The accusation of Russian Collusion (whatever the fuck that means) with the Trump campaign to elect Donald Trump is falling apart.
More than a year into the hysterics they still have no hard evidence to back the idea that Russia helped Trump win in any way. What little they scream about turns out to be wrong. The Fusion GPS dossier, which was they they wanted to hang their hat on, has backfired on them.
What are Democrats to do now that they can’t make an effective case that the election of Donald Trump was an illegitimate act of cheating.
Go full Leonid Brezhnev, that’s what.
The Soviet abuse of psychiatry and medicine was well understood. The Soviet Union and Communist China both used accusations of insanity and mental illness for political reasons. Speaking out against Soviet or Maoist policy was evidence of mental illness. The once great New York Times covered this back in 1987, that the Soviet Union would confine protesters and political dissidents in mental hospitals as political punishment.
Hence, Congressional Democrats met with a Yale psychiatrist, who having never met or talked with President Trump even once, said that Trump’s mental state was an emergency.
Leading this call is Bandy Lee, an assistant professor in forensic psychiatry (the interface of law and mental health) at the Yale School of Medicine who has devoted her 20-year career to studying, predicting, and preventing violence.
She recently briefed a dozen members of Congress — Democrats and one Republican — on the president’s mental state. And this week, she, along with Judith Herman at Harvard and Robert Jay Lifton at Columbia, released a statement arguing that Trump is “further unraveling.” The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, a collection of essays from 27 mental health professionals that Lee edited, was published in October.
The purpose of all of this is to remove Trump from office.
We, the undersigned mental health professionals, believe in our professional judgment that Donald Trump manifests a serious mental illness that renders him psychologically incapable of competently discharging the duties of President of the United States. And we respectfully request he be removed from office, according to article 4 of the 25th amendment to the Constitution, which states that the president will be replaced if he is ‘unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.’
This psychiatrist said that Trump must be dealt with because he will wipe out humanity. Seriously.
If it were possible, Dr. Bandy Lee said, “we would be declaring a public health emergency that needs to be responded to as quickly as possible.”
“As more time passes, we come closer to the greatest risk of danger, one that could even mean the extinction of the human species,” she said. “This is not hyperbole. This is the reality.”
Neither the Toba supervolcao or asteroid collisions managed to wipe out the human race. I somehow doubt that Trump and North Korea is more dangerous than that.
I know that Democrats will say “but Dr. Lee is a respected psychiatrist from Yale.”
Well, to them I say. “Fuck you.”
Josef Mengele was a respected doctor in Germany, who attended the best German medical schools, before he began torturing people in concentrations camps. Japanese Unit 731 was staffed by top Japanese surgeons, who performed horrible experiments and vivisection on prisoners. Even American doctors with the Public Health Service performed horrible experiments on Blacks in Tuskegee, in the name of medicine. Not to mention the countless Soviet and Maoist psychologists who were used to declare political dissents insane.
Medical professionals are not some superior class of people who are above doing terrible things political motivation. In fact, history shows the opposite to be true.
This is an attempt the Democrats to abuse psychiatry to force Trump to step down using the 25th Amendment.
The one positive is that at least Dr. Lee recognizes that there might be a tiny problem with this.
We encounter this often in mental health. Those who most require an evaluation are the least likely to submit to one. That is the reason why in all 50 states we have not only the legal authority, but often the legal obligation, to contain someone even against their will when it’s an emergency.
So in an emergency, neither consent nor confidentiality requirements hold. Safety comes first. What we do in the case of danger is we contain the person, we remove them from access to weapons, and we do an urgent evaluation.
This is what we have been calling for with the president based on basic medical standards of care.
Surprisingly, many lawyer groups have actually volunteered, on their own, to file for a court paper to ensure that the security staff will cooperate with us. But we have declined, since this will really look like a coup, and while we are trying to prevent violence, we don’t wish to incite it through, say, an insurrection.
I doubt the Democrats will worry about that little detail too much. There were always more psychologists who would be happy to use their credentials to add credibility to a bloodless coup.
I’m sure, this plan will fail to unseat the president too.
But that’s not the point. A failed plan is still a plan. It just shows how much of the Soviet playbook that the Democrats have embraced.
The only question left is once this plan implodes the way the Trump dossier did, what is the next Soviet move they are going to try?