If I were a Marxist leader in America trying to eradicate freedom and liberty established in America’s founding documents, I would, well, keep pushing the same supposed “Progressive” agenda cast upon Americans since the early 1900′s. Every grand step in that Progressive wonderland has followed lockstep with Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto, as you can read here. Unfortunately, for the Marxists in America, this agenda, once fully recognized and experienced by free Americans, would surely be soundly rejected. Right? However, the Marxist’s partnership with Fabian Socialists has allowed for this freedom-choking agenda to be introduced through incrementalism and most victims of this transformation are sold this bill of goods through the mantra of “progress”.  And, of course, who wants to stand in the way of “progress? You’re not a hater are you? In a nutshell, Americans would not tolerate the implementation of Communism or Marxism willingly. We were given, through our Bill of Rights, the means in which to combat such a Marxist takeover of our Democratic Representative Republic. It’s called our 2nd Amendment right to bear arms. Seeing that America has elected a very Marxist-leaning President, his latest move to curtail American’s 2nd Amendment right is “progressing” nicely. The gun-grabbing supporters of this President claim they want to “protect the children” and that the latest mandates introduced are soft measures to keep guns out of the hands the crazies. Nothing serious right? Well, in looking at past Communist government’s efforts to break its citizen’s resistance to Communism, gun ownership was banned or severely limited. An outright firearm ownership ban in America will not be tolerated by the American people, so limiting gun ownership would have to suffice. So if I were a Marxist, I would expand the definition of “mental illness” infinitely, as to make sure to label anyone (except the special people) mentally ill.

Communist loved to label any government dissidents as mentally ill. Here are several of the more famous instances of this tact. The most recent in Russia, from Jamestown.org:

the Nakanune.ru news portal reported that “leading psychiatrists [of Russia] are seeking to return to operation the law on psychiatric assistance…and…was “especially important after the recent mass shooting in Moscow”…Mikhail Vinogradov (no relation), the head of the Center for Legal and Psychological Help in Extreme Situations, said at a press conference that there are occasions when “medicine must be a police function. We cannot allow the infected ill to freely walk around the land, and undoubtedly, we cannot allow that those seriously psychologically ill and socially dangerous can do the same, purchasing guns, ammunition and getting everything else.”…This system was organized on the basis of the assumption of Soviet leaders that people living in a socialist society could not have an anti-socialist orientation and consequently that if they manifested such views, they were mentally ill.

Stalin claimed, “Dissidents are mentally ill.”

Khrushchev elaborated, “There is no one in the Soviet Union who disagrees with the CPSU and the Soviet communist system, there are only the mentally ill.”

And in today’s Communist China:

Investigators asked psychiatrists in more than 100 hospitals in China, most doctors explicitly stated that they `were carrying out a political task…The CPSU dissidents were forced to undergo high doses of antipsychotic “treatment” drugs and some people ended up truly suffering from mental disorders as a result`.

So as a Marxist leader in America, with that history in mind, I would try to expand the definition of mental illness to become purely subjective. Then, I would require medical care professionals to document and report to “Authorities” cases where a patient may be classified mentally ill under its ever-expanding, open-ended definition. And while I was at it, I would urge medical care professional to inquire into patient’s firearm usage, ownership, and storage, “for the sake of children’s safety”. You don’t hate the children, do you? Of course, if I can bring all health care functions in America under government control through a socialized medicine scheme, then I can mandate this data’s reporting by health care professionals under threat of government prosecution. Then I could not only locate guns purchased by private sale to locate and confiscate, but I could deem nearly every law-abiding American unfit to own a firearm.

So you’re wondering what criteria may be used to determine if someone is mentally-ill or mentally unstable?

First, from the Federal Government CDC, regarding newly arriving Immigrants (which of course, translates to all current Americans to some degree).

Feel sad, experience changes in their appetite, have difficulty sleeping, cry often, and lose interest in doing things that they once enjoyed. Worry about their jobs, their health, or life in the United States. Suffer from physical symptoms, such as headaches, dizziness, or restlessness. Experience nightmares about war or trauma. Have difficulty keeping bad memories out of their minds. Try to avoid things that remind them of the terrible things they saw or experienced.

The interviewer should emphasize that these symptoms do not reflect weakness in the person, but are normal reactions to past stressful and traumatic experiences. While experiencing some of these symptoms is normal, if the symptoms are very disturbing and cause significant difficulties in functioning, then the client or family should be encouraged to discuss them with a health provider.

