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Why Congress is Reponsible for the Shooting
January 11, 2011
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(NaturalNews) Giffords was assaulted while doing what more representatives in Washington should be doing: Talking with their constituents at home in a public place, right out in the open. In an age where many members of Congress hide behind closed doors and spend more time meeting with corporate lobbyists than talking with their constituents, Giffords regularly took time to talk to the people she sought to represent in Washington.

The sad fallout from this shooting in Tucson is that more members of Congress are now going to hide behind closed doors and refuse to interact with the public. There are psychos out there, after all.

But where did all the psychos come from?

Why Congress bears some responsibility for America's epidemic of mental illness
Congress bears a tremendous responsibility for creating those psychos in the first place, and that's where this story takes a turn for the ugly. How could such a claim be true? Read on...

It is Congress that has allowed the FDA to continue censoring the science behind nutritional supplements while pushing psychiatric drugs on children, for example. Did you know that vitamin D deficiency promotes schizophrenia? (http://www.naturalnews.com/003069.html)

Did you know that most of the school shootings in the United States involve young males with a history of psychiatric drug use? (http://www.naturalnews.com/025826_A...)

Did you know that SSRI drugs (antidepressants) often promote violent thoughts, especially in young males? (http://www.naturalnews.com/020787.html)

I have very high confidence that a blood test of Loughner would reveal striking nutritional deficiencies combined with blood sugar imbalances. His photo reveals pale white skin, for example -- a common indicator of chronic vitamin D deficiency.

Did you know that the vast majority of violent criminals currently serving time in U.S. prisons suffer from blood sugar imbalances caused by a lifetime of junk food consumption? (Sodas, processed sugar, etc.)

These are all issues on which Congress could have made a positive impact over the last several decades but refused to because corporate interests were at stake. The junk food, pharmaceutical and sick-care industries all have powerful lobbyists influencing the votes of members of Congress, and very few members of Congress have ever taken any real action to reduce the exposure of American children and teens to dangerous foods, additives, medications and chemicals that actually promote mental illness.

Brain-damaging chemicals remain legal in America
When it comes to brain-damaging chemicals, Congress has also stood by and done virtually nothing to protect the American people from fluoride, brain-damaging adjuvants in vaccines, mercury dental fillings, dangerous chemicals in personal care products and mind-damaging chemicals in home construction materials (wanna live in a FEMA trailer, anyone?)

While decrying the terrible health crisis facing America today -- which includes mental health -- Congress has stood by and done absolutely nothing to actually improve the fundamental health of the American people. No, the Obama health care reforms don't count, because all they do is grant a monopoly over sick-care to the conventional medical industry while completely ignoring disease prevention, nutrition and other natural therapies that can often reverse chronic disease. If anything, Obama's health care reforms would make mental illness worse because, by forcing Americans to purchase conventional health insurance, they deny Americans the discretionary income they might normally spend on nutritional supplements, organic foods or other natural therapies that can help prevent mental illness.

Instead of actually improving the health of the American people, Congress has jumped in bed with the pharmaceutical industry and handed Big Pharma a monopoly over sick-care, written into law with Obama's health care reform (and also backed by the Bush administration before that).

Notably, this decision was aggressively promoted by the Democrats and even Gabrielle Giffords herself, who voted for Obamacare. (Do not twist this into an interpretation that I blame Giffords for Loughner's actions. She deserves no such blame. Congress as a whole, however, has played an important role in allowing mental illness to fester in America while suppressing nutritional therapies and cures that could help end that particular epidemic.)

The illusion of mental health "treatment" in America
Only a very small number of congressional members have ever done anything to support nutritional therapies or health freedoms that would genuinely improve the physical and mental health of the American people. Rep. Ron Paul, notably, has offered a Health Freedom Protection Act for several years now, but that bill never has enough support by other members of Congress to even make it to the floor for a debate. Rep Dennis Kucinich, on the Democratic side, is a supporter of natural health, and he deserves credit for trying to carry such concepts into his actions there, too.

