posted on Nov, 19 2003 @ 12:44 AM
Originally posted by kramtronix
Hey Colonel, I'm 30 and I'm sure my life experiences out-weigh yours by a landslide. How can one be so sure? Only a child would call a man who was
big enough to admit his habit to the world a "junkie." It's obvious that the man's goal is of no concern to you. Your post is designed for one
thing; To broadcast slander on the internet.
While I don't doubt your experiences in your own life, I would not use those to speak for Limbaugh. He did not own up to his problem because he
realized that he needed help. He only admitted to having a drug addiction AFTER it was reported in the media. Yes, he could have denied it and
claimed that it was the liberal media out to get him, I'll give him that, but he would look like even more of a fool if the investigation against
him finds him guilty and presses charges. He admitted to his addiction because if he hadn't, he would have allowed more fuel to be added to the
fire, not because of his upstanding nature.
As far as prescription drug addictions being different from illegal drug addiction, you couldn't be farther from the truth. I worked in the pharmacy
for 6 years and have seen tons of people come into my work with forged prescriptions or who called in their own prescriptions, so that they could get
their drugs. They become dope fiends every bit as bad, if not worse than black market addicts. The problem is that they can justify their addiction
because it is a "legal" drug, and "the doctor gave it to them" so they are not responsible for getting addicted. The biggest difference is that
when you get caught trying to buy illegal drugs, you go to jail. The people that we had arrested for trying to buy "legal" drugs, were taken into
custody but very rarely charged with anything. This is because it the courts say "it is to difficult to PROVE that they are the ones who forged the
prescription or called them in." Rush can't even blame his continued drug use on a doctor, because he was buying them illegally, on the same black
market as people by heroin or coc aine. He made a conscious decision to cross the line & go thru an illegal market to obtain his drugs, Once
you take that step, you go from a law-abiding citizen to a criminal, as our current laws stand today.
I grew up listening to Rush and his hateful commentary. The man has no compassion for anyone that is not just like him. He has some valid
information and I don't disagree with some of his opinions, but they are few and far between. Overall, I think that he is poisonous to those
listening to him. He promotes hatred rather than tolerance or equality, he gives nonfactual information to influence his listeners.
"This kind of sloppiness, ignorance and/or fabrication is run of the mill in Limbaugh's commentary, both broadcast and print. From dioxin to
Whitewater, from Rodney King to Reaganomics, Rush Limbaugh has a finely honed ability to twist and distort reality...Real democracy is built on
debate. But Limbaugh has little use for debates; he has forged a media empire largely on unchallenged monologues. The following
confrontation--Limbaugh vs. Reality--is an attempt at stimulating (or at least simulating) a debate. "
I do hope that he makes a real recovery, and in the process gains some compassion for those less fortunate than himself. Though, I have my doubts.