Second, lets look at the array of criteria according to WebMD.com:

There are many different conditions that are recognized as mental illnesses. The more common types include:

Anxiety disorders -

  • responding to certain objects or situations with fear and dread
  • as well as with physical signs of anxiety or nervousness, such as a rapid heartbeat and sweating
  • the person’s response is not appropriate for the situation, if the person cannot control the response,
  • if the anxiety interferes with normal functioning
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • panic disorder
  • social anxiety disorder
  • specific phobias.

Mood disorders -

  • involve persistent feelings of sadness
  • periods of feeling overly happy
  • fluctuations from extreme happiness to extreme sadness
  • depression
  • mania and bipolar disorder.

Psychotic disorders-

  • distorted awareness and thinking
  • hallucinations
  • hearing voices
  • false beliefs that the ill person accepts as true, despite evidence to the contrary
  • Schizophrenia is an example of a psychotic disorder.

Eating disorders -

  • involve extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors involving weight and food.
  • anorexia nervosa
  • bulimia nervosa
  • binge eating

Impulse control and addiction disorders -

  • unable to resist urges or impulses
  • perform acts that could be harmful to themselves or others
  • pyromania (starting fires)
  • kleptomania (stealing)
  • compulsive gambling
  • alcohol and drugs addiction
  • involved with the objects of their addiction
  • begin to ignore responsibilities and relationships.

Personality disorders -

  • have extreme and inflexible personality traits
  • problems in work, school, or social relationships
  • person’s patterns of thinking and behavior significantly differ from the expectations of society
  • antisocial personality disorder
  • obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
  • paranoid personality disorder.

Adjustment disorder – a person develops emotional or behavioral symptoms in response to a stressful event or situation.

  • stressors may include natural disasters such as an earthquake or tornado
  • a car accident
  • diagnosis of a major illness
  • interpersonal problems
  • divorce
  • death of a loved one
  • loss of a job
  • problem with substance abuse
  • adjustment disorder usually begins within three months of the event or situation and ends within six months after the stressor stops or is eliminated.

Dissociative disorder -

  • suffer severe disturbances or changes in memory, consciousness, identity
  • associated with overwhelming stress
  • result of traumatic events, accidents, or disasters that may be experienced or witnessed by the individual.
  • multiple personality disorder
  • depersonalization disorder.

Factitious disorders -

  • conditions in which physical and/or emotional symptoms are created in order to place the individual in the role of a patient or a person in need of help.

Sexual and gender disorders -

  • disorders that affect sexual desire, performance, and behavior.
  • sexual dysfunction
  • gender identity disorder
  • paraphilias

Somatoform disorders -

  • psychosomatic disorder, experiences physical symptoms of an illness, even though a doctor can find no medical cause for the symptoms.

Tic disorder -

  • People with tic disorders make sounds or display body movements that are repeated, quick, sudden, and/or uncontrollable. (Sounds that are made involuntarily are called vocal tics.)
  • Tourette’s syndrome

 

An then we have a wide variety of criteria set forth by the Mayo Clinic:

  • various sleep-related problems
  • many forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease
  • feeling sad or down
  • confused thinking or reduced ability to concentrate
  • excessive fears or worries
  • extreme mood changes of highs and lows
  • withdrawal from friends and activities
  • significant tiredness, low energy or problems sleeping
  • detachment from reality (delusions), paranoia or hallucinations
  • inability to cope with daily problems or stress
  • extreme feelings of guilt
  • alcohol or drug abuse
  • major changes in eating habits
  • sex drive changes
  • excessive anger, hostility or violence
  • suicidal thinking

Again, from the Mayo Clinic -

Sometimes symptoms of a mental health disorder appear as physical problems, such as abdominal pain, back pain, headache, or other unexplained aches and pains.

Certain factors may increase your risk of developing mental health problems, including:

  • having a biological (blood) relative, such as a parent or sibling, with a mental illness
  • experiences in the womb
  • stressful situations
  • financial problems
  • a loved one’s death or a divorce
  • having a chronic medical condition, such as cancer
  • experiencing brain damage
  • military combat
  • being assaulted
  • use of illegal drugs
  • being abused or neglected as a child
  • having few friends or few healthy relationships
  • having a previous mental illness
  • mental illness is common. About 1 in 4 adults has a mental illness in any given year

So, if I were a Marxist looking to ban gun ownership for law-abiding Americans, I think this approach would best suit my needs. All I need to do now is have the Federal Government take over every aspect of medical care in America and then just make up the rules and establish mental illness criteria as I go. As shown, with an open-ended definition of mental illness, I think everyone would qualify as mentally ill (except for the special people and pretty people, and that doesn’t include you). Only if I were a Marxist leader of America.