If you live
in the USSA, you've been inundated by media on the shooting
in an elementary school. While this obviously was a horrible event,
I would like to interject some rationality into the discussion.
First, it has
been so nice to be in Europe for most of this media frenzy as I
have not been inundated with emotional reactions to a complex event.
Let's get a few things out of the way right now. This event
was not because guns exist. If there is any more proof for this,
it was that on the same day, in
China, 22 kids were stabbed via knife in a very similar event.
it funny how armored cars ALWAYS and banks OFTEN have a non-public/police
armed guard to protect fiat currencies...but schools NEVER have
a private armed guard to protect something much more important to
people (their own kids). Maybe I'm just a bit too logical with
my anarchism and non-collectivtist thinking, but I am amazed that
all the sheep who are so afraid of guns and who would be appalled
at the idea of free market armed guards protecting their children,
are completely okay when they see an armed guard standing at the
door of a bank or carrying bags of money into the bank. I shouldn't
be so surprised at how warped their thinking is, especially at this
point in my life, but it's hard not to be when these brainwashed
people start yelling their nonsense after tragedies like this last
By the way,
the lack of real protection is yet another reason to avoid putting
your kids into child prison day camps (schools) where they can so
easily become target practice for some deranged shooter hopped up
on prescription pschoactive medication. These camps are very, very
dangerous places...and that's besides all the propaganda, indoctrination
and hazing they will receive there.
me to point out that, thanks to the fact that the main dream media
and the government in the US are in charge of almost all information
that we really have no idea of what really happened there. We do
know that many children were killed. That is about the extent that
we can really know. There are definitely many questions, however.
Just like with the Colorado Batman movie shooting there were plenty
of reports of a second shooter.
much more dangerous than guns, are the pharmacheutical poisons being
prescribed to tens of millions of US citizens. This list was put
together by Takimag.com (see
concluded that Columbine killer Eric Harris had the SSRI antidepressant
Fluvoxamine in his bloodstream at the time of his death.
who killed nine people and himself at a Minnesota high school
in 2005, was taking increasingly high doses of Prozac at the time
of his spree.
who killed eight people and himself at an Omaha mall in 2007,
reportedly had been on antidepressants at the time of his shooting.
He allegedly had taken antidepressants since he was six years
Cho, who killed 32 and wounded 23 at Virginia Tech in 2007, had
been prescribed Prozac and had previously taken Paxil for a year,
but he apparently had ceased taking his medication at the time
of the shooting.
killed five people and himself after being fired from his job
in 2012 (just half a quarter mile away from where TDV editor Gary
Gibson was writing at his house in Minneapolis). A police search
of Engeldinger's house revealed he’d been prescribed
the antidepressants Mirtazapine and Trazodone, as well as the
insomnia medication Temazepam.
Sencion, who killed four people and himself with an assault rifle
at a Utah IHOP in 2011, was a paranoid schizophrenic whose medications
were changed during the summer prior to his attack.
Stewart, who murdered eight people at a North Carolina nursing
home in 2009, submitted to a blood test that revealed he had Lexapro,
Ambien, Benadryl, and Xanax in his system at the time of his spree.
who killed five people and himself on Valentine’s Day in
2008, had allegedly been prescribed Xanax, Ambien, and Prozac,
although according to his girlfriend he had stopped taking Prozac
prior to the massacre.
Holmes, who shot up a Colorado movie theater in July, reportedly
took 100MG of Vicodin before the shooting. He had also allegedly
seen three school psychiatrists prior to his attack. Although
his psychiatric records are privileged information, in his mug
shot he appears to be medicated up to the eyeballs.
And Adam Lanza,
slayer of over two dozen people on Friday, appears to have had a
classic pair of Medication Eyes himself. He was also reportedly
"troubled" and possibly "autistic." A neighbor
of Lanza’s claims he was taking medication.
Where is the
outcry to ban pharmaceuticals? Imagine if all these killers had
been smoking plants like marijuana or coca? The outcry in the media
would be deafening.
though, is the question of relevance. Approximately 1,500 people
are murdered every day. Many of them at the hands of Nobel Peace
Prize winner, Barrack O'Bomber. Do you cry every day for all
of them? Or is it because you aren't told by your media programming
not to that you don't?
We are now
at a world guesstimated at 7 billion humans. Even 100 years ago,
that amount was closer to 1 billion. As numbers increase and as
the amount of global media increases, we will hear of horrendous
stories almost every day... just as a matter of simple math.
numbers continue to increase horrific events will appear to be
happening by the hour... and will further enable the media and
the powers that be to sell the populace on how dangerous the world
is becoming and how you need to be disarmed from self protection
to survive. The truth is that we, as people, have probably never
been more safe and secure. Statistics indicate that the total
population of chimpanzees (humans - monkeys with pants) was 370
million in 1350. So numbers alone have increased 2,000 percent
in the last few hundred years. Not to mention that you would never
hear of a mass killing even 500 miles a way during that time.
Do not let
the extrapolation in numbers fool you into thinking the world
has become far worse. In contrast to 1350, the world has become
infinitely better. Keep some semblance of reality and realize
that and also look deeper into the real causes of any problems
in the world we live in today.
December 24, 2012
Berwick [send him mail]
is an anarcho-capitalist freedom fighter and Chief Editor of the
libertarian, Austrian economics grounded newsletter, The
Dollar Vigilante. The Dollar Vigilante focuses on strategies,
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