Quote of the day—Meredith

What we need is Gun Rehab. Like every other irrational compulsion it may be modified by Rehabilitation. We need to start a campaign to make Gun Rehab cool. Make TV reality shows out of it. Big TV ad money there. Get Dr. Phil to rehabilitate famous gun owners who would like to give up carrying guns, if they only could. Group discussion to bring to light their compulsion and fears and expose them to the light of day. Follow through and further sessions if necessary. My god, we’ve got to do something! Let’s try that.

We must ask psychologists how therapists learn to change the belief system of a paranoid, defensive, angry, aggressive person who hates authority, must assert independence, and is detached from the suffering of others. ….has maybe a superiority complex…..to make up for feelings of weakness etc? I don’t mean only the gun shooters, No. The right wing Congress! Does this sound like some of our right wing conservative gun nuts? Full of angry, defensive, aggressive statements. Who want to get the government off all our backs. Guns defend American Freedom. No matter how much people suffer?

Let’s try to use therapist’s insights and techniques to understand their mind set and eventually arrive at a way to deal with the right wing in America. They need some kind of treatment, if not individually, then as a cultural group. They are a threat to the country, and that’s not paranoia.

Meredith
January 27, 2011
Comment to Utah’s Gun Appreciation Day.
[As someone else once said (was it Lyle?) something like, “What is it with leftists and psych wards?” If someone doesn’t agree with them they think their opponent must be insane.

If that rant doesn’t make you question the wisdom of requiring psych evaluations for gun ownership your brain isn’t firing on all cylinders. It’s the perfect Catch-22. If you want to own a gun you must be insane and therefore are not fit to own a gun.

Also of interest is that she claims we are paranoid yet says not only gun owners but “the right wing in America” are a threat to the country. One has to wonder if Meredith’s irony meter was overloaded by that comment.—Joe]

9 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Meredith

  1. I wonder if these people ever contemplate the deeper meaning behind these small groups of people calling for the majority of Americans to be locked up due to mental illness.

    If you think everybody elese is crazy it says something quite profound about your own mental health.

  2. Dear Meredith,
    I would like to volunteer my services for your TV show. I am a famous gun owner, and it isn’t like you would know if I were lying about that.

    I’ll need $25,000 up front, to buy the types of guns and gun-related materials to make for really good TV viewing. Anything I don’t keep for myself will be donated to a good charity. No contracts, since you already know I’m paranoid, but I’m admitting I need your (financial) help and isn’t that the first step?

    For only five million dollars, I can start “No Guns Left Unloved”, a program to take guns away from scary bad people (such as the evil gun manufacturers and those loop hole ridden gun shows), and make sure that they are kept safely away from people like you until they can be destroyed (by Sol eventually going supernova). That is really the only environmentally friendly way to get rid of guns, so won’t you join me? For only $13670 a day, you can be the part of the solution.

  3. And what will they say about us, once we’ve finished being reprogrammed?

    But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother.

  4. We must ask psychologists how therapists learn to change the belief system of a paranoid, defensive, angry, aggressive person who hates authority, must assert independence, and is detached from the suffering of others. ….has maybe a superiority complex…..to make up for feelings of weakness etc?

    Meredith strikes me as the kind of person who reads dystopian novels as though they were instruction manuals.

    I mean… that’s some serious “keep you up at night scary” reprogramming she’s advocating.

  5. We must ask psychologists how therapists learn to change the belief system of a paranoid, defensive, angry, aggressive person who hates authority, must assert independence, and is detached from the suffering of others… has maybe a superiority complex… to make up for feelings of weakness etc?

    That tells me all I need to know about her, right there. “Independence is bad.”

    All must submit to higher authority, or face “adjustment” so that they will submit.

    “[D]etached from the suffering of others.” Why do I think she’s talking about using logical thought to address the underlying problems that cause that suffering and the subsequent realization that it is literally impossible to solve some problems, rather than simply feeling bad and trying any solution as long as it feels like it will work.

    I mean… that’s some serious “keep you up at night scary” reprogramming she’s advocating.

    Agreed. Especially since she seems to consider everyone who doesn’t agree to submit to her authoritarian ideal as “irrational” and in need of “therapy.” Scary.

  6. Communists always get around to re-education camps in some form or another. It stems from the very basic tenet of re-making Man. It’s a key component in the foundation of Marxism.

    We are the herd and they (the “smart” people) are the ranchers. In that light it makes perfect sense. Cowboy Bob would never let a steer lead other steers away from the cattle drive. That would be downright, blatantly stupid. And all the cattle must of course be de-horned, so as to protect them from each other. It only makes sense.

  7. “…paranoid, defensive, angry, aggressive person who hates authority, must assert independence, and is detached from the suffering of others… has maybe a superiority complex… to make up for feelings of weakness…”

    One word: Projection.

  8. “Rehab and Reprogramming” it’s back to their love of Pavlov. Mainly it’s just an excuse for cages and a self-contained environment where they can exert control. They really just like to set up the Gulags, and need somebody they can involuntarily install in their “program” because nobody sane would volunteer for such a job.

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