With the recent scares of lead-based paint on toys coming to America from China, there is something that I have to consider. Is it just me or is there an inverse correlation between the amount of lead exposure and the use of Ritalin?
When I was a child, we had lead-based paint, leaded gasoline and other forms of lead in our environment and children werenâ€™t being diagnosed with ADHD or other mental problems. As soon as we began reducing lead exposure, we began seeing an increase in ADHD, gang violence, anorexia, bulimia, teen depression, liberalism, Islamo-fascism, anti-Americanism and socialism. It seems to me that when children had greater exposure to lead â€“ like when cars were burning leaded gasoline â€“ children were more docile, less prone to lashing out against authority or joining stupid, worthless street gangs and engaging in all kinds of felonious behavior. There were fewer incidents of teenagers drinking and driving or taking drugs. There was more respect for other peopleâ€™s property and feelings.
Now without our daily dose of lead, people are more selfish. They only care about themselves. People would rather kick, punch, claw, scratch, dig, bite or slap someone else in order to get what they want. Consider how people behave on the Friday after Thanksgiving: the mobs of insane animals that press against the doors of stores waiting for them to open at such unholy hours as 4:30 in the morning. Look at even the fools who camp out beginning sometime the day before, missing Thanksgiving dinner to sit on a stupid line in the hopes of being the first in line to buy the newest and most-improved turnip twaddler. Rational, clear-minded, lead-laden individuals do not behave in such a primitive manner. People consuming their daily required dose of lead prefer to stay home and have Thanksgiving dinner with their families and be thankful for what they have and then sleep late on Friday after Thanksgiving. They arenâ€™t bothered by the overwhelming need to go out into public and make complete fools of themselves.
Children on lead played games of pickup baseball on the empty lot on the corner of the next block over. They rode their bicycles for fun. They knew that talking to strangers was a bad idea and they didnâ€™t do it. Additionally, children on lead played such playground games as cops and robbers where the cops would catch the robbers and all of the bad guys were sent to jail.
Lead-laden children knew that they had to try out for the school sports teams and that if they didnâ€™t make the team, they accepted it and worked extra hard for the next round of tryouts hoping to do better. Children exposed to lead did not talk back to teachers in school and if they did, they were immediately taken to the principalâ€™s office where an additional dose of lead was administered in the form of the lead-based paint on the principalâ€™s paddle. Children on lead were afraid to fail a grade in school because it meant that they wouldnâ€™t get to be with their friends anymore. Any failing grade in a class meant that a person forfeited his privilege to play on the school sports team until that grade was elevated. An â€œFâ€ on an assignment might buy a chance to do the assignment over but the main consequence meant the best grade available would be a â€œBâ€. Most of the time, though, there were no do-overs and children on lead were keenly aware of all of these consequences so they worked to do the best they could â€“ the lead made sure they did their best. Their brains were fully functional because of it.
Now, children do not contain lead. Lead held their brains together. Without lead, their brains aren't congealing like they should and some of the more important parts are leaking out through their ears. As a result, children are becoming wholly stupid. They are becoming mindless lemmings willing to believe whatever they are told without questioning if what theyâ€™ve been told has any validity. Children are becoming stupid and lazy â€“ as evidenced by the increase in such criminal acts as tagging, vandalism, theft, rape and murder by children as young as the age of 10.
Itâ€™s time to bring back the lead content in paint and gasoline. It seems that China knows the social benefits of lead â€“ otherwise, why else would Chinese manufacturing companies continue to use lead-based paint?
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Copyright © 2010 D. E. Carson
I Want My Lead-based Paint!!!
Noting the inverse correlation between lead exposure and Ritalin use.
Copyright © 2010 D. E. Carson
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