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Frau Koma’s Second Coming: Mass Murder, Autism and the Cult of Weaponized Genetics
Age of Autism ^ | 1/11/2013 | Adriana Gamondes

Posted on 01/11/2013 12:52:06 PM PST by mgist

Part 1, Demon Seed And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. ~Revelations, 20:14-15

By Adriana Gamondes In September, 2011, Manitoba judge Robert Heinrichs ruled that a sixteen year old accused of murder would remain in youth court where he faces a maximum sentence of four years rather than the possibility of life without parole in adult court. Family members of the fifteen year old victim were outraged by the ruling, though Heinrichs stated that the accused’s “basic normalcy now further confirms he no longer poses a risk of violence to anyone and that his mental deterioration and resulting violence would not have taken place without exposure to Prozac…He has none of the characteristics of a perpetrator of violence.”

Dr. Peter Breggin, the reform psychiatrist and psychopharmaceutical expert who testified on antidepressant-induced psychosis and violence in the Manitoba case, was sued for his medical license in 1987—the very year that Prozac was first mass marketed by Eli Lilly. The charges were filed by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), a consumer group which has always lobbied for forced institutionalization and mandated treatment of the mentally ill ( Section 9.2 of NAMI’s Public Policy Platform)—including drugs and electroconvulsive therapy or ECT— and was recently exposed as a long-standing pharmaceutical industry front organization in The New York Times.

Due to his success in banning forced lobotomy in institutions coupled with efforts to raise the alarm on clinical risks of ECT and psychiatric drugs, Dr. Breggin has been a thorn in the side of industry and its various front organizations since the 1970’s. After Breggin went on Oprah and reported that Eli Lilly’s own trial data showed that even individuals lacking histories of violence or serious mental illness who were exposed to the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant Prozac and antipsychotics would frequently develop violent ideation or violent psychosis, NAMI claimed that Breggin’s remarks could cause patients to discontinue their meds. Following an outpouring of support for Breggin from the international medical reform community, the Maryland licensure board dropped the charges and Breggin prevailed. Seventeen years later, the FDA adopted black box warnings for suicide and violence on SSRI antidepressants. The black box warnings are, almost word for word, the precise clinical caveats that Breggin repeatedly submitted to the FDA and in Congressional hearings.

The previously concealed Prozac trial data Breggin uncovered and exposed in 1987 included cases of child subjects on Prozac who suddenly developed intrusive dreams and visions of going to school with guns and shooting classmates. There were also far more attempted and completed suicides among drug-exposed subjects than in the placebo groups.

Over the years, Breggin and other researchers have worked to identify the mechanism by which certain psychopharmaceutical drugs induce violence and suicidality. Breggin has described phenomenon such as drug-induced akathisia, an uncontrollable sense of restless inner torment caused by an amphetamine-like and even LSD-like effect of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRI’s, and has written about prescription drug-induced “intoxication anosognosia” or “medication spellbinding:

Medication spellbinding has four basic effects.

First, people taking psychiatric drugs rarely realize how much the drugs are impairing them mentally or emotionally. They often do not recognize that they’ve become irrational, depressed, angry, or even euphoric since beginning the medication.

Second, if they do realize that they are having painful emotional feelings, medication spellbinding causes them to blame their feelings on something other than the drug. They may get angry at their husbands, wives or children, and become abusive. Or they might blame themselves and become suicidal. Often they confuse the harmful drug effect with their emotional problems and attribute their emotional distress to “mental illness.”

Third, medication spellbinding makes some people feel that they are doing better than ever when in reality they are doing much worse than ever. In one case, a man who was high on a combination of an antidepressant and a tranquilizer happily went on a daylight robbery spree in his hometown wearing no disguise. Another otherwise ethical citizen happily embezzled money while documenting the details in easily accessible company computer files. Both men thought they were on top of the world.

Fourth, some people become so medication spellbound that they lose control of themselves and perpetrate horrendously destructive actions. My book opens with the story an otherwise kind and gentle man who became agitated on an antidepressant and drove his car into a policeman to knock him down to get his gun to try to kill himself. In another case, a ten-year-old boy with no history of depression hung himself after taking a prescription stimulant for ADHD. He documented the dreadful unfolding events while speaking in a robotic monotone into his computer.

According to journalist and author Robert Whitaker, after the failed suit against Breggin, Eli Lilly—one of NAMI’s largest corporate sponsors from the group’s inception— reputedly began making anonymous donations and guiding media attention to a very different type of organization, a then obscure California religious group called Scientology. Scientology, as the story goes, didn’t look the gift horse in the mouth and soon became the symbol of coercive pseudoscientific cults in the US—the “devil” which the drug industry needed in order to erect a good and evil binary and counterpart to the “angel” of its consumer front beneficiaries. Frau Koma only deals in black and white —except when shades of gray are needed to couch moral relativism.

