posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 01:32 PM
reply to post by tide88
...To claim that the medications actually cause them to commit murder is ridiculous and baseless....
I actually disagree, but not as much as you might think...
While it may seem baseless (and thus ridiculous) to claim it causes
the tragedies.. it also seems equally ridiculous and baseless to assert the
opposite. Especially to those who have witnessed the changes in behavior of those taking the drugs.
Like many things, the industry-sponsored line of refusing to make a correlation seems to call attention to the discrepancy.
Of course these drugs have a use, and some can tolerate and endure the chemical changes they engender in them.... apparently... at least by
inference...not so much so for others.
This is why drugs alone should not be the "standard" "fix" for conditions that are not purely a matter of physiology.... unless we are prepared to
state that "everything" is physiological.
But I digress.
The point of the OP is about Forbes and the retraction of this story. My question now is; is this a blanket refusal by MSM to entertain the idea that
there may be a connection? Or is it because it is made by someone who has a Church of Scientology agenda behind his words?
It's a pity our journalists are mostly gone. I wonder what happened to them?
There is no such thing, at this date of the world's history, in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it.
There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am
paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of
you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear
in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone.
The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his
country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press?
We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our
possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.
John Swinton's toast to the "Independent Press." 1880
(Source: Labor's Untold Story, by Richard O. Boyer and Herbert M. Morais, published by United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America, NY,