Aside from a few exceptions, Congress has, by and large, has done nothing to support any improvement in the mental health of the American people. And funding more conventional "mental health screening" doesn't count because, as intelligent observers well know, mental health "screening" is merely a profit-driven patient recruiting scheme used by pharmaceutical companies to put more people on psychiatric drugs, many of which actually promote violent thoughts as a common side effect. (http://www.naturalnews.com/027425_d...)

So now we have members of Congress essentially being violently assaulted by the very people they have historically abandoned with their Big Pharma favoritism and refusal to embrace health freedom in America. It remains illegal in America, for example, for an Omega-3 supplement manufacturer to tell the truth that omega-3 supplements work as well or better than antidepressants at reducing the symptoms of depression. (http://www.naturalnews.com/016353.html)

The FDA considers such a claim, even if backed by links to scientific studies, to be a criminal act. And the Congress has never bothered to exercise oversight with the FDA to prevent such outlandish oppression of scientific speech about nutrition that could really work to reduce mental illness in America.

Why nutrition affects mental health: Brain function 101
The brain, after all, is a physical organ fed by the blood supply. And the blood is comprised of the food you eat, the beverages you drink, and the medications you take. Everything you swallow affects your brain in one way or another.

This simple truth is still not widely recognized in conventional medicine, nor is it common knowledge among the American people, most of which continue to feed their children processed, nutritionally depleted junk foods. And then they wonder why little Jonny is angry all the time. So they put him on ADHD drugs, SSRI drugs and other psychiatric chemicals. Before long, little Jonny is emptying a 30-round magazine into his classmates at school. And the parents, teachers, Sheriffs and members of Congress stand around scratching their heads, wondering to themselves, "Why does this happen?" So they blame Rush Limbaugh.

Gee. Is the root cause of this really so complex to figure it out?

See, a Glock pistol does not fire unless a finger pulls the trigger. That finger is attached to a system of muscles and neurons that are connected to the human brain. That human brain, which makes the decision to pull the trigger, is fed by the human blood supply. That human blood supply is literally manufactured from whatever that person eats: School lunches, Diet Coke with aspartame, Twinkies, GMO corn, High Fructose Corn Syrup, MSG in canned soups, artificial food coloring chemicals, and so on.

So you have a chain of causality here: The food affects the blood, which affects the brain, which affects the "mental health" which affects the finger which pulls the trigger to cause senseless violence.

Of course, there are other factors, too: Social factors, family, violent video games (perhaps), exposure to heavy metals such as mercury (from dental fillings, seafood, etc.), influences from peers, and so on. I'm not claiming that food alone is responsible for this shooting, but I am asserting, with confidence, that what Loughner consumed in terms of food, beverages and medicine absolutely DID have an impact on his mental health. That fact is undeniable.

What is also undeniable is that the U.S. Congress has done virtually nothing to improve the fundamental health of the American people. Not that it's their responsibility in the first place, but at the very least they should get out of the way and allow nutritional supplement companies to make scientifically-substantiated claims about the health benefits of their products. Banning junk food in schools (for real, not the fake ban like Clinton did) would also be a good start. (http://www.naturalnews.com/030811_t...)

Dismantling the entire U.S. Food and Drug Administration would be a far more effective action. It would unleash a golden age of health freedom in America and cause rates of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and mental illness to plummet over the next decade. (Yes, the FDA causes tremendous harm to the health of the American people.) (http://www.naturalnews.com/001894.html)

America's epidemic of mental illness
This is largely why we have an epidemic of mental illness in America today. And that epidemic of mental illness, like all epidemics, has a cause.

But what are the real factors that cause such widespread mental illness in America?

In answering this question, you're forced to consider things that poison the brain, which is after all a physical organ that relies on healthy biochemistry to operate correctly. So the right question here is, "What kinds of things in society today harm brain function?

