This would explain why their own governments so often fail. Also why, whenever existing governments are bad, Marxists immediately jump to the conclusion that they must be run by evil people who want them to be bad on purpose.
Print Here we go again. A horrific mass shooting occurs. Everyone is in shock and grief. Democrats blame guns and Republicans. And that was her life. But, you may well be asking, why is the issue of psychiatric medications even important? Follow David Kupelian on Facebook.
A disturbing number of perpetrators of school shootings and similar mass murders in our modern era were either on — or just recently coming off of — psychiatric medications.
A few of the most high-profile examples, out of many others, include: Columbine mass-killer Eric Harris was taking Luvox — like Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Effexor and many others, a modern and widely prescribed type of antidepressant drug called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs.
Harris and fellow student Dylan Klebold went on a hellish school shooting rampage in during which they killed 12 students and a teacher and wounded 24 others before turning their guns on themselves. The year-old Purdy, who murdered five children and wounded 30, had been on Amitriptyline, an antidepressant, as well as the antipsychotic drug Thorazine.
Kip Kinkel, 15, murdered his parents in and the next day went to his school, Thurston High in Springfield, Oregon, and opened fire on his classmates, killing two and wounding 22 others. He had been prescribed both Prozac and Ritalin. Inyear-old Laurie Dann went on a shooting rampage in a second-grade classroom in Winnetka, Illinois, killing one child and wounding six.
She had been taking the antidepressant Anafranil as well as Lithium, long used to treat mania.
Carneal reportedly was on Ritalin. Weise had been taking Prozac. In another famous case, year-old Joseph T. Wesbecker, just a month after he began taking Prozac inshot 20 workers at Standard Gravure Corp.
Prozac-maker Eli Lilly later settled a lawsuit brought by survivors. Kurt Danysh, 18, shot his own father to death ina little more than two weeks after starting on Prozac.
Andrea Yates, in one of the most heartrending crimes in modern history, drowned all five of her children — aged 7 years down to 6 months — in a bathtub. Insisting inner voices commanded her to kill her children, she had become increasingly psychotic over the course of several years.
George Ringholz, after evaluating Yates for two days, recounted an experience she had after the birth of her first child: Yates had been taking the antidepressant Effexor. The FDA defines it as occurring in less than one in 1, people.
But since that same year So later that night, he shot both of his grandparents in the head with a. The preceding examples are only a few of the best-known offenders who had been taking prescribed psychiatric drugs before committing their violent crimes — there are many others.
Whether we like to admit it or not, it is undeniable that when certain people living on the edge of sanity take psychiatric medications, those drugs can — and occasionally do — push them over the edge into violent madness.
Indeed, the mass shooters we are describing often take their own lives when the police show up, having planned their suicide ahead of time. Never lost a lawsuit Pharmaceutical manufacturers are understandably nervous about publicity connecting their highly lucrative drugs to murderous violence, which may be why we rarely if ever hear any confirmation to those first-day reports from grief-stricken relatives who confide to journalists that the perpetrator was taking psychiatric drugs.
After all, who are by far the biggest sponsors of TV news?
Pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly fought scores of legal claims against Prozac in this way, settling for cash before the complaint could go to court while stipulating that the settlement remain secret — and then claiming it had never lost a Prozac lawsuit.
Which brings us back to the key question: When are we going to get official confirmation as to whether Nikolas Cruz, like so many other mass shooters, had been taking psychiatric drugs?"Readers wanting an in-depth explanation of what’s behind school bullying will get that and much more in The Bully vetconnexx.comsor Klein has rendered an exceedingly thorough analysis of the bullying and hate crimes and shootings that have shocked America in the last decade or so.
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