We Are A United States Of Stupidity
There is enough blame to go around. And I would like to add to that slather of blame for a moment.
As I wrote in my piece “Rihanna You are Not Alone” I was speaking from experience living with a bipolar, drug addict who beat me for no reason at all. We are still friends and talk all the time. He used recently part of my book to teach recovery classes. He loves the line I wrote wherein I asked rhetorically “If I knew he was an untreated bipolar then he could have been kept out of normal society.” I am paraphrasing myself. He told me to reread my own words because they are helping to heal drug addicts. Who knew?
My point to him to today was that we have a drug problem in this country IMO primarily because we have much untreated, unrecognized mental health issues. This country does not value intervention and prevention. Then there are black people who do not recognize mental health issues and won’t go to the doctor for any reason, let alone mental health stuff.
People therefore are self-medicating with pot, heroin and anything they can make like crack or bake in a spoon! Stupid people make stupid decisions. We are a united states of stupidity when it comes to getting a handle on mental health.
We are paying the price and Mexico is paying the price. Folks are coming up with their own cocktail cures mixing every drug (including alcohol and cigarettes) to heal and calm their minds. It makes it worse not better. Many drugs destroy the pleasure center and it can never be replaced once destroyed. Now we are placing the blame on Mexico. And Mexicans are savvy sellers: