"You Stole the Twelve Steps!"

     So yes, I realize that some people hate me, especially some of the knuckleheads in AA. It doesn’t stop me or even bother me (given the people who saved me were the ones who told me what I didn’t want to hear), but let’s have a little counter reason/rant just for some fun. The latest nonsense I heard was when a friend of mine mentioned ‘the privileged addict’ to someone at a meeting near Boston and he said something like, “I hate that guy! He stole the Twelve Steps! He profits off recovery! He sells his stupid book! He makes money!”

     For the occasional imbecile who doesn’t read or think too much, most writers make nothing, despite the hundreds and hundreds of hours of painstaking work they engage in to think, write and edit a manuscript. For The Privileged Addict, I also spent months trying to collect actual police reports, hospital records and so forth to authenticate my experience, especially given both the saturation and the fraud in the addiction memoir market. So don’t worry, brother, the book didn’t just appear out of thin air. I actually had to spend a few minutes doing something.

     Anyway, most decent people admire those who have the passion, the courage, the talent and the willingness to sacrifice and open themselves in an effort to share something valuable with the world. But, needless to say, it is typical for a braindead alcoholic to have no gratitude, to have envy, and to have nothing to offer themselves. Those who are self-loathing failures are those who rip apart the abilities and the success of others. However, the dim and the boring have their story too, and so if some must fail to see that this is nothing but community service, let me reassure them that this free blog contains over 500 posts, including huge portions of all three books, and cover everything I have learned from my experience.

     Finally, I haven’t stolen anything. I don’t even know what that means. The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous are the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. I’m actually trying to help point people towards the Big Book and the Twelve Step program of spiritual action contained within. Nobody is stealing anything, so relax. He reminds me of the dude who became enraged and foamed at the mouth when I began reading the Big Book in my old Brookline Chp. 2 meeting. The question you should be asking yourself is, what are you doing besides whining, moaning and complaining? What are you doing to help? And where is your family in all of this sober bitterness and anger that you take to your meetings?

     Oh, and what’s up with the marxist brainwashing? Do you have something against a guy using his brain to make money to support his family? Do you want to come by and redistribute the stuff in my garage? Let’s not forget that envy, my friend, i.e. wanting or taking someone else’s money, is no different than any other kind of discrimination. It is immoral and violates the Ten Commandments (Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods), but hey, come by if you want. I’m sure we can find you a nice little pile of free stuff 🙂

     Welcome to Offended America, folks. Bye bye free speech and the rest of the Bill of Rights.

“The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.” 
– Margaret Thatcher

P.S. If you rob every successful person in the country and drive them all away, many of whom are innovative geniuses who worked their asses off to produce something while creating millions upon millions of jobs the jobs on the way… if you pile on trillions more debt when you already borrow more than you make and can’t even service the existing debt without borrowing more… when you EXPLODE “free” programs when every single entitlement program is already bankrupt with unfunded future promises in excess of 220 trillion dollars (nobody has a clue how much money that is)… well, guess what you enemy up with? 
     An utterly bankrupt, impoverished, 3rd world country where everybody is dependent and mediocre, as dependency stifles thought, invention, innovation, perseverance, originality, drive, ambition, courage, self-respect and self-care and self-sustainability. All of these blind socialists have no idea of the world they are actually wishing for. They have no idea of the long-term consequences, irresponsibility and selfishness of what they wish for, not to mention the moral consequences. They have no idea of the future they and their children will inherit. They clamor for the poor but simultaneously want to wipe out their jobs. We call that magical thinking 😉
     But they are blind to the fact that socialism, collectivism, liberalism (modern day), communism, marxism, you name it, only hands more power and control and corruption to the State and you end up with a totalitarian nightmare that crushes freedom, thought, speech, privacy, dissent and yes, equality. Read some history. Travel to some socialist countries. Try some basic math. All of you are so clueless it actually hurts. Envy is a sin. You should admire success and great minds, not demonize them simply because deep inside you are jealous and want what others have. 
     A friend with advanced degrees told me the other day that neuroscientists have proven that we are all born racists and cause climate change just from existing and farting so much. So I asked him if I should just kill myself and my entire family? Lol. He said that someday there will hopefully be a medication that everybody will be forced to take that will cure them. Wow. This line of thinking is starting to sound a bit genocidal.

     The bottom line is that socialism actually hurts the poor and the younger generations. If you want to lift people out of poverty, you need more personal freedom (not less), more economic freedom (not less), and more skills training. That is just an historical fact. Both the left and the right Washington establishment (morally and financially corrupt career politicians) are utterly destroying the country. As town, cities, roads, rails, bridges, manufacturing, small business and the middle class crumble, as America devolves into a socialist 3rd world banana republic, they are riding the gravy train through cronyism (corporatism, not capitalism which is the solution), lies, debt and a business model of war. Trust me, it’s not the rich, it is the Godless cesspool of Congress and the White House.

“The only problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.”
Margaret Thatcher
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
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“Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel on envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”
 Winston Churchill

More Family,
Less Government.

2 thoughts on “"You Stole the Twelve Steps!"

  1. Charlie.. these people piss me off.. Please do not feel you have to defend your work to us. You have helped me so much and I respect and admire you and all that you do. Tell them all to shove it.. LOL.

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