NY State Senator says: psych eval for all little children

NY state senator says: psych eval for all little children

by Jon Rappoport

January 17, 2014


It’s Senate Bill A8186-2013.

It’s been referred to the education committee twice, most recently a week ago. NY State Senator Margaret Markey (wikipedia) introduced it in 2013.

Previously, Markey won a few minutes of fame for introducing a bill that would stop all restaurants from using salt in their meals.

A8186 requires all public schoolchildren in NY to have two health examinations in elementary grades and two in secondary grades. These exams must include a psychological evaluation, which certifies “that the child is mentally fit to permit attendance at [public] school.”

No certificate, no school.

Aside from the fact that this psych exam is invasive and potentially disturbing to a child as young as five, and aside from the fact that it violates privacy considerations, it’s bogus down to its core, because psychology isn’t a science and never was.

Psychology is, to put it politely, a bunch of morons deciding what mental health is all about.

Using high-sounding terminology, these professionals label patients with conditions, none of which are based on defining physical tests. No blood, urine, or saliva tests. No genetic tests. No brain scans.

Mental health” itself is a linguistic artifact, and bears no relation to life, energy, curiosity, creativity. It’s a phantasmagorical standard, designed to draw in patients.

Attaching psychologists to schools is about as useful as attaching barnacles and mold to a ship.

Historically, as the concept of sin weakened its hold on the population, “new scientists” stepped into the breach with categories of “mental disorders.”

You’re not bad, you’re ill.”

Here’s the sticking point. Psychologists aren’t entirely stupid. They rely on mental-disorder labels that, to a certain extent, mirror human behavior. For example, a child who is sad and lonely is slapped with a diagnosis of “clinical depression.”

The fact is, the child is lonely and sad, and the possible reasons are many. But none of them implies a Condition called clinical depression. There is no Condition.

Researchers, allied with pharmaceutical interests, have trotted out a catch-all term to explain so-called mental disorders: “chemical imbalance” in the brain. The drug companies then supply the drugs that are said to correct the imbalance. Profits soar.

This is non-scientific lying compounded. Researchers have never proved there is a normal baseline for brain chemistry. How then could they have established what an imbalance is?

Can a child have problems? Can he be in trouble? Can he be trouble to other children? Of course. Any reasonably intelligent adult can spot these things. But again, this has nothing to do with a Condition.

And a psych eval conducted by a psychologist on a five-year old, to determine whether the child will be allowed to go to school? Absurd.

You would be much closer to the truth saying a psychologist who is part of that system is crazy, than saying a little boy or girl has a Condition.

The Matrix Revealed

So what’s going on with politicians who are trying to impose psychology and psychiatry on children (and adults)? Most politicians are merely ill-informed, and they’re putting their faith in this pseudoscience in the same way that people put their faith in a self-appointed priest class that claims it is the worshiper’s only connection to God.

Politicians, of course, always look for answers that make government larger and more intrusive, because it is government to which a politician is ultimately loyal.

But there are other political animals who are more aware. They understand that the real issue is control. They want to be able to hijack freedom and place populations under the gun.

They want the right to say a dissident, a rebel, an outsider, a critic, someone “who is different” is a threat. And they want to back that up with treatment. Which means re-education, indoctrination, and debilitating drugs.

A kinder, gentler face on the old Soviet psychiatric system.

“…in the disputes between the East and West concerning the Russian opponents of the Soviet regime… [m]any dissidents went to lunatic asylums and were treated as mentally sick. Western doctors and the press accused Soviet doctors of being blind instruments of the regime and of having broken the solemn oath of their calling. The Russian doctors thought the West had gone mad in reproaching their behavior. For them, anyone who opposed such an efficient police power must be mentally disturbed. In their view, only those who had what Seneca called Libido morienti (the death wish) would dare to provoke the State. The Russian doctors were convinced that they were undertaking a humanitarian mission by placing the opponents of the regime in asylums and thereby reducing their aggression–the only hope for their survival. To reduce the outstanding to mediocrity was always a medical and human duty in a state where mediocrity had the better chance of survival.” — “Man: The Fallen Ape” by Branko Bokun

Why wait until adulthood to impose that system? Why not start early, with a five-year old, whose mind can be tinkered with by professionals?

Understand, if it isn’t clear already, that the government, through licensing, enables and certifies a monopoly on the mind, by stating that psychology and psychiatry are officially approved methods.

What right does government have to make that claim? It has no right.

It has no rational reason to be in that business.

But a politician abandons rationality as soon as he gets a whiff of the power that government affords.

It’s how a nobody immediately becomes a somebody.

Jon Rappoport

The author of two explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED and EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at www.nomorefakenews.com

19 comments on “NY State Senator says: psych eval for all little children

  1. moshe rabaynu says:

    dear jon,
    orthomolecular medicine, homeopathy, ayurveda, chinese medicine and alstrology all identify mental illness and differentiate causes on many different levels. without a profound understanding of ones karma, there is little chance of cure and return to natural balance. testing children for vitamin, mineral and hormone status would be a good start as a public health program. proper supplementation via food and nutritional supplements would promote learning and decrease conflict and violence. just one multivitamin/mineral supplement per day cut violence 40% in a prison test group. fighting every new move of the new management team, remember they are still managing the same farm but with more sick humanils due to the poverty produced by prosperity.
    whichever side of the divide we find ourselves on, rich or poor,it is so that we can learn our lessen and find the middle way travellling thru this most amazing life.
    i guess mental wellness does not require discussion.

