The BO crowd has in the Congress right now a bill to make all present and future gun owners register all guns. The owners must provide a passport type photo of themselves, a thumb print, and ALL MENTAL HEALTH RECORDS. If no mental health records are available because the person has never had mental health contact, then the gun owner must to go a doctor and establish a mental health record saying there is no problem.
Thanks to the person who brought this to my attention. It is indeed sad news.
Creating unnecessary Mental Health Records is not a benign activity. In fact, mental health treatment is not a benign activity. It is fraught with danger. The primary danger is iatrogenesis—physician caused illness.
Under the current practice of diagnosing a person or projecting a diagnosis and label on the unsuspecting patient, the “professional” spends most of his time trying to convince their patient that they are mentally ill and in need of treatment. Truly, it has become a system of sordid dependency as practitioners try to “help” patients remain under treatment—treatment that is not only unnecessary but harmful!
Having contact with mental health marks a man and/or a woman for life and it is expensive. Moreover, under the prevailing system of “Negative Projective Practice” under the hegemony of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) system and the hegemony of the Medical Model, almost all persons who appear for mental health clearance may be shocked and stunned when they emerge with a diagnosis of mental illness!
The preponderance of “false positives” (Those who are diagnosed as having a mental disorder or a mental illness who do not in fact have any such thing.) is already astronomically high under the prevailing practice of “Negative Projective Psychology.” Psychiatry in particular regards those diagnosed as “diseased.”
Let me give three examples of how contact with “mental health” or (falsely called) behavioral health and having a history of such can affect a person’s life:
A. Those given diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder cannot get life insurance regardless of treatment and/or treatment outcome.
B. Those diagnosed mentally ill are given the diagnosis for life and carry that label forever. It is pejorative. One can rarely if ever discard a diagnosis even when it was obviously erroneous and made in error.
C. Later in life it can have a tremendous impact. When one is up for consideration for placement in nursing homes, having any history of mental illness bars one from admission in better facilities. One will be re-directed to inferior settings where one they provide such treatment whether they need it or not.
In fact, under the DSM not only can the average person who has no complaints be found “mentally ill” and given a DSM coded diagnosis, but the vast majority will emerge with not merely one diagnosis but two or more! These dual diagnoses or “comorbid” diagnoses should bar the average citizen from clearance to possess firearms.
Since the vast majority of psychologists and psychiatrists are “liberals” after years of having purged the remnants of any and all “conservatives” from their ranks, the proposed legislative requirements of Congress should result in removing most of the guns across the country.
My mentor told me I would do well in psychology because I would be one of the minority of psychologists who were conservative, perhaps 15% in 1989, and I could better serve conservative clientele who were wealthier and had more resources (at that time).
Little did we know that there would be a most “uncivil purging” of conservatives from our field while the “liberal” side was mouthing off about “tolerance” and “acceptance” and “diversity”—all while targeting us for removal from the profession! Perhaps less than 5% of psychologists today remain who may be regarded as “conservative.” And the group with the most wealth today that “represents” the rich in Congress is the Democrats and the “liberals.”
Furthermore, since there will be so much “professional liability” attached to giving a person clearance to possess firearms, the fees for such services will be inordinately high. Under such circumstances expect psychiatrists & psychologists to double their fees in order to take advantage of this “windfall.”
It certainly will be ‘good for business’ and solidifying the power of psychiatry and the “therapeutic state.”
“The purpose of government is to make money off other people’s money.”
But this is the folly of those who believe everything can be “kontrolled,” comrades. This is the overreaching of government. It is most unreasonable. It is unconstitutional and un-American, a clear violation of the Second Amendment of The Bill of Rights.
More importantly, it is another step in the direction oppressive governments and oppressors always take. Now, why is our United States Congress so fearful of the people?