Dramatic, and recurring mass shootings seem to be a peculiarly american phenomenon, given the fact that every other nation that experiences such shootings soon passes appropriate legislation that effectively prevents the repeat of such preventable traged
Dramatic, and recurring mass shootings seem to be a peculiarly American phenomenon, giventhe fact that every other nation that experiences such shootings soon passes appropriatelegislation that effectively prevents the repeat of such preventable tragedies. Not in Americahowever, thanks to the National Rifle Association and the numerous, wel -paid weaponsmanufacturing lobbyists who threaten into silence and inaction most of our elected officials in DC,both Republican and Democrat, who can’t seem to resist taking the bribes.
The now infamous and roundly hated James Holmes was probably just another one of manybrain-altered, and then gun-wielding, mass murderers who shot into an innocent crowd aftermaking impressively bizarre plans to do so. There are many similarities with the 1999 Columbineshootings that happened only a few miles away.
But what impressed me was the fact that the first words out of the mouths of the media and rulingelites immediately after many of these shootings was this obfuscating sentiment: “This is an act of‘senseless violence’, and we wil probably never understand why it happened”; meaning, ofcourse, don’t bother speculating about the motives of the shooter. And don’t ask any unwantedprobing questions, especially about Holmes’ psychiatrist and what mind-altering drugs sheprobably prescribed for him. “Trust us”, they are saying, “we’re the experts.”
Unfortunately, these experts are also likely to be beholden to various powers-that-be that aren’tinterested in having us sheeple understand what really went down on at the midnight Batmanmovie. And they don’t seem to be very interested in solving the problem or curing the malady thatis the epidemic of American gun violence.
The assorted potentially guilty accomplices are covering their behinds. They want to be sure thatthey wil be held blameless when the final “official” report is released in a year or so. So don’texpect to be told everything that we need to know so that we can make sense of mass shootingsany time soon. Psychiatry and BigPharma are off limits.
Do expect to hear al sorts of irrelevant spin-off verbiage about what kinds of guns and ammowere used and whether or not there wil be an “insanity defense”. And, of course, theoverwhelming reportage, until the trial starts, wil be about the hundreds of victims and theirdramatic stories rather than about the possible motivations of the shooter.
If there is evidence that wil help us naïve “consumers” of drugs and information andadvertisements and propaganda to make sense out of events that wil give us a fighting chance toprevent them in the future, don’t expect that we wil be told about it – until and unless somecourageous investigative journalist does the hard sleuthing work and is al owed to report hisfindings. We wil certainly be as confused about the Batman Shooter as most of us were aboutthe Columbine shooters.
Making futile the attempts to de-mystify mass murder
If the real connections that would help to de-mystify the latest mass shootings are suppressed, asexpected, the gradual y approaching police state agenda of the 1% wil be enabled. Prepare for“domestic” spy drones over America, more conceal and carry guns and assault rifles purchasedby freaked-out gun-owners, metal detectors everywhere and taxpayer-paid private security firms
frisking us as we stand in line to see the next violence-inducing, fear-inducing shoot-em-upfantasy film about fictitious time-traveling “undead” monsters, or some new and laughably absurdsuper-hero movie that wil surely stimulate ideas about violence to who-knows-what mental yunsound or brain-drugged copy-cat wannabe who might fancy himself as a homicidal avenger ofinjustice (or as a competitor for the Guiness Book of World Records for non-combat massmurders).
I have been listening and watching the repetitive and sensationalistic news coverage of theAurora shootings during the days since the deed was done. And virtually nobody wants to talkabout the psychotropic drugs that most of the school and workplace shooters were taking orwithdrawing from.
We all know that there are ” sacred cows” lurking among us that are too big to raise questionsabout because they consider themselves too big to fail. And most of them have the economic andpolitical power to ensure that they are not questioned. It is also well known that many majormedia “journalists”, news anchors, politicians and police departments are careful to not step onbig toes in crisis situations like the Batman shootings. Readers are fully justified in suspecting thatthe “experts” are covering up something in this case. Read on.
