"The War Against Children"
by Peter R. Breggin, M.D. and Ginger Ross Breggin
St. Martin's Press, 1994.
204 pgs., plus notes, bibliography, index.
Actually, this book isn't about sex-related violence directly.
Rather, it's about the psychopharmaceutical assault on children,
more specifically, "The Violence Initiative", which is the general
name given to the idea of "curing" problems of violence, very
much including rape, by lobotomizing, electroshocking, or
drugging offending parties or, more to the point here, allegedly
potentially offending parties.
"The Violence Initiative" is the name of a project that the
pharmaceutical companies have bludgeoned the government into
The main point of "The Violence Initiative" is not really "after the
fact" 'curing' of violent people. Rather, the stated purpose of the
project is the attempt to prevent violence in the future, by
drugging this entire generation of children into a permanent
intellectual and emotional coma. Especially the best and the
brightest . . . the real troublemakers. It's quite a major scandal -
and a multi-billion dollar scandal at that, funded primarily by the
psychiatric establishment - led by Eli Lilly and the other major
drug companies. The larger psychopharmaceutical consortium
includes, of course, Hoffman La Roche, of Rhoponol fame.
The idea is, that racism, sexism, poverty, war, and so forth have
nothing whatsoever to do with the problems of violence in society.
At basis, no connection whatsoever. No no. No sir. Rape, war,
and other anti-human social problems are all caused by some
fundamentally inexplicable, weird, dark, "chemical imbalances"
in the brain. It's based on the medieval-like Freudian superstition
that we each pop out of the womb complete with a full
complement of monstrous ideational and emotional formations,
not to mention a full complement of elaborate death fantasies . . .
it's sort of like a satanic religion that these psychopharmaceutical
guys have cooked up . . .
According to the obviously fraudulent pseudo-"scientists" who
work for the large psychopharmaceutical companies, we can leave
all that racism, sexism, poverty, war and so on, in place just
peachy keen - no problem - why waste time trying to correct those
things. The real solution, they claim, is to simply drug up the
entire population starting at about age four, and all our problems
will be solved.
They claim that this way, they can stop the violent ones, but in
fact, their actual plan is to create a situation wherein, when we get
raped, discriminated against, exploited, our loved ones maimed or
massacred, or whatever, why, we just won't care. That's the real
point of "The Violence Initiative" drug program. Hardly a matter
of stopping "the violent ones" among us; rather a matter of
stopping the rebellious ones among us from putting an end to
It's all pretty crazy stuff it seems to me, but then again, these
zillionaire drug company types are not particularly well known for
either their integrity nor their intelligence nor their sanity.
Among many other things in the book, the Breggins point out that
there has never been found to be a single iota of scientific
evidence that anti-human violence originates with any internal
mechanism. On the contrary, all the science points towards anti-
human violence originates with human-decision-driven corrupt
social structures, that are entirely correctable through the ordinary
process of human decisions, large-scale and local.
Still and all, the pharmaceutical companies, several large ivy
league universities, a couple of "foundations", and their
government hostage organization, "The National Institute of
Mental" (NIMH), continue to spend untold millions hoping to
prove some scientific connection between internal human
structure, and anti-human behavior. They haven't found it, and,
of course, they aren't going to find it. Because it isn't there to be
found. And, in my opinion, they know it as well as I do. Anti-
human behavior type problems stem entirely from external social
structures, which are in turn created, maintained, or changed
through conscious decisions. And, of course, it is those very
decision/responsibility processes in each human, that these
infamous drugs are specifically designed to suppers!
It seems to me that if these very rich and successful drug company
madmen had had their way over the last few generations, based
upon school performance, the likes of Albert Einstein, Pablo
Piccaso, Janis Joplin, John Lennon, obviously myself, and
probably an awful lot of people on this mailing list, would have
found ourselves living out our lives in a comatic stupor. Anyway,
crackpotism falsely parading as 'science', generally equals the
major, social destruction, high and low.
Well, the Breggins are apparently the leading activists in the
nation in this field, heroic folks, lonely folks, fighting, often
successfully, the huge psychopharmaceutical consortium, and
attempting to expose the anti-children, anti-human, anti-social,
anti-artistic, anti-intellectual, anti-rebellious,
psychopharmaceutical scandal nationwide. This book seems like
it might be the most important book currently available in the
field. I found it highly readable. It's sort of a companion piece
for Louise Armstrong's "And They Call It Help", which exposes
the incarceration aspect of the psychiatric war against our nation's
adolescents, and which I mentioned in an earlier post.
Last note: My own idea about the relation between drug use and
the suppression of positive, progressive social movements, is
contained about halfway through a paper - Schema - that appears
at my web site. For those without access to the world wide web,
I've posted it in several Internet newsgroups. Check under the
subject "Psychosomatic Medicine" in talk.medicine.politics (6/22),
or "Classical Communism" in talk.politics.soviet (6/18), or
"Democrats Yes" in alt.dear.whitehouse (6/12), or
"The Never!!!BOMB!!!er Manifesto" in alt.journalism (6/20).
It's in "Part Two b: Schema (b). Search for "Alcohol Informs A
Person", which is where the section about drugs starts.
Neil R. Miller
Paradigm from California
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