A Jim Goad take on the gun control caterwauling in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.
Before all the blood had time to dry, pro-government zombie toady scribes were shrieking for more “gun control” and insisting that “something” must be done NOW. They trotted out the tired meme that the “gun lobby” is very powerful and has a lot of money behind it—as if the government they dutifully worship doesn’t have far more power and money than the NRA. One went so far as to proclaim that “no person in the United States of America should own a gun, unless they’re a police officer or a soldier.” And of course, “white men” were blamed, albeit by one white man after the next.
Goad cites the mounds of multiple psychotropic drugs found in the systems of so many of these mass murdering maniacs. All those anti-depressant, anti-anxiety, anti-psychotic, and anti-obsessive crazy concoctions that Big Pharma and the Psychiatry profession push and pump into the systems of the neurotic and the mentally ill, such as: Fluvoxamine, Prozac, Paxil, Mirtazapine, Trazodone, Temazepam, Lexapro, Ambien, Xanax, and Vicodin.
But all prescribed apparently to no avail when it comes to the still-at-large and running free killing freaks of America. Or could it be that these pharmacologic mixtures that attempt to regulate the human mind are the possible cause of these calamities?
Maybe those who claim they’re earnestly seeking an answer to Friday’s bloodbath should focus less on Gunsville and more on Pillsville. But right on the heels of their howling about NO GUNS came cries for MORE PSYCHIATRY. I don’t expect these remnants of 1960s ethics to ever blame drugs for anything. But what puzzles me is their new-found blind support of government. How did they turn from being the harshest critics of “The Man” in the 1960s to being his most brainwashed advocates today?
Jim’s puzzled as to why the Baby Boomer radicals of the 1960s should now embrace government at every go. Gosh Jim, the answer to your query is obvious—the government is now run by the Baby Boomer radicals and their progressive spawn. As is the media and the universities. They are ‘The Man’.
But back to the topic at hand…let us also not forget all the frivolous DMS diagnoses and the Pharma pills that go with them, used for every twitch, every eye blink, every burp, and every ‘disruptive’ behavior that any little kid in America could possibly indulge in during school hours—it’s a medicated madhouse out there!
And yet, we still have dangerously disturbed creatures walking among us with easy access to firearms. What to do?
Well, here’s a thought….Perhaps it’s time to rethink institutionalization before rethinking the 2nd amendment to our Constitution.
Again and again, we hear the same saga—parents attempting to get some kind of help for their disturbed offspring but to no avail. Help, as currently defined by the psychiatric profession, seems to be the sum total of a quick trip to CVS to get a high cost prescription filled after a 50-minute $250 visit to Doctor DMS. Ka-ching!
Why does America always bounce from one extreme to another? Right through the 1970s, we institutionalized almost everybody and their mother. It only took the word of a relative to get some poor schmo locked away in the local booby hatch indefinitely. Today, we have slid to the other end of the mental health spectrum, leaving frightened family members and John and Jane Q Public at the non-existent mercy of the mad mental machinations of a demented son or daughter.
But of course, don’t expect any open-ended discussion as to the causes and possible solutions to this horrific madness. The agenda here is gun control. And since us conservatives don’t think culture is that important and therefore have only a faint voice in America’s media, we will spend our time furiously playing defense, as usual.
When the Left owns the stadium, officiates at the game, and sets the rule of play, the Right can only whine and whinge at how unfair life has become in this post-Reagan America.