Sunday, January 6, 2013

Paved With Good Intentions

I was originally planning to do a long piece about global warming, but I came across this article and thought it was more immediately relevant.

"SSRI's: Turning People Into Monsters
The massacre of 20 children and 7 adults at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, CT on Dec 14, 2012 has the nation and the world reeling in shock and horror.

It has revived the debate about gun control, but a growing chorus of voices that have been desperately trying to cut through the media censorship for over a decade document the real cause of these unfathomable events: Psychiatric drugs, especially SSRIs, serotonin re-uptake inhibitors, such as Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Luvox and more.

In an estimated 5% of people taking these drugs, which are freely prescribed to children and adolescents, a condition known as "akasthisia," occurs. This is a build up of electrical impulses that causes the brain to disassociate, causing the victim to erupt in sudden, extreme violence, often: murder, mass murder, suicide, arson and more. Characteristics of SSRI violence include hallucinations, and amnesia so powerful that all memory of the event is absent, in those who survive.

This website documents over 4,800 cases of such extreme violence, including 66 school shootings, in which SSRI drugs, often more than one, had been prescribed. (The list ends in 2010)

16 year old Corey only remembers being in bed, tired, when "next thing I know, I'm in the detention center." He had been arrested for holding 23 classmates hostage, and he did not even remember it.

"There's no doubt that the medication did this," says his father. "He had amnesia, hallucinations earlier, abnormal dreams, which are all side effects of the medication."

"His father says the pills turned Corey from a sensitive boy to a volatile marauder, susceptible to blind rage" says the Fox anchor.

"It was out of character," said Corey's father.

The burning issue is neither guns, nor "evil" in our youth, nor bad parenting, but rather a truly evil pharmaceutical empire that has steadfastly preyed on our children, in their schools, in programs often funded by the Pharmaceutical industry, such as "Teen Screen," which seek to diagnose and medicate kids at every possibly opportunity, turning a number of them into Manchurian Candidates--assassins--operating from compulsions caused by the drugs.

The mass media, with a few exceptions, are complicit in the deaths of the very children they appear to lament, until they face their professional obligation to investigate this enormous story.

--Celia Farber

This ties in with something I'd noticed earlier -- that almost every perpetrator of a school-shooting in the last 20 years had been taking anti-depressants for days beforehand.  And haven't you noticed that, in all those TV ads for anti-depressants, the announcer also mentions -- in a fast mumble -- that "rare side effects may include mood changes, aggressiveness, suicidal thoughts or actions"?

It's perfectly understandable that the media, and the politicians, have ignored these little facts and gone haring off after gun control instead.  After all, the "gun lobby" is nothing compared to the Big Pharmaceutical lobby.

--Leslie <;)))><  )O( 


Antongarou said...

It's worth noting three things:

1) A quick search shows that Celia Farber also denies that HIV causes AIDS, instead claiming that AZT is the cause of AIDS. This claim is on the level of the various claims that vaccines cause autism(i.e. discredited more than a decade ago). This makes her reliability extremely suspect.

2)Remember the statistician's mantra: "correlation does not imply causation". I can think of a couple of reasons that people will take these drugs and then go shoot a school up *in spite* of that. for example: they forgot to take their dose for a couple of days, they were misdiagnosed(or self-diagnosed) as depressive when they were actually bipolar, took overdoses of the medicine in hopes of faster effects, etc.

3) (a bit of a nitpick)Akasthisia according to several articles I read is not a buildup of electrical impulses - it's a continuous feeling of unrest, sometimes extreme unrest, and not linked to dissociation in any way except the fact that dissociation is sometimes used as an inner protection strategy.

Leslie Fish said...

Hi, Anton. I've seen this correlation between anti-depressives and mass-shootings mentioned before, by other people. And then there are those disturbing comments included in the anti-depressives' own advertizing. Considering how many people take anti-depressives these days, the few who do suffer from those "rare side-effects" would be enough to cover all the mass-shooting incidents on record.

--Leslie <;)))>< )O(