A delusion is a belief held with strong conviction despite superior evidence to the contrary. As a pathology, it is distinct from a belief based on false or incomplete information, confabulation, dogma, illusion, or other effects of perception.
Delusions typically occur in the context of neurological or mental illness, although they are not tied to any particular disease and have been found to occur in the context of many pathological states (both physical and mental). However, they are of particular diagnostic importance in psychotic disorders including schizophrenia, paraphrenia, manic episodes of bipolar disorder, and psychotic depression.
Advice for those dealing with Jade Helm advocates:
- Do not reason, argue, or challenge the delusion. Attempting to disprove the delusion is not helpful.
- Assure the person that s/he is safe and no harm will come.
- Do not leave the person alone – use openness and honesty at all times.
- Encourage the person to verbalize feelings of anxiety, fear, and insecurity – offer concern and protection to prevent injury to self or others.
- Convey acceptance of the need for false belief
The US Army, in response to an internet hoax, is having a public informational meeting and presentation on Operation Jade Helm. Everyone is invited. I think one can safely assume, based on this move alone, that there will not be martial law and gun confiscations across the US as stated in hundreds of websites.
A white supremacist publication headlined VT as a “Jewish run publication” and cited how we were working with the US Army to seize America’s guns and imprison 10 million people in secret tunnels under Walmart Stores.
What is interesting, of course, is that the US Army has, for the first time in decades, a strong command structure that respects the constitution and is comfortable with being at odds with Israel. The first time the military goes “America first,” they come under attack in a bizarre hoax easily traced to the Israel lobby and their “strange bedfellow” cardboard lothario “Jew hating” neo-Nazi friends.
Sometimes you can’t tell the players without both a scorecard and IQ above room temperature.
Will America’s lunatic fringe show up at the Backstrop County Courthouse for the pubic briefing on Jade Helm? Will Alex Jones and company, Hannity and the gang from the circus at “Bundy Ranch” show up with guns?
Though they don’t admit it, the Army has to have considered that the militia groups being recruited by Jade Helm hoaxers, some with tons of mysterious cash, may well open fire on any American in uniform anywhere in the country.
What the Army has done, though they are also unaware, is save the alternative press. The way things are going, with so many amateur bloggers, generally up to their necks in selling phony cancer cures, male “vitality” formulas and “prepper” gear, people who will carry any story that will promote their often useless and defective commercial garbage, killing the Jade Helm hoax may save some less careful independent news sites from meltdown.
What can’t be saved, however, are those who have jumped in with both feet. By April 27, they either pretend they were just kidding or take lying to a whole new level.
Either way, they are toast.
Something to entertain our JH folks, 1980s fear porn: