MENTAL HEALTH, EDUCATION AND SOCIAL CONTROL
Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D.
In this series, I have paid a great deal of attention to what is wrong with various mental health initiatives. It is also important to look at various aspects of this issue that have been ignored----for example, the fact that some antipsychotic medications given to children simply have not been proven to work ! In a March 16, 2006, Associated Press article, "Use of Antipsychotic Drugs For Kids Skyrockets" published in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, one learns that "soaring numbers of American children are being prescribed anti-psychotic drugs---in many cases, for attention deficit disorder or other behavioral problems for which these medications have not been proven to work, a study found. The annual number of children prescribed anti-psychotic drugs jumped five-fold between 1995 and 2002, to an estimated 2.5 million, the study said....More than half of the prescriptions were for attention deficit and other non-psychotic conditions, the researchers said.
The findings are worrisome 'because it looks like these medications are being used for large numbers of children in a setting where we don't know if they work,' said lead author Dr. William Cooper, a pediatrician at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. The increasing use of anti-psychotics since the mid-1990s corresponds with the introduction of costly and heavily marketed medications such as Zyprexa and Risperdal. The packaging information for both says their safety and effectiveness in children have not been established....The study appears in the March-April edition of the journal AMBULATORY PEDIATRICS. Heavy marketing by drug companies probably contributed to the increase in the use of anti-psychotic drugs among children, said Dr. Daniel Safer, a psychiatrist affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, who called the potential side effects a concern....Dr. David Fassler, a University of Vermont psychiatry professor, said more research is needed before anti-psychotics should be considered standard treatment for attention deficit disorders in children."
Also ignored by many mental health professionals is the fact that daycare harms children's mental health. A March 17, 2006 United Press International report revealed that "psychologist and author Steve Biddulph has concluded that daycare damages babies' brain chemistry and affects social and emotional development....Significant among the reams of (neurobiological) research are the so-called cortisol studies, which measure the presence of stress hormones in young babies---consistently finding levels to be higher in children in long daycare....These have been linked with greater aggression and anxiety found in older children in long daycare, but are also known to affect the development of a range of neurotransmitters, whose pathways in the brain are still being built in young children, said Biddulph."
Thirdly, mental health professionals are ignoring the link between abortion and mental health problems. THE SYDNEY MORNING-HERALD on January 3, 2006, reported on a New Zealand study published in the JOURNAL OF CHILD PSYCHIATRY AND PSYCHOLOGY that showed at age 25, 42% of the post-abortive women experienced major depression at some stage during the past 4 years. That was almost double the rate of women who never became pregnant. The risks of anxiety disorders also doubled. The study itself explained that "those having an abortion had elevated rates of subsequent mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, suicidal behaviors and substance use disorders."
As I have also said before in this series, the power elite is very interested in population control and techniques that will accomplish that purpose. For example, to control people, they must first be located, and facilitating that would be placing microchips in everyone. In case you think that is far-fetched, remember what U.S. Senator Joseph Biden said in his opening statement at the confirmation hearings for John Roberts to become Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court: "We will be faced with...consequential decisions in the 21st Century: can microscopic tags be implanted in a person's body to track his every movement?"
Already proposed is the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) under which all animals could be microchipped, supposedly to be able primarily to track diseases. And the rationale might then be if it's important to track diseases in animals, why not also in humans? Americans, of course, will object to being forcibly microchipped, so at first they will be told it's voluntary. However, then a gradual series of measures will be instituted coercing the population to "volunteer." For example, the public might be told that since disease is largely contracted via public contact, one cannot use public transportation unless one is microchipped. You get the idea.
In terms of globally controlling population, AGENDA 21 has been very useful to the power elite. AGENDA 21 was a policy statement adopted by the U.N. Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) and implemented in the U.S. by President Clinton's Commission on Sustainable Development. The U.N. has even published RESCUE MISSION: PLANET EARTH, A CHILDREN'S EDITION OF AGENDA 21. Via AGENDA 21, people have been persuaded to accept "smart growth" policies which are supposed to result in sustainable development. Actually, what is happening is people are being told where they may and may not live.
What is also at work is a process I call "suckernomics," a process whereby the power elite relies upon the people being economic suckers. For example, the public is told that the global environment is threatened and therefore land use must be managed for sustainable development. In 1971, the U.N. began the "Man and the Biosphere Program," from which UNESCO's U.N. Biosphere Reserve Program came. There have also been World Heritage Sites and other designations which, perhaps not coincidentally, often happen to be where uranium, gold, petroleum, etc., are to be found.
Sometimes private property owners are coerced into giving over their land to some government entity in order to preserve the environment, but then the use of that same property is contracted out to developers or mining companies. One way private property owners are coerced into parting with their land is that the government places so many regulations upon the use of the land that it becomes an intolerable burden, while the property owners are still expected to pay taxes on lands they can no longer use.
It's usually liberals who promote preservation of the environment. And these are the same liberals who under the banner of "Don't impose your morality on me" advocate sexual liberation, abortion rights, etc. But if they really believe that slogan, then how can they challenge the head of a transnational corporation who doesn't care what happens to American workers if he can exploit cheap labor in or from other countries? All he has to say is "Don't impose your morality on me either." Thus the movement toward an integrated global economy is furthered, with an integrated global political structure to manage it not far behind----in other words a world government !
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Dennis Laurence Cuddy, historian and political analyst, received a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (major in American History, minor in political science). Dr. Cuddy has taught at the university level, has been a political and economic risk analyst for an international consulting firm, and has been a Senior Associate with the U.S. Department of Education.
Cuddy has also testified before members of Congress on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. Dr. Cuddy has authored or edited twenty books and booklets, and has written hundreds of articles appearing in newspapers around the nation, including The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He has been a guest on numerous radio talk shows in various parts of the country, such as ABC Radio in New York City, and he has also been a guest on the national television programs USA Today and CBS's Nightwatch.
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What is also at work is a process I call "suckernomics," a process whereby the power elite relies upon the people being economic suckers.