Pew: Views on Gun Laws Unchanged after Shooting. Yet on their side there has been hope, that this time was going to be different! This time they were going to turn it around, and start sticking is to us. They’d show us!
Well, not bloody likely, is this polling is believed.
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I get the distinct impression that the unwillingness of national media to address the deinstitutionalization question was because they were hoping to ride this to a ban on assault weapons. It doesn’t help any that nationally prominent “conservatives” like Bill O’Reilly want to help them.
I guess we will just keep going down this destructive path, with no hope of fixing anything. This country is headed to destruction. The people with power won’t be content until they make this place into a low-grade version of France, and the rest of us are unable to stop them.
I really hate that pinhead Bill O’Reilly. Stupid filthy Irish scum! (I apologize if I offended any of you Irish scum readers.)
But seriously, it must be frustrating to have released a book about crazy people and deinstitutionalization just a few days before a nutburger shoots up a movie theater, only to be ignored in favor of the usual gun control tripe. At least you have the internet now, and ready exposure to millions of gun nuts!
How are sales at this point?
About 300 copies, Kindle and paperback. The sales are far less important than public discussion of the problem.
Especially when so much of the personal damage and pain is linked to FDA_Approved drug-induced “Selective” Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors – behaviors that are the result of mis-prescribed or over-prescribed antidepressants.
Unfortunately, SSRI antidepressants, because they are relatively light on the serious side effects of the previous generation of antidepressants, were something that family physicians were prescribing far too readily. There were at least two categories of problems caused by them:
1. Bipolar sufferer goes into the doctor when feeling really, really down. The doctor sees depression–and does not even think about bipolar. Without a mood stabilizer, SSRI antidepressant amps up the mania phase quite dramatically. A mild bipolar problem becomes a severe bipolar problem. See Papolos and Papolos’ The Bipolar Child.
2. Severely depressed people lack the energy to plan and organize a suicide. The SSRI antidepressants do work for many people–but now they have the energy to plan something like this. A friend was taking them many years ago, and started having dreams about being in a box in a church, throwing grapes at people, then throwing them in his mouth. When I pointed out the symbolism of them (a serious British gun nut), he stopped taking them. Instead, he divorced his wife, who had been seriously damaged by child molestation, and had effectively ended their sexual relationship because of her pain.
3. The biggest problem with ALL antidepressants is that they often are used as a substitute for trying to understand WHY someone is depressed. It is usually anger that is being repressed. Solve that problem, and there is some chance of solving the depression. And antidepressants can be useful for getting someone out of the slump. But people who consistently have to take antidepressants are often people who need to deal with the bad relationship, the horrible job, the feelings of worthlessness and failure, the repressed rage at what was done to them. Staying on antidepressants for years on end is a horrible mistake.
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