posted on Jan, 9 2006 @ 04:49 PM
If there is one direction society has got worse at its the use and abuse of alcohol now compared to the past, we are breeding an entire generation who
think its totally normal to get sloshed down the pub.
It's always been bad! My parents were part of what I call the "cocktail generation." They had and went to regular cocktail parties in the 70's
and just about everyone got wasted. During prohibition, everyone was getting wasted. During the turn of the century, there was the big GIN epidemic
where people were drinking themselves into insanity. Nothing has changed except you have all grown up.
Alcohol is also for the most part "socially accepted" and legal. If alcohol was illegal and marijuana legal, you'd solve a lot of problems:
1. pot doesn't make people violent - alcohol abuse results in spousal abuse, bar room brawls, fights at parties that nowadays can turn into people
shooting each other...young people!
2. pot isn't physically addictive - alcohol is massively addictive and I don't even know the exact figures on how many alcoholics there are in the
world both active and sober...but the numbers are staggering
3. you can drink too much and die of alcohol poisoning - you can't overdose from smoking pot because you'd fall asleep way before you could come
even close to consuming enough.....no one has EVER died of a marijuana overdose
But, we all know that making alcohol illegal won't work, because it was tried once and....it didn't work. plus alcohol is BIG BUSINESS! And of
course they market it to kids on TV...just like the cigarette companies constantly get caught trying to market cigarettes to kids (i.e. Joe Camel).
Kids are the next generation of drinkers. The alcohol companies could care less about how many alcoholics there are in the world. Neither does your
Unfortunately, it's there and it will never go away! But don't kid yourself that it's worse today. It's always been bad. The only thing I have
a problem with is this new thing where they breath the alcohol vapors and get drunk without actually drinking the alcohol. That's messed up!