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I am absolutely furious. There is steam coming out of my ears now. Must I continue taking time to write about this stuff, again? First, we have a mainstream media intentionally not reporting on the psychiatric drugs aspect behind most of the mass shootings, because many of the media outlets’ corporate sponsors include the pharmaceutical companies. And then we have the government criminals whose main goal with gun control is to disarm the civilian population to make them vulnerable and disable the civilians’ means of protecting their lives and liberty.
Once again, there was yet another mass shooting, this time on a college campus in Oregon. So far, we haven’t heard whether or not the shooter was taking any psychiatric drugs, or had been taking them and stopped. But already there are indications that he was. The mainstream media do not cover the fact that most of these modern day mass shooters were either on those SSRI anti-depressants, anti-anxiety drugs, anti-psychotics (and often mixed with prescription pain-killers), or had been taking them but stopped and were in a withdrawal phase.
A Los Angeles Times article gives us a preliminary indication of the probability of psychiatric drugs in this case:
(The shooter) was among five students listed in the 2009 graduating class at Switzer Learning Center, … (which) teaches students with special needs, emotional disturbances, autism, Asperger’s syndrome, and other health issues.
Oftentimes, the young people, even at a very early age, are diagnosed or misdiagnosed, really labeled, as having “autism,” “Asperger’s,” “ADHD,” or with “depression,” etc., and they are given those powerful psychiatric drugs. The drugs themselves have been shown to exacerbate emotional problems including depression. Some of the side effects include aggressive and violent behavior, as well as having an effect on the individual’s sense of conscience and self-control.
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As I noted before, the South Carolina church shooter, Dylann Storm Roof, was on the benzodiazepine anti-anxiety drug Xanax and the pain killer Suboxone. (Another well-known benzodiazepine drug is Valium.) Suboxone is a dangerous drug known to cause violent outbursts.
Last year’s Santa Barbara college shooter, Elliot Rodger, was on Xanax and the pain killer Vicodin.
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And Columbine High School shooter Eric Harris had been on Luvox, an SSRI anti-depressant also used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety disorders.
While it was not officially confirmed that Sandy Hook School shooter Adam Lanza had been on psychiatric drugs, a parents rights organization sued the state of Connecticut to release Lanza’s medical records; but the request was denied “because ‘it would cause a lot of people to stop taking their medications’.” I guess that answers that question.
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And Dr. Peter Breggin, a psychiatrist who has testified several times before Congress on these issues, speculates that Nidal Hasan, the 2009 Fort Hood shooter who apparently was a military psychiatrist, was in all likelihood “self-medicating” with psychiatric drugs. Dr. Breggin observes:
I’ve given seminars to the staff at both hospitals where Hasan was trained, Walter Reed in DC and the national military medical center in Bethesda, Maryland. The psychiatrists had no interest in anything except medicating their patients.
Modern psychiatry is not about counseling and empowering people. It’s about controlling and suppressing them, and that’s a dismal affair for patients and doctors alike. The armed forces have been taken in by the false claims of modern psychiatry.
By contrast, it’s not depressing to do psychotherapy or counseling. As therapists, it’s inspiring when people entrust their feelings and their life stories to us. There is no burn out when therapists feel concern and empathy for their patients and help them to find the strength and direction to reclaim their lives.
But being an ordinary psychiatrist is deadly depressing. Psychiatrists routinely commit spiritual murder by disregarding and suppressing their patients’ feelings and even their cognitive functions, making it impossible for them to conquer to their emotional struggles. It’s no wonder my colleagues have such high suicide and drug addiction rates.
Before Hasan became a murderer, he was a toxic agent stifling the morale of his patients by empathizing with their enemies rather than with them. The army needs to investigate the evil impact that this man must have had on the hundreds of soldiers he discouraged and drugged. He probably made his own personal contribution to the rising suicide rate among soldiers.
Psychiatrists are notorious for treating themselves with psychiatric drugs. They have them freely available and they simply don’t know anything different. The odds are that Dr. Hasan was self-medicating with antidepressants and tranquilizers that were causing his increasing disinhibition, at least in his pronouncements, until his final Allahu Akbar before he began shooting.
