• If you have a healthy distrust of government, “spychiatrists” insist you may be crazy.
By Victor Thorn —
Are people that research conspiracy theories on the Internet mentally ill? How about gun owners, political protesters, and disobedient children? The answer is yes, at least according to the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) latest Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 5th edition, also known as DSM-5.
The APA’s list of psychiatric disorders includes overeating, passionate arguing, so-called paranoia in relation to the government, and even hoarding. So extensive are DSM-5 criteria that one in six Americans is now considered to be afflicted by “diagnosable anxiety and/or personality disorders.”
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Vice President Joe Biden has taken such an interest in the APA’s findings that he suggested that the bedrock of medical privacy, the 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), could be violated if government officials felt it necessary to “treat” those with alleged mental disorders.
In response, on January 24, columnist and talk show host Dave Hodges wrote, “The Obama administration has a new partner in crime, and it is the American Psychiatric Association.”
Renee Pittman, author of You Are Not My Big Brother and four other books, feels that this tag-team overreach by the federal government and APA should concern each and every one of us.
During a February 26 interview, Ms. Pittman told AMERICAN FREE PRESS: “The bogus psychology profession is now being used to categorize people as ‘crazy.’ These ‘spychiatrists’ are working hand-in-hand with intelligence agencies to label whistleblowers, political researchers, and concerned citizens as delusional. After doing so, these people are severely discredited and isolated from family members.”
The motives behind these programs are obvious, as Ms. Pittman described.
“The government doesn’t like when its citizens protest,” she said. “So, they’ll target them under focused investigations, or even label them domestic terrorists. Their end goal is passivity among the population.”
Well-studied on the subject, Ms. Pittman next delved into a brief history of these offenses.
“The government’s official mind control programs began after WWII with MK-ULTRA,” she said. “In the early 1950s, they joined forces with the psychiatric profession, and thus embarked on a unified effort of behavioral modification that included hypnosis, drug testing, electronic torture, and the creation of Manchurian candidates. By the 1960s, an operation named COINTELPRO branched out into political assassinations. Sirhan Sirhan actually said that he was programmed, as did many others.”
If possible, today’s techniques are even more lethal.
“Currently, psychological control can be obtained through electronic stalking, biological weaponry, satellite monitoring, implanted chips, biometrics, frequency brain stimulation, and mind reading technology,” stated Ms. Pittman. “In all honesty, though, what’s happening now dates back decades to Naval Intelligence, the U.S. Army, Stanford University, the NSA, and DARPA. Sadly, they keep getting away with these crimes because it’s all classified under ‘national security.’ ”
Despite being victimized herself, Ms. Pittman remains hopeful.
“I’ve made it my life’s purpose to expose these atrocities,” she said. “So have others like Dr. John Hall, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, ACLU, Jon Rappoport, and Jesse Ventura. It’s a global awakening movement, and we’re all fighting together. What’s being done to so many people is totally unconstitutional and in violation of their Fourth Amendment rights. As I keep telling people: Knowledge is power, awareness is the key, and truth is our weapon.”
Victor Thorn is a hard-hitting researcher, journalist and author of over 50 books.
Leslie David is correct, Ventura is a charlatan.