Mere hours after a horrific attack unfolded in the city of Las Vegas, a number of uninformed celebrities and politicians foolishly took to their soapboxes.
The first, and one of the most egregiously erroneous statements came from former First Lady and political failure Hillary Clinton. Clinton, like the democrats who previously worshipped at her feet, obviously felt the need to push for stronger gun control in the wake of the tragedy, even going so far to insinuate that “silencers” would have made Stephen Paddock nearly unstoppable in his rampage. While Clinton was quickly corrected and lambasted by the media and conservatives at large, a number of her devotees likely fell for the absurd assertions.
Shortly after Clinton made a fool of herself on Twitter, yet again, democratic representative from Massachusetts Seth Moulton despicably announced that he would refuse to participate in a moment of silence for the victims, holding his compassion hostage until gun control legislation was brought to the table. Again, Moulton was widely criticized for his insensitivity in the wake of this abhorrent tragedy.
Worst of all was one CBS legal executive, now fired, who implied that she had “no sympathy” for the victims due to their likely allegiance to Donald Trump, based solely on country concert’s likely conservative demographic.
Now, in the midst of all of these horrific twists of language and logic, actress and scientologist Kirstie Alley is bringing yet another strange theory into the discussion, blaming a certain category of prescription medicine for the onslaught of mass shootings in America.
“In a series of bizarre tweets, actress Kirstie Alley suggested American’s ‘mass usage of psychiatric drugs’ is a ‘common denominator in shooters.’
“The avowed Scientologist’s tweets came in response to the horrific shooting in Las Vegas Sunday night which left more than 50 people killed and more than 500 hospitalized.
“Scientologists famously have strong views about prescription medications.
“‘We have to solve the mystery of Why there were no “shooters” or almost 0 before the 1980’s. I know one common denominator other than guns,’ Alley tweeted Monday.
“‘One additional common denominator of “shooters” is USA’s mass usage of psychiatric drugs. A % do have side effects of VIOLENCE & SUICIDE,’ she added.
“‘Did you really just say that?’ someone tweeted at Alley.
“‘Yes I did say it. It happens to be a common denominator in shooters..one that didn’t exist before the 80’s.. not my opinion. Statistic based,’ she responded.”
A connection between the psychiatric drugs in the SSRI class, (serotonin re-uptake inhibitors), and mass shootings has been a favorite topic of several celebrities in the conspiracy theory world, including scientologists and InfoWars host Alex jones.
Alley’s insinuations do little to help solve the mystery surrounding Stephen Paddock’s actions last night in Las Vegas, and certainly are not going to jump start the healing process for affected families. At this time, all conjecture regarding the motives of the deranged gunmen is hearsay.