And the tyranny of Homosexuality…Don’t be an enabler.
By de Andréa
October 14, 2013
In a past life I suffered from a Phobia that although it has been a long time coming is now understood as PTSD (post-traumatic stress syndrome), it eventually totally wrecked my marriage. I was in denial. A lot of military people and people in law enforcement acquired this condition and even some that have never been in the military. It has now become fairly normal to expect’ this condition from a severe combat experience, but it is not accepted as normal behavior to the point that the one with the phobia and the rest of society must just learn to live with it, just because it’s normal expected behavior under the circumstances. I went through several years of extensive psychotherapy and am still occasionally revisited by my demons from the past, but I don’t necessarily have to live with the constant flashbacks and the resulting unexpected anger and nightmares all the time.
Just a side note: please forgive me for the length of this article. But it is important to understand this. I promise I won’t publish another article tomorrow, come on I didn’t publish one yesterday either, and you have two days to digest this.
There are a myriad of phobias that humans are tormented by every day all of which are, for the most part, treatable, once one learns to face his/her demons and finds out that this isn’t normal and one doesn’t have to give into to the fear and anxiety, because it is not real, it is only ‘perceived’ in one mind to be real no matter what it is.
Another example is an experience that I had while in a military hospital. After undergoing surgery from a rather severe injury, I became addicted to opioids. Later in going through withdrawals from the drugs, specifically morphine I experienced hallucinations. They say that when you hallucinate you can experience your worst fears. My greatest fear was fear of drowning even though I have had the experience of water boarding and lived. During my withdrawal hallucinations I really believed I was drowning, even to the point of respiration arrest, I stopped breathing altogether and became unconscious, and then of course being unconscious I resumed breathing. The point is that I perceived it as real.
So why am I telling you all this? Please bear with me because of all the hundreds of examples just like this there is one, and only one, that despite the fact that this life debilitating phobia is treatable, the one experiencing the condition as well as the rest of sociality, has been forced to accept this Phobia as NORMAL!
But let’s first look at yet another common phobia.
“When I looked in the mirror, I just see disgusting fat.” Those words, spoken by a dangerously skinny teenager named Emma Stewart, are typical of girls suffering from “anorexia nervosa”.
“I was convinced I needed to be skinny to look good in a bikini,” Emma told the U.K.’s Daily Mirror newspaper. “I started obsessing about my weight and what I’d look like sunbathing. I was convinced I was too heavy, so I started skipping meals and making myself sick …”
Emma resembled an emaciated concentration-camp survivor, but nevertheless the effect her anorexia had on her mind and emotions was to make her see herself as disgustingly fat. We have all heard the story’s and scratched our itching brains wondering how someone could be so blind.
Now - let’s look into the mirror of people suffering from another condition, that is increasingly featured in the news and entertainment media, and for which special laws are now being passed all over the country – namely, gender dysphoria. That’s the new name for what used to be called gender identity disorder, referring to the plight of transgender (or transsexual) people who so strongly identify with the opposite sex that they often undergo major surgery in an attempt to change genders. As you will soon see, this is just another phobia disorder and if you have been programed to accept this as normal human behavior then you’ just as the one with the disorder are in denial, and it will consume you just as it has consumed the one with the disorder. You will have become an enabler.
“When I look in the mirror in the morning, it’s a painful experience. … The immediate reaction I get from my reflection is a feeling of very strong disassociation, accompanied by a kind of shock, confusion, or mental jarring. I have the strong, gut-level sensation that whoever is behind the mirror is not me,” says one “trans” individual.
“Whenever I look in the mirror it’s like I’m looking at a stranger or something,” says another.
“Transsexuals,” explains one commentator, “report feeling out of place, feeling awkward, and to get others to understand their inner struggle, transsexuals will ask typical people”: If you’re a woman, imagine that every morning when you awaken and look in the mirror, you see a man. And if you’re a man, imagine that when you awaken, you see a woman in the mirror. That’s how a transsexual feels. Can’t you just hear these people crying for help, and all we do it enable them.
