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Another Day, Another Celebrity Suicide, Another School Shooting

Thu. Mar. 1st, 2012  |  Gary G. Kohls, MD

Congratulations America. In recent months you have managed to claim a few more celebrities to suicide and/or homicide. And there is no sign that the trend is subsiding. Not only are celebrities at continued risk, but you have claimed hundreds...

A Response to the March 15 letter to the Reader entitled “Taking Gary Kohls to Task”

Thu. Mar. 22nd, 2012  |  Gary G. Kohls, MD

I welcomed the challenges in last week’s Reader letter from Doctors D’Allaird, Doane, Duus, Heck, Jagim and Saracino to my occasional Duty to Warn columns that have mentioned unwelcome information about the dangers of the seriously over-prescribed and proven to be neurotoxic synthetic chemicals known as psychotropic drugs. Most of the Duty to Warn columns also contained information abou

Cognitive Dissonance, BigPharma and Modern Medicine

Thu. Mar. 29th, 2012

In my weekly column, which I have been writing for Duluth’s Reader Weekly since 2009, I have written a number of essays about issues that should be of seriously concern for mental health practitioners whose practices rely heavily on the use of psychotropic drugs. Patients - and their loved ones - should also be concerned about the potential for long-term adverse effects of the brain-altering medications.

De-Mystifying Drug Addiction

Thu. Apr. 19th, 2012  |  Gary G. Kohls, MD

People who are addicted to nicotine, alcohol, street drugs, or psych drugs, or simply have addictive potential, may be lacking certain nutrients that the brain requires to manufacture the natural brain chemicals that are called neurotransmitters. The major neurotransmitters that affe

What Did You Do In The War, Daddy?

Fri. May. 4th, 2012  |  Gary G. Kohls, MD

“What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?” was the title of a wonderful book written by Sabine Reichel. Reichel was born in devastated Hamburg in 1946 to Nazi-collaborator parents who were respected in their post-war community but had never talked to her about what they had done during the war years. The truth only came out during Reichel’s young adult years.

How Fascist-Leaning Are the Candidates and Their Paymasters?

Fri. Jun. 1st, 2012  |  Gary G. Kohls, MD

The recall election of Wisconsin Republican governor and preacher’s kid Scott Walker will be held next week. Several of Walker’s fellow NeoConservative legislators are also on the recall ballot for betraying many of their constituents by…

Wisconsin Recall Elections: Are the 20 Year-old Methods of Ralph Reed and the Christian Coalition Coming to Fruition?

Mon. Jun. 11th, 2012  |  Gary G. Kohls, MD

”It (the Christian Coalition’s political agenda) is like guerrilla warfare. If you reveal your location, all it does is allow your opponent to improve his artillery bearings. It’s better to move quietly, with stealth, under cover of night. You’ve got two choices: You can wear camies and shimmy along on your belly, or you can put on a red coat and stand up for everyone to see. It comes down to whether you want to be the British army in the Revolutionary War or the Viet Cong. History tells us which tactic was more effective.” -- Ralph Reed, (Los Angeles Times - 3-22-92)

The People Don’t Want War – And Why Real Patriots Should Listen to Hermann Goering’s Last Words

Fri. Jun. 15th, 2012  |  Gary G. Kohls, MD

“Why of course the people don’t want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally the common people don’t want war: neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.”

“Organized Crime” and “A Declaration of War”

Thu. Jul. 19th, 2012  |  Gary G. Kohls, MD

“Behind every great fortune, there is a crime.” – Honore de Balzac For this week’s Duty to Warn column, I simply offer the lyrics from two related songs from the little-known anti-war, anti-fascist, anti-predatory capitalist protest CD “If All the Land Would Rise.”

What were the brain-altering psych drugs that the Batman Shooter might have been taking or withdrawing from? Part Two

Fri. Aug. 3rd, 2012  |  Gary G. Kohls, MD

Dramatic and recurring mass shootings seem to be a peculiarly American phenomenon, given the fact that every other nation that experiences such shootings appropriately passes legislation that effectively prevents repeat atrocities. Not in America, however, thanks to the National Rifle Association and the numerous well-paid weapons manufacturing lobbyists who threaten into silence and inaction most of our elected officials in DC, both Republican and Democrat, who can’t seem to resist taking the bribes.