We’re Overmedicating our Children

I have not been surprised about the results of Erica Komisar’s work over the last few years. As a psychoanalyst she has been advocating the importance of mother’s staying home with their children for the first three years of their lives and how monumental fathers are to children’s lives consistently for a while. She appears frequently on television and radio interviews and is respected outside of the partisan political loop. What she is talking about isn’t political at all, its pure logic not motivated by the type of science that is always seeking funding from government sources, but she genuinely wants to help people not have so many problems in their lives. I know of her work as a kind of similar personality who has the same goals and objectives in life so I cheer her on for continued success. However, I was particularly struck by an interview she had on Fox & Friends over the weekend of March 0th, 2019 where the discussion was simply put, “we’re overmedicating our children.”

Erica is a very polished and professional personality who has a great public profile. She lets the facts speak for themselves, however my role in everything is much different so I don’t have to mince words to the same degree. I have strong opinions and have a means to communicate them in various ways, most often with some color when necessary. And on this topic, I don’t think I will be as nice as she is on this matter which I consider one of the great tragedies of our modern age. You might say dear reader that I have an obsession with proper mental health and I spend a considerable amount of time trying to help people, especially people close to me, aspire to greatness within the confines of their skulls. I think there is nothing greater in the universe than a human mind and there is no tragedy greater than wasting it. I’m against all forms of intoxication, including alcohol and I think if people aren’t trying to read a book a week that they are wasting their lives. So for me one of the great crimes of our century is this tendency to medicate children for every little problem instead of teaching them to be problem solvers themselves. For hyper little boys which is part of their mechanism for acquiring intelligence and wisdom as they grow older, we have destroyed several generations of our species intellectually with over medicating them for every type of anxiety.

I don’t believe ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) is anything to medicate, it’s a tool children have of obtaining as much information before they physically hit the age of puberty for their own survival and by numbing them to its affects, we are severely limiting their abilities as adults. It is no surprise that so many adults are functioning so poorly in life, not even able to solve basic problems at the psychological level, because their means of learning how was destroyed in them when they were children. Then to make matters worse we have centralized most of our education and what we teach has been entirely incorrect for individual functions. This has made parenting particularly difficult because our political structure has fed the myth that out there in the world are the keys to happiness, in increased GDP, employment ratios, and the feminization goals of modern life where the real solutions are at home between and adult and a child.

Watching the new HBO documentary on Michael Jackson I had a very different take on the whole thing than any other news outlet that I have read or watched on the matter. I think they all miss the most critical point of the situation, and ultimately Michael Jackson died due to his addiction to drugs for which he had brought into his life to deal with all his various forms of depression. The same could be said of Prince who also died prematurely due to drug consumption, prescribed or otherwise. The desire to take any drugs of any kind indicates that there is something severely wrong with the way you are thinking. If you have a healthy mind, you should not even be taking an aspirin. I think the Michael Jackson situation is something I’d defend. Jackson was a pure talent and a great contributor to our culture. But the guy had his childhood ripped away from him and it certainly had an impact on his mental health. Did he become a child molester? I think that is the wrong way to look at his problems. He was damaged goods moving into his adult life because of many factors, basically his parents sold him off to the slavery of the music industry, then they rode the gravy train. Once Jackson was old enough to realize it, he was being crushed by the pressure of securing his family obligations and he just couldn’t handle it, because his mind was not there enough to deal with the problems, and he never got over it. He tried to repair what was broken by going back to his childhood and hanging out with children he never had a chance to spend time with as a kid himself. Did sex happen, probably, but it’s the why that matters. How many adults right now have unhealthy yearnings to have sex with young people? Way, way, way too many. The real question is why. Because as children they are missing something important so that they can be proper adults. When we, as a culture, use medicine as a substitute to good parenting the product we get is a broken child and most of the time that person stays broken all their lives.

You can’t cheat the process folks, children need a mother. Government schools are not a replacement. And children need a masculine figure that participates in their life diligently. There is no better way to raise a child but with a very caring mother and a confident, strong father. No drug in the world or education system can offer a reasonable replacement. But even that isn’t the answer because bad parenting can be even worse, a parent or both who have mental problems of their own passing those on to the next generation with lazy drugs and a lack of intellect for a young mind starving for knowledge. When a kid doesn’t get that knowledge, they are often ruined for life and we look on in horror as to why, such as in the case of Michael Jackson. Even as a modern businessman says to his wife, “I love you honey, I’ll be back next week from my business trip to Asia,” yet while there he is seeking out sex with 13 to 14-year-old girls. And the wife is slamming vodka and wine numbing her mind to the world around her because deep down inside she knows—but can’t do anything about it as she watches reruns of Friends trying to figure out why her life is so screwed up. And when her kids want a book read to them, or want to know why the moon looks different each night, sometimes its full, sometimes it looks like a smile in the sky, she just puts them on Ritalin to shut them up. Their teacher’s at school keeps complaining about their hyperactive nature so the defeated mom just says, “what the hell, why not?” And that is how the world is destroyed, one person at a time, drug by drug.

I would recommend anything Erica Komisar writes or says in an interview to a person seeking answers. We have an obligation to have a direct conversation about this matter because it is a massive international tragedy presently. If you add up the loss of all the children we have now to abortion and add that loss to the mental impediments that most children suffer through these days because they can’t trust their parents, they can’t trust their schools and they sure as hell can’t trust their government, we have a major crisis on our hands. And not talking about it won’t make it magically go away.

Rich Hoffman

Sign up for Second Call Defense here: http://www.secondcalldefense.org/?affiliate=20707 Use my name to get added benefits.

2 thoughts on “We’re Overmedicating our Children

  1. Can’t agree with you on giving a pass to MJ. Everyone knows right from wrong no matter how critically messed up their lives are. No one has a perfect childhood. Some worse or better than others. Unfortunately, some people should never be parents. In the African-American community 70% of their babies are born to single mothers. The children thus, have a part time mother and no father. Just how can these children have educational and successful aspirations. It is amazing that some do succeed. eg Dr. Carson, whose mother could not read or write yet raised two successful young men on her own. It can be done, but takes effort. Michael had demons and took them out on very young boys. That is unforgivable except by God.

    Like

    1. I watched that MJ show on HBO. I’m not sure I believe those kids, now grown up. Their parents are very messed up. There are a lot of things that don’t match up. That whole case is a very interesting microcosm of everything wrong today. From the loss of self in starpower to the parents who would do anything to be close to an invented power in celebrity.

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.