The human mind is an amazing thing. Just like computers, they’re awesome when they work properly, but supremely vexing when they don’t.
Yet there it is: Whether it’s PDST or hallucinations or the anorexic or transgender individual staring intently into the mirror and seeing the exact of reality, or homosexuality, or countless other people in similar straits tormented from within, our minds are – to put it inelegantly – capable of lying to us.
Indeed, tens of millions of Americans, and more every year, are finding themselves in a place where, whether they realize it or not, their own minds deceive them to the point of seriously disrupting their lives.
Take OCD, or obsessive-compulsive disorder, which currently afflicts one in 100 American adults (between 2 and 3 million), plus one in 200 children and teens (that’s another 500,000), according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Sometimes I worry that I am an obsessive compulsive writer I write books, essays articles…sometimes I would rather write than eat, oh…I hope this doesn’t lead to anorexia, Thank the lord no ‘Fat Chance of that’.
Here, from the International OCD Foundation, is a vivid description of what OCD feels like from the inside: Imagine that your mind got stuck on a certain thought or image …
Then this thought or image got replayed in your mind, over and over again, no matter what you did …
You don’t want these thoughts – it feels like an avalanche …
Along with the thoughts come intense feelings of anxiety …
Anxiety is your brain’s warning system. When you feel anxious, it feels like you are in danger. Anxiety is an emotion that tells you to respond, react, protect yourself, And DO SOMETHING!
On the one hand, you might recognize that the fear doesn’t make sense, doesn’t seem reasonable, yet it still feels very real, intense, and true …
Why would your brain lie?
Why would you have these feelings if they weren’t true? Feelings don’t lie … Do they?
Unfortunately, sometimes they do…
How many Americans have problems like these, where their thinking and feeling (or whatever lurks behind their thinking and feeling) profoundly deceives them?
Fasten your seat belt, because in addition to the 2-3 million with OCD, the National Institute of Mental Health reports that almost 21 million American adults have a mood disorder, 14.8 million adults have a major depressive disorder, 5.7 million suffer from bipolar disorder, 2.4 million have schizophrenia, 40 million have an anxiety disorder, 6 million have a panic disorder, 7.7 million are dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder, 6.8 million have generalized anxiety disorder, 15 million have a social phobia (fear of any situation where escape may be difficult, like traveling in a car, bus or airplane) and another 19 million have some type of specific phobia (marked, persistent fear and avoidance of a specific object or situation).
There are scores of different phobias, just in case you don’t want to read all these, bear in mind that these are only the As’, there are still Bs’ through Z’s.
The A’s range from ablutophobia (fear of washing or bathing), to acarophobia (fear of itching or of the insects that cause itching), achluophobia (fear of darkness), acrophobia (fear of heights), aerophobia (fear of flying), aeronausiphobia (fear of vomiting secondary to airsickness), agateophobia (fear of insanity), agraphobia (fear of sexual abuse), agrizoophobia (fear of wild animals), algophobia (fear of pain), agoraphobia (fear of open spaces or crowds), agyrophobia (fear of streets or crossing the street), aichmophobia (fear of needles or pointed objects), amathophobia (fear of dust), amaxophobia (fear of riding in a car), androphobia (fear of men), anginophobia (fear of angina or choking), anthrophobia (fear of flowers), anthropophobia (fear of people or society), aphenphosmphobia (fear of being touched), apiphobia (fear of bees), apotemnophobia (fear of persons with amputations), arachnophobia (fear of spiders), arithmophobia (fear of numbers), arsonphobia (fear of fire), asthenophobia (fear of fainting or weakness), astraphobia (fear of thunder and lightning), ataxophobia (fear of disorder or untidiness), atelophobia (fear of imperfection), atychiphobia (fear of failure), automysophobia (fear of being dirty) and autophobia (fear of being alone or of oneself).
And those are just the As! B through Z spell out hundreds more. But what all phobias have in common is a root in some early traumatic experience that has generated a syndrome of unwanted, irrationally fearful thoughts and feelings.
