In the years following World War II, America was flooded with M1 semi-automatic rifles. As a young teenager in the 1970’s, I very often borrowed my brother’s M1 Carbine and hunted dangerous wild animals such as Armadillos with it. I preferred the thirty round clip because I didn’t have to reload as often and Armadillos, not caring too much about being shot, were fast.
Many of my friends used similar weapons. They were everywhere, and no one gave them a second thought; except in regard to how much ammunition cost. No one took them to school or church and shot people. Those rifles were every bit as effective as the AR15 rifles that mass shooters have been using recently.
From the 1940’s into the 1980’s maybe four or five random mass murder incidents occurred. Most notable were Charles Whitman, the University of Texas Tower shooter (1966) and James Huberty, the San Ysidro, California McDonald’s shooter (1984).
Since the 1980s, mass shootings have been occurring with ever-increasing frequency. We are currently having as many each month as we had back then in four or five decades. Also parents are now being killed by their own kids, and kids killed by their own parents. Decades ago, homicides of this nature were so rare they were virtually unheard of. The most serious question we should all be looking at is….what changed?
It’s a fairly easy question to answer for many of us who have looked at each of these incidents carefully. Prozac, which ushered in a whole new class of SSRI antidepressants made the scene in the 1980s and the number of Americans taking them has increased dramatically every year since. Inexplicable violent acts began almost immediately and Eli Lilly and other drug companies have paid out huge settlements (with gag orders) because of violent acts attributed to the drugs. Today, over 12% of Americans take some form of SSRI antidepressant. These users include virtually every person involved in a non-terrorism mass shooting. Also, many would be mass shooters who stopped before actually pulling the trigger, describe in great detail how the drugs pushed them up to the brink of what would have been unthinkable prior to using the drugs.
Of course, most people using these drugs are not influenced to commit violent acts, but any reasonable look at the facts should lead us to conclude that many are. When horrendous, earth shaking evil acts with no self serving motive are committed, very often by those who have no previous criminal history, we should all be looking in their medicine cabinet.
Mike Black, retired Dallas Police Officer & Northern Texas Director for the International Coalition for Drug Awareness (drugawareness.org & ssristories.net)
#2. Full time Indiana firefighter Josh Carney…
I’m a full-time firefighter so I see these SSRI nightmares every day. I’ve cut teens down from a rope in a closet who were prescribed this crap. I’ve seen people with no reason to harm themselves end it by jumping off tall objects. Jumping off Bridges. I’ve seen the alcohol cravings. The self harm and destruction with no prior suicidal ideation. I’ve seen people shoot themselves. Overdose on purpose…it’s ridiculous. It is rare for me in my profession to ever run into a person doing self harm that is not on an SSRI. Even scarier is the rate of SSRI prescriptions given to the elderly in Assisted Living facilities! Damn scary people!
As a former Probation Officer I can give you one example that sums it up. I had a probation client 19 years old who was prescribed an antidepressant to help with anxiety…only 5 weeks later he purposely drove his car head-on into a semi on the highway killing himself instantly and injuring the truck driver. That was 20 years ago & I didn’t have a clue at the time, but wish I had. People NEED to know the truth.
As a full-time firefighter every year at my physical I have to fill out a questionnaire at the end of that which sets me up for an SSRI antidepressant prescription if I were to answer it honestly. Questions such as:
Are you ever,lonely? On a 1 to 10 scale how do you feel about your amount of friends? Blah, blah, blah…It is sickening! I usually just write on the paper that humans are emotional beings with emotional reactions which we are meant to go through in order to grow and mature. So stick your survey up your ____! They don’t like that.
Please share this! Post it! Scream it! Write your senator! Do not sit idle!
Josh Carney, full time Firefighter & Indiana Director for the International Coalition for Drug Awareness (drugawareness.org & ssristories.net)
#3 Pharmacist, from a personal message to me in about 1999, after he reported the nicest woman in town came faithfully to his pharmacy to fill her prescription for Prozac until she went to prison for killing her husband! This was so completely out of character for her that it shook him to the core….
“The symptoms I see in patients who use/abuse serotonergic drugs of any form…could aptly be described as the “Hitler syndrome” (over-confidence in one’s own policies or decisions, no fear of consequences, criminal behavior, death of people close to the abuser as the preferred method of solving problems in the abuser’s life, coldness and lack of humanity). I feel that in twenty years or less we will be confronted not with one Hitler but with thousands or millions… numbers so great that we will be forced to interact with their distorted thinking on a daily basis. (Littleton, CO., Riverton,KS., Jonesboro, AR., eventually little Hitlers in every town in America will grow up into BIG HITLERS) It is happening right now. The most insidious factor about long-term serotonin abuse is that it enhances the individual’s persona to the point that they are able to manipulate others into their way of thinking just as Hitler did. This causes the distorted thinking, abnormal behavior, and loss of morality to spread like a contagion to otherwise normal people who have not even been exposed to the drugs. Those on the drugs are converted by the pharmacologic/physiologic processes into sociopathic demagogues.
“Do you have any comments on these thoughts, Ann? Please respond. Tell me we are not the only ones who see what is happening to our world!”