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ObamaCare and Article 58

When Progressives/Liberals/Democrats repeatedly and purposefully call political opponents like Republican candidates, Tea Party-types, Glenn Beck,  and even some of their own who don’t toe the party line (e.g.,  Juan Williams) “crazy,” some might think that it is just, well, crazy talk or heated rhetoric by politicians and partisans desperate to save an election.  But we should think twice about it . . . . Maybe even three times . . . .

“In the Soviet Union, psychiatry was used for punitive purposes. Psychiatric hospitals were used by the authorities as prisons in order to isolate hundreds or thousands of political prisoners from the rest of society, discredit their ideas [emphasis added] and break them physically and mentally; as such they are considered a form of torture. This method was also employed against religious prisoners, including especially well-educated atheists who converted to a religion; in such cases their religious faith was determined to be a form of mental illness that needed to be cured.”  (Wikipedia – http://bit.ly/aCJ2Bf)

Didn’t we just give THE STATE control of health care . . . . including mental health care?

Many will think or say, “That’s crazy — It couldn’t happen here.”

Perhaps 120,000 Japanese-Americans had the same thoughts about being rounded up and transported to internment camps under Democrat President Franklin Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066.

And aren’t these the very same people who are denying us the right to freely consume salt, potatoes and Coca-Cola as we wish?  It might be a small happiness to pursue, but isn’t it still our unalienable right to pursue happiness?

Or is it?

First you tolerate their words . . . . Then you endure their actions.

Also see:  Political Abuse of Psychiatry in the Soviet Union and in China:  Complexities and Controversies

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  1. November 19th, 2010 at 10:47 | #1

    “Nearly 1 in 5 Americans had Mental Illness in 2009” — http://bit.ly/bhdXWK

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