Scientology would not have been chosen as a target because it was the most dangerous alternative religion in that era of high profile violent and suicidal cults. But the group conveniently embodied “anti-psychiatry”: Scientology claimed to offer a form of therapy for mental suffering by way of earthly transcendence and seemed to view organized psychiatry as competition. Industry might also have noted that Scientology offered a drug-free reverse parallel for its own utopian marketing approach, promising the public a future paradise on earth free from disease, pain, suffering, violence and fear in exchange for uncritical faith in commercial science and the wonders of modern chemistry— while Scientology offered this through commitment to the church’s rites and practices. In any case, Lilly and Company likely recognized the potential to build up a straw-man target on which to project its own “sins” and as a means to silence critics like Breggin by generating associative cult smears in the media it sponsors.

Between 1988 and 2007, use of antidepressants in the US has risen by 400%, a fact which drug proponents claim is due to “increased recognition” of mental illness. But increased prescribing has not brought with it the expected improvement in mental health among Americans: instead, the rate of mental disability has increased nearly two and a half times between 1987 and 2007—from 1 in 184 Americans to 1 in 76. For children, the rise is far more staggering—the number of children so disabled by mental illness that they qualify for SSI and SSDI has risen 35-fold in the same two decades. Antidepressants are currently the third most common drugs prescribed to Americans 12 and older.con't..........


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: drugs
Fascinating Article
1 posted on 01/11/2013 12:52:15 PM PST by mgist
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To: mgist

Pharmaceutical Industry is what should be better regulated, not guns. These narcotics are making kids crazy, it’s the only factor all the school shootings had in common, and the only one no one is willing to discuss.


2 posted on 01/11/2013 12:55:00 PM PST by mgist
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To: mgist

http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/ride-along-mitch?page=4 ~ no idea if this is just more Scientology anti-Mitch Daniels propaganda, but it looks like that’s what it is. Weekly standard covers this at that site above ~ BTW, it’s pretty old stuff.


3 posted on 01/11/2013 1:04:05 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: mgist

http://skepacabra.wordpress.com/tag/adriana-gamondes/ ~ could be more room for more regulation of pharmaceuticals but I don’t think I’d tie my wagon to this horses tail ~ Adriana Gamondes has some rather rational sounding detractors.


4 posted on 01/11/2013 1:15:46 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

We have an epidemic prescription drug problem in this country. our Federal government recieves over 400 Million $ every in lobbying, to give Americans a very false sense of security into taking pills that can be more addicting than crack. The “pills” are being fed to children like vitamins.

“In 2007, the drug-maker and three executives pleaded guilty in federal court in Virginia to criminal charges for misleading regulators, doctors and consumers about the addictive risks of Oxycontin. Purdue and its parent company agreed to pay $634 million.”

http://www.williamsondailynews.com/view/full_story/21374766/article-OxyContin-trial-to-be-held-in-Pike-Co


5 posted on 01/11/2013 1:40:42 PM PST by mgist
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To: mgist

Could be relevant ~ although when it comes to pharmaceuticals what’s a few hundred mill among friends!


6 posted on 01/11/2013 1:52:09 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: mgist

Great post!


7 posted on 01/11/2013 2:20:01 PM PST by Taggart_D
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To: mgist

I know of a troubled woman who jumped off a bridge after taking prozac for two weeks. She showed no signs of suicide before she went on prozac to “lift her out of depression.”

I know some think it is a good drug that helps them. Many don’t have that experience.

Children put on ritlan are then put on prozac when they get older because they are not able to cope with adult life. Ritlan stunts a child’s emotional growth and maturity process. It a drug tag team for many young people who are in college today.

We are going to pay for this generation’s “mommie’s little helper.” The education industry and feminists should stop rejecting the nature of normal boys as abnormal or mentally ill in need of drugging.


8 posted on 01/11/2013 2:57:59 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: mgist

The pharmaceutical industry is what should be banned, not just regulated.

Regulation of pharmaceuticals has proven impossible due to the revolving door principle, where Officials charged with regulation of harmful substances have in almost every case been bought off by promises of lucrative employment within the industry.


9 posted on 01/11/2013 3:20:20 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: SaraJohnson

>> “I know some think it is a good drug that helps them.” <<

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One of the most troubling effects of those types of drugs is that they create an illusion of well being that masks the drugs real effects.

Takling with someone that is on one of those drugs is guaranteed to be a complete waste of time.


10 posted on 01/11/2013 3:27:10 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: SaraJohnson

The problem I see with Ritalin is its being “prescribed” by teachers and school administrators, and using a legal club to enforce its use. This seems to be where it has gotten out of control. Such “prescribing” should also be prosecuted as practicing medicine without a license, and dealt with as a felony. It is also another reason to homeschool.


11 posted on 01/11/2013 3:56:30 PM PST by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: mgist
"Weaponized genetics... Mmmmm."


12 posted on 01/11/2013 4:02:32 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: mgist

My doc prescribed Amitriptyline for insomnia. It’s a tricyclic. Does it have similar problems?


