As Democrats and Progressives use this enormous tragedy as the tag necessary to push for nationwide gun control, permit me, a 30-year teacher of young adult males, to offer my reasons as to why this breakdown in our society is happening.
First of all, was Adam Lanza on any type of “mind altering” drugs in recent months, or from his early childhood? Teachers of young males often encourage parents to put their young children on hyperactivity medication just to make the classroom atmosphere easier to control. One of my students, a middle age mom, asked me if she should put her son on Ritalin? She was getting pressure from his school to do something about his “hyperactivity.” I said, “No, don’t do it.” Any type of psychotropic drug affects younger brains more dramatically in my humble opinion.
All we will get from the media and liberal politicians will be pressure on Congress to control the guns Americans can buy, but little to no mention will be given to putting sanctions in place to control the legal drugs our young children are being given! Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, cautions us: “We should be outlawing psychiatric medications, not an inanimate piece of metal.” Adams stresses that, “One of the most common side effects of psychiatric drugs is violent outbursts and thoughts of suicide.”
He wants a real debate about what the real first offender is: guns or the drugs which are huge money makers for Big Pharma and its enormous D.C. lobby Adams continues, “The Columbine High School shooters were on psychiatric drugs at the time they shot their classmates in 1999. Suicidal tendencies and violent, destructive thoughts are some of the admitted behavioral side effects of mind-altering prescription medications.”
The debasement of white American males in progress for at least the past 20 years sees fathers pass along much disappointment to their young sons. And these fathers often are not under the same roof anymore. We’ve removed the male Rites of Passage rituals from the lives of our young sons. Our politically correct culture, our Schools of Education and their pedagogic graduates have imposed a PC, multicultural ethos on students for years. I was hard-pressed to find one positive essay or piece of literature featuring white American males in a syllabus I was given to teach a college level lit class. I substituted Hamlet for A Raisin in the Sun because we’ve had quite enough of “Hate Whitey!”
Our media foster this gross denigration of white American men in images portraying them as sex fiends, pedophiles and killers in any number of sitcoms and TV advertisements. We have a school system which is trending towards imposed matriarchy to continue the destruction of the male ego.
It is also important that we do more to control the spread of violent video games than simply require an “M” be placed on the product jacket. The frighteningly realistic slaughter of characters in a digital world effectively desensitizes young minds which may equate “assassination-by-joystick” with the real thing.
Gun control advocates will use the Sandy Hook tragedy to advance gun confiscation legislation as they ignore all other potential reasons for the crime. It is legitimate to wonder how many future Sandy Hooks will take place simply because the discussion will be driven by political agenda rather than a search for the truth.
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