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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:11 PM

Eric Rush: President Obama plans to brand Christians as suffering from a mental disorder

I thought I've heard it all. Apparently not.

Excerpts from a piece written by conservative nut Eric Rush.

In May of this year the APA (American Psychiatric Association) will release its fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), which will supersede the DSM-IV, last revised in 2000. These manuals are essentially the yardstick for what is and what is not “mental illness” in America.

Now, while the APA is the premier psychiatric association in America, driving what passes for all conventional wisdom with regard to mental illness, in recent years it has been accused of being more agenda-driven than representing hard, scientific and medical assessments of mental disorders. Decidedly liberal-leaning, in recent decades it has essentially redefined such things as homosexuality, gender identification disorder, and pedophilia to reflect what pressure groups and the liberal intelligentsia wish, rather than continuing to describe them as psychologically aberrant.


One begins to see how having such a biased organization whimsically defining and re-defining mental illness in light of recent political developments might be, shall we say, troublesome to say the very least.


Finally, we have the political left’s intense derision for Christianity, and this most definitely includes Obama. Despite having passed himself off as a Christian in the eyes of the grotesquely ignorant, it is clear that he is functionally an atheist. Many argue that he is in fact a Muslim; my belief is that while he holds a marked affinity for Muslims, he is far too narcissistic to deign worshipping anything other than himself. More than anything else, he is a Marxist.

Along with his disdain for European society and what Obama perceives as the vestiges of imperialism, colonialism, and white supremacy (which includes America), he also despises that which gave rise to it, which serves as its cultural adhesive, and which stands as the chief impediment to a Marxist America: Christianity.


So, what new diagnoses, designations, and revisions might be included in the DSM-5? We won’t know for certain until May, but given the history of the APA, I believe Americans have reason to be afraid. I believe that we shall see an increasing incidence of sinister provisions in Obamacare coming to light, and conflict within the medical and legal communities as to the government’s latitude in these areas.


In the case of those who pose the most dire threat to Obama’s designs – Christians – these will certainly be targeted. After all, who more demonstrably epitomizes mental instability in the eyes of the Marxist atheist than those who commune with and rely upon that which is unseen? To the Marxist, God is no more real than Elwood’s “Harvey,” and even more antiquated than the Constitution.


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In all honesty, I would not object to any attempt to label right wing nuts as suffering from a mental disorder.

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Reply Eric Rush: President Obama plans to brand Christians as suffering from a mental disorder (Original post)
FleetwoodMac Feb 2013 OP
NewJeffCT Feb 2013 #1
FleetwoodMac Feb 2013 #5
JHB Feb 2013 #18
FleetwoodMac Feb 2013 #22
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #2
midwest irish Feb 2013 #3
emulatorloo Feb 2013 #4
NewJeffCT Feb 2013 #7
JoePhilly Feb 2013 #13
Sunlei Feb 2013 #6
FleetwoodMac Feb 2013 #15
Sekhmets Daughter Feb 2013 #8
Frustratedlady Feb 2013 #9
patrice Feb 2013 #10
patrice Feb 2013 #11
FleetwoodMac Feb 2013 #12
patrice Feb 2013 #16
FleetwoodMac Feb 2013 #21
Aristus Feb 2013 #14
patrice Feb 2013 #17
Blue Idaho Feb 2013 #19
Revanchist Feb 2013 #20

Response to FleetwoodMac (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:17 PM

1. So, Obama's not a radical Christian or a Muslim

in Rush's eyes - he's a self-worshipping Marxist?

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:23 PM

5. How does that work actually?

With a miniature statue, or by staring at a mirror?

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Response to FleetwoodMac (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:19 PM

18. Action figure. That's how Bush did it n/t

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Response to JHB (Reply #18)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:09 PM

22. Flight suit, S-3 Viking, and aircraft carrier not included

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Response to FleetwoodMac (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:18 PM

2. No guns for them

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Response to FleetwoodMac (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:19 PM

3. "We won’t know for certain until May"

 

So in other words, "We have no idea what we are talking about but we wanted to make something up so you would stay scared and not listen to anything Obama says."

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Response to FleetwoodMac (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:22 PM

4. Still waiting for my Mandatory Sex Change operation required by Obamacare.

Or was that mandatory circumcision? Or mandatory gay marriage? I get confused. They never came to confiscate my Bible, as some other wingnut promised.

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:27 PM

7. Well, you need to go before a Death Panel

before they decide to mandate a sex change operation and/or to gay marry.

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:58 PM

13. Its a manditory abortion performed by a gay OBGYN from France, followed by

being forced to watch your kids recite passages from the Koran while one of Obama's death panels kills granny. And then he shoots you with your own gun and puts your body in a FEMA death camp.

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Response to FleetwoodMac (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:26 PM

6. President Obama is a Christian, so have no fears the lions are waiting.

/shoves Carl Marx back into it's grave.

The military has a defination of mental illness and has used that to remove gun ownership from some of our returning military. The Gov. will probably use that same system to not allow some persons with medical conditions to own guns. That is already the law, part of what gun sellers ignore because there is no regulation.
It's really wrong to tell Christians that our President will make a target of any religious group.


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Response to Sunlei (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 04:01 PM

15. I guess many conservatives missed out on Galatians 6:2

"Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ."

I am a functional agnostic, and I have absolutely no problems with REAL Christians.
But I have a huge problem with Christian Dominionism.

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Response to FleetwoodMac (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:38 PM

9. So, who is Eric Rush?

Looks like he may be familiar with mental disorders, himself.

Are these off-the-wall ideas created by their think tanks? I can't believe what rubbish they can come up with.

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Response to FleetwoodMac (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:40 PM

10. Wrong: ChurchCoC IS suffering from a theological disorder called BLASPHEMY for PROFIT.

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Response to FleetwoodMac (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:46 PM

11. I predict an increase in stories about brain-mapping and AI from NON-scientific sources. nt

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Response to patrice (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:54 PM

12. You may be right. The last credible study done was not very flattering to them...

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Response to FleetwoodMac (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 04:21 PM

16. I don't like the words "mental illness". There are variations in how things work, some variations

are plus or minus around an average, others are further away from that average, still others more extreme, and others still even more extreme.

Some patterns of variation can be more strongly corelated to certain cohorts, but just looking at those variations in brain maps doesn't tell you very much about causes, but one thing you'd for sure have to do, to begin to say anything definitive about possible authentic pathologies would be to identify those variances that cannot be ameliorated by more situational factors like social contexts, for example that associated with some churches and not others, economic rewards and punishers, ignorance, fear, substance abuse . . . .

There's tons of stuff that can look like what people refer to as "mental illness" but, where it might not be wholly determined by situational factors, enough situation stuff can have strong enough of an effect that a variation that wouldn't be a problem in other circumstances becomes what other people say is a mental illness in that context.

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Response to patrice (Reply #16)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:04 PM

21. I don't know why, but reading this, I am strangely reminded of Poe's

The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether...

Seriously though, I get what you're saying. For instance, Amafufunyan, which in my mind, is nothing more than validating a scam by witch doctors.

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Response to FleetwoodMac (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:59 PM

14. So, no proof or anything, but: BE AFRAID, CHRISTIANS! BE VERY AFRAID!

Alarmist much?...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #14)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 04:24 PM

17. K&R for FOUR fingers, Aristus!

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Response to FleetwoodMac (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:29 PM

19. What kind of crazy shit are these people snorting?

Its terrifying that there actually is an audience for this brain drool.

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Response to FleetwoodMac (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:36 PM

20. This may get me my first hidden post.....

but how can this man spew this much bullshit with his head that far up his ass?

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