Anthropology is a broad field with many schools of thought a specialties. One of those specialties is cultural anthropology which focuses on studying different cultures and social deviance. That said, I’m focusing this post on America and the plague of school shootings that has now gone on for far too long!
I can’t help but notice that MOST of the youth who commit such acts are on some form of psychotropic medication(s) and MOST of these youth have a past history of being bullied in school, ignored in school and at home, and some have also been physically/emotionally abused at home. These youth are ANGRY! VERY ANGRY inside! In fact, inner anger doesn’t really describe what these youth really feel because what they really feel inside and have felt for a long, long time (years) is closer to RAGE! Their violent acts are a physical manifestation of that rage, sadly.
I’ve done a little research on my own concerning this subject and those I’ve spoken with that take psychiatric medications all tell me the same thing. They tell me that when they take their meds it blocks their feelings! I don’t know about you but in my mind that is ALARMING! A medication that blocks their feelings and emotions? And we are asking why these youth who commit school shootings seem to feel nothing?? It’s the meds!! Problem is some of these youth who are prescribed these meds strike out seemingly without feelings or remorse and to me this is no surprise. They don’t feel anything, any emotions, even when SOME among them commit such horrific acts of violence.
I think we as a society need to take a REALLY CLOSE look at the medications that are being prescribed to our young people! I’m sorry (not) but a drug that blocks your feelings is NOT what I call “helpful.” In fact, it turns you into a sociopath or psychopath because you can’t feel anything! That’s NOT “therapy.” That’s a recipe for DISASTER and those disasters are being carried out in our schools across this nation, sadly.