“The detective told me if I did not medicate my son, I would be arrested for child abuse and neglect.”
The “meds” referred to here are drugs designed to alter the personality of the child — specifically, Ritalin. So now we have a government agent telling a father that he is required to give his son drugs to make him less of a boy. That’s what it’s about — the kid doesn’t fit well into the classroom setting, so instead of working with the child in a setting less artificial, dope him up and make him more passive. Rob him of his personality because it doesn’t suit the synthetic “educational” environment he is being forced into.