That answer reveals a very long list:

Chemical substances:
• Psychiatric drugs
• Prescription medications
• Over-the-counter drugs
• Many street drugs
• Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides in the food
• Chemical food additives
• Off-gassing of toxic chemicals from furniture
• Toxic lawn care chemicals
• Fluoride in the water
• Chemicals and preservatives in vaccines
• GMO foods
• Mercury in fish and seafood (makes you crazy)
• Chemicals in personal care products and cosmetics

Brain programming:
• Violent video games
• Violent television programming
• Military indoctrination programs that desensitize people to violence
• Violent imagery on mainstream news programs
• Violent imagery in Hollywood movies
• "Militainment" - the transformation of war into killing entertainment through the mass media

If you combine all these factors with widespread nutritional deficiencies, you will inevitably create mental patients out of people who would have otherwise been harmless. From there, it's not difficult for a mentally deranged person bent on violence to locate a weapon of some sort -- a machete, sword, firearm, knife or even a Buick -- and then use it to commit violence against other human beings.

I believe that any honest discussion about Loughner and mental health in America must embrace these critical factors. If we are to prevent future violence from happening again, we must reduce the number of people in America who suffer from mental illness. And I assure you that can only be accomplished through a revolution in food and nutrition.

We are what we eat
We are what we eat. Loughner was insane. It is no coincidence that our factory farming meat operations in America are similarly insane.

It is no coincidence that mainstream laundry detergent products contain cancer-causing fragrance chemicals.

It is no coincidence that our food supply is largely made of heavily processed, refined ingredients that have been nutritionally depleted.

Loughner is the "refined white sugar" poster boy. He's the Wonder Boy of Wonder Bread (refined white flour).

He represents the ultimate extreme of what happens when you raise a kid on processed foods and angry meat products produced through the committing of violence to cows, pigs and chickens. Yes, it does matter. When you produce your food through violence, you tend to get violent behavior in those who consume it.

But it's so much easier to ignore the real causes, isn't it?
Of course, this article is fifty years ahead of mainstream thinking in America. Instead of considering these simple and obvious truths (well, they're obvious to NaturalNews readers, anyway), Congress will instead seek to ban guns, or ban free speech, or somehow attempt to invoke some moronic reactionary law that will completely ignore the root causes of mental illness in America. Because that's what Congress does best.

And that brings me to the final conclusion here: Einstein once said the definition of insanity (mental illness) is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Yet isn't that exactly what the U.S. Congress is doing?

They keep favoring the pharmaceutical industry, the junk food industry and the toxic chemical companies while ignoring the real health needs of the American people. And yet they somehow expect the outcome to be different. By Einstein's definition, the U.S. Congress also suffers from a kind of mental illness.

They act out of an "insanity of the status quo." And make no mistake, this insanity will continue for as long as our nation continues to raise our children on junk foods, factory-farmed meat products and psychiatric medications.

Mental health can be cured in America. But not by national leaders who are themselves expressing their own pattern of mental illness through their legislative priorities.

To cure mental illness in America, we need to first address the mental health of those who make our laws. If we do not, I sadly predict such random acts of violence will continue to be undertaken by the very same young men who have been abandoned, poisoned and exploited by the food, drug and chemical industries that now dominate America's legislative landscape.

You can't stop bullets with laws. But you can legalize health freedom in America so that the mental health of the population is improved to the point where far fewer people feel the insane urge to resort to the use of bullets in the first place.

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January 11, 2011
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Bullshit, he knew exactly what he was doing, due to the fact he left evidence of premeditation and planning this assassination in his safe, in his own handwriting. He knew right from wrong, he was in control of himself, He was able enough to plan this and carry it out. Mental illness is not insanity, where the ability to distinquish this kind of acts is beyond comprehension.

We may have many issues in this country about mental illness, mental health, and mental illness insurance coverage, but this is not part of that situation. Even if mental illness has been part of this persons history, his Mother was employed in a job with excellent benifits, which would have included medical insurance for him at least until he was 21 years old, more likely until he was 24 if he was a full time student, so they have no excuse.

