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Sunday, December 11, 2005

Let's put that shoe on your foot

How about I shoot you full of drugs and see you how you like it? Certain elements of the medical community are pushing "bias" as a condition needing treatment with drugs.

From Dr. Helen Should Bias be a Mental Illness?

Doctors who treat inmates at the California State Prison outside Sacramento concur: They have diagnosed some forms of racist hatred among inmates and administered antipsychotic drugs.

"We treat racism and homophobia as delusional disorders," said Shama Chaiken, who later became a divisional chief psychologist for the California Department of Corrections, at a meeting of the American Psychiatric Association. "Treatment with antipsychotics does work to reduce these prejudices."

I wonder if those who scream "homophobia!" at every disagreement some of us have with the gay community are going to support this? If they can't see that
This is more than absurd--it is totalitarianism at its worst
as Dr. Helen accurately describes it, then hopefully they can wake up by imagining that idiot "Reverend" Phelps pushing the same garbage on them.

This ends justifies the means mentality reminds me of the uproar, not long ago, over the young girls in the group Prussian Blue singing about white supremacy and racism. Too many believed that was enough to remove them from their parents. While that was in the news, I sent these comments to Eileen Byrne of WLS Radio. The points I made are quite applicable to this drive to treat bias with drugs.

It is interesting to see how evil works to create situations that can be turned against anyone in the future. While the parents views are repulsive, if there is no violence in the home, why is it now ok to regulate thought? Some may console themselves with doing that because, in this case, what the kids are being taught is so terrible; but how do we avoid expanding that to other "unpopular" views in the future or avoid completely subjective views on the matter? Some may be happy with regulating thought now, but some day they may find they are on the receiving end of such treatment. How will they object then?

I've already seen one well-known proponent of Darwinism equate teaching children religion in with mental child abuse. It seems to me that an attempt is being made to set the foundation for a disturbing future.

Yes, hatred is wrong. People like "Reverend" Phelps and racists are wrong. But are we so blinded by their hatred, that we fail to see the horrible foundation we are laying for future generations? Hopefully, enough people, in the right places will begin to think of what may come, if such ideas are not stopped before they bleed their cancer into society. Otherwise, though some in the future may be happy that they are on the side with such power, they will realize, far too late, that such power can also be used against them.


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