    • drxray1 says:

      “orthomolecular medicine, homeopathy, ayurveda, chinese medicine and alstrology all identify mental illness and differentiate causes on many different levels.” They are probably all as accurate as Psychology (although I will plead ignorance re orthomolecular med)

  2. Homer says:

    Hmmm…eVALUEation of people who live in the real world and are of real value, by people who are devoid of value, and live in a vacuum. Sounds absurd…unnatural, and “Nature abhors a vacuum”-Aristotle- “psychoanalysis = analysis(by)psycho” -Homer-

    (psychoanalysis) “neither more or nor less than blackmail.”
    -James Joyce-

    “Psychoanalysis is out, under a therapeutic disguise, to do away entirely with the moral faculty in man.”
    -D.H. Lawrence-

    “Here’s to the first of the day, fella’s! To old D.H. Lawrence”.
    Neh! Neh! Neh! Fuh! Fuh! Fuh! Indians!

  3. Barbara says:

    Thank you Jon. A few decades ago Teachers were handing meds out like candy and they were doing the diagnosing of children as having ADH. My neighbor’s grandson was given Ritalin since he was three-years-old by Teachers and School Nurses. At 19, his brain was fried. No wonder people want to nix public schools for private ones that are accountable directly to the children and families. Under this Administration, data mining is on steroids. The American Community Survey from the Census Bureau is a perfect example. It goes out to 250,000 every month and rotates until citizens get them every five years. This Adminstration wants Census Bureau workers to have permanent jobs, plus mine for information to do exactly as you said about labeling people as mentally unstable. Gotta fill up those Fema Camps. So far it has 78 intrusive questions for every member of the family, even the children. The Census Bureau even threatens people with jail and minimum fines of $5,000 for not answering every question. They say that no one has been penalized yet, but it is an option. They use fear to scare fearful people into compliance. My experience and that of other freedom loving people is to ignore it even when the Worker comes to the door. I gave him a two hour lecture about how this is destroying America. He left me alone, scratching his head about the only job he could get so, he took it. He was a Greek Orthodox Priest.

  4. Psychology is taken from a greek word, “psyche”, which refers to the spirit. Therefore, psychology is the study of (& the manipulation of) the spirit.

    • Mike Stryk says:

      You are correct in the definition. However. The problem lies in the fact that psychology doesn’t acknowledge the existance of man as a spirit. It sees him as material only. Anyone viewing life on that level only has one level of control. The lowest – Force. Hence this is basically a criminal activity supported only by suppressive government and other very degraded and or ignorant people. It is the poorer relation of an even bigger and blood-soaked criminal government control mechanism: Psychiatry. More people have been killed by psychiatry than in all the wars of history put together. And talking of war, they are hard at work on all military personel.

  5. I found out years ago in my Psycho class when I noticed the direction of the study line was far different then my imaginings. I foolishly thought the purpose was to learn how to help people. When I posed my concern, that the study line seemed to be geared in another way, the professor informed me that no, the purpose of physiology was not to help people, but to control them.
    I was shocked and dismayed, and I dropped the course.
    At the time I was working with folks who were in need of help and understanding, not categorization, and unlimited drugging.
    I was popular with the patients, and witnessing major break thrus, with some of them, but the staff, could not tolerate my unconventional ways, and banned me from the ward.

  6. Michael says:

    I think what is good for goose …time for all politicians, senators, congressmen, and especially presidents and top government officials to take a psych exam. I mean its only right, since they hold very important offices, and sound mental health should be a hallmark of a good political leadership. Just as a child entering school should be…. [“that the child is mentally fit to permit attendance at [public] school.”]… A politician should be fit for office… nes’t pas.
    It never ceases to amaze me how devious a politician can be…

    “Better murder an infant in its cradle than nurse an unacted desire.” – William Blake

    • laurabruno says:

      Care to wager on the percentage of narcissists, sociopaths and psychopaths? Probably higher than 90%… throw in alcoholics and pedophiles and I’m not sure we’d have even 1% left. 😦

  7. Gail says:

    And what blunt instrument can they possibly use which has reliability and validity and is objective (who defines that?) to test 5 years olds? Sounds impossible. And, for what its worth, how many school psychologists are out there who will do all these tests? Not too many because salaries are low. This and the evaluation for gun use are simply blather and will never come to pass.

  8. With the low levels of nutrients in our food (especially minerals and also non-oxidized cholesterol which is necessary for good brain function) it’s no wonder so many people are showing signs of depression.

    • laurabruno says:

      Also with the low levels of sanity and freedom in our government and society, anyone not “crazy” enough to think outside the prescribed box, education and pill so that they can reclaim their own soul would rightfully feel depressed and overwhelmed. Time to corral the cattle and shoot ’em up with more rBGH, Ritalin, Prozac and/or whatever new-fangled “cures” they have out there these days. … But yes, nutrient deficiencies and deliberate toxicity in food, water and air, no doubt play a huge role.

      Emily Dickinson had it right:

      Much Madness is divinest Sense –
      To a discerning Eye –
      Much Sense – the starkest Madness –
      ’Tis the Majority
      In this, as all, prevail –
      Assent – and you are sane –
      Demur – you’re straightway dangerous –
      And handled with a Chain –

      The magician R.J. Stewart also makes, imho, a fabulous point about how psychology acts as one of THE most effective and powerful Guardians against people entering the Innerworlds and UnderWorld to engage with the most powerful ways of altering reality through magic. (Organic, nutrient dense) food for thought ….

  9. Chili Boots says:

    Psych evaluations for all NY State Senators.

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