This post originally appeared at www.newshounds.us
Fox News’ crackpot psychiatrist, Dr. Keith Ablow, has come up with what host Megyn Kelly called a “very interesting” theory about how ObamaCare is not only psychologically destructive but will set off a domino effect leading to riots in the streets.
Kelly introduced the segment on her show, America Live, by referring to Ablow as “America’s psychiatrist.” His diagnosis, she explained, was that health care reform is “a virus” in America “that could actually wind up making people sick, at least in their mindset.”
“Today it could be health care, tomorrow it could be a hybrid vehicle that you are penalized financially for not buying,” Ablow said, sounding a lot like a cold-war politician. Of course, there are already lots of financial incentives and penalties in laws – such as a mortgage deduction, speeding laws and in my state, an extra charge if you file certain documents by mail instead of online. But Ablow insisted that ObamaCare “takes control of your behavior in the way that a parent would of a child” with terrible psychological effects:
It absolutely infantilizes Americans because listen, even adolescents or younger kids – they dream of the day when they’re in charge of their own money. Why? Because we know that money has that significance… To treat the American public as though they are pre-adolescent slingshots them back that way psychologically so that they say to themselves, ‘My decision-making capacity isn’t so good.’ …What it does is deposits us back as children, when economically more than ever we need to be adult.
What evidence is there that is is the case? Has Ablow studied the residents of Massachusetts, which enacted substantially the same law several years ago? Megyn Kelly seemed so taken with Ablow’s “interesting” ideas, she didn’t think to ask for anything like facts to back up his theory. Instead, she probed his thoughts on the “anger” that will supposedly arise from the law.
It turns out that health care infantilization is just the first step in a serious decline into psychosis. Or at least that’s what Ablow seemed to be predicting:
You think that Occupy Wall Street looked like a spectacle? Imagine tens of millions of adult children of Barack Obama deprived of their direction, of their monies, right? 99 weeks of unemployment, lots of food stamps, lots of bailouts… Guess what, when the piggy bank ain’t there, these are the people who’ll take to the streets with rocks. Trust me.
Trust you? I don’t think so.
Here’s the video: