The REAL Reason for the Mass Shooting Epidemic in America
Why do we keep seeing so many mass shootings in the United States over the past several years? Do people really genuinely want the answer? I get the impression that they don't. Perhaps that's because the real answer leads us into territory that is not very politically correct, and not very comfortable to look at, so people prefer to look elsewhere. Most Americans seem to be looking for a convenient answer, one that matches their politics and doesn't put them in a position where they might have to question their own part in the problem. This tendency to avoid reality and look for a quick fix instead is actually the beginning of the problem.
Over the past 20 years the use of antidepressant medication has skyrocketed. Today one in ten Americans are on antidepressants, most of these anti-depressants are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors also known as SSRIs. In December of 2011 the FDA released a study showing a direct link between the use of SSRI anti-depressents and violent behavior, and there have been a number of these mass murders that where it has been confirmed that the killers were currently using SSRI medication. So this is clearly part of the problem, but is it the root of the issue?
Why is it that are more and more people are driven to taking these medications in the first place? Why is it that suicide is now America's number one cause of death by injury? Is the problem video games as Wayne LaPierre and the NRA's would have you believe?
Maybe, just maybe, more and more kids are falling into depression and then lashing out at society because people aren't raising their kids. Maybe the problem isn't video games and movies, maybe the problem is that your kids are being raised by that television because you were never around. Maybe these kids are lashing out because they are desperate for attention, because you never gave it to them, because you had something better to do, you had higher priorities.
It seems to me that Americans like these convenient answers because they don't want to take responsibility for their part in the situation. It seems to me that people would rather blame an inanimate object for the problem than to look at just how broken your society really is.
To the people calling for gun control... come on seriously.
How far are we going to take this? Are we going to follow England?
Ban pointy kitchen knives for everyone's safety?
Ban baseball bats, chains, crowbars, axes?
Where do we stop?
When does it sink in that violence is a social problem and that this little experiment of having kids raised by daycare and the entertainment industry is a total failure? When are people going to be willing to admit the politically incorrect, yet ever so obvious fact that people who have no intention of raising their kids, have no business having kids?
Until that moment arrives expect to see more of this kind of madness, whether you ban guns or not.
One in ten Americans using antidepressants:
400% Rise in antidepressant use:
FDA finds link between antidepressants and violence:
FDA warning about SSRIs and suicide risk:
Suicides Now America's Leading Cause Of Death By Injury: Study
Overview of this phenomenon: