This Veteran's Day is marred by the vicious attack on our troops by the army psychiatrist that goes by the name of Nidal Malik Hasan. Although the media is beginning to cover what appears to be "religiously" motivated violence, they may be overlooking the most common cause of mass shootings over the last decade as it relates to this story.
Dr. Antonette Zeiss, Deputy Chief of Mental Health Services for Veteran Affairs, while not wishing to talk about the specific case of the Fort Hood slayings, explained to TIME that: "Anyone who works with P.T.S.D. clients and hears their stories will be profoundly affected."
Hasan is a psychiatrist with unlimited access to the mind-altering drugs of Big PHARMA. From Columbine to Virginia Tech to the office shootings in Orlando last weekend (Jason Rodriguez), the common denominator is always anti-depressants, anti-psychotics and even synthetic sleep drugs. Where are the investigative journalists asking the first question about his prescription drug consumption? How could they not ask, given that nearly every other mass killing since the age of Prozac is related? Is knowing about the dangers of psychiatric meds considered to be a threat to national security?
You want to honor the veterans? Help them get off of psychiatric drugs before they do harm to themselves or others. My blog post from June 10, 2008 may be even more relevant today than when I first wrote it:
Headline: America's Medicated Army "...according to an anonymous survey of U.S. troops taken last fall, about 12% of combat troops in Iraq and 17% of those in Afghanistan are taking prescription antidepressants or sleeping pills to help them cope."
Maybe we should think twice or three times before sending kids overseas to be soldiers for Economic Hit Men. "Medicated with an M16" is not my idea of a soldier with all of his faculties intact. What of nutrients for the troops?
I do not know of the nutritional content of meals ready-to-eat (MRE's) but I can bet that they're NOT loaded with raw, organic whole food nutrition. The STRESS of war depletes nutrients like nothing else on planet earth, perhaps other than pregnancy and childbirth. Did the Department of Defense ever think to look at nutritional treatments for PTSD, rather than investing in companies that have lobbied Congress to be included in budgetary authorizations? They need Chromium, not SSRI's.
"The Army estimates that authorized drug use splits roughly fifty-fifty between troops taking antidepressants - largely the class of drugs that includes Prozac and Zoloft - and those taking prescription sleeping pills like Ambien."
We know what the troops are on -- but how about those who have set the strategy for winning the phony War on Terror in Afghanastan? They must be smokin' the good stuff. Does Sen. McCain inhale on whatever they're smoking at the Pentagon? The article linked above should have been titled "America's Medicated Morons in the Military." And no, I'm not talking about the foot soldiers. The ruling elite HAVE to be on drugs to endorse the same policy that has failed empires since the beginning of recorded history. It is said that those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it. It isn't so much the learning as it is the application of that which is learned.
"Arrogance guarantees that even if you learn real history, you'll be certain to convince yourself that it does not apply to you."
The only thing more effective than "arrogance" in making an intelligent person stupid is psychiatric drugs. Even if you are aware of history and how it applies to the present, SSRI's will guarantee that you are no longer solidly connected to that awareness.
Our political elite are sending our boys (and girls) overseas to become Soylent Green for Big Pharma. Perhaps the VA medical system could buy and read and apply what is written in Julia Ross' The Diet Cure and The Mood Cure, instead of writing prescriptions to unconsciousness with "vitamin" Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft and Ambien. At the very least we could get these guys and gals on Cod Liver Oil instead of removing them from life even further by medication.
You want to protect the troops? Send them a care package that includes essential fats.
While we are at it, let's alter the terrain of planet earth so that we do not feed the terrorists who may one day rise to attack us. Does anyone know if D.o.D. dentists still use mercury based fillings on the troops? It's too bloody likely, since they have no qualms about injecting them with mercury-preserved MF59-containing experimental vaccines before sending them out to get PTSD, which is now a de facto SSRI-deficiency disease. Do you need any more evidence that military intelligence is a pharmaceutical oxymoron?
Our troops do not suffer from drug deficiency diseases. Their disease stems from unconstitutional behavior among those in political power in the executive, legislative and judicial branches of our government. Too bad the doctor with the cure has been fringed and marginalized by political pundits and neoconservative worshippers of the state.
The Democrats are no better at protecting our armed forces from the psychiatric pills of Big PHARMA. If they are not killed by bullets in the war theater, once our troops return home, Walter Reed Hospital and VA doctors will lob plenty of pill bottle SSRI-grenades their way, insuring that the casualty count will rise.
I know it's sad, but it's also not evidence of a Zoloft deficiency. Restore the constitution.