Congress is not to blame, when you are insured medically, and all group medical insurance has mental health coverage included. This person was insured for these things in his Mothers group medical coverage.

I have not read a single thing about this kid ever being in phyciatric care or under any medication for mental illness. If he was smoking pot heavily, definatly that would have been part of his care and would have been one of his issues to treat, since he was kicked out of school for irratic behavior. That was in Jr. College, not even high school.

January 11, 2011
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That kid is mentally ill.
Obviousy psychotic, paranoid, delusional and pissed off.
Notice how he shaved off everything aka the movier, "Taxi Driver"?
Should that get him off? No.
By law he has to not be aware of what he was doing..and he was aware of what he was doing..that doesn't make him close to sane, though.

The truth is we don't really know how mental illness works.
I saw on tv some people yesterday bringing up his parents.
Blaim the parents.
Anyone who has a mentaly ill child or neurologically impaired child knows what crap that can be.

Did you know that along, with ADD and Austim and the like that, NOW childhood shizophrenia and childhood BiPolar disease are dramatically on the rise?

Something out there is wrecking our kids brains and it is getting worse and worse and worse..we must figure out what it is..

Willie Wonka quotes..
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Why? Are you having fun?
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January 11, 2011
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I just wrote about the parents on the other thread. one very common thing among disfunctional families is they are loaners. They are private, for the very simple reason they know things are wrong at home, and so relationships are very short and never get off the ground. This is very common in alcoholism, and other kinds of abusive family structures, where friendships never get off the ground, because you do not want outsiders to see inside your homes. The neighbors siad they were very private, kept to themselves, a sure sign disfunctional behavior may have been going on. Drugs evidently was part of the kids routine. The military would not say what drugs he failed for, but when you drop out of high school, kicked out of jr. college, and are known for heavy pot smoking, its pretty hard to deny there isn;t a problem.

Like I said, the parents may have a lot of painful questions to answer, one of them may be their own role in this disfunctional behavior, or at least how long they lived in denial, they knew this kid grew up with problems. My guess is they have battled this for quite a while, and also went from episode to episode, denying they needed help, denying the kids pot smoking was a problem. They tolerated it, allowed him to have his own exsistance, which they knew may have been troubled. OR The parents are a direct casue of it. I'm thinking ol Dad, a stay at home Dad, knows something, and Mom is either unaware working everyday, or can not bare to think about it. I think some dark secrets are part of this. Thats just my gut feeling.

January 11, 2011
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Every time something like this happens in America the perpetrator is claimed to have a mental illness. It's all an effort to make the criminal look like a victim. Why don't we try being truthful. He is a criminal, a murderer. Quit feeling sorry for the criminals, they are not the victims. Deal with them for what they are and face reality for once.

January 11, 2011
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I would argue that anyone who commits murder is, if only temporarily, 'out of their mind', so to speak.
(or varying degrees , depending on the situation)
Does this give them an excuse?
No.

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January 11, 2011
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I know a teacher who is a Sociologist and has worked extensively in the juvenille crime system for over twenty years. During her research "out in the field" (working with juvenille delinquents), she determined that there was a dietary pattern that could be established among those who commit acts of crime. One day, she had asked a group of brothers who were all in juvenille detention for multiple instances of theft what they would have for dinner every night. Their response: "Sugar Sanwiches". At first, she thought it was street lingo for a drug. So she asked; "What drug is that?" They answered; "No, it's not a drug. It's two pieces of white bread with a bit of margarine and sugar". She had requested a systemic change to diet plans within the detention center because the center was still giving out twinkies, processed foods, junk, etc. She noted that there had been a positive improvement in the behavior of many delinquents within the center with just a change in diet (more vegetables, more whole foods, unprocessed/fortified foods, vitamins). She noted that a change in diet is not the only thing that needs to change, but it's a step in the right direction.

