The Nanny State at Its Best

     “If you want to be a great leader, you must learn to follow the Tao. Stop trying to control. Let go of fixed plans and concepts, and the world will govern itself. The more prohibitions you have, the less virtuous people will be… The more subsidies you have, the less self-reliant people will be. Therefore the Master says: I let go of the law, and people become honest. I let go of economics, and people become prosperous… I let go of all desire for the common good, and the good becomes as common as grass.” Tao Te Ching, 57


     I saw this coming. Science and doctors have become so progressive and so co-opted by big pharma and the nanny state that the culmination of hundreds of years of advancements in science, medicine and technology have resulted in this new, groundbreaking, cutting edge treatment for addiction: shooting junkies up with heroin. Yup, nope, not kidding. See for yourself…

Above is a taxpayer-funded shoot-up room in Switzerland. Germany, Belgium and Denmark also assist heroin junkies in their efforts to shoot up. Holland, England, Spain and Canada are running trials as well. Tax dollars at work;)

     I also heard some addict today on the wildly collectivist NPR. She was answering questions about her memoir and experience, and needless to say, was towing the party line about how we need more funding, more harm reduction programs, more nonsense. Nothing new. Newsflash: more government and more taxes and more programs and more laws won’t change one single thing.
     Addiction is not the fault of a lack of government or a lack of tax dollars, of doctors who prescribe drugs or pharmaceutical companies who manufacture OxyContin. It is not the fault of your mom or your dad or the bully in school or the boss who fired you or your town that sucks, or yup, even social injustice. Addiction is OUR fault. We and we alone make ourselves drug addicts, and if we want to get high, we will find a way to get high, regardless of greater screening and prevention education and less pills on the shelf. Useless. Trust me. If you remove all of the OxyContin, we will just shoot dope. If you remove all of the dope, we will just drink ourselves to death. If you remove all of the booze, we will start eating mushrooms in the woods until we either find the ones with psilocybin or die from poison.

     My question is, besides the fleeting benefit of illuminating some stuff and maybe relieving some parents or spouses from guilt, what’s the point of writing about the truth if addicts now have the socially and morally acceptable option to just roll into the hospital and shoot up, courtesy of people who actually have the courage and the decency to get up sober in the morning, work hard and produce (just so others can take it from them)?

     You are now being told that addiction is basically normal! You are now told that your sons and daughters are no different than anybody, that they actually need drugs and you should just accept it! It’s like, How dare you not love them the way they are! What’s wrong with you as a parent?! Of course, the people who generally spout this filth have never had children and have absolutely no clue that parents are 100% blameless (yes, even bad ones). It’s like when some idiot looks at a toddler having a tantrum and judges the parents thinking, OMG, if I had a kid, he would never act like that. K, let me know when you have one. Let me know how the zen meditation is going with your three year-old.
     Guess where we get the whole ‘blame the parents’ and ‘analyze our childhood’ model? Yup, you guessed it: clueless psychologists. They have infected you with this model, unless of course you are the patient and then you magically get to blame your parents too! There is a favorite shrink meme of a cartoon bully and the caption says, “The minute you meet some people, you know you will hate their mothers.” Sickening, I know, but these are the gems of wisdom the field of psychology has given us. What is it with social science? They just can’t help but fabricate stuff right out of thin air.
      So wake up and smell the coffee all of you POAs! All of that behavioral stuff like the pathological lying and the stealing of the jewelry and the ruining of Christmas et al, well, you really shouldn’t be too upset. That’s just circumstantial, but if you give them a ride everyday to the clinic to shoot up safely, much of that atrocious behavior should turn right around and everything should be fine. No need to live in gut-wrenching fear and heartache. No need to sleep with the phone. You see, all we really need is free drugs and a little compassion. If you just loved your sons and daughters a little bit more and shot them up twice a day, problem solved. And yes, for those of you who have no sense of humor, that was facetious. I’m bored, have nothing else to write about, and a good friend of mine sent me that article.
     Anyway, this is treatment in America today, folks. Embrace it. What is anybody wasting their time reading this shit for?
     PS Look, I know these ridiculous ideas come to fruition because they don’t know what else to do, but guess what? We could just offer junkies a solution. In other words, all of these state and federally funded programs and hospitals should be staffed with recovered addicts who can almost immediately gain the confidence of another addict and explain to them that there is a solution and that if they engage in this solution, drugs and alcohol will never be a problem ever again. 
     Somebody should also tell them that they don’t have a choice. Why do we give addicts the choice to not get better? Why don’t we tell them that they have to get better (and no, I don’t mean in the tyrannical way;) Sure they may still refuse, but nobody is even trying to suggest the moral necessity in getting better anymore. We are beginning to collectively believe that it is no longer wrong to drink or use, and that, my friends, may be the biggest travesty of all. 
     What does that say about our country that you are now the radical offensive dimwit by trying to live right and apply moral action to your recovery program, or just to your life as a non-addict? Today backward is forward and forward is backward, but hey, don’t get pissed at me. I’m just the messenger.

2 thoughts on “The Nanny State at Its Best

  1. If addiction is not anyone's fault, why are pill and heroin addictions an epidemic in America today? The drug companies and drug gangs coming through the border are not at fault at all? So are you saying that if there weren't pills and heroin, then all these people would be addicted to alcohol or something else? Just trying to understand why the blame is only with the addict.

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