by Jon Rappoport
October 11, 2012
NOW DRUGGING CHILDREN FOR “SOCIAL
It’s the latest thing.
Psychiatrists are now giving children in poor
Adderall, a dangerous stimulant, by making false
of ADHD, or no diagnoses at all. Their aim? To “promote
social justice,” to improve academic performance in school.
The rationale is, the drugged kids will now be able to compete with
children from wealthier families who attend better schools.
Leading the way is Dr. Michael Anderson, a pediatrician in the
Incredibly, Anderson told the New York Times his
diagnoses of ADHD are “made up,” “an excuse” to hand out the drugs.
“We’ve decided as a society that it’s too expensive to modify the
kid’s environment. So we have to modify the kid,” Anderson said.
It would be hard to find a clearer mission statement from a
psychiatrist: mind control.
A researcher at Washington University in St. Louis, Dr. Ramesh
Raghavan, goes even further with this chilling comment:
effectively forcing local community psychiatrists to use the only
tool at their disposal [to “level the playing field” in low-income
neighborhoods], which is psychotropic medicine.”
So pressure is being brought to bear on psychiatrists to launch a
heinous behavior modification program, using drugs, against children
in inner cities.
It’s important to realize that all psychotropic stimulants, like
Ritalin, can cause aggressive behavior, violent
What we’re seeing here is a direct parallel to the old CIA program,
exposed by the late journalist, Gary Webb, who detailed the
importing of crack cocaine (another kind of stimulant) into South
Central Los Angeles, which went a long way toward destroying that
It is widely acknowledged, and admitted in the Times article, that
the effects of ADHD drugs on children’s still-developing brains are
unknown. Therefore, the risks of the drugs are great.
At least one
leading psychiatrist, Peter Breggin, believes there is significant
evidence that these stimulants can cause atrophy of the brain.
Deploying the ADHD drugs creates symptoms which may then be treated
with compounds like
Risperdal, a powerful anti-psychotic, which can
cause motor brain damage.
All this, in service of “social justice” for the poor.
And what about the claim that ADHD drugs can enhance school
The following pronouncement makes a number of things clear:
Textbook of Psychiatry, published by the American Psychiatric Press,
contains this review (Popper and Steingard):
”Stimulants [given for
ADHD] do not produce lasting improvements in aggressively, conduct
disorder, criminality, education achievement, job functioning,
marital relationships, or long-term adjustment.”
So the whole basis for this “social justice” program in low-income
communities - that the ADHD drugs will improve school performance of
kids and “level the playing field,” so they can compete academically
with children from wealthier families - this whole program is based on
a lie to begin with.
Meddling with the brains of children via these chemicals constitutes
criminal assault, and it’s time it was recognized for what it is.
In 1986, The International Journal of the Addictions published a
most important literature review by Richard Scarnati.
It was called
“An Outline of Hazardous Side Effects of Ritalin (Methylphenidate)”
[v.21(7), pp. 837-841]. Adderall and other ADHD medications are all
in the same basic class; they are stimulants, amphetamine-type
Scarnati listed a large number of adverse affects of Ritalin and
cited published journal articles which reported each of these
For every one of the following (selected and quoted verbatim)
Ritalin effects, there is at least one confirming source in the
Hypomanic and manic symptoms
Activation of psychotic symptoms
Can surpass LSD in producing bizarre experiences
Effects pathological thought processes
Since Ritalin is considered an amphetamine-type drug, expect
High-abuse potential DEA Schedule II Drug
Decreased REM sleep
When used with antidepressants one may see dangerous reactions
including hypertension, seizures and hypothermia
Brain damage may be seen with
In what sense are the ADHD drugs “social justice?” The reality is,
they are chemical warfare.
Licensed predators are preying on the