Thursday, February 28, 2013

House Democrat Wants States To Get Paid To Seize Guns

File under: Sliding deeper down the totalitarian slope

Rep. Mike Thompson a  Democratic congressman from California said on Wednesday said he wants to make a late addition to the gun proposals being considered by Congress and the White House, reports Talking Points Memo.

Thompson has introduced a bill that would call for the federal government to pay states to take guns away from criminals and the "dangerously mentally ill" who are prohibited from owning them.

The Armed Prohibited Persons Act of 2013 would create a program within the Justice Department to give money to states that track down people who are barred from having firearms but own them anyway.

The designation of "mentally ill" in this bill is deeply disturbing, since classifying political dissidents as "mentally ill" is a time honored tradition among totalitarian states.

Wikipedia even has a page for it, in relation to the Soviet Union's use of the technique:
Psikhushka is a Russian colloquialism for psychiatric hospital. It has been occasionally used in English since the Soviet dissident movement and diaspora community the West used the term. In the Soviet Union, psychiatric hospitals were often used by the authorities as prisons in order to isolate political prisoners from the rest of society, discredit their ideas, and break them physically and mentally; as such they were considered a form of torture. The official explanation was that no sane person would be against socialism [...]The official Soviet psychiatric science came up with the definition of sluggishly progressing schizophrenia, a special form of the illness that supposedly affects only the person's social behavior, with no trace on other traits: "most frequently, ideas about a struggle for truth and justice are formed by personalities with a paranoid structure," according to the Moscow Serbsky Institute[...]


  1. I often feel that's how they're gonna get me. Paranoid? Maybe, but I don't think so. Not in today's environment. I'm a hardcore an-cap, and it gets very frustrating and depressing that the wider world doesn't connect with the message. There is no doubt that some people at my work think I'm a kook.

    Bush's mental health initiatives were all about expanding state control over political/religious beliefs and behavior. I firmly believe the possibility of young people being sterilized at a young age, through the schools.

    Charlotte Iserbyt says that the Taj Mahal size schools are going up all over the country. This is so the surrounding community can be processed in various social services like: "lifelong learning for lifelong labor," and even abortion.

    Yuri Maltsev has written about the high rate of abortions in the Soviet Union, and the 3rd world medical care.

    People are cheering for it. Then, as we witnessed, their premiums go up, and they're too stupid to make the connections.

    So, they cheer Obamacare more. Always more. Government save me!

    I'm 33. I've heard many times throughout my life, "Oh, the economy is bad right now." The retarded middle class refused to see that much of the answer was pulling their kids out of government schools.

    We needed to create a generation with lots of brains and strong morals. We could have replaced a good deal of idiots who influence the important sectors of economic life.

  2. Sell guns to Mexican drug cartels, and pay states to take away guns from what I see as law-abiding citizens... hmmm, makes sense.