Are Drugs The Answer?

Today so many people are dying from fentanyl and an assortment of other drugs. 

We want to look at how we got here. Back in the 1960’s drug use was like today. so America declared war. The War on Drugs began in June 1971 when President Nixon declared drug abuse to be “public enemy number one” and increased federal funding for drug-control agencies and drug-treatment efforts.  Marijuana, Cocaine, LSD, were some of the heavy hitters back then. Many folk singers and rock bands sang songs about drugs. The Beatles sang, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” was about LSD. Eric Clapton sang a song called “Cocaine”. “White Rabbit” from Jefferson Airplane was a song about an imaginary world like Alice in Wonderland but this was about Hallucinogens and what they do to the mind. One of my cousins died when he thought he was walking out a door, but it was a window on the fifth floor, and he died not knowing what he was doing.  After all these years we have lost the war on drugs and now a new generation is dying every day from tainted drugs. We now want to legalize drugs like Marijuana which was considered a gateway drug. They say smoking Marijuana is good for you, so they call it medicinal, but smoking marijuana causes lung disease just like smoking cigarettes. Over fifty years ago we also started a war on cigarettes. I knew people who never smoked till they began smoking Marijuana. We began slowly winning the war on cigarettes only to once again lose it to the modern generation. I even heard that they want to legalize psychedelic mushrooms and then where do we go from there? Neil Young sang an anti-drug song called “The Needle and the Damage is Done.” It says, “I’ve seen the needle and the damage done. A little part of it in everyone but every junkie’s like a settin’ sun.” In some cities we are giving drug addicts all they need to stay, and these people are living on the streets, and most of the time they do not even know where they are. Many  parents go to bed each night crying over their son or daughter. It only takes one time and you are hooked. It only takes one time and you may be dead from fentanyl laced drugs. It is like playing Russian Roulette, you don’t know when the bullet comes. We have to stop bullying people or canceling people or just creating a culture of peer pressure, because the one who may die could be you. As innocent as it may seem, it could be as deadly as if you walked out a fifth floor window. Bo Diddley sang a song called “Pills”. This song should be sung today. “While I was laying in a hospital bed a rock and roll nurse went through my head. She says, hold out your arm, stick out your tongue. I got some pills,  I’m going to give you one. She gave me thrills from my toes for legging ache. She gave me pills from her love but a little too late. She gave me pills for my heart to put me at ease. The rock and roll nurse shook me dead to my knees.”

Say “No” to any kind of drugs, and live to see another day, because you never know, if this time it will be the last time. A rejection from your friends is better than an injection to try to save your life.

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