Thursday, March 14, 2013

Day 310 Suicides of our soldiers, the pawns of greed.

The Problem;
A major disconnect from reality within the existent system, which means it is time to change the system to one that supports life, as the following information clearly indicates that what we are accepting and allowing does not in fact support life.

25 disturbing facts about psych drugs, soldiers and suicides

by Mike Adams

We are living in an age of upside-downs, where right is wrong, fiction is truth and war is peace. Those who fight the wars are subjected to their own house of mirrors via pharmaceutical "treatments." Instead of providing U.S. soldiers and veterans with actual health care, the government throws pills at them and calls it "therapy."

Stimulants, antidepressants, anti-psychotics, sedatives and pain meds are the new "fuel" for America's front-line forces. While the idea of sending medicated soldiers into battle was unthinkable just three decades ago, today it's the status quo. And the cost in human lives has never been more tragic.

Here are 25 disturbing facts about psych drugs, soldiers and suicides. They are disturbing because everybody seems to be pretending there is no link between psychiatric drugs and soldier suicides. So soldiers and veterans keep dying while the Pentagon (and the VA) keep pretending they don't know why. (Sources are listed at the bottom of this article.)

1) 33% of the U.S. Army is on prescription medications, and nearly a quarter of those are on psychotropic drugs

2) In 2010, the Pentagon spent $280 million on psychiatric drugs. That number has since risen.

3) There are now over 8,000 suicides each year by U.S. soldiers and veterans; that's over 22 a day

4) 33% of those suicides are attributed to medication side effects

5) That means medications are killing more U.S. soldiers and veterans than Al-Qaeda

6) 500% more soldiers abuse prescription drugs than illegal street drugs

7) Under the Obama administration, the number of veterans waiting for VA care has risen from 11,000 in 2009 to 245,000 today

8) More active duty soldiers die from suicide than from combat: 349 dead last year

9) The number of prescriptions for Ritalin and Adderall written for active-duty soldiers has increased 1,000% in the last five years

10) For every active-duty service member who dies in battle, 25 veterans die by suicide

11) Only 1 percent of Americans have served in the Middle East, but veterans of combat there make up 20% of all suicides in the United States

12) The suicide rate of active-duty soldiers in the Civil War was only 9 - 15 per 100,000 soldiers. The suicide rate of active-duty U.S. soldiers in the Middle East is 23 per 100,000. And casualty rates were far higher in the Civil War, meaning the Civil War was more psychologically traumatic.

13) In the Korean War, the suicide rate among active-duty military soldiers was only 11 per 100,000

14) To date, the Pentagon has spent more than a billion dollars on psychiatric drugs, making it one of the largest customers of Big Pharma

15) In 2010, over 213,000 active-duty military personnel were taking medications considered "high risk" by the Pentagon

16) In the years since the Iraq War began, twice as many soldiers of the Texas Army National Guard have died of suicide than in combat

17) Defense Secretary Leon Panetta calls military suicides an "epidemic"

18) Of all the branches of the military, the Army has the highest number of suicides each year, almost 400% more than the Marines

19) Most active-duty soldiers who take psychiatric medications consume a combination of three to five prescriptions

20) The use of prescription medications by active-duty soldiers is largely unregulated. Soldiers are given a bottle of meds and sent into combat. If they run out of meds, they are given a refill, no questions asked.

21) The mainstream media says the answer to lowing suicides of veterans is to take away their guns so that they cannot shoot themselves. This is the logical equivalent to trying to fix your car's engine by removing the "check engine" light.

22) The Pentagon is initiating new research (in 2013) to try to figure out why psychiatric medications cause soldiers to commit suicide. The research involves tracking brain activity by attaching electrodes to the skull.

23) One-third of military suicides are committed by soldiers who have never seen combat

24) In the last year, the military wrote over 54,000 prescriptions for Seroquel to soldiers, and all those prescriptions were "off label," meaning the intended use has never been approved by the FDA as safe or effective.

