If you don’t think like the crowd, it’s not called “Independent Thought” – it’s a mental illness

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You heard right. If you question your government, think differently from the crowd, don’t just go along to get along… in fact, if you aren’t just a lazy thinker and a zombie, it’s probably an illness… a really MENTAL one.

If your local government says, “We are going to double  your taxes and put you in jail if you don’t pay.” Then you better just say, “Yes, Sir!” and pay up. If your government convinces enough citizens that no one should own any property and it’s all for the greater good, then you shouldn’t really think any differently from them. If you do, it’s because you’re sick in the head, not them. No matter what they do, they are right and you are wrong if you disagree.

For instance… NOW its OK to say that the IRS was targeting people who opposed the current administration. It’s OK because now the media says it so it must be true. However BEFORE it was public knowledge and on the news every day, if you had said the same thing then, it was because you were mental.

When you thought that the government sponsored terror before anyone else did, that was a mental illness. But NOW you can say that it might be true because Benghazi. Now you are not mental for thinking the same thing you thought before because now some higher profile people think it.

Here’s an article from Off The Grid News that explains this extremely odd type of illness that changes depending on what everyone else thinks in much greater detail:

 

If you don’t think like the crowd, it’s not called “Independent Thought” – it’s a mental illness.

Is nonconformity and freethinking a mental illness? According to the newest addition of the DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), it certainly is. The manual identifies a new mental illness called “oppositional defiant disorder” or ODD. Defined as an “ongoing pattern of disobedient, hostile and defiant behavior,” symptoms include questioning authority, negativity, defiance, argumentativeness, and being easily annoyed.

The DSM-IV is the manual used by psychiatrists to diagnose mental illnesses and, with each new edition, there are scores of new mental illnesses. Are we becoming sicker? Is it getting harder to be mentally healthy? Authors of the DSM-IV say that it’s because they’re better able to identify these illnesses today. Critics charge that it’s because they have too much time on their hands.

New mental illnesses identified by the DSM-IV include arrogance, narcissism, above-average creativity, cynicism, and antisocial behavior. In the past, these were called “personality traits,” but now they’re diseases.

And there are treatments available.

All of this is a symptom of our over-diagnosing and overmedicating culture. In the last 50 years, the DSM-IV has gone from 130 to 357 mental illnesses. A majority of these illnesses afflict children. Although the manual is an important diagnostic tool for the psychiatric industry, it has also been responsible for social changes. The rise in ADD, bipolar disorder, and depression in children has been largely because of the manual’s identifying certain behaviors as symptoms. A Washington Post article observed that, if Mozart were born today, he would be diagnosed with ADD and “medicated into barren normality.”

According to the DSM-IV, the diagnosis guidelines for identifying oppositional defiant disorder are for children, but adults can just as easily suffer from the disease. This should give any freethinking American reason for worry.

The Soviet Union used new “mental illnesses” for political repression. People who didn’t accept the beliefs of the Communist Party developed a new type of schizophrenia. They suffered from the delusion of believing communism was wrong. They were isolated, forcefully medicated, and put through repressive “therapy” to bring them back to sanity.

When the last edition of the DSM-IV was published, identifying the symptoms of various mental illnesses in children, there was a jump in the diagnosis and medication of children. Some states have laws that allow protective agencies to forcibly medicate, and even make it a punishable crime to withhold medication. This paints a chilling picture for those of us who are nonconformists.

Although the authors of the manual claim no ulterior motives but simply better diagnostic practices, the labeling of freethinking and nonconformity as mental illnesses has a lot of potential for abuse. It can easily become a weapon in the arsenal of a repressive state.

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http://www.offthegridnews.com/2010/10/08/is-free-thinking-a-mental-illness/

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