By the way, the mental health statistics cited above, account for around half of Americans. This might make you wonder if there is anybody left who is not afflicted by some kind of phobia, or as least will be, at some time in their life.
All of these conditions, whatever their symptoms or level of severity, are named and described in the psychiatrists’ bible – the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders,” the most recent being the fifth edition (so-called “DSM-V”) – and all are considered “pathological” (that is, “relating to, or caused by, a mental condition or disease”) and are classified as “disorders.”
As I said earlier, all with one exception.
Ironically, one the most extreme of all of these conditions – at least in terms of its preferred treatment, which often involves the amputation of healthy body parts and whose sufferers attempt suicide at an alarming rate – is for some reason in the process of being -pathologized, that is, it has been reclassified as normal.
Indeed, the recent renaming of gender identity disorder as gender dysphoria, thanks to pressure from the powerful LGBT lobby, means the condition itself is no longer considered abnormal or “disordered,” but only the anxiety, caused by society, (that’s you, you are the cause) that one may feel over it.
How, then, when today’s mental-health trend is to categorize more and more problematic human behaviors as “disorders,” does the mental state that craves having healthy body parts amputated in a pathetic and ultimately impossible quest to change genders become magically transformed into something “normal”?
“Being transgender no longer a ‘mental disorder’: APA,” announced NBC News last December, along with other major news outlets:
The American Psychiatric Association has revised its “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders” and it no longer lists being transgender as a mental disorder, among other changes announced this past weekend.
If that sounds confusing, it gets worse: A report in the peer-reviewed journal “Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry” uses academic lingo and tortured multicultural logic to rationalize why there’s nothing at all wrong with people who want to cut off healthy breasts and genitalia in pursuit of “gender transition”:
Translation: If you think there’s something wrong with people who want to amputate parts of their body, you’re intolerant, biased in favor of Western culture and hung up on the outdated notion that there are just two genders. If you were more multiculturally enlightened, you would realize it is just your own prejudice and narrow frame of reference that is the real problem here. In other words it isn’t the one with the disorder that needs help it’s the rest of society…
Reality check: Transgenderism (or transsexualism) is not normal my friend. In fact, it’s so abnormal and unnatural that a staggeringly tragic 41 percent of all transgender individuals living in the United States have attempted to commit suicide, according to a 2010 study. If that is normal then there must be something wrong with the rest of us that are not trying to commit suicide.
What would we think if the “anorexia rights lobby” (if such a thing existed) pushed relentlessly to de-pathologize anexoria, proclaiming it perfectly normal for some girls, though in danger of dying from starvation, to go on starving themselves so as to satisfy their inner feeling that they were fat? And all the rest of us would look at her skeletal dying body and pretend that, yes she is FAT! And that is just normal…
The question, then, is why did the American Psychiatric Association give in to activist pressure?
For the same reason the same organization, under activist pressure, declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1973. After all, men wanting to have sex with men, and women with women, is also profoundly disordered behavior – a dysfunction often rooted in early flawed family relationships, early molestation and/or other trauma. That’s not just my opinion; the psychiatric and psychological professions used to know this – and knew it well. That is, before it became controversial, unpopular, politically incorrect, career-ruining, and – increasingly – to speak the truth that homosexual attractions are evidence of a significant developmental problem, not an inborn identity.
Such “psychological factors,” while generally mentioned briefly, as possible contributing factors, no longer seem to count that much anymore. More to the point, even if such genuine causative factors are acknowledged by the therapist, the therapy is almost always the same – drugs, drugs and more drugs.
Stop and think about this: People seek out help from therapists because of troubling mental and emotional issues, compulsions and addictions, powerful negative feelings and inner voices, paranoia, depression, rage, wild mood swings, confusion and similar symptoms. Other than the few with actual organic brain disease, these people need self-understanding; they need help spotlighting the real causes of their troubles; they need to become disentangled from and objective to their troublesome inner world; they need to repent of their hates, and to forgive those who have hurt them. They need genuine healing. Instead, they get drugs – drugs that, at best, only mask symptoms, and come with fearsome side effects that usually require even more drugs.
