The rise of the Psychiatric State under Obamacare

The rise of the Psychiatric State under Obamacare

Jon Rappoport’s Blog

The rise of the Psychiatric State under Obamacare

by Jon Rappoport

www.nomorefakenews.com

Come down the road of history and watch the vast parade. There were the cave people, with their fear of the thunder and lightning and the forces behind them; there were the priesthoods rattling gourds and pointing scepters; there were the supposed witches, and the alchemists, and the prophets who, we’re to believe, deeded their highest ideas to bureaucrats and killers who would build churches in their name…

And after a time, science emerged, and all was well. Finally. A science of the brain, and of the abnormal patterns. In their great beneficence, governments determined that these scientists should rule that brain…

And here we are.

The regulations differ according to which insurance policy people have, but the overall Obamacare thrust is in the direction of enforcing coverage “parity” between physical and mental illness.

This means more and more people are going to be sitting in psychiatrists’ offices, describing their problems and issues; the psychiatrists will be making more and more unscientific diagnoses of mental disorders; and they will be prescribing more toxic and dangerous drugs to patients.

There is a cultural sea change underway as well. The whole op is to legitimize mental health treatment for everybody. Having a disorder will eventually be as common as having the flu or a cold. “We’re all disordered.”

Children will be saying they have ADHD, clinical depression, and bipolar even before a shrink slaps on a diagnosis. It’s the “in” thing to do.

People, naturally, will find more ways to explain, rationalize, and excuse their own dissatisfying lives—whatever works to get off the hook.

Political and economic oppression will be reframed as mental-health issues for the victims.

Worse yet, as I’ve exhaustively demonstrated in many articles and lectures, psychiatry is a pseudoscience. The 300 officially certified distinct mental disorders are all fraudulent.

There is no physical diagnostic test for any of the them. They are menus and collections of behaviors drawn up by committees of psychiatrists—and then stamped with labels.

The drugs to treat them are all toxic and destructive. Some of the drugs (and withdrawing from all of them) cause violent behavior, including suicide and homicide.

But given the opportunity by insurance coverage, millions of Americans will spring into action and offer themselves up for diagnosis and treatment. They’ll wear their diagnoses like badges of honor in the “new society.”

People who speak out against the political establishment, who advocate for less government, who champion freedom, will find themselves ridiculed to a greater degree than ever before…and under certain circumstances will be coerced into the psychiatric hive.

This is a gravy train for some, and a death machine for many.

The rank absurdity and illegality of government allying itself with psychiatry escapes most people’s attention. It’s all good, because government “wants to help.”


The Matrix Revealed


I, for one, don’t want to help in that way. I want to see people have more power. I don’t want to see lives going down the psychiatric-drug drain. I don’t think connecting thought and action to disorders solves anything. It only makes things worse. I don’t want to deal with people who view life through the lens of disorders.

I don’t give a damn what psychiatrists and their followers say about the brain and the mind. I don’t think we should be trailing along behind these so-called professionals and picking up their tidbits of manufactured hoke, or cleaning up the the ruined psyches they leave in their wake.

I don’t care what government officials say about mental health. Let them eat Thorazine. Let them submit to the drugs and experience the outcome first-hand. Let them taste the fruits of the monopoly they’re enabling.

I don’t believe the results of published psychiatric studies. I’ve seen how often they lie and twist facts.

Psychiatry is just one more priest class. It spins its own cosmology and appoints itself to a higher echelon of knowledge. It tries to grind down independent spirits. It tries to sterilize life-force.

What GMOs and herbicides are doing to food, psychiatry is doing to minds: making them synthetic.

I wouldn’t give a so-called mental-health expert the time of day.

In a sane court of law, with the whole edifice exposed down to its rotten core, any such expert would be prosecuted for crimes against humanity.

Stripping away the psychiatric verbiage, you can see the old conditioned-reflex philosophy of human existence laid bare. These charlatans view people as nothing more than walking-talking biological equipment.

Which speaks to the paucity of a cogent and forceful counter-argument: we aren’t mechanisms. We’re conscious beyond any processes of the brain.

What street drugs do to people is but a shadow of the damage wrought by psychiatric medicines. They sedate and torque brains into passive submission and despair. Doctors call it treatment. This chicanery and massive destruction can only continue if people surrender standards of comparison, surrender concepts of freedom, commitment, achievement, creative power.

In other words, a decline and disintegration of personal values underlie the acceptance of psychiatry. We can tap-dance our way around this one until the cows come home and nothing will alter the fact.


Exit From the Matrix


The country is being eaten out from the inside. It has been going on for a long time. People have sacrificed their own power on the basis that “it doesn’t really matter, only minor pleasures are important, and nobody actually built what they built.”

Anaerobic psychiatry flourishes and expands in this oxygen-deprived atmosphere.

People who are educated and inquisitive ask where the subject of philosophy has gone in modern civilization. It has retreated into 300 spacious categories of mental disorders. It has died and been reborn as a fetid catalog of universal disability, posing as a humane celebration of scientific achievement and caring.

Its culture is a series of slogans fishing for more victims, always more victims, until night falls and there are no more stars.

Unless people wake up, 30 years from now they or their children will be jockeying to assert, with pride, how many mental disorders they have and how serious they are. And doctors will be tapping directly into the neural circuits of every fourth or fifth person, to make them better: i.e., more passive, more accepting.

From the dawn of time, crazy men, presenting themselves as guardians of human life, have tried to persuade us to reduce our ideas and creations down to manageable size; to slip them into well-organized structures that demean the many and elevate the few. They preach their simplistic cause and effect, their symmetry, their prison-grid of perception.

The whole effort is the promotion of a delusion.

It uses people’s pain, suffering, confusion, and doubt to lead them into a system that promises relief but brings more suffering. It very much resembles the strategies of political leaders.

Elites fear life-force wherever it may spring up. They use whatever they can to squash it. They define reality and insist that we march into it and live there like automatons.

Jon Rappoport

The author of two explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED and EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at www.nomorefakenews.com

The Unaffordable Health Care Act Headed for Repeal Before 2014 Elections

Obamacare Will Be Repealed Well In Advance Of The 2014 Elections

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Steven Hayward Steven Hayward, Contributor

Repeal ObamaCare (Photo credit: NObamaNoMas)

Prediction: even if HealthCare.gov is fixed by the end of the month (unlikely), Obamacare is going to be repealed well in advance of next year’s election.  And if the website continues to fail, the push for repeal—from endangered Democrats—will occur very rapidly.  The website is a sideshow: the real action is the number of people and businesses who are losing their health plans or having to pay a lot more.  Fixing the website will only delay the inevitable.

It is important to remember why it was so important for Obama to promise repeatedly that “if you like your health insurance/doctor, you can keep your health insurance/doctor.”  Cast your mind back to the ignominious collapse of Hillarycare in 1994.  Hillarycare came out of the box in September 1993 to high public support according to the early polls.  This was not a surprise.  Opinion polls for decades have shown a large majority of Americans support the general idea of universal health coverage.  But Hillarycare came apart as the bureaucratic details came out, the most important one being that you couldn’t be sure you’d be able to keep your doctors or select specialists of your choice.  The Clintons refused to consider a compromise, but even with large Democratic Senate and House majorities the bill was so dead it was never brought up for a vote.

 

Remember “Harry and Louise”?  Obama did, which is why he portrayed Obamacare as simply expanding coverage to the uninsured, and improving coverage for the underinsured while leaving the already insured undisturbed.  But the redistributive arithmetic of Obamacare’s architecture could never add up, which is what the bureaucrats knew early on—as early as 2010 according to many documents that have leaked.  The wonder is that Obama’s political team didn’t see this coming and prepare a pre-emptive strategy for dealing with the inevitable exposure of the duplicity at the heart of Obamacare’s logic.  Now that people are losing their insurance and finding that they may not be able to keep their doctor after all, Obamacare has become the domestic policy equivalent of the Iraq War: a protracted fiasco that is proving fatal to a president’s credibility and approval rating.  The only thing missing is calling in FEMA to help fix this Category-5 political disaster.

Senate Democrats endangered for re-election will lead the charge for repeal perhaps as soon as January, after they get an earful over the Christmas break.  They’ll call it “reform,” and clothe it in calls for delaying the individual mandate and allowing people and businesses to keep their existing health insurance policies.  But it is probably too late to go back in many cases.  With the political damage guaranteed to continue, the momentum toward repeal will be unstoppable.  Democrats will not want to face the voters next November with the albatross of Obamacare.

The politics of the repeal effort will be a game theorist’s dream.  Tea Party Republicans will resist “reforms” to Obamacare in favor of complete repeal.  Democrats will try to turn the tables and set up Republicans as obstacles to reform, hoping to inoculate themselves prospectively from mayhem at the polls next November. The House might want to insist that the Senate go first; after all, it was the Senate version of the bill that the House had to swallow after Scott Brown’s election in January 2010.  The House can rightly insist that the Senate needs to clean up the mess they made.  Obama may well give Capitol Hill Democrats a pass on a repeal vote, and veto any bill that emerges.  He’ll never face the voters again.

This wouldn’t be the first time that a health care entitlement was repealed.  The same thing happened in the late 1980s with catastrophic coverage for seniors.  Because seniors were made to pay for their benefits under that scheme, the uproar forced Congress to repeal the measure barely a year after it went into effect.  Obamacare looks to be on the same political trajectory, and for the same reason.  Obamacare represents the crisis of big government; the limits of administrative government have finally been breached.  For the first time ever, some polls are showing a majority of Americans doubting the goal of universal health coverage.

