Tucker Carlson on Tuesday night addressed the issue of mass shooting, and the young men who commit them, placing part of the blame for poor mental state of these individuals on a society and culture that tells them they are worthless and that they should be ashamed of their sex.
"The authorities in their lives," Carlson said, "mostly women, never stopped lecturing them about their so-called privilege. 'You're male! You're privileged!' Imagine that. Try to imagine an unhappier, unhealthier life than that. So a lot of young men in America are going nuts. Are you surprised?"
In discussing the latest mass shooting, committed in Highland Park, Ill. on July 4 by a YouTuber and apparent nihilist, Carlson spoke of how police in that community didn't see him as a major threat.
"He didn't stand out," Carlson said, "because there are a lot of young men in America who suddenly look and act a lot like this guy. It's not an attack, it's just true."
The suspect, Roberto Crimo III, had disturbing online content, face tattoos, and a weed habit. "Like Crimo," Carlson said, "they had a habit of solitary fantasy worlds, of social media, porn, and video games. They're high on government-endorsed weed."
"They're numbed by the endless psychotropic drugs that are handed out in every school in the country by crackpots posing as counselors. And of course, they're angry," Carlson continued. "They know that their lives will not be better than their parents'."
Carlson also addressed concerns that many mass shooters over the last 40 years have been on pharmaceutical drugs such as anti-depressants.
"A shockingly large number of them have been prescribed psychotropic drugs by their doctors. SSRIs or anti-depressants, and that would include quite a few mass shooters." Carlson listed those shooters in Buffalo, as well as Highland Park, Columbine, Colorado, which was the first major school shooting, as well as many others.
"So is there a connection?" Carlson asked. "Well, we don't know definitively. We do know there are a whole lot more of these drugs being taken by kids than ever before."
"Between 1991 and 2018, total SSRI prescriptions United States rose by more than 3,000 percent," Carlson said. It was during this period as well, he noted, that suicide rates jumped 35 percent.
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