“First, do no harm…” — to the state’s official ideology. This seems to be the message with, according to a report, people increasingly labeled “mentally ill” and being compelled to see psychiatrists for opposing irrational COVID-19 mask mandates. In fact, one law student was reportedly likened to a mass shooter, threatened with permanent legal-profession exclusion, and was told by a school dean, “We don’t know if you’re psychologically capable of following the rules.”
Welcome to what has been called the “weaponization of psychiatry.” The Soviet Union was infamous for it (there just must be something wrong with you if you oppose enlightened state ideology, after all), and, chillingly, it’s now emerging in the United States.
So asserted Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson, reporting last night on a student at a prestigious law school who dared question his institution’s irrational mask mandate. For one thing, the face-diaper requirement didn’t apply to professors; apparently, coronavirus spares those with more degrees than a thermometer (and now we know why Ph.D.’s are the education-level-defined group least likely to be “vaccinated”).
What then befell this hapless student, whose identity and school are currently being kept anonymous, was shocking. As Carlson related:
Administrators suspended this student from school immediately; then they threatened to call states’ bar associations to prevent him from becoming a lawyer. And then the school accused him of being mentally ill. As one dean put it, “We don’t know if you’re psychologically capable of following the rules.”
So as a condition of readmission, the school required the student to submit to a psychological assessment test and then meet with a psychiatrist for a counseling session to see if he was mentally ill. Before doing any of that, the school’s deans also required the student to waive his right to medical confidentiality so if the school chose, his results could be made public.
You should know that this student was never diagnosed with any sort of mental disorder or acted as though he had one. He is rational, calm, and very high functioning; that’s how he got into this law school in the first place. At no time did he make threats against anyone; he merely pointed out that the school’s mask policies don’t seem to make sense. For saying this, the school likened him to a mass shooter and implied that he was on the verge of committing violence against students.
“That’s shocking, but it’s happing in a lot of other places as well,” Carlson continued. “We’ve just spoken to a former member of the army who was referred to psychiatrists and booted out of the military because he refused to wear a mask (video below).
Carlson then mentioned that chilling historical precedent. “If this all sounds Soviet, it is indeed Soviet,” he said, referencing how the USSR and other Marxist nations weaponized psychiatry. Elaborating on this in 2018, FEE.org wrote that one
Soviet technique of oppression was to declare that political dissidents were insane. They were then incarcerated in psychiatric hospitals where they were tormented and tortured. Some were used as human guinea pigs for dangerous experiments. (Shades of Hitler’s buddy, Dr. Mengele.) Some even succumbed to the not-so-tender ministrations of those “hospitals.”
Carlson pointed out that these “mentally ill” people were often diagnosed with “philosophical intoxication.” We’re not there yet, of course, but our country and many others are transforming fast. Australia has almost gone full Chinese on China virus regulations, instituting martial law in certain areas to enforce them. Here in America, few could have imagined two years ago that people today would be compelled to take an experimental drug of questionable efficacy and safety and be arrested for not wearing masks in the name of combating a modified flu.
Yet irrational COVID-19 policy has been enforced via the rule of lawless law (government regulations, lockdowns), intimidation, scorn, ostracism, and job loss — and now we see a next step: a date with a shrink because you wonder why we now have a two-tiered society of those with faces and those without, with the former being the unmasked pseudo-elite.
Psychiatrists can easily find you mentally ill, too, history and current events teach. In the Soviet Union, one sign of psychological disorder was disputing pseudo-scientific Lysenkoism and its notion that rye can transform into wheat. Today, with psychiatry still too often being just bad philosophy and ideology with a scientific veneer, we have mental-health “professionals” insisting that a boy can transform into a girl (and who’s mentally ill, again?).
What all this serves to do, as I pointed out last week, is create a society run by compliant ideologues. Refusal to abide by SARS-CoV-2 regulations — genetic-therapy-agent (GTA, a.k.a. “vaccine”) mandates in particular — are already being used as a pretext to purge the military and medical profession of dissidents. Note here that those opposing the GTAs and least likely to get them are more conversant with the issues, more patriotic, more Republican, and more “conservative” than average. Polls bear this out, too, with a July survey finding that while only six percent of Democrats said they’d probably refuse the GTAs, 47 percent of Republicans expressed that sentiment.
In other words, foisting GTA mandates on government and other institutions ensures they’ll become even more left-wing.
Now, apparently, we see this happening with law schools as well. So in the future, who’ll robustly defend you when that sanity-purged medical profession finds you require institutionalization? Who knows? But when given that inkblot test, just don’t be the realist and tell the shrink you see an inkblot. You must see an enlightened, beneficent, worship-worthy state run by your betters.