RUSH: Speaking of kids. You should know this. This is -- da-da-da-da-da-da -- what is this from? Well, it's a medical website. Here's the headline: "Idea of New Attention Disorder Spurs Research, and Debate."
This is not attention deficit disorder. This is a disorder associated... If your kid daydream, the medical community thinks your kid might have a psychological disorder and may need to be treated. "With more than six million American children having received a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, concern has been rising that the condition is being significantly misdiagnosed and overtreated with prescription medications.
"Yet now some powerful figures in mental health are claiming to have identified a new disorder that could vastly expand the ranks of young people treated for attention problems. Called sluggish cognitive tempo --" Have you heard of that? Well, you will. Stand by. Sluggish cognitive tempo. "The condition is said to be characterized by lethargy, daydreaming and slow mental processing. By some researchers’ estimates, it is present in perhaps two million children."
Now, look at the way they're surrounding everybody. The first thing they do is come out and say that a young boy acting naturally, by the way, with lots of energy, maybe even kinetic energy, won't slow down, won't sit still in school, maybe pulls the girls' pigtails in front of him. There's obviously a psychological abnormality to deal with here. So they have to come up with attention deficit disorder. And of course parents don't know anything. Baby Boom parents want to do right by their kids, and here come medical authorities, "Oh, yeah, we've identified a problem, ADD."
"Well, what's the cure?"
"Well, we'll give your kid a drug to calm him down, turn him into a zombie. Won't pull any girls' pigtails and is gonna sit quietly and learn the lesson." It turns him into daydreamer, and so then they create another disorder to deal with the zombie that they created. Sluggish cognitive tempo, characterized by lethargy, daydreaming, and slow mental process. Do you realize how many people that could sweep up? Do you daydream? Everybody does. Are there days where you are lethargic? Everybody has them. Are there days where your kids just seem down in the dumps, no energy whatsoever? It's a psychological disorder. Yes, ladies and gentlemen. Who knew.
So you got a baby that's the wrong gender, no problem, here's a pill to abort it, and we'll make everybody, including the Catholic Church, pay for it. Your kid is lethargic and daydreams? No problem. We got a pill for that. Your kid won't sit still, runs around, won't pay attention to class, doesn't get good grades, no problem. We got a pill for that. Child abuse. Child abuse dressed up as medical care. And look at this. What are they angling for here again? Conformity. They want everybody to be the same. They want every kid to sit still and everybody's got to be the same.
Everybody has to eat the same food or they get criticized. Everybody has to have the same political point of view or interests or they get criticized or ostracized. Everybody has to have the same avocational interests, and they can't include anything that might cause a concussion, or they are ostracized. Everybody has to believe that humanity is causing global warming or you get ostracized. Everybody has to believe that we need four years of unemployment compensation payments or you are ostracized. This is liberalism. Excuses disguised with the fraud of good intentions to exact conformity and control.
And if you don't think that's what's going on with all of these psychological analyses and diagnoses of kids, if you don't think it's about conformity and control, then you are missing, sadly, what's really going on here. And I know every time I mention this, angry parents, "You don't have kids, you don't know what you're talking about. You have no business talking about this. You don't have any experience with it. You sit there and say there's no ADD. My kid has it, and my doctor's a good doctor, and you should shut up because you don't know what you're talking about."
Right. I know. I don't know anything. All I do know is that the left takes normal behavior and assigns something to it that's not good, maybe criminality. Sometimes they assign abnormality to it or whatever, all in the effort to make everybody the same. Think the same, act the same, do the same, and one of the fastest ways to get there is to convince parents that there's a psychological disorder. I mean, no parent wants their kid to have a psychological disorder. If a pill can fix it, give me the pill right now. I'm not gonna have a kid that has a psychological disorder. It doesn't take much. All you need is a bunch of people in white coats telling you what's wrong, and you will believe them.