The hazard of the moment is that a compromise “reform” that drops the mandate and attempts to restore the insurance status quo ante could leave us with an unfunded expansion of Medicaid and a badly disrupted private insurance market.  Republicans should avoid both the political traps and a new fiscal time bomb by being ready with a serious replacement policy, based on the premium support tax credit ideas that John McCain advocated (poorly) in 2008.  While anxious liberals are in dismay, they should recognize that Obamacare may well have achieved its chief purpose of making universal or at least greatly expanded health coverage a fixture of American social policy.  The cost to liberalism may prove fatal, however.

War In Syria Has Become A “Free-For-All”—Letting God Sort Them Out

Church official sees war of ‘all against all’ in Syria

CATHOLIC WORLD

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The director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Lebanon has told the Fides news agency that growing divisions among Syrian rebel factions have led to a war of “all against all.”

“Where will it take us?” asked Father Paul Karam. “Is this the Arab Spring? Hatred, fanaticism, terrorism increases. Who pays for all this? Only the exhausted Syrian population and, within society, the minorities who are the most vulnerable of all.”

“It is necessary to promote a true path of peace that does not take the form of a plan for the division of the country,” he added. “An international peace conference is needed in order to address the Syrian crisis in a genuine, practical and effective way, following the compass of human rights and religious freedom.”

Desperate To Be Deported From Saudi Arabia, Foreigners Stage Sit-Ins In Hopes of Being Arrested

[SEE:  17,000 illegals surrender in Riyadh]

Sit-in strategy of expats pays off

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WAITING TO BE DEPORTED: Pakistani and other illegal expatriates stage a sit-in under the Palestine street overpass in Jeddah on Monday. (Photo by Irfan Mohammed)

 

Jeddah: Irfan Mohammed

Thousands of undocumented expatriates are desperately seeking to get arrested and deported, as a last resort to end their plight.
Large numbers of expatriates in Jeddah and other cities in the Western Province are determined to leave the Kingdom as most of them have failed to meet the conditions laid down by the authorities at the Deportation Center during the grace period. They are now desperately looking for avenues that will land them in a police vehicle, the first step to going home.
Security forces detained more than 20,000 undocumented expats in the first two days of their inspection campaign in the western and southern regions of the Kingdom. Most of the foreigners arrested are from Indonesia and Yemen. In Jeddah alone, 12,091 expatriates were arrested, and the figure is increasing daily.
The Palestine overpass at the intersection of Prince Majed Street has virtually turned into a “check-in counter” for visa violators who wish to return to their countries. Thousands of expats have been frequenting this place and staging sit-ins demanding arrest for the past three days.
On Monday, thousands of visa violators including women and children from Indonesia, Pakistan, Ethiopia and Somalia staged a sit-in under the overpass requesting to be deported.
The crowd swelled by the minute with expatriates arriving in taxis with their travel bag and photocopies of their travel documents.
Speaking to Arab News, they said their attempts at the Deportation Center over the past five months of the amnesty period had failed, and this was their only recourse to return home.
Mohammed Khalid, a Pakistani expatriate, said: “They can only arrest and imprison me and that is exactly what I am looking for.”
The credit for this modus operandi goes to Indonesian expats who chose this spot for their arrest the day after the amnesty ended. They staged a sit-in for 12 hours, and were finally picked up by the police who bundled them into dozens of buses and shifted them to the Deportation Center in Makkah. The following day, hundreds of Yemenis followed the same route for arrest but in different parts of the city.
Pakistani visa violators were the next to gather followed by Ethiopians, Somalis and people of other nationalities. About 600 Filipino violators mainly women and children were arrested by security forces near the Philippine Consulate in the Rehab district and shifted to Shumaisy Deportation Center in Makkah.
Jazan and Najran in the south, both considered gateway to Saudi Arabia for Yemenis, Somalis and Eritreans, also faced similar situations with thousands of Yemeni expats gathering in various places to be arrested.
In Jazan alone, 11,000 Yemeni violators were detained in one day.
According to diplomatic sources, security authorities are dealing with illegal expatriates in a cooperative and humane way.
Undocumented expats who get arrested are transferred to the new deportation center in Shumaisy, which was opened at the end of the grace period.
“All arrested expatriate will be scrutinized by security authorities for possible involvement in any crime and their nationality will be confirmed by the consulate of their country. Only then will they be deported,” said Nawaf Al-Bouq of Jeddah police.

Sunni Gunmen Assassinate Pro-Assad Sunni Sheik In Tripoli, Lebanon

 

 

The lifeless body of SunniSheik Saad El-Deen Ghieh.

