Anti Government = Mental Illness: Study

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0sT3o7NrWg&feature=g-all-f&context=G2b009c2FAAAAAAAAGAA]Anti Government = Mental Illness: Study - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnzHtm1jhL4"]they are going to take me away![/ame]
     
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    Anti-Government Phobia has a worldwide distribution, but has a particularly high incidence in the United States. Infection rates are estimated by mental health officials to be about 5% of the general population, and this rate is growing at an alarming rate. Rates are highest, but not limited to, those who are disaffected in some fashion, especially those who have a strong personal grudge against the federal government for one reason or another.

    Although certain variants of the illness have been around for many years, it is only in the last decade or so that the more virulent and infectious strains have appeared. This is most likely due to the rapid buildup of government, at all levels, during the 1980's. Closely paralling this trend was an explosion in the number of cases in which individuals were diagnosed as having unfounded fears concerning such.

    Clinical Manifestations and Diagnosis Anti-Government Phobia is marked by extreme suspiciousness toward government. Onset is acute. Symptoms start almost immediately after a run-in with some agency or institution of the government, or when the patient is introduced to anti-government propaganda, in one form or another, by a self-styled "patriot." Common ways in which this harmful, anti-government propaganda is spread include: books, pamphlets, magazines, newspapers, audiotapes, videotapes, short-wave and conventional radio programs, computer bulletin boards, and various Internet sites.

    Upon exposure to "patriotic" propaganda, the patient mysteriously begins to imagine hidden links between unrelated current events, weaving these gross distortions of reality into a complex delusional web; a labyrinth of conspiracy theories with all imagined clues leading straight to the federal government. With further exposure, the patient becomes increasingly paranoid, and slowly withdrawals from reality. However, mental deterioration is usually so gradual that the patient is often unaware of it.

    This mysterious malady progresses until the patient invariably assumes a staunch "us against them" mentality. For instance, in the patient's warped mind-set, each new piece of gun-control legislation is oddly rationalized to be merely one additional step in an ultimate plot by the federal government to confiscate guns altogether. In some unusually severe cases, the patient assumes a survivalist mentality, stockpiling guns, ammunition, de-hydrated food, and other "essentials," in preparation for "D-Day" or "Armageddon."

    At this stage, the patient also inexplicity experiences increased delusional thinking. For instance, he may start fallaciously believing that the Federal Reserve is not in fact part of the federal government, but is instead controlled by wealthy Zionists. Other far-flung delusions may involve the United Nations, "black helicopters," concentration camps, or the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Delusions involving "takeovers" by foreign military troops, or jack-booted government storm troopers dressed in all black, are also commonly diagnosed.

    Anti-Government Phobia is often associated with religious fanaticism. An excellent example of this is the infamous Branch Davidian case, in which most cult members preferred a fiery suicide over peaceful surrender to the forces of what they considered to be "Mystery Babylon." There have been other prominant cases in which "patriots" have became involved with terrorist activity, fallaciously believing that they were somehow doing the "will of God." More commonly, "patriots" have been involved in aggressive outbursts in courtrooms, and other public places such as town-hall meetings.

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    The folks at the onion have a hard time coming up with satire that is as silly as some actual government studies.
     
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    OH horse shit the video is only talking about people who are against left wing liberal government. You are being a patriot opposing RIGHT OF CENTER REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT.
     
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    Except that it's true.

    Glenn Beck is a perfect example.
     
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    This is the song I like to serenade my girl with lately

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    This is why we do Article V, a lawful and peaceful revolution.

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    Considering what the government considers suspicious behavior these days, it is only healthy to be wary of government.

    For example, did you know that buying a cup of coffee with cash is considered to be suspicious?

    How about growing or shaving a beard?
    Dyeing your hair?
    Changing you clothing style?
    Being concerned about privacy?

    More and more the activities of basic daily living are being considered terrorist like behavior by the government and if we're concerned about that we are labeled as "sick"?
     
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