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Should Psychologists be Used to Assist the Thought Police?

Last night, I watched Evan Coyne Maloney’s new documentary, a href=”http://indoctrinate-u.com/pages/welcome.html”Indoctrinate U,/a about political correctness on college campuses. The film shows various cases of conservatives, libertarians or even liberals who do not toe the leftist line 100% being shut down, shut out or shut up on “liberal” college campuses around the US. One thing that struck me about the cases is that several of those who had conservative or pro-American leanings were told by administrators that in order to stay at the university, they would need to see a psychologist who, I suppose, could vouch for their mental condition. br /br /Lest you think that perhaps there was more to these cases than a few conservative thoughts or actions, the examples used were such innocuous actions as a conservative student who posted flyers for Mason Weaver’s book, a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0965521818?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0965521818″emIt’s OK to Leave the Plantation: The New Underground Railroad,/em/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0965521818″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / and another student from Kuwait who wrote a pro-American essay. The only psychological dysfunction that I can see present in these examples is going on in the mindset of administrators who seek to use psychologists as disciplinarians for thought “crimes” rather than mental health experts. br /br /Should psychological treatment or evaluation be seen as a punishment? Should students be sent to psychologists to evaluate their political positions? Of course not. It’s telling that if someone is emtruly/em a threat like the VT killer, no treatment is forthcoming. Yet, utter something politically incorrect and off you go to the Gulag — I mean, psychologist’s office — to be evaluated for mental disturbance. Perhaps it’s time to send administrators off to psychologists to evaluate their authoritarian personality characteristics to determine if they are suitable for their jobs. As soon as that happens, you can bet that psychologists will be seen as the pursuers of evil, an example of Nazism at its worst. Until then, if only conservatives, libertarians and other dissidents to leftist dogma are the ones being affected, no one will utter a word….