New DSM-IV Mental Disorder Category For Tea Party

Funny story written by Keith Shirey

Saturday, 1 March 2014

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DSM-IV Codes are the classification found in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition, Text Revision, also known as DSM-IV-TR, a manual published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) that includes all currently recognized mental health disorders.

A new disorder, House Tea Party Syndrome, has been added to the 4th edition. It is characterized by a pervasive pattern of disregard for, or violation of, the rights of others. There is an impoverished moral sense or conscience and a history of hatred, cruelty, heartlessness, and aggressive behavior toward those of a lower socio-economic status.

An example would be an attack on impoverished parents, children, and infants through a severe reduction in food stamps and a refusal by Tea Party House members to renew expired unemployment benefits which was sure to cause hunger and great suffering among poor people.

Another aspect of House Tea Party Syndrome is Pathological Lying. A House Tea Partier has no problem lying coolly and easily and it is almost impossible for them to be truthful. For example, in order to justify their sociopathic behavior toward the least fortunate in the U.S., they will say that "the unemployed should look for work," when they know that employment is not available for most people who are in that situation due to an permanent economic depression, often dismissed as a "recession."

At the core of House Tea Party Syndrome is a deep-seated rage, which is split off and repressed. Tea Partiers are enraged by authority figures and institutionalized power. For example, while often not intentionally aware, they seek to damage, if not destroy, the country, which they loudly proclaim to love. Their pathological hatred of government is heard in the statement that it must be "reduced in size and then drowned in the bathtub."

With the infrastructure of the U.S. is a state of collapse, the refusal to allocate funds to repair it by House Tea Partiers - and thus to paralyze the whole government in any effort to deal with the problem - is a manifestation of infantile rage at institutionalized authority. But because they are unable to feel remorse or guilt and are driven by a frenzied anger, they are inwardly pleased by their role in turning the United States into a third world country.

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