Posted by Childress on August 3, 2006
I received a comment that is so strange I won’t post it in the comment section. It concerned one of the many news reports I’ve posted regarding murders that are committed by people on drugs. Here it is, censored to remove vulgarity:
It’s not the drugs it’s the taker of the drugs.
[Blank] your anti-drugs website. You should focus on the real problem, people who don’t give a [blank] about their fellow man/woman.
It’s not the drugs it’s the people who take them.
Our commenter is choosing to ignore countless stories of perfectly fine people who started changing when drugs came into their lives, spiraling down, changing mentally and physically so dramatically that their families hardly recognize them.
Our commenter is choosing to ignore the countless stories of people who support their drug use by dealing drugs, and by so doing, enter a life of criminal activity and criminal people, a life that often leads them to behaviors they never would have considered doing before they started dealing.
Our commentor wants us to focus only on people who are angry, violent sociopaths before taking drugs, then behave in angry, violent and sociopathic ways when they take drugs. Yes, they exist, but they are not the full story. Part of the story is how to answer this question: Would the dangerous sociopaths been able to contain their rages if they did not lose their rational controls because of chronic drug use?
Our commenter thinks this blog is anti-drug. It is not. It is simply pro-fact.
Our commener swore at me for the hard work I do on this blog trying to let people know a side of drug use because I don’t want them to die, but he wants me to focus on “people who don’t give a [blank] about their fellow man/woman.” How about giving a [blank] about those of us who are trying to help people?