The long string of mass shootings in the US (and elsewhere, too) nearly all have one thing in common; the prescription of psychotropic drugs that nearly all the shooters had been on at one point or another — this factor cannot be ignored.
Yet it is being ignored, as the big-pharma industrial complex pours money into the pockets of journalists, lawyers, and politicians to look the other way — in fact, Pharmaceuticals pumped a staggering $2.5bn into lobbying and funding members of Congress over the past decade.
It’s time to talk about the safety of legal, “over-the-counter” drugs.
Legal or “approved” does not necessarily mean safe or effective, yet most of us mistakenly trust corrupted and institutionally moribund regulatory agencies like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), simply because “they are the FDA”.
The FDA is the agency tasked with approving every medical drug as safe and effective before it can be released for public use. The FDA will never admit its decisions have been fueling mass shootings across America. The Agency views the pharmaceutical industry as its partner. Placing warnings on informational drug inserts easily escapes the attention of psychiatric patients. Doctors who prescribe the drugs may or may not read those warnings. Even if they do read them, the drugs are the solution to “mental disorders.” Very few doctors will seek other means of treatment.
Twenty-two of these so-called “drug agencies” have conceded SSRIs induce extreme violence, as well as mania, psychosis, depersonalization, aggression and even homicide and suicide — yet they are unwilling to join the dots when it comes to mass shootings, or any situation when their reputations are on the line.
In the (corrupted) media, the overwhelming tunnel-vision focus has been on firearms and the second amendment, yet the mainstream media has entirely ignored the psychiatric argument; that drugs pull triggers long before sane people ever will.
Judges, police officers, and prosecutors avoid the “psychiatric drug issue.” They don’t want to touch it. After all, friendly psychiatrists are part of the legal system. They often testify at trials. Further, “medical experts” will lash out and go on the attack against law enforcement if an attempt is made to link a violent crime to the effects of psychiatric drugs.
At the federal level, lobbyists for drug companies are crawling all over Washington D.C. They exert an astonishing level of influence on law makers and bureaucrats. The issue of psychiatric drug-induced murder is obviously not on the list of permitted issues for open and extensive discussion.
It needs to be accepted that while mass killers generally have guns in their hands, another commonality is that they often have psychiatric drugs in their blood. The difference, though, is that it isn’t guns that have the side effect of “homicidal ideation”.
SSRI drugs definitively linked to suicide and other violent behavior.
American psychiatrist, Peter R. Breggin MD, states that it is clear to implicate SSRI drugs in the perpetration of mass shootings.
Dr. Breggin states in a MadInAmerica article that:
“Anxiety, agitation, panic attacks, insomnia, irritability, hostility, aggressiveness, impulsivity, akathisia (psychomotor restlessness), hypomania, and mania, have been reported in adult and pediatric patients being treated with antidepressants for major depressive disorder as well as for other indications, both psychiatric and nonpsychiatric. (Celexa 2017, p. 8, bold added)
These adverse drug effects; including agitation, irritability, hostility, aggressiveness, akathisia, and impulsivity, are an obvious prescription for violence. Akathisia, which I also described in my article, is a psychomotor agitation that is strongly associated with violence.”
“33 school shootings and/or school-related acts of violence have been committed by those taking or withdrawing from psychiatric drugs, six of which were stabbings, resulting in 164 wounded and 77 killed,” — Kelly Patricia O’Meara for CCHR International.
The FDA Medication Guide for antidepressants warns clinicians, patients and families to be on the alert for the following:
- acting on dangerous impulses.
- acting aggressive or violent.
- feeling agitated, restless, angry or irritable.
- other unusual changes in behavior or mood. (Celexa 2017, p. 33)
This list (above) of antidepressant adverse effects from the Medication Guide should make it very clear that antidepressants can cause violence.
Further data that reinforces the psychiatric drugs and violence connection is overwhelming:
- Between 2004 -2012 there have been 14,773 reports to the US FDA’s MedWatch system on psychiatric drugs causing violent side effects including, 1,531 cases of homicidal ideation/homicide, 3,287 cases of mania and 8,219 cases of aggression. The FDA estimates that less than 1% of all serious adverse events are reported.
- A PLOS One study, based on FDA adverse event drug data, authored by Thomas J. Moore, Joseph Glenmullen and Curt D. Furberg, found that “acts of violence towards others are a genuine and serious adverse drug event associated with a relatively small group of drugs.” Verenicline (Chantix) and antidepressants with serotonergic effects were the most strongly and consistently implicated drugs.
- There are, as aforementioned, 22 international drug regulatory warnings on psychiatric drugs citing effects of mania, hostility, aggression, violence and even homicidal ideation.
- Psychiatrists prescribe antipsychotic drugs to children in one third of all visits, which is three times higher than during the 1990′s, and nearly 90 percent of those prescriptions written between 2005 and 2009 were prescribed for something other than what the Food and Drug Administration approved them for. Antipsychotics have been described as a chemical lobotomy because of their ability to disable normal brain function.
- Emergency Room visits involving nonmedical use of Central Nervous System Stimulants (CNS) among adults aged 18-34 increased from 5,605 in 2005 to 22,949 in 2011. CNS drugs include prescription ADHD drugs.
- According to IMS Health, there has been a 22% increase in the number of Americans on psychiatric drugs since 2002, with over 77 million people currently taking them—that’s one in four Americans.
- A total of 8.2 million children under 18 are taking psychiatric drugs in the U.S.
- There are over 40 million Americans taking antidepressants – a 15% increase since 2002. Of these, 2 million are children under 18.
- Since 2002, the number of Americans on ADHD drugs has gone up by 94% with over 10 million currently taking them.
