Remember "racist"?, now conservatives "Mentally Ill"

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Remember "racist"?, now conservatives "Mentally Ill"

Post by bignflnut » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:42 am

POTUS is "Mentally Ill"? That was what Jimmy Kimmel aka "America's Conscience" charged in a recent monologue as he shilled for Everytown.

This isn't new, there have been impeachment plans for Trump based on Mental Health in recent weeks.
A panel of mental health experts who spoke in Washington Monday agreed President Trump's "mental health may be a threat to the United States," Politico reports. The panel was convened by Democratic billionaire Tom Steyer — founder of Need to Impeach, a group that calls for Trump's impeachment — and participants were predictably sympathetic to Steyer's cause.

Of particular concern to the panelists was Trump's authority to launch nuclear weapons. "[T]he entire military chain of command are all held to the highest degree of emotional and psychological stability except one man, the president of the United States, the very person who has his finger on a nuclear button," said panelist Steven Buser, a former Air Force physician.
The "ladies" on the View recently smeared VPOTUS as "mentally ill" for having religious beliefs and expressing them in word and deed.
"The View" co-host Joy Behar said Thursday that her comment from earlier this week comparing Mike Pence's Christian faith to "mental illness" was just a joke, after the vice president publicly took offense to it.

Some of the ABC show's co-hosts, including Behar, mocked Pence on Tuesday for the way former White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman described his "scary" religion. Behar said hearing the voice of Jesus qualified as "mental illness."

"Like I said before, it's one thing to talk to Jesus. It's another thing when Jesus talks to you," Behar said Tuesday. "That's called mental illness, if I'm not correct. Hearing voices."

Pence criticized "The View" and ABC on Wednesday for what he called religious intolerance.

"To have ABC maintain a broadcast forum that compared Christianity to mental illness is just wrong," Pence said. "And it's an insult not to me, but to the vast majority of the American people who, like me, cherish their faith."

Behar said Thursday that the show was not guilty of religious intolerance, defending her comment as a joke.

"I don't mean to offend people, but apparently I keep doing it," Behar said with a laugh. "It was a joke. Comedians are in danger these days."

Behar added that she is a Christian and gives money to her church.
Quick, to the comedienne victim card!

It's an old canard:
The specter of mental illness does indeed loom large over creationists, but they are not alone. Signs of psychopathology can also be seen among their political bedfellows, conservative politicians, especially when you consider a wide range of illness indicators. In his award-winning 2005 book, Dr. James Whitney Hicks discusses 50 signs of mental illness including denial, delusion, hallucination, disordered thinking, anger, anti-social behavior, sexual preoccupation, grandiosity, general oddness, and paranoia. Now I'm no clinician, but in my (admittedly biased brown) eyes it seems that prominent Republicans have evidenced each of these ten telltale signs of mental illness over the past year
This reliance on an ever changing DSM in progressive culture is now gaining legs with some who want to take away RKBA based on mental fitness.

Follow the bouncing ball:
NRA 2012 says US needs an active database of the "mentally ill"
These types of questions have ideological and political roots, and focusing exclusively on issues of mental health force other concerns out of the debate. At a National Rifle Association (NRA) press conference in December 2012, chief executive Wayne LaPierre suggested having “an active national database for the mentally ill” would help prevent gun violence. In 2013, Ann Coulter wrote a Sound Off on Fox Nation entitled “Guns Don’t Kill People, The Mentally Ill Do.” After the 2015 Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado Springs, Paul Ryan called for a need to look at fixing our nation’s mental illness health system, not it’s gun legislation. Most recently, following news of the mass shooting of parishioners at a Sunday service at a small Baptist church in Texas, Trump proclaimed mental health was the overarching issue, not gun control, even before complete details of the shooter were known.
The message discipline of the National Rifle Association and congressional allies has been impressive. After an initial period of silence, the NRA came out with a consistent narrative about mass shootings. The problem, said such spokesmen as Wayne LaPierre, the NRA's executive vice-president, was that criminals and the dangerously ill can get their hands on guns.

At moments, the NRA and supporters almost sounded like liberal gun-control advocates. "We have a mental health system in this country that has completely and totally collapsed," Mr LaPierre told NBC television on December 23rd last year, days after the Newtown murders. The NRA backs the FBI-run instant background checks system used by gun dealers when selling firearms, Mr LaPierre noted. It supports putting all those adjudicated mentally incompetent into the system, and deplores the fact that many states are still putting only a small number of records into the system.
All too often, those who struggle with mental illness are stigmatized by society. Not all mental illnesses are alike. In addition, there has not been a demonstrated correlation between mental illness and violence. The government should not lump large groups of people together and tell them, collectively, they’re losing constitutional rights because of conditions for which they’re seeking treatment. That only serves to further stigmatize people who are already unfairly stigmatized.

Under the Congressional Review Act, Congress is allowed to review, and revoke, any action an outgoing administration initiates in its final 60 legislative days. The Obama social security rule was adopted during that time frame. Congress is now acting within its authority to reverse this rule.

It's also important to note that this rule is opposed by not just the NRA, but also the ACLU and at least a dozen mental health organizations. That's because taking away constitutional rights without due process is fundamentally un-American. Congress is right to repeal the unconstitutional Obama Social Security rule.
...taking away constitutional rights without due process is fundamentally un-American.
Agreed. Why ask for an active database to be folded into a NICS check, then?

We've internalized the lie of "Mental Illness" to the point that it threatens our Rights.

Isn't it rich that these people, who are triggered by truth and reality (while encouraging puberty blockers and mind bending drugs), determine who is "Mentally Ill"?
“A free people claim their rights, as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate.”
-Thomas Jefferson, 1774

Tweed Ring: "...we should have all done more to elected Republicans..." Agreed

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