Gunmen assassinate Sunni sheik in Lebanese city

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BEIRUT (AP) — Masked gunmen riding a motorcycle assassinated a Sunni sheik on Tuesday in a volatile northern Lebanese city plagued by sectarian clashes linked to the war in neighboring Syria, media reports said.

The two attackers opened fire at Sheik Saad El-Deen Ghieh’s car as he was driving by in Tripoli, 85 kilometers (53 miles) north of Beirut, reported the official National News Agency. Ghieh was taken to hospital and died shortly afterward.

Soldiers were deployed to the area to prevent fighting following the attack.

Tripoli has long been the scene of sectarian clashes related to the Syrian civil war, with two impoverished neighborhoods bitterly split between supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government.

The Bab Tabbaneh district is largely Sunni Muslim, as are Syria’s rebels who have led the armed uprising against Assad’s rule. The Jabal Mohsen neighborhood is dominated by residents of Assad’s Alawite sect, a Shiite offshoot.

Street battles have killed scores of Tripoli residents, and two car bombs outside Sunni mosques in August killed at least 50 people.

Several Tripoli residents, speaking on condition of anonymity because they did not want to be perceived as involved in the sectarian tensions, said the assassinated sheik belonged to a Sunni organization that has good relations with Lebanon’s powerful Shiite Hezbollah militant group.

Another member of the group, the Islamic Work Front, was taken into custody in August following the Tripoli mosque bombing, suspected of involvement in the act.

If Native Pakistani Polio Virus Is Spreading In Syria, Was It Carried By Pak Terrorists?

Polio virus strain in Syria confirmed as being from Pakistan – WHO

 

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GENEVA (Reuters) – Polio that has crippled at least 13 children in Syria has been confirmed as being caused by a strain of the virus that originated in Pakistan and is spreading across the Middle East, the World Health Organization said.

Genetic sequencing shows the strain found in Syrian children in Deir al-Zor, where an outbreak was detected last month, is linked to the strain of Pakistani origin found in sewage in Egypt, Israel and Palestinian territories in the past year.

“Genetic sequencing indicates that the isolated viruses are most closely linked to virus detected in environmental samples in Egypt in December 2012 (which in turn had been linked to wild poliovirus circulating in Pakistan),” the United Nations agency said in a statement on Monday.

Closely-related strains of the wild poliovirus of Pakistani origin have also been detected in sewage samples in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip since February 2013, it said.

Polio virus has been confirmed in 13 of 22 children who became paralyzed in the northern Syrian province of Deir al-Zor. Investigations continue into the other 9 cases. It is Syria’s first polio outbreak since 1999.

No children in Egypt, Israel or the Palestinian territories have been hit by polio thanks to high immunization rates and a strong response to the alert, WHO spokeswoman Sona Bari said.

Polio virus is endemic in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria despite a 25-year-old campaign to eradicate the disease, which can paralyze a child in hours.

IMMUNISATION RATES

Islamist fighters from countries including Pakistan are among groups battling to oust President Bashar al-Assad, leading to speculation that they brought the virus into the country.

The WHO says it is unlikely that adults, who generally have higher immunity, carried the virus into Syria and that its mode of transmission will probably never be known.

Syria’s immunization rates have plummeted from more than 90 percent before the conflict to around 68 percent. Polio mainly affects children under five and cannot be cured, only prevented.

“All the children (paralyzed) are under two years old, so they were all born after immunization services fell apart,” Bari told Reuters. “No doubt the outbreak will be large.”

Children living in unsanitary conditions are especially vulnerable to the virus, which spreads via faecal-oral transmission and contaminated food and water.

More than 20 million children, including 1.6 million in Syria, are to be vaccinated in Syria and neighboring countries over the next six months, U.N. agencies said last week.

(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; editing by Andrew Roche)

Omar asked to help rein in Pakistani Taliban

Omar asked to help rein in Pakistani Taliban

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KABUL (PAN): More than 100 Pakistani religious scholars have urged Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar to play his role in ending militant attacks in the country.

 

Sunni Ittehad Council members said in a joint statement in Lahore: “We appeal to Mullah Umar to use his influence and order Pakistani Taliban to stop terrorist activities in the country…”

 

Late on Sunday, they also asked the reclusive insurgent leader to convince the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) into recognising the country’s constitution and the government’s writ.

 

Since Pakistan backed the Afghans at all crucial stages and had recognised the Taliban government, it was Omar’s obligation to play his role in bringing peace to the country, they argued.

 

They insisted the TTP ‘jihad’ was in conflict with the teachings of Islam and Mullah Omar should tell them to wage a struggle against the US to thwart conspiracies against the Muslim Ummah.

 

Leaders of the Deobandi school of thought were also asked to play their part in reining in the militants. Countless families had been suffering as a result of TTP activities, the scholars concluded.

 

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