Islam is a mental and spiritual disorder Consider for a moment how children in the Arab-Muslim Middle East develop this “mental illness” of wannabe jihad martyrdom, something I know a lot about after studying this hatful so-called religion for more than twenty three years. How exactly do innocent little kids come to be possessed by such overwhelmingly powerful emotions and beliefs that they’re willing to blow themselves up while murdering innocent strangers – and thinking such a despicable crime is the will of their god? Just how my friend does that happen?
If I suggested genetics or biochemical imbalances were responsible, you would laugh wouldn’t you? The truth is, little jihadists are created when, from an early age, they are continually indoctrinated, brainwashed, intimidated, degraded, rewarded, tempted, lied to, punished, threatened and praised (for reinforcement) – until their little developing minds and emotions are not their own anymore. They have a new implanted identity, very different from the one they were born with. They become programed robots with no mind of their own and are susceptible to demonic control. Just watch a beheading and tell me that’s not demonic. They are truly not born that way my friend.
So, if the forces in one child’s home can transform him ‘so totally’ that, when he looks in a mirror, he sees someone who feels like killing infidels in a glorious “martyrdom operation,” couldn’t the forces in another child’s home (perhaps much more subtle, but nevertheless powerful) transform him or her into a person with feelings and attractions he likewise was not born with – including homosexual or transgender feelings? Many lesbians, as a matter of fact, confess they hated their cruel or abusive father and therefore couldn’t bond to a man later in life. Why is this so hard to understand?
But no matter. Fewer and fewer people care any more about true causes and effects, about the real nature of things. Instead, we care about what we to believe, what we to be true, even if we are being lied to from both ends – from the outside by deceitful politicians, activists and so-called “experts,” and from “the inside” by our own deluded minds
As always, however, there is a price to pay for not caring about reality and truth.
Today, the “gay rights movement” has metastasized into a burgeoning form of totalitarianism. Legislation is sweeping the country, outlawing counseling help for minors who want to overcome unwanted same-sex attractions; decreeing (in California and elsewhere) that boys and young men must be allowed to use girls’ restrooms, locker rooms and showers if they identify with the opposite sex (and vice versa); mandating pro-homosexual indoctrination of 5-year-olds; requiring the integration of open homosexuals into the military; forcing same-sex marriage on the nation; criminalizing Christian businesspeople for simply opposing homosexuality on moral and religious grounds; and much, much more. It’s just beginning my friend.
We need to understand something about this new sexual revolution: There is no end to it. Many thought it would end with same-sex marriage, seemingly the crowning achievement of the gay rights juggernaut. But suddenly, it seems, everything is now about “transgender rights.” There’s a new prime-time TV show coming that will portray a transgender teen as the most sensible member of his family. Vice President “Crazy” Joe Biden calls transgender discrimination “the civil rights issue of our time.”
There is no end to the madness my friend, because madness has no end – it’s a black dark hole with no bottom.
Most ironic and unfortunate of all, this particular issue – this revolutionary sexual anarchy movement, which more than any other ideology, including Marxism, Islam or atheism, well…maybe not Islam, has the potential of permanently corrupting our nation’s core “operating system”, called – it is the one issue that almost everybody is afraid to confront.
Like Voldemort, the arch-villain so feared by everyone in the “Harry Potter” stories that they “dare not speak his name,” almost no one – not Democrats, not Republicans, not churches, not the media (including Fox News which is partially owned by a Saudi Prince), not talk radio (unless explicitly Christian conservative), not even the big alternative news websites, with the exception of yours truly, and maybe the Christian news blog WorldNetDaily – dares to speak of it.
But be warned my friend, intimidation is the No. 1 tool of would-be tyrants like Obama, it is right out of Saul Alinsky’s play book on ‘Community Organizing’. Not only can it make us shut up from fear, it can – without our realizing it – eventually cause us to change our own beliefs and side with the adversary, and we will never know what hit us. Until it’s too late.
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Thanks for listening – de Andréa
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