Sorry folks, but this is just a rant inspired from another thread in IMHO regarding Zoloft, and I didn’t want to hijack that thread with my rant. Here goes:
Who in their right minds would ever recommend giving potentially addictive, mind altering prescription drugs to children? I’m talking about the Ritalins and the Zolofts and the Zybans and the Efexors out there. Sure, there must be kids out there who’s chemicals are so imbalanced that they need a swift seritonin kick one way or another from time to time, but folks, we are grinding out a generation of people who have NO coping skills whatsoever beyond the chemical ones that drug companies and quack shrinks have given them. THIS IS FUCKING CHILD ABUSE.
We have, as a society, become so self absorbed that we don’t have time for children, so we make them addicted little drones who won’t have the same giant dreams, the same desire to challenge authority, and therefore the same potential that we swear we want to give them and that each one of us had. WE ARE SELLING OUR CHILDRENS IMAGINATIONS OUT FROM UNDER THEM. Again, THIS IS CHILD ABUSE.
Drug companies are far more evil than Big Tobacco, far more evil than the Miller Brewing Company, far more evil than…Look, every time I see a commercial for prescription drugs that DO NOT TELL YOU WHAT CONDITION THEY ARE USED FOR I want to scream. Hell, I do scream. How can this be legal? How can we urge people to “Ask your doctor if Myxlplik is right for you”? This is just drug companies saying “Hey, dickhead, go to your doctor and see if he thinks you could give us some money”.
Bob: “Hiya Doc”
Doc: “Well hello there Bob”
Bob: “Doc, is Myxlplik right for me?”
Doc: “Why Bob, I didn’t know you suffered from Guinea Worms!”
Bob: “Me neither, but I guess maybe I do!”
Doc: “Well we had better get you some Myxlplik right away, here take this to Walgreens”
Bob: “Whew, thanks Doc, that was a close one”
Drug companies are destroying our children and abusing the ignorant and uninformed in this country and before long around the world. You would be goddamn right if you said we had a drug problem in this country, but it’s not coming from where you think it is. I promise you that in the next 20 years we will see RECREATIONAL DRUGS FROM MAJOR PHARM COMPANIES. We’re already headed that way!
Ok, ok. I’m better now. Sorry about all that.