13 posted on 01/11/2013 5:00:49 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Point of information.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Absolutely

http://backandneck.about.com/od/antidepressants/f/elavilsideeffects.htm


14 posted on 01/11/2013 5:27:41 PM PST by mgist
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To: mgist

Thanks for this info. I had disturbing dreams with Ambien and wanted to find something better for my insomnia, so doc prescribed Amitriptyline. I haven’t had these awful symptoms, but I have had a a lot of daytime drowsiness (next day after taking the Amitriptyline at night.) I think I’ll just stop all that stuff. ((((Sigh.)))) Maybe warm milk....


15 posted on 01/11/2013 5:35:12 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o
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To: Fred Hayek

1. Son is an active boy, above average IQ. Teacher says he doesn’t pay attention in class, fidgets a lot, won’t read or do writing.
2. First grade teacher says he has ADD, needs Ritalin. I said he needs more run around time at PE and recess instead of being forced to “sit out” and then act out in class. If he needs discipline, do something else, so he can burn off the energy.
3. Teacher talks to school counselor, a psychiatrist, who asks the coach (who also sits him out). School psychologist, two teachers, “your child needs Ritalin or Adderall, he has ADHD.”
4. Pay ton of money for separate assessments. Yes, high IQ. Computerized tests to measure attention are NORMAL. Hearing, normal. Reading comprehension - kindergarten level, and he’s in first grade honors.
5. Confront school teacher, psychologist and principal - the problem isn’t his brain, it is a teacher who has not improved his level of reading comprehension despite the child being several months in her class. And he is getting A’s in math and spelling, so he is learning in courses that don’t require reading.
6. Teacher balks, gets reading assessment done - he can pronounce at his grade level.
7. Get detailed assessment from observer. He’s acting out in reading, history and social studies, the reading intensive classes. As a bonus, the teacher had rationed the number of questions he could ask in a day because he asked so many, adding to his frustration and lack of understanding.
8. Confront principal again with new info, plus second reading comprehension results.
9. Lousy compromise: Kid gets reading comprehension tutoring at my expense, ADHD diagnosis for school downgraded to “mild”, demands for drugs stop, kid’s grades come up, behavior improves a little as punishments are shifted to “no field trip” instead of “no recess”.
10. End result: heavy academic work over summer for son to catch up, hits second grade running, no behavior issues or academic issues. And the first grade teacher has been reprimanded for slapping a kid with an ADD label instead of recognizing that she wasn’t reaching a child and her corrections were actually making things worse.

I’m all too familiar now with the instant diagnosis, and the school institutions that promote it. And the kicker is that the kids who do get ADD drugs typically have no long term academic improvement, so you might as well use behavioral treatments anyway, IF that is the real problem.


16 posted on 01/11/2013 5:48:29 PM PST by tbw2
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To: mgist

Thanks for this info. I had disturbing dreams with Ambien and wanted to find something better for my insomnia, so doc prescribed Amitriptyline. I haven’t had these awful symptoms, but I have had a a lot of daytime drowsiness (next day after taking the Amitriptyline at night.) I think I’ll just stop all that stuff. ((((Sigh.)))) Maybe warm milk....


17 posted on 01/11/2013 5:58:21 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Good for you. Read the side effects, and avoid all medications. Most require at least one other medication to treat the side effects. Very few actually cure anything.


18 posted on 01/11/2013 6:29:00 PM PST by mgist
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To: Fred Hayek

I pulled my youngest son our of the public school at second grade because they started making drug noises. He was fine. Thank God.

A lot of moms push their kids to be on the drug, too. I don’t understand why. : (


19 posted on 01/11/2013 9:59:34 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: mgist

btt


20 posted on 01/19/2013 10:36:16 AM PST by Marie ("The last time Democrats gloated this hard after a health care victory, they lost 60 House seats.")
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To: muawiyah

Lurking here and reading. It took me about two weeks to read the whole series. I got through about half the links and gave up...got the point. There’s a part 2 and 3. 3 has some info on the “skeptical” groups that posted the critique on this writer. Radical corporate atheist followers of Richard Dawkins who see Christianity and religion as the root of all evil? Something about Dawkins planned evolution theory that drugs and technology will cure us of spiritual yearnings and other irrational views (like questioning drug safety) and lead us all to a wonderful future free of suffering.

The title seems to be a reference to the Rapture, that the science cult is trying to frame all these new epidemics of disease and violent mental illness as a genetic “Last Judgment” which (never mind if industry science caused some of it) science will save us from like a pill pushing Second Coming. http://www.ageofautism.com/2013/01/part-3-frau-komas-second-coming-mass-murder-autism-and-the-cult-of-weaponized-genetics-.html Clever but I wonder where a movement like that would draw support from in the US. Maybe it disguises itself.

I don’t think this is a pro scientology (no caps, please) opinion since it states drugs can’t be banned but only better regulated. If these drugs are that dangerous, it seems prohibition is in order, but I suppose someone could make an argument about the track record of prohibition. Seems to be kind of general attack on utopian cults including pharmaceutical marketing and radical industry fronts.


21 posted on 02/09/2013 4:02:15 PM PST by Vassa S
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