Yes, Hasan was motivated by Islamic religious fanaticism, as was, allegedly, the recent Oregon college shooter. And the South Carolina church shooter apparently was motivated by racism. Yet, had these bad people not been taking those very powerful psychiatric drugs, they probably would have controlled their emotions and aggression and not committed acts of murderous violence against others.
For an even more extensive list of mass shootings and the psychiatric drugs the shooters had been taking or been in withdrawal from, see this article by Jerome Corsi, and this article by Melissa Melton.
Dr. Peter Breggin, by the way, has written several books on these matters, including Medication Madness: The Role of Psychiatric Drugs in Cases of Violence, Suicide and Crime, and Guilt, Shame, and Anxiety: Understanding and Overcoming Negative Emotions.
As I have written previously, for those who are taking any of those drugs and want to get off them, to prevent a possible dangerous reaction to withdrawal, see Dr. Breggin’s book on psychiatric drug withdrawal, Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal: A Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients and Their Families.
Here is a recent interview of Dr. Breggin by Lew Rockwell. Breggin gets into the connection between these mass shootings and the psychiatric drugs at about 21:00 into the interview.
Will the mainstream media zombies ever begin to report on these important aspects of the mass shootings of the past 20 years or so? When I was growing up, there were no school shootings. At least, none that I can remember ever hearing about. There was the Kent State massacre, but that was the government shooting and murdering innocent students. Government goons don’t need psychiatric drugs to make it easier for them to kill people. They’re the government!
And when I was growing up, there was no “ADHD” or “Asperger’s,” i.e. made-up labels to stick to kids just for acting like normal kids. And there was no Adderall, no Ritalin, no Xanax. The top 12 deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history begin in 1966.
Besides these mass killers not controlling their emotions and aggression as normal people do, there is also the cultural aspect to this violence. American culture is now one of immediacy, distraction, and narcissism. And as Butler Shaffer and Jacob Hornberger observed, perhaps one reason why these mass shootings happen more in the United States and not in most other countries is that our government is the one government mainly that starts wars of aggression against other countries, occupies foreign lands and acts with impunity against foreigners. The American government police are also notorious now for their criminal violence against innocents. These criminal acts of aggression by government goons against foreigners and against the bureaucrats’ own fellow Americans are now being seen, especially by the young, as implicit acceptance of violence.
But rather than looking at these actual causes of these shootings, especially the psychiatric drugs, the mainstream media instead promote the government-imposed gun control agenda!
Yeah, how’s that “Gun Free Zone” stuff working out at Sandy Hook, and this week in Oregon, and at Fort Hood? You see, all you gun control robots out there, when you impose legal restrictions on guns, those who actually obey the law will obey those laws. The criminals, however, who don’t obey laws against murder, rape, robbery, and assault, obviously will not obey the gun laws! Why can’t the anti-gun people understand that? I wonder if they really just like the idea of disarming innocent people, and making innocent people defenseless. Including people deemed “mentally ill.” (But who is to decide who has “mental illness“? All those mentally ill bureaucrats in Washington? All those idiot psychiatrists and primary care “doctors” prescribing those life-destroying drugs like candy? But I digress.) Eventually, those people who disagree with the Regime and criticize the Bureaucracy will be diagnosed by the government psychiatrists as “mentally ill”!
No, it just makes the gun-grabbers feel good to see that they are taking away guns from peaceful, law-abiding people. But one thing the emotion-driven control freaks don’t like to acknowledge is that all tyrannical government regimes disarm the population as a way to strengthen and expand the bureaucrats’ own power and control. The Nazis disarmed the Jews to make it easier to murder them, by the way, as discussed in this book on Gun Control in the Third Reich by Stephen Halbrook. Yet, when we who understand history bring up these points against gun control, the gun-grabbing fanatics scoff at it, like we’re the irrational ones!
This commentary originally appeared at Scott’s blog.
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