cheaper.
The most damaging act they’ve done is to depart from the notion that homosexuality and transgenderism is deviate from the norm.
The goal by the libtards is to classify “dissidents” under some bastardized definition of mental illness. Once that occurs, we are all doomed.
We’re more like the Soviet Union in a number of ways.
The excerpt seemed to me to be talking about indoctronation in the classroom. My kids sure got it beginning in grade school and continuing in college. Group think, Group projects, etc.
In hindsight I’m glad it happened so early, so we could talk about it at home and explain things differently and point out what the schools were trying to do.
Now in college, they are all staunch Conservatives and not afraid to speak up for what they believe.
My one daughter had some class after the election and the teacher thought it would be good for the class to say something they still were thankful for and what brought them a smile, and to think on those things on that terrible day.
“I’m thankful for my dog”
“I smile when I think of my baby sister”
“Well, I for one am very happy today that Trump won!” (”It was pretty funny dad, several girls actually gasped - and the professor dropped her jaw and said ‘Well - you be you.’”)
Yes, the article is more about indoctrination through various means rather than the practice of psychiatry itself. With that said, in the spirit of FReeperdom tradition, I was responding to the headline rather than the meat of the subject. As TBP notes we are sliding a Soviet style mindset and practices. My response was more tongue in cheek (as is common with me).
He said a class he is taking now is titled something like “Cultural Psychology”. He thought it was going to be about the different brain developments based on where people lived or grew up - culture, food, beliefs, etc. “I thought it might be really interesting to see how all of that affects us. And how to interact and deal with people with other nationalities. Instead, the professor makes it out that everybody’s problems are due to Western white males.”
I'll stick with my liquor store strategy. I know, alcoholism is a great enemy of mankind BUT the Bible says to love your enemies.
“Don’t agree with me? OBVIOUSLY you’re crazy. I’ll generously put you AWAY..”
I know, alcoholism is a great enemy of mankind BUT the Bible says to love your enemies.
I’ve got to try and remember that one!
I can’t take credit for it. It’s a Frank Sinatra quote but I love it as well.
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