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New Video: Broken Children


I woke up at 2:30 AM or so on Saturday morning with this song in my head.

I understand that there are some children that need to be on medication. But I also believe that there are a lot of kids that are drugged because the school system refuses to deal with them. The ones that are a little more energetic and harder to teach than the rest are sent to the doctor and they are all too willing to prescribe drugs to “fix” them.

And these drugs have side effects so more are prescribed to counter those.

And then more side effects.

So what happens when we take kids pumped up on speed (legal) and other mind altering drugs to fix the violent outbursts and put them in front of a television to watch people blowing up zombies, or just killing for fun? And top the evening off with a few hours of violent video games. And perhaps some cop-killing rap.

So when a youngster dresses like a Joker and shoots up a theater who is to blame? Or another kid on these drugs shoots up a New England elementary school?

Are the drugs a common thread?

You be the judge, but we need to talk about what we are doing to our kids and stop blaming guns, magazines, and other implements of destruction.

It’s not about the guns, it is about kids on legal drugs losing their minds and losing their connection with reality.

Here is the song and the video Broken Children.

The lyrics are below the video.

Broken Children

This song was written and performed by Tom White. It asks the question “Do we really need to drug up our kids?” And what are we doing to them? Violent video games, a mix of drugs to control them and we wonder why they go off and shoot up schools and theaters.


Broken Children

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Every morning, the same old rush.

Brush your teeth, comb your hair, inside we know, they don’t have a prayer.

In the evening, they’re all latchkey, instead of parents, they watch TV

Do your schoolwork before I get home, then go to bed, so I can drink alone.



Broken Children, on the Streets

Broken Children they never sleep

We pill them up, they don’t make a sound

Broken Children, they all fall down


Leave a light on, ‘cuz I get scared. Tell me a story like you still cared.

Check the closet, look under the bed, the monsters mostly live in their head.

We drug them up and tie them down, we wait in silence for their big meltdown

You try to sleep, it’ll all be clearer, but the one to blame is watching in the mirror




Violent games set the stage, with the pill cocktail that fuels the rage

Just what is real and what’s pretend it’s all the same in the end.

We seem surprised when they grab real guns, they kill our daughters and kill our sons

We blame the bullets, we blame the shells, but most of all we need to blame ourselves.

Chorus X2

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

17 Responses to “New Video: Broken Children”

  1. Elise Ronan says:

    Hi Tom,

    As the parent of two special needs children, and a special education advocate and lawyer, I want you to know that medication when used properly is a life saver for people. I am sorry but in your post you are conflating two very important issues.

    The shooters in Tuscon, Aurora and Connecticut did not have simply ADHD (the over-diagnosis of which is an issue in this country) but had major psychological issues that were not being taken care of by their families or society properly. As I have said before and I will say again, the issue with gun-violence is not about gun-control but about the lack of proper mental healthcare and the stigma created by society against those who do have mental health issues.

    It is also not about violent video games and violent shows on TV. A healthy mind can delineate the differences between reality and fiction. An unhealthy mind cannot.

    • Elise Ronan says:

      Just for clarification: when discussing gun violence, I wasn’t referring to what you wrote above specifically, but to the societal discussion that is wholly inadequate as to the realities that families of those with mental health issues face.



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