reply to post by jumpingbeanz
I understand what your saying but i'm just a little unnerved about how human it isnt? Would it be fair to say that the populous has not only been
dumbed down but also become insulated against empathy for others? Addiction is a disease, one that effects not just the consumer but friends and
family around them. With alcoholism especially, it does not help to just stop drinking these people need therapy to.
Here is an example.
My mother is an alcoholic. She hasn’t had a very good life. Her father was a heavy handed asshole who refused to turn up for her wedding, almost
killed my dad with his son years down the line and thus disowned his daughter. To this day he will not speak to her. She even went down to the
midlands to see them and instead of talking to her, he left and went to the pub. Now, she drinks. Through drink she lost her immediate family (I
barely see her, but thats my choice not hers) She lost her home. For a time she was lost. No where to go, no one to help. Drink had taken everything
from her. But eventually, she got herself a house, its a # hole btw because you cant afford # all on the dole unless you are willing to go out
stealing and/or do other undeclared things.
The doctors told her that due to the drink, her liver was acting up. Basically, stop drinking or your going to an early grave. So she stopped. For one
whole year she stopped, took the medication and the liver thing (I'm not sure on the specifics as i dont see her that often) Went away. Now this is
what gets me, She started drinking again. I dont know why, maybe because she really is messed up in the head? Maybe because she has nothing in life?
She rents a #hole, in a rough area. She eats no thrills food, gas bills are to high for people on the dole, which doesn’t help with the electric and
water rates that also have to be paid. Maybe she started drinking again because she was happy to?
She cant work. She has to many problems in her head to work. And you say we should not foot the bill for this "scum" She used to be a good mother.
She was a very nice person at one point its just that addiction got her. She lost the battle over it because in turn she had nothing to win by
But you see this story is not unheard of. This is the story of many people, of many different addictions. These are people who made bad choices and
simply booting them off the dole will only in turn make it worse. There is no solution. You want to save money rather then lives and its a little
disgusting to hear from a human being. There are many more ways to which money can be saved, lets not start by cutting off peoples lifelines.
i dont agree with the dole being used as a life support but perhaps we should question WHY that has occurred? Lack of a proper wage? No rights in the
workplace? Lack of a proper education to which people can read, write and do mathematics to a STANDARD not just the basics.
Many people may not agree with my opinion and thats fine. But my advice is for people to take a look for themselves. Its not enough to read the daily
mail, or listen to MPs rant on about how they steal from the system while they themselves use thousands in tax payers money buying second homes. The
irony is that this conservative government may even drive people to drink and drugs.
Thats my 2cents!