What’s causing all of the horrific mass shootings that are happening in America month after month, as looney, evil psychopaths open fire on crowds of innocent Americans and do their best to gun them down?
Liberals often blame guns while Republicans blame mental health problems and others blame violent movies and video games, but could it be that there’s a bigger, lurking problem that neither side has brought up in a major way?
Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson hinted that he thinks so, taking time during the monologue on his show to discuss the precipitous rise in SSRI use in America in recent decades and pointing out that many, if not all, of the mass shooters that have terrorized America recently have been on such drugs, particularly Zoloft.
That came after Tucker discussed how red flag laws have failed, how many of the mass shooters are so obviously crazy, and pointed out how law enforcement failed to deal with people such as the recent shooter, Robert Crimo, despite having ample opportunities to do so.
Making that point and emphasizing how bad things are getting, Tucker pointed out that many young men in America are increasingly looking like they are in a precarious mental position, saying:
Well, maybe because he didn’t stand out. Maybe because there are a lot of young men in America who suddenly look and act a lot like this guy.
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It’s not an attack. It’s just true.
Like Crimo, they inhabit a solitary fantasy world of social media, porn, and video games. They’re high on government-endorsed weed. “Smoke some more. It’s good for you.”
They’re numbed by the endless psychotropic drugs that are handed out in every school in the country by crackpots posing as counselors and of course, they’re angry. They know that their lives will not be better than their parents. They’ll be worse. That’s all but guaranteed. They know that. They’re not that stupid.
And yet, the authorities in their lives, mostly women, never stops lecturing them about their so-called privilege. You’re male. You’re privileged. Imagine that. Try to imagine an unhealthier, unhappier life than that.
So, a lot of young men in America are going nuts. Are you surprised?
Then, after hinting at the psychotropic drug problem in that portion of his monologue, Tucker then let loose on the massive connection between SSRIs like Zoloft and mass shootings, saying:
And by the way, a shockingly large number of them have been prescribed psychotropic drugs by their doctors, SSRI’s or antidepressants and that would include quite a few mass shooters and keep in mind, again, these drugs are meant to prevent crazy behavior and yet there seems to be a connection.
Eric Harris, the Columbine killer was on Zoloft and Luvox. A year earlier, a 15-year-old called Kip Kinkel shot his parents and dozens of classmates. He was on Prozac. In 2005, a 16-year-old called Jeff Weise killed his grandfather and 10 kids in Minnesota. He was on Prozac, too. So was 27- year-old, Steven Kazmierczak who murdered six people at Northern Illinois University.
In 2012, you may recall when 25-year-old James Holmes walked into a movie theater and shot 82 people. He was on Zoloft.
The list goes on and on and on and on. It includes the shooter at the Washington Navy Yard in 2013. That would be 34-year-old, Aaron Alexis. It also includes Dylan Roof. He’s the 21-year-old who shot up the church in Charleston. Now, he was apparently a racist, and we’ve heard a lot about that. Fine, but we’ve heard next to nothing about the fact that he was taking SSRI’s, he and many, many others. You’re not supposed to notice, but some have.
“The Journal of Political Psychology” once assembled a list of dozens more mass killings, all committed by young people, young men on prescription drugs. So, is there a connection? Well, we don’t know definitively. We do know there are a whole lot more of these drugs being taken by kids than ever before and by the entire population. Who’s not taking some prescription medication at this point?
Do you agree with Tucker that something seems suspicious about the SSRI-mass shooting connection? Comment below!