originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: ElectricUniverse
If that truck had made it to America, 50 million people would have died? Oh my!
Technically it Could have killed that many. In reality, 7 million people would've gotten high 7 times each (or 700,000 people got high 70 times, but
you get the point, some of them 8 times, and around a thousand or two might've died over the next 6 months to a year depending where the supply was
going exactly and how fast it would get used up and all the other factors that can effect that.
I got high at least 3,000 times during my opiate pain pill/heroin addiction. I only [almost] died once. My girlfriend brought me back with Narcan. But
that overdose only happened because I drank 2 and a half 16oz cans of 10% beer before I came home and fixed up. I was visiting a friend so had a few
drinks. I hadn't drank in probably over a year, cause when you're addicted to opiates, you tend to lose interest in other things you once enjoyed. So
my alcohol tolerance went down, and Ibwas aware it is dangerous to mix alcohol and opiates but I had done it before and I was aware that it was only a
problem if you have too much, and I thought I could handle it. I vastly underestimated this effect. But all the times I only did opiates, I was
"fine". I would say it was a mixture of luck and smarts. No matter how smart you are, you dont know how potent the stuff is until you shoot it up.
Sometimes the dealers will warn you to be careful because they got a strong batch, but they say it All The Time to make you think they got really good
stuff and usually its not true so it turns into a Boy Who Cried Wolf situation. If an actual strong batch did come through, you wouldn't believe it
unless you heard someone OD'd or died or something.
But yes for all intents and purposes this was a WMD like IIB said. Whether or not it kills 50 million people, it contributes to destroying our society
all the same. In fact, it would almost be better if it was an actual WMD. If 50 million people did die all at once that might wake people up to the
severity of the problem. But since we are being attacked by a slow kill weapon, its like a frog in a pot of water, gradually heated so that its too
late by the time you realize something is wrong...and this effect takes place for the individual who doesn't realize what theyre getting themselves
into, And it also works on a Macro scale, as the Normies in our society are so far removed from the Drug World (thats what we do right? when someone
becomes an addict, we offer to be there for them and help them and if they don't clean up their act instantly, you quickly tire of it and cut them out
of your life and alienate them. Like I never stole from my family, but, they just know "thats what addicts do" so every person cut me out of their
life, just like you'd remove a cancerous part of your body to save the rest of your body, they remove you from the family, in order that the disease
doesnt spread to the rest of the family, thinking of the children is a high priority here.
I dont blame them. Thats what they were told. A drug addict steals and all kinds of horrible things... And the best way to help them is to cut them
off completely because that makes them hit rock bottom faster so then they come running back for help.
This is what we were all taught.
Reading the Autobiography of Malcolm X, he tells us about his time with the bizarre organization that got him out of prison, the Nation of Islam. This
Nation of Islam is not really the same at all as the Islam we all know and love. They have strange beliefs that got spread around the black community
long before Americans had a real comprehensive understanding of the original Muslim faith. So the beliefs took root. This form of Islam sounds like an
African American, fed up with racism, took actual Islamic beliefs and peppered it with anti white racism and black supremacism. Much like the "Five
Percenters" WuTang clan is involved with.
Perhaps their most redeeming quality was their method of dealing with new recruits off the street who were addicted to heroin. Basically they
surrounded the person with a cocoon of love, confidence, understanding, and pumping you up mentally and emotionally. Its when a person is left alone
that they start doubting themselves and fall back into self destructive habits. When they are surrounded by a team of people who are there for them,
mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually... A funny thing starts to happen. They start to believe in themselves, that they Can do better, that
they Are worth it. They come in with washcloths and wipe the sweat off you when youre kicking dope and having the most painful withdrawals and clean
up when you have uncontrollable diarrhea and vomiting, and they give you hope. (of course there was a lot of ranting against the white man during this
but I believe the same type of process could he done without the "kill whitey" mixed in. You dont even Need a religious message mixed in. But it
probably helps for some. Probably helps for many.
But the main aspect, is acceptance (to put it somewhat lightly) by the community, and rebuilding normal healthy social interactions with your
community, so you finally feel like a part of society again. You need to have a part, a role, in the management of society in some way, so you feel
like a part of the whole, instead of an outcast left alone with your own destructive self doubting thoughts.