Who might be potential accessories to the crimes of the Batman Shooter?
So we need to wonder our loud who might be those “sacred cow” groups or industries that arecontributing to or even benefiting from making obscure America’s recurrent mass shootings.
Many of them regard themselves as being too big to expose, criticize or otherwise implicate asaccomplices, even as inadvertent accomplices. Any one of us can think of any number ofpotential culprits. My list includes this TOP 9 LIST (plus 3 major potential players further below):
2) the violent, and addictive videogame industry;
3) the violent professional contact sports industry, where violent acts are hoped-for andapplauded;
4) the food industry that is doing so much to malnourish vulnerable brains and bodies;
5) the weapons manufacturers and their lobbyist organizations;
6) the ease in getting lethal military style weapons (the Aurora kil er reportedly got some of hisguns at Gander Mountain and Pro Bass Shops);
7) our militarized culture and the media that glorifies the “legal” mass murder by “licensed to kil ”soldiers in the battlefield and then condemns them when they come home, psychological y andspiritually tormented, and commit murders, suicides or crimes;
8) Congresspersons, Presidents, state governors and Supreme Court justices who indifferentlyvote against, refuse to pass or refuse to enforce rational harm-reduction legislation that could doso much to prevent these mass homicides;
9) Christian church leaders who fail to teach to the potential mass murderers in their own SundaySchool or confirmation classes about the Golden Rule and the other nonviolent ethical teachingsof Jesus, whom they profess to follow.
But in the minds of many, the big culprits are the ones that the corporate media and theirpaymasters are scared to death about exposing, are:
1) BigPharma (the multinational pharmaceutical companies) and their propaganda that shapespublic attitudes and behaviors and stimulates demand for drug prescriptions from theirphysicians;
2) the US Food and Drug Administration that grants approval for many potentially lethalpsychiatric drugs on virtual y zero long-term safety data and woefully inadequate efficacy data;
3) BigPsychiatry/BigMedicine and us obedient, quasi-enslaved physicians who are locked intothose corporate entities and who have, by and large, not opened our eyes and ears to the datafrom the truth-seeking alternative medical, forensic and drug research community of altruists (whoare not beholden to the obscenely wealthy and powerful pharmaceutical corporations).
Much of this data, which is virtually never published in the hostile BigPharma-subsidized medicaljournals, shows unequivocally that most, if not al , of the five classes of potential y addictive,potentially brain-damaging psychiatric drugs are fully capable of causing drug-induced violence,drug-induced psychoses, drug-induced homicidal ity, drug-induced mania, drug-inducedsuicidality, drug-induced dementia, drug-induced sleep disorders and drug-induced criminalbehaviors (especial y in unsuspecting adolescents who are often told to ignore the adverseeffects and just keep on taking the drugs).
He who pays the piper, cal s the tune
By ignoring the mountains of peer-reviewed complementary-alternative medical literature andonly paying attention to what is advertised in the co-opted mainstream medical journals, we drugprescribers regularly – and often quite cavalierly – hand out brain and mind-altering syntheticchemicals that BigPharma’s ubiquitous, and very attractive, sales staffs try to reassure us aresafe, curative and non-addicting us (with mostly skewed or insufficient data to back up theirclaims – and pens, pizzas and post-it notes to clinch the sale).
Therefore, considering the fact that there is that massive amount of evidence that makes a strongconnection between American school shootings and the use of (or withdrawal from) mind-altering,brain-numbing, remorselessness-inducing psych drugs, a fair question should be: “Was theBatman Shooter taking or withdrawing from any one of the scores of psychiatric drugs so readilyprescribed these days?”
(For essential background on this issue, see books by the whistle-blowing psychiatrist PeterBreggin, including Medication Madness, Toxic Psychiatry, Talking Back To Prozac or Your DrugMay Be Your Problem or these websites: www.ssristories.com, www.cchrint.org,www.breggin.org, www.madinamerica.com or www.mindfreedom.org.)