Bullshit, he knew exactly what he was doing, due to the fact he left evidence of premeditation and planning this assassination in his safe, in his own handwriting. He knew right from wrong, he was in control of himself, He was able enough to plan this and carry it out. Mental illness is not insanity, where the ability to distinquish this kind of acts is beyond comprehension.

Just because he planned something does not necessarily mean he does not have a mental illness. In-fact, those who are preoccupied with delusions and are engulfed by the idea that they are embarking on some special mission for a higher authortity (as is the case with Loughner) live their lives daily with that preoccupation. To suggest he was being rational throughout would mean that his You Tube and MySpace videos were rational and that cannot be argued. Do you know what he was communicating in those videos? If so, I would like to know. After-all, you argue that he does not have a mental illness, therefore, broken language, unstructured language, incoherent statements, ramblings, and rants were all a product of a carefully designed plot to convince everyone else that he is crazy. The burden of making such a bold claim of course would be to prove that that was the case.

I have not read a single thing about this kid ever being in phyciatric care or under any medication for mental illness.

Do all people who have a mental illness submit themselves to psychiatric evaluation and assessment? No. He clearly didn't believe he needed help. Certainly there are other avenues which could have been taken. One of them would be to actually listen to what he had to say and address them accordingly. If he does in fact have a mental illness and is preoccupied with delusions, then there is certainly something to be said about people who just wanted to hide the problem rather than address it.

Did you know that along, with ADD and Austim and the like that, NOW childhood shizophrenia and childhood BiPolar disease are dramatically on the rise?

Excellent point, bionic. I think a-lot of it has to do with poor diet, overmedication of society, desensitization in the mass media air waves, and of course, socio-economic oppression created by class stratification.

The neighbors siad they were very private, kept to themselves, a sure sign disfunctional behavior may have been going on. Drugs evidently was part of the kids routine. The military would not say what drugs he failed for, but when you drop out of high school, kicked out of jr. college, and are known for heavy pot smoking, its pretty hard to deny there isn;t a problem.

This is what is meant by political bent. Except you're using an anti-pot bent in order to demonize the legalization movement. Anyone who is a pot smoker or has smoked pot more than once in their lifetime (that's more than 1/2 of the uS population) will tell you that killing is the last thing on their minds. If not, you would have a whole smorgasbord of college and high school students shooting up the damn country. That does not happen, but you continue to conjure it as if it was part of the whole scheme of things...very Rush Limbaughistic of you.

It is a sad fact sisters and brothers, but the FDA and the USDA are poisoning our food supply. There is fluoride in our water which contributes to brain manipulation/subservience. There are toxins in processed foods which contain carcinogens and other properties that remain in our bodies for years! Did you know one Tylenol PM could kill a house cat? Well, Tylenol also harms our liver and has even caused the deaths of many Americans. Psychiatric drugs kill over 120,000 pople per year in this country, well surpassing the number of those who die behind the wheel of a car due to drunk driving. That's facing the reality, Halfabo.

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January 11, 2011
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I would like to know. After-all, you argue that he does not have a mental illness, therefore, broken language, unstructured language, incoherent statements, ramblings, and rants were all a product of a carefully designed plot to convince everyone else that he is crazy. The burden of making such a bold claim of course would be to prove that that was the case.

Or the product of drug abuse!

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No offence Aquarian, but the dietary junk food defence is as lame as the Harvey Milk murder defence, where they claimed eating a snickers, gave him a sugar high and made him murder him.

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"Halfabo" wrote: Every time something like this happens in America the perpetrator is claimed to have a mental illness. It's all an effort to make the criminal look like a victim. Why don't we try being truthful. He is a criminal, a murderer. Quit feeling sorry for the criminals, they are not the victims. Deal with them for what they are and face reality for once.

The kid does have a mental illness. Someone would have to be mentally ill to kill 6 people including a 9 year old girl.

However, that doesn't excuse him for it. We all have the same mental illness to varying degrees. Most of us just have enough control not to take action.

*edited to correct sloppy grammar*

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