What are they trying to tell me now?!?!

Honestly....Apparently Free thinking is now a wait...wait... MENTAL HEALTH ISSUE!!!
Ok so Swine flu,I get, Mad cow disease I get, Even the infected Eggs thing I get as clever scare tactics, but the extracts you are about to read....Well my first thought was Wow. Im really not sure what to make of it. The full Article can be found at the link at the bottom of this post. Tell me what you think....

Is Free Thinking 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.

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.

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.

Please read the full article at


Pablo said...

Playing Devils Advocate here but a question for you. Do you think you suffer from any mental health issues? If so, do you think they started to come to light around the same time as you started to become a 'non conformist'? I think there is a link but I don't believe it is healthy or productive to look upon individuals as either 'sane' or 'insane', 'conformist' or 'non conformist'. These are just very crude labels which only serve to further isolate said individuals from mainstream society and which also allow institutions such as pharmaceutical companies to readily hand out medication to people who may just need counselling and the government and the justice system to discredit various 'fringe' idealogies based on the assumption that the people advocating them are all 'sick'. Maybe through pain comes enlightenment, maybe the 'mentally ill' as society wishes to call them are simply enlightened to a higher way of thinking.

Post a Comment