But have we have heard on any radio or television station, even on PBS or NPR, a single wordabout the high likelihood of legal psych drug use or drug withdrawal in the case of the BatmanShooter? And have we heard anything about Dr. Lynne Fenton, Holmes’ psychiatrist who wouldhave been the major prescriber? A lot of critical thinkers smell a rat. There is a cover-up in themaking.
Bad advice: “Don’t waste time trying to figure out what motivated the shooter”
Interestingly, one of the survivors of the Columbine school shooter Eric Harris (who was takingthe Prozac-like drug Luvox that had been prescribed by his tragical y unaware Coloradopsychiatrist, after a trial of Zoloft “failed”) contributed to the myth-making when he advised themost recent batch of Colorado shooting victims to not “waste time trying to figure out whatmotivated the shooter or shooters. It’s a waste of time” he said, “and it gives them exactly whatthey want (sic).” And then later in the interview he lamented the fact that “I don’t think I’l everunderstand.” Duh.
Psychological y and spiritually, any psychologist or spiritual advisor worth his or her salt, whendealing with the psychological and spiritual consequences of trauma, wil tel you that that adviceis profoundly anti-therapeutic and wil , at the very least, lead to delayed healing – possiblypermanently delayed healing. That statement made me wonder what dependency-inducing psychdrug that he had been taking for the last 13 years. Perhaps he has already tried to taper off hisdrug but then found out that he couldn’t tolerate the disabling, crazy-making withdrawalsymptoms, and therefore he now justifies the continued use of a drug that he can’t get off of.
But he is certainly repeating what the “experts” always seem to want us to believe as they hideessential but “sensitive” information that might be uncomfortable for Holmes’ doctor, or clinic, orpharmacist, or neuroscience grad school program, or family member, or pharmaceuticalcompany, or gun sel er, or legislato,r or secret black-ops military experimenter, or other potentialaccomplices. Are the authorities trying to protect the various industries and people that rightfullyneed to be named for their part in the massacres, however indirect?
It is important for me to remind readers at this point to check out www.ssristories.com, where theywil find a collection of 4,800+ damning, mostly criminal news stories about the behavioral andpsychic toxicity of antidepressants. These are documented examples of psychotropic drug-induced violence that have made it into the media (via newspapers, TV, scientific journals) orwere part of (only three!) FDA hearings (1991, 2004 or 2006) where public testimony about thelethality of FDA-approved psych drugs was allowed (and essential y ignored by the FDA panel).
The thousands of examples reported on that website represent just the tip of what surely is anenormous iceberg, since even the FDA estimates that as many as 99% of adverse events fromany given drug is never reported to that agency.
What is the PDR trying to warn us physicians about when we prescribe antidepressants?
The Physicians’ Desk Reference
lists the following common adverse reactions (side effects) toSSRI antidepressants (among a host of other physical and neuropsychiatric effects). None ofthese adverse reactions is listed as Rare
Manic Reaction (Mania, e.g., Kleptomania, Pyromania, Dipsomania, Nymphomania)
Hypomania (e.g., poor judgment, over spending, impulsivity, etc.)
Akathisia (severe internal restlessness that can cause suicidality)
It doesn’t take a genius to recognize that any of the above drug-induced mental aberrations couldpass as mental il ness.
It should be emphasized that so-called adverse reactions are most likely to occur when starting ordiscontinuing the drug, increasing or lowering the dose or when switching from one SSRI toanother. Adverse reactions are often mis-diagnosed as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or someother “mental il ness of unknown origin” when the symptoms may be entirely iatrogenic (treatmentinduced). Withdrawal, especially abrupt withdrawal, from any of these medications can causesevere neuropsychiatric and physical symptoms that can also cause the above signs andsymptoms. It is important to withdraw extremely slowly from these drugs, often over a period of ayear or more, under the supervision of a qualified and experienced specialist, if available.
Withdrawal is sometimes more severe than the original symptoms or problems.
understandable and therefore should not be surprising to
physicians. They are not actually “side effects”
So with the list of common adverse effects of these drugs above, I present below a “short list” ofdrug–associated violence over the past decade or two, perpetrated mostly by young people who
were involved in newsworthy shootings and whose psych drugs were identified and reported tothe public.