25) Dr. Bart Billings, a retired Army Colonel and former military psychologist, refers to psychiatric drugs as a "chemical lobotomy" for soldiers.

Sources for this article (in order of appearance)

What I find the most telling within the following article, to which I thank Mike Adams, is the amount of money made from the use of these detrimental drugs, of which our present system uses tax payer dollars to finance. Thus, we, the people, are allowing and accepting the finance of this suicide with the children of this country, to fight a war that is about resource control that is then owned privately without any improvement and often detriment for the peoples in the countries from which the resource is forcibly taken, and taken in such a way that the earth from which it is taken is rendered toxic and all of this with impunity.
I attend a town meeting in my small town. The committee denies responsibility for anything, always saying they have to follow the laws, and when questioned it is always the next committee in the line up of the process to get something done, that is responsible. And meanwhile, the primary statute in the state law is to ensure the common good of the people before profit, and that this law supersedes all subsequent laws, as the people can do what ever they want to ensure the common good. Somehow this “idea” is so abstract that it is unfathomable. To actually look at what is physically here and to realize within this direct connection to the earth and the physical existence and what is best for this, cannot be seen through all the laws and words and layers existent on paper, despite what is happening right here under our very eyes.
This means that the disconnect from reality is caused by each of us, which means that each suicide committed by a soldier is the fault of each of us, every American, because we are allowing this system to exist. The members of Congress have no connection to the abuse, and if anything are ensuring that they never will, as is seen by the growing dividebetween the have’s and the have not’s in America. And there are people out there who believe that that uneducated person is un-educated because they simply did not go to school, when they did not have the financial means to attend school, and the MO of the present educational system does not meet the learning ability of humans who are not able to memorize, and need a tangible way of learning about how things function, as not everyone can memorize endless amounts of data. And given this scenario, perhaps the ones who memorize so well, lack a connection with physical reality, as obviously, the ones who memorize and thus become the leaders in our society, have not in fact found solutionsthat allow support of life. Thus memory ability is not what creates a world where life is supported. Memory is walking data, with no connection to what is real, with no ability to actually see the effects of our actions onto the existent life on earth.
Thus the solution;
is a system that allows all life on earth to have basic needs met, which means an education that connects all on earth to life, to what supports life, which is this physical reality. Such a system is Equal Money Capitalism, to take what we have as a system that turns the value of resource to support life onto a piece of paper as money, and to share that money in such a way that all have access to what is needed to live, actually physically live in dignity. What we have allowed is unacceptable and must stop.

The rewards are the end of what is contained in this list above. It is the end of war, it is the end of suicide, it is the end of raping the earth with impunity, it is the end of starvationand poverty, child abuse, sexual abuse, animal abuse.
It is the end of entertainments broadcast all over the earth that consume attention away from our actions, to allow a few more than.
It is the end of what is obviously a very limited existence.
It is like we have built this spiders web, and we think that without this web we will fall, when it is the exact opposite, the web is the sum of all fears, the fears are the falling, and the seeming endlessness is the starting point of us all, is the eternal, and it is not what it seems, it is not something we are going to fall into, it is the starting point, and it is here from where we can, with and as the physical world, direct ourselves.

The rewards of equality, of realizing life as the value and thus supporting all life is an earth that meets heaven, that becomes one and equal as life here, all life, no separation into an alternate reality and this one. It is the actions of the humans, as mind, as consciousness that is the separation from equality as life, from heaven on earth. It is the ignorance of the physical world that is the separation from life. Thus, the reward in realizing life as the value, in realizing we have the answers to what will birth life equal and one with and as heaven, is to support all without fear of loss, as support of all life, to move as what is considerate of all life, to enact what is best for all, what is for the common good. What we allow at present is profit before life. There is no “before “ life, what we have is “before” life, a system that is standing right “before” the gift of life, ignoring it and it is right here, right in front of us.
The reward is being able to give what is best for all. What else is there?

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