Is Soviet-style abuse of psychiatry now practiced in the U.S.?

Image result for soviet style psychiatryBombThrowers: 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.

In the United States today hundreds of zealous progressive psychiatrists are similarly diagnosing Donald Trump “in absentia” with a variety of incapacitating diseases, from narcissism to neurosyphilis, demanding that he be deposed (and hopefully locked up in a psikhushka along with his supporters).

First, some history. From the 1950s through the 1980s, thousands of Soviet dissenters were incarcerated in mental hospitals. This helped the Communist government to destroy its critics both physically and mentally without the potentially messy trials, while at the same time discrediting all political dissident as the product of ill minds.

According to the acclaimed Sovietologist Robert van Voren, the political abuse of psychiatry in the USSR “originated from the concept that persons who opposed the Soviet regime were mentally ill because there was no other logical explanation why one would oppose the best sociopolitical system in the world.”

In theory Soviet psychiatry was guided by Karl Marx’s “dialectical materialism” (as such, it rejected psychotherapy as “American pseudo-science” that stood in the way of scientific progress). In practical terms, its first duty was to serve the Party and the government in building the communist society. To that end leading Soviet psychiatrists fabricated a convenient disease called “sluggish schizophrenia.” The “sufferers” didn’t necessarily need to be psychotic; they could maintain productive careers and have families without anyone noticing their unusual behavior. The symptoms of the disease were pessimism, depression, delusional rejection of progressive ideas, obsessive criticism of the government, and paranoid thoughts about being watched by the KGB.

The government psychiatrists were especially concerned with diagnosing and treating the so-called delusion of “reformism” — persistent ideas about reforming the Soviet political and economic system.

American progressive psychiatrists

No doubt, American progressive psychiatrists would be only too happy to diagnose “reformist” delusion in Trump and his supporters, who are known for their persistent calls to “drain the swamp.” The rationale behind the “mental disorder” diagnosis seems familiar: no sane person who has attended public schools and watched CNN would oppose Obama’s “fundamental transformation of America” or the candidacy of the honest, intelligent, healthy, and mentally stable Hillary Clinton.

Therefore, only the mentally ill would oppose political correctness, the growth of government, redistribution of wealth, socialized healthcare, man-made climate change, multiculturalism, open borders, the media’s trustworthiness, and the Democratic Party in general.

American progressive psychiatrists don’t necessarily need to copy their Soviet colleagues. Having their minds attuned to the same progressive brainwaves should be enough to produce similar results. If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

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I believe that many in the psychiatric medical field don't have a better handle on mental problems than somebody on the street with a high degree of common sense. But now politics has permeated everything, and that is truly pathetic.

But now politics has permeated everything, and that is truly pathetic.

and foolish, destructive, insane, etc.. 

this is really bad for the ones that really need the help....i hope this gets straightened out quick

Welcome to the U.S.S.A., the United Socialist States of America. We have to protect the Legacy of the Founding Fathers.

Any farmer has more common sense than a psychiatrist,

Why do you suppose Socialists & their Enemedia are pushing idiocies like Trump is mentally ill & anyone agreeing with him has to be crazy? Remember when they deemed the Tea Party a bunch of unhinged Nutjobs? When dealing with Socialists & their Lemmings one has to stay on point from every direction.

Remember the old state mental hospitals?  Maybe we could open them all back up and lock up all of the psychiatrists.

This just shows you how far libtards have gone. We the people know that liberalism is the mental disorder that is the real problem as many comments here prove. If we don't address this mental disorder, if we don't lock up these mentally deranged libtards, or if we don't re-educate them to integrate them as real Americans, we will end up with Soviet-style psychiatry.

Psychiatrists are the most in need of mental therapy.  The vast majority of psychiatrists I've observed are crazier than batshit!

Their advice about child rearing has proven to be utter, disastrous NONSENSE!  So, why wouldn't those children who have grown up and become Democrats demonstrate the embodiment of that batshit craziness!

progressives defining normal is dangerous at every level. Name a topic and they want laws to codify their definition of normal on it.

...and then there's psychotropic drugs being handed out like candy to help us transition into their definition of 'normal'.

Lenin and Stalin talked about the mentally disabled being anyone who opposed the logical progression of his communist theories of government... labeling them for reeducation camps or mental institutions and psychotherapy, often drug centered, and almost always debilitating... resulting in catatonic states for most dissidents, who were unfortunate enough to be treated by the caring and compassionate Soviet State.  We find a disturbing trend in the use of physiology to label political deviance, as a mental illness, needing treatment... by the State.   The 'Thought Police' are alive and well...  

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SICK: Leprosy On The Rise In Los Angeles 

Ahh, the joys of open borders and Democrat leadership.

California is not just a public toilet but now there is evidence that leprosy is on the rise in Los Angeles County.

Barack Obama changed US law in 2016 and allowed immigrants with blistering STDs and leprosy to migrate to the US.

Medscape reported:

Leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease, is rarely seen in the United States, but cases continue to emerge in Los Angeles County, a new report says.

“Hansen’s disease still exists, and we need to educate medical students and physicians,” coauthor Dr. Maria Teresa Ochoa from Keck Medical Center of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, told Reuters Health by email.

Dr. Ochoa and colleagues identified 187 patients with the disease in a review of medical records from their leprosy clinic spanning 1973 to 2018. Most patients were Latino, originating from Mexico, and they experienced a median delay in diagnosis of more than three years, the team reports JAMA Dermatology, online August 7.

Multibacillary leprosy (MB) cases outnumbered paucibacillary leprosy (PB) cases by nearly eight to one (88.6% vs. 11.4%, respectively), and Latino patients were more likely than non-Latino patients to have MB, as were patients from Central or South America (versus other regions).

Most patients (80.7%) received multidrug therapy, and most (92.6%) received antibiotics for more than two years, especially if they had MB.

Only about half of patients (56.7%) had World Health Organization (WHO) grade 0 disability (no signs or symptoms suggestive of leprosy or disability) at the one-year follow-up, whereas 16.0% had grade 1 disability (loss of protective sensation) and 26.2% had grade 2 disability (visible deformity) at the last follow-up.

Among the patients who lost protective sensation, 87.7% (50/57) did not regain it following therapy.

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