Tragically, in the vast majority of psychiatric drug-related suicides, homicides or other types ofirrational violence, prescription drugs are generally not reported in the corporate-controlled andsubsidized media, where pharmaceutical companies advertise heavily, exerting subtle influenceon how much investigative journalism is allowed – or allowed to be published. He who pays thepiper calls the tune.
Among the nearly 5000 examples of psychiatric drug-induced violence on its site, SSRI Storiesincludes a list of 66 school shootings that are disproportionately American. That list of 66 oftenmentions suicides that were also connected to either taking or withdrawing from SSRI drugs.
There has been an explosion of such incidents since Eli Lil y’s Prozac, the world’s first SSRI drug,was released onto an unsuspecting public back in 1989.
It needs to be emphasized that most of the developed world’s drug regulatory agencies, includingthe FDA, have not tested psychotropic drugs for safety or efficacy on human brains under the ageof 18 (either short term or long term), and therefore those agencies have not approved their usefor that group (with rare exceptions). It also needs to be mentioned that no combination of two ormore drugs of any class (again with rare exceptions) have even been tested for safety of efficacyin the rat labs. Therefore, we physicians, if we prescribe these untested drugs, (especial y incombination with other drugs) to that underage group (that is at a stage of immature braindevelopment) we are doing so “off label”, thus exposing ourselves to medico-legal risks.
Here is the sobering list. Read it and weep – and then reassess what really needs to be done withbackground checks when someone with a clean criminal or so-called “mental il ness” record triesto purchase an automatic rifle that can shoot 60 rounds a minute.
Eric Harris age 17 (first on Zoloft then Luvox) and Dylan Klebold aged 18 (Colombine schoolshooting in Littleton, Colorado), kil ed 12 students and 1 teacher, and wounded 23 others, beforekil ing themselves. Klebold’s medical records have never been made available to the public.
Jeff Weise, age 16, had been prescribed 60 mg/day of Prozac (three times the average startingdose for adults!) when he shot his grandfather, his grandfather’s girlfriend and many fellowstudents at Red Lake, Minnesota. He then shot himself. 10 dead, 12 wounded.
Cory Baadsgaard, age 16, Wahluke (Washington state) High School, was on Paxil (which causedhim to have hal ucinations) when he took a rifle to his high school and held 23 classmateshostage. He has no memory of the event.
Chris Fetters, age 13, kil ed his favorite aunt while taking Prozac.
Christopher Pittman, age 12, murdered both his grandparents while taking Zoloft.
Mathew Mil er, age 13, hung himself in his bedroom closet after taking Zoloft for 6 days.
Jarred Viktor, age 15, stabbed his grandmother 61 times after 5 days on Paxil.
Kip Kinkel, age 15, (on Prozac and Ritalin) shot his parents while they slept then went to schooland opened fire kil ing 2 classmates and injuring 22 shortly after beginning Prozac treatment.
Luke Woodham, age 16 (Prozac) kil ed his mother and then kil ed two students, wounding sixothers.
A boy in Pocatel o, ID (Zoloft) in 1998 had a Zoloft-induced seizure that caused an armed standoff at his school.
Michael Carneal (Ritalin), age 14, opened fire on students at a high school prayer meeting inWest Paducah, Kentucky. Three teenagers were kil ed, five others were wounded.
A young man in Huntsvil e, Alabama (Ritalin) went psychotic chopping up his parents with an axand also kil ing one sibling and almost murdering another.
Andrew Golden, age 11, (Ritalin) and Mitchell Johnson, aged 14, (Ritalin) shot 15 people, kil ingfour students, one teacher, and wounding 10 others.
TJ Solomon, age 15, (Ritalin) high school student in Conyers, Georgia opened fire on andwounded six of his class mates.
Rod Mathews, age 14, (Ritalin) beat a classmate to death with a bat.
