This is a toughy..
I could never agree with banning alcohol, mostly because the majority of the people that drink don't cause any problems, so why should they go without
their tipple just coz some folk get violent or addicted to it. However, I do get worried by the glamorizing of booze in the media. Basically telling
peeps that it's cool to get fwarked up etc. Comedians/celebs that advertise the grain or the grape are scum in my opinion, but the brewers know how to
sell hey. All booze advertising should absolutely be banned. In the UK the booze ads are always the best/funniest, and obviously very effective at
selling a potentially very destructive drug.
I just feel really uncomfortable with the government telling me what I can and can't do with my body. Surely their job is to do the admin (leave the
education to people without vested interests: WHO are obviously compromised and not to be trusted). Their moral views are irrelevant. This is the
problem. They overestimate their mandate. They think they are some kind of parental organization that have the right to tell us how to live.
I love the Maryj. When I have it I never even want a beer (and I love beer). When I have it I'm a much nicer, less obnoxious person. When I have it I
am a loving, understanding, compassionate person. When I don't have it I drink and am a bit of a mouthy, hard ass bastard. my ex wife and prior to her
my ex gf who I was with for 5 years used to encourage me to smoke. Both said that I was so lovely when I was stoned (I never had a violence problem,
by the way) . Yes, this may mean that I'm a bit loony but surely a drug that makes you a good person should be encouraged by our governments and
health advisory orgs much more than a drug that makes you more likely to have an accident,be obnoxious, miss work through a hangover, pee yourself,
shag people that you never would if you were stoned or sober, gamble the housekeeping money, crash your car, say bad stuff to your mother in law, spew
up etc etc etc.......Booze is fun, but it's very overrated. And the day after is often a real downer.
To finish, no drug should be illegal, no drug should be glamorised, but all drugs should be talked about openly and accepted as a form of escapism
essential for many humans. Everybody reacts differently to drugs. For example, I did a lot of acid as a youngster. A couple of my mates never came
back. They work, they eat, excrete, breed etc but they never should have done the gear. They aint well people and their lives have suffered because we
liked the red dragons and purple ohms. If they were told the risks by people that knew rather than people that knew f all then maybe they would have
never got into it or maybe stopped at the first warning signs. Same goes with a couple of mates that are chronic alcoholics. Beer was cool and the
right thing to do after we picked up our minimum wages on a friday afternoon. Their lives are as good as hellish now. I've known heroin users that
worked hard and have led productive, decent lives but I've also know heroin users that were a mess. Don't blame the drug, blame the system that
doesn't educate people and tell them the risks in an honest, open way, with no hidden agendas. Blame the system that punishes people for escapism.
Drugs are not the problem. The system is the problem. Rubbish education is the problem.
Alcohol aint some drug of the devil. Leave it alone. Blame your leaders/teachers.......
By the way: I had a few whiskeys tonight. Couldn't get hold of any herb. Sorry for bad grammar or whatever......
edit on 12-2-2011 by lazernation because: Shpellinggggzzzzzz