Infowars hosts kickboxer who says people get depression because they're lazy
Andrew Tate: "They buy into the propaganda which is being splurted out by people like J.K. Rowling"
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From the September 12 edition of Genesis Communications Network's The Alex Jones Show:
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ANDREW TATE: Well I think this whole epidemic about depression is basically a misunderstanding of what depression is. People are talking about depression like it's this big external monster, like it's this condition you're going to catch regardless, like the common cold and it's something that can't be avoided regardless of how good your life is and how perfect your life it, it's going to strike out of nowhere and you have zero self control and zero ability to fight against it. And when people believe this rhetoric, when people like J.K. Rowling and these celebrities think that they're destroying the stigma as they were saying I was propagating the stigma, all they're doing is telling people you're helpless to control your own mind. You're helpless to defend yourself against any kind of negative thought and the only answer is to completely succumb and surrender and take these pills. I do not believe depression is the monster people are saying it is.
I believe it's a situational phenomenon. If you're in a situation you're unhappy with, if you're in depressing surroundings, you're going to feel depressed. If you decide to be proactive and get healthy and build a business and do good things with your life, you're going to be proud of yourself and you're going to be happy. I think this is fairly obvious. And a lot of the reason that these young people are "suffering" from depression is because they're lazy or they're dissatisfied with their life and instead of thinking oh, I need to do something about this, they buy into the propaganda which is being splurted out by people like J.K. Rowling and they think the only answer is to take pills because depression is a horrible monster that struck them out of nowhere and that's absolutely false, it's not true.