Another school shooting with tragic results. The leftist narrative naturally focuses on the issue of guns, not the shooter. Maybe it is time for a different focus. Guns are not the cause of violence in schools and movie theaters; guns did not cause the attempted assassination of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords; guns were merely an instrument of terror and mayhem. The cause of such shootings was something else entirely.
No thinking American should be surprised by mass shootings perpetrated by high-school aged teenagers. What should surprise everyone is that there are not more of these tragedies, the cause of which are not firearms but rather the systematic over-medication of teenagers and young adults, and a system that shields the identity of individuals who pose a clear and present danger to public safety.
The numbers of people who are exactly like Jeffrey Lee Loughner, Adam Lanza, James Eagan Holmes, and Nikolas Cruz should worry us. They are seriously disturbed young people, all of whom were treated with behavior-modifying drugs and mainstreamed in America’s public-school system. Why we do not know who they are, or the dangers they impose until after they’ve perpetrated horrific crimes, is that their identities are protected by state and federal statutes.
Interestingly, both Holmes and Cruz obtained and used other instruments to help them perpetrate chaos at the scene of their crimes: tear gas and smoke bombs. We should conclude from this that even though they are dangerously psychotic, they were also devilishly clever in putting together their plan for the destruction of innocents.
Let’s do some math. Presently, there are 20 million high-school aged children. Of these, between 6.9 and 7.2% suffer mental health issues, which include developmental delay, emotional disturbance, intellectual and mental health debilities. The scope of behavioral abnormality is quite wide, ranging from youngsters with histories of trying to harm themselves, to harming their peers … and some of these behaviors are quite disturbing.
We don’t know who these people are, nor even the extent of their psychosis because the law protects their identities —even when the public has an interest in knowing who they are and the dangers they impose. Yet, psychotic students are mainstreamed in public school classrooms, subjecting normal students to great risk without the knowledge of tax-paying parents. When incidents do occur in schools, education officials cover them up or address them in such a way that no one knows who was involved or how school officials addressed the matter.
We are informed of the existence of dangerously psychotic individuals after incidents such as Sandy Hook or the Douglas High School shooting —but only after the fact, when the damage has already been done, and only then in the context of the instrument used, not the cause of the violence. If we apply the lowest percentage of mentally impaired students in the United States today, we are faced with the potential for 1.4 million similar acts of violence.
A thinking American should ponder why this is so. I found this video and lifted it from my friend’s blog at Always on Watch. It is both thought-provoking and relevant. The issue isn’t guns; the issue is that state and federal officials have decided to medicate and mainstream psychotic students rather than treating them within mental health facilities. There is a reason for this, and it won’t provide the reader with any good feelings about our state and federal governments.
What you will not hear in the conversation about how to best protect our children is this: if the government requires us to send our children to public schools, which are little more than laboratories for progressive experimentation, then it is the government’s responsibility to protect innocent children from psychotic populations (which they nurture). If villainous students knew that teachers were trained and armed to protect student populations, schools would no longer be soft-targets for terror.
Public interest should take precedence over any right of anonymity of dangerously psychotic students in the same way that the public has a right to know where predators of children are living in their communities.