Morals and the legal system have no natural connection
Comparison between a person on alcohol and heroin.
What’s the difference?
One can be arrested and locked up for a long time just for taking the drug. The other only if his behavior warrants.
Where is the intelligence in one being illegal and the other not. In us calling one a criminal and the other not.
Alcohol just as dangerous or more so.
Should it be made legal? Yes. I don’t agree with big brother. Everyone should be entitled to do with themselves what they will as long as it don’t interfere or harm with others. If alcohol is legal then why not heroin.
Heroin and all the other Illegal drugs combined kills approx 250,000 people a year.
Alcohol, a legal drug, kills 3.5 million every single year.
Tobacco, another legal drug, kills 5 million every year.
You could say that the reason alcohol and tobacco kills so many is because it is legal and used widely.
Yes. That would be true.
But most of the reasons for deaths through using the illegal drugs are because they are illegal. If you want to get your hands on these drugs, you have to deal with criminals. Dealing with criminals can cause your death. You don’t know the purity of the drug. It’s easy to overdose if the purity is high. Because people inject.
It’s the same with alcohol, mixing alcohol with different substances will kill you. How many deaths are there through overdosing on alcohol? How many deaths are there from drinking impure alcohol? Take alcohol in the wrong purity, you’ll overdose and die. People have actually injected alcohol. For more about this, take a look at my video on what would happen if you injected alcohol?
I’ve seen some very strange ways of taking alcohol from snorting it (which I vaguely remember doing on one alcohol fuelled stag night) to sticking alcohol soaked tampons up their arses.
These are very bad ways of getting alcohol into your system. At least when you drink it, your digestive system has a way of attempting to deal with it, of expulsion if the dose gets too big. With injecting or butt chugging as it’s known, the alcohol gets into the system way faster and there is no natural reaction like vomiting to count on. You can overdose very easily.
So the only real difference between legal and illegal drugs is the legality.
It differentiates. It tries to legitimize others drug taking. They are not taking drugs, they are partaking of wine, beer, or whatever. They might be going above the recommended dosage, every day, binge drinkers…. He’s an alcoholic, I’m just loving my glass of wine in the evening.
We don’t do that with any other drug, differentiate, even other legal drugs like cigarettes. We might say that he’s a ten a day, a pack a day, or a two pack a day. We might say a light smoker or a heavy smoker.
Alcohol can cause people to do some bad stuff, Jekyll and Hyde, force you to change into someone who’s different, not in a good way.
I’ve been around drinkers all my life and I know how quickly a person or situation can change when there’s alcohol involved.
People understand that on a deep level. We have to differentiate. For me, my granny who never drank except at Christmas. She escapes my alcohol use label. False divisions to legitimize normal peoples drinking. There’s nothing normal about it, only we have made it normal. So long as society doesn’t apply the same rules to alcohol as to other drugs, there’s always going to be a problem. There’s always going to be people who get into trouble with alcohol, a massive problems in our society.
If you allow a drug like nicotine, millions of people dead. People try to legitimize this awful habit by saying the same things as alcohol. I take it to relax, because I’m bored, blah blah.
It doesn’t really do anything for you except kill you very slowly.
It’s suicide through lifestyle.
Same with alcohol… millions dead. Not just directly but indirectly. How many deaths are caused by alcohol but there’s something else on the death cert. They don’t appear in the stats.
“Morality may consist solely in the courage of making a choice” Leon Blum
Until next time…
Onwards and Upwards!