James Wilson, age 19, (various psychiatric drugs) from Breenwood, South Carolina, took a .22caliber revolver into an elementary school kil ing two young girls, and wounding seven otherchildren and two teachers.
Elizabeth Bush, age 13, (Paxil) was responsible for a school shooting in Pennsylvania
Jason Hoffman (Effexor and Celexa) - school shooting in El Cajon, California
Jarred Viktor, age 15, (Paxil), after five days on Paxil he stabbed his grandmother 61 times.
Chris Shanahan, age 15 (Paxil) in Rigby, ID who out of the blue kil ed a woman.
Jeff Franklin (Prozac and Ritalin), Huntsvil e, AL, kil ed his parents as they came home from workusing a sledge hammer, hatchet, butcher knife and mechanic’s file, then attacked his youngerbrothers and sister.
Neal Furrow (Prozac) in LA Jewish school shooting reported to have been court-ordered to be onProzac along with several other medications.
Kevin Rider, age 14, was withdrawing from Prozac when he died from a gunshot wound to hishead. Initial y it was ruled a suicide, but two years later, the investigation into his death wasopened as a possible homicide. The prime suspect, also age 14, had been taking Zoloft and otherSSRI antidepressants.
Alex Kim, age 13, hung himself shortly after his Lexapro prescription had been doubled.
Diane Routhier was prescribed Welbutrin for gal stone problems. Six days later, after sufferingmany adverse effects of the drug, she shot herself.
Bil y Wil komm, an accomplished wrestler and a University of Florida student, was prescribedProzac at the age of 17. His family found him dead of suicide – hanging from a tall ladder at thefamily’s Gulf Shore Boulevard home in July 2002.
Kara Jaye Anne Ful er-Otter, age 12, was on Paxil when she hung herself from a hook in hercloset. Kara’s parents said “…. the damn doctor wouldn’t take her off it and I asked him to whenwe went in on the second visit. I told him I thought she was having some sort of reaction toPaxil…”)
Gareth Christian, Vancouver, age 18, was on Paxil when he committed suicide in 2002,
(Gareth’s father could not accept his son’s death and kil ed himself.)
Julie Woodward, age 17, was on Zoloft when she hung herself in her family’s detached garage.
Matthew Mil er was 13 when he saw a psychiatrist because he was having difficulty at school.
The psychiatrist gave him samples of Zoloft. Seven days later his mother found him dead,hanging by a belt from a laundry hook in his closet.
Kurt Danysh, age 18, and on Prozac, kil ed his father with a shotgun. He is now behind prisonbars, and writes letters, trying to warn the world that SSRI drugs can kil .
Woody ____, age 37, committed suicide while in his 5th week of taking Zoloft. Shortly before hisdeath his physician suggested doubling the dose of the drug. He had seen his physician only forinsomnia. He had never been depressed, nor did he have any history of any mental il nesssymptoms.
A boy from Houston, age 10, shot and kil ed his father after his Prozac dosage was increased.
Hammad Memon, age 15, shot and kil ed a fellow middle school student. He had been diagnosedwith ADHD and depression and was taking Zoloft and “other drugs for the conditions.”
Matti Saari, a 22-year-old culinary student, shot and kil ed 9 students and a teacher, andwounded another student, before kil ing himself. Saari was taking an SSRI and a benzodiazapine.
Steven Kazmierczak, age 27, shot and kil ed five people and wounded 21 others before kil inghimself in a Northern Illinois University auditorium. According to his girlfriend, he had recentlybeen taking Prozac, Xanax and Ambien. Toxicology results showed that he stil had traceamounts of Xanax in his system.
Finnish gunman Pekka-Eric Auvinen, age 18, had been taking antidepressants before he kil edeight people and wounded a dozen more at Jokela High School – then he committed suicide.
Asa Coon from Cleveland, age 14, shot and wounded four before taking his own life. Courtrecords show Coon was on Trazodone.
Jon Romano, age 16, on medication for depression, fired a shotgun at a teacher in his New Yorkhigh school.
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