- According to the CDC, 11 percent of school-age children have been diagnosed with ADHD and there are now 4.7 million children under 18 in the U.S. taking ADHD drugs, per IMS Health.
- The total number of Americans on antipsychotics has increased by 40% since 2002.
- All antidepressants carry the FDA’s “Black Box” warning, alerting the public that antidepressants may increase the risk of suicidal thinking and behavior in children and young adults. A “Black Box” warning is the FDA’s most serious prescription drug warning.
- Finally, the US military has seen an increase in the number of suicides, with a record 349 in 2012, far exceeding the number of American combat deaths. According to the Military Times, at least one in six service members (17%) is on some form of psychiatric drug.
- According to the Defense Logistics Agency, between 2001 and 2009, the overall use of psychiatric drugs increased by 76%. During the same time, antidepressant use increased 40%.
Mass shooters that were on drugs.
• “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.” Along with fellow student Dylan Klebold, Harris shot 13 to death and wounded 24 in a headline-grabbing 1999 rampage. “Luvox manufacturer Solvay Pharmaceuticals concedes that during short-term controlled clinical trials, 4 percent of children and youth taking Luvox — that’s one in 25 — developed mania, a dangerous and violence-prone mental derangement characterized by extreme excitement and delusion.”
• Twenty-five-year-old Patrick Purdy murdered five children and wounded 30 in a schoolyard shooting rampage in Stockton, California, in 1989. He’d been taking “Amitriptyline, an antidepressant, as well as the antipsychotic drug Thorazine.”
• Kip Kinkel, 15, murdered his parents in 1998 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.
• Aaron Ray Ybarra, 26, of Mountlake Terrace, Washington, allegedly opened fire with a shotgun at Seattle Pacific University in June 2014, killing one student and wounding two others. Ybarra said he’d been prescribed with Prozac and Risperdal to help him with his problems.
• Jose Reyes, the Nevada seventh-grader who went on a shooting rampage at his school in October 2013 was taking a prescription antidepressant [Prozac] at the time.
• Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis sprayed bullets at office workers and in a cafeteria on Sept. 16, 2013, killing 13 people including himself. Alexis had been prescribed [generic antidepressant] Trazodone by his Veterans Affairs doctor.
• In 1988, 31-year-old Laurie Dann went on a shooting rampage in a second-grade classroom in Winnetka, Ill., killing one child and wounding six. She had been taking the antidepressant Anafranil as well as Lithium, long used to treat mania.
• In Paducah, Kentucky, in late 1997, 14-year-old Michael Carneal, son of a prominent attorney, traveled to Heath High School and started shooting students in a prayer meeting taking place in the school’s lobby, killing three and leaving another paralyzed. Carneal reportedly was on Ritalin.
• In 2005, 16-year-old Jeff Weise, living on Minnesota’s Red Lake Indian Reservation, shot and killed nine people and wounded five others before killing himself. Weise had been taking Prozac.
• 47-year-old Joseph T. Wesbecker, just a month after he began taking Prozac in 1989, shot 20 workers at Standard Gravure Corp. in Louisville, Kentucky, killing nine. Prozac-maker Eli Lilly later settled a lawsuit brought by survivors.
Are mass shootings fabricated or provoked, if so, to what ends?
The motive for fabricating mass shootings to push agendas must be considered.
The US disproportionately has a mass shooting problem, this raises the question, how many of these situations have been fabricated and how many are a result of psychiatric medications or otherwise?
The Globalist syndicate has a long track record of making up atrocities to push their own agendas and galvanize emotional public support, think the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident, or the controlled demolition that was 9/11, in fact there are fifty-eight admitted false flag operations committed by government bodies. It’s been done throughout history — there is no reason why they would have stopped now.
In the case of guns, to disarm the US population and centralize firearms is beneficial in a situation when martial law or a forceful takeover is called into effect, it also popularizes an anti-constitutional stance.
Once one amendment falls with enough social engineering, other amendments will start to fall too.
“The government encouraged the manufacture and importation of firearms for the criminals to use. This is intended to foster a feeling of insecurity, which would lead the American people to voluntarily disarm themselves by passing laws against firearms. Using drugs and hypnosis on mental patients in a process called Orion, the CIA inculcated the desire in these people to open fire on schoolyards and thus inflame the anti-gun lobby. This plan is well under way, and so far is working perfectly. The middle class is begging the government to do away with the 2nd Amendment.” — Bill Cooper, Behold A Pale Horse, 1991.
Government-backed MKULTRA historically exploits mentally ill, creating “Manchurian candidates” that will kill on command.
The CIA experimented extensively with brainwashing during the 1950s and 1960s, honing techniques that could force someone to kill, then have no recollection afterward. Code-named MKUltra, the program involved some 149 separate experiments — many on unwitting Americans, including a Kentucky mental patient who was dosed with LSD for 179 days straight.
MKUltra was officially launched in 1953 to develop better interrogation techniques, as well as to explore the possibility of creating a programmable assassin. The CIA also wondered if it would be possible to mind-control hostile foreign leaders, such as Fidel Castro.
Some 44 universities, 12 hospitals and three prisons helped out with the experiments, though many were apparently not aware they were working for the CIA. The spy agency sometimes funded the work through anonymous grants that the organizations believed were from private individuals. The institutions that did know “acted in good faith and with the belief they were aiding their government,” per a 1977 Senate report.
There is little doubt that such programs are still happening, either in deep black government projects, or contracted out to private corporations for plausible deniability. Surviving documents from the 1950s show that they achieved considerable success with “Manchurian candidates,” so there is little reason for them to have stopped the research.