Here is the official question of the day – should chronic junkies be allowed to live to spread their poisoned blood and death cult mentality (I’m stealing the phrase, Alex Jones) to the healthier segments of the population?
Now, I know that this is a touchy subject for many, but there are certainly valid arguments for letting the majority of them drop dead when, as the result of their own actions, they collapse with enough of a substance in them to kill ten full-grown men.
And this is exactly what we’re now seeing made policy in one of the areas of America suffering the worst from rampant heroin abuse.
No one has come up with a solution to the opioid epidemic that has decimated Rust Belt states, but for people who overdose, Naloxone is about as effective an antidote as there is. The results of the opioid antagonist, which is sprayed up a person’s nose and reverses the effect of opioid overdoses, have been likened to resurrecting someone from the dead.
Paramedics and firefighters routinely carry the easy-to-administer medication in their vehicles. For police officers in the nation’s hardest hit areas, like southwest Ohio, the Food and Drug Administration-approved nasal spray, known by the brand name Narcan, can be as common as handcuffs. Even some librarians have learned to use the drug to revive people who overdose in their stacks.
But Richard K. Jones, the sheriff of Butler County, Ohio, raised eyebrows recently when he said that his deputies will never carry the medication.
“We don’t do the shots for bee stings, we don’t inject diabetic people with insulin. When does it stop?” he told The Washington Post.
“I’m not the one that decides if people live or die. They decide that when they stick that needle in their arm.”
Of course, the whole concept of personal responsibility for one’s actions – a past pillar of the White Race until the Boomers (their parents also played a part) abandoned the idea in favor of virtue signalling and pleasure seeking.
Jones said his deputies have never carried Narcan and that has been his stance since he was first elected in 2004, although his words gained traction after he repeated his viewpoint to Cincinnati Enquirer columnist Keith BieryGolick.
Jones said Narcan is the wrong approach for a war on opioids that “we’re not winning,” and said he favored stronger prevention efforts to prevent people from first using the drug.
He told The Post that drug addiction has ravaged this country and his county, and he’s seen the worst of it. He said deputies encountered a man in the jail parking who had just been bailed out by his mother. Both were shooting up heroin in her car. In his time as sheriff, three babies had been born in the jail addicted to drugs, including one in a toilet, Jones said.
Butler County is the same place were a Middletown city councilman floated a three-strikes-style policy for people who repeatedly overdose: Too many and authorities wouldn’t send an ambulance to resuscitate them.
So, before I get into my little spiel, I would like to add a personal story to the equation – of the ten guys I considered my closest friends through high school and beyond, six died from heroin overdoses (one death was from a “speedball,” but whatever), one died in a car crash (drunk driver), one is a broken shell of a man that has somehow survived to the age of 30 despite his addictions, and two are normal and healthy White contributors to society.
Because of all this, I have an understanding of the effects of drug use, and the pathetic effects that modern “treatments” have on individual addicts – the deck is essentially stacked against them from even before they touch their first drug (if they are White).
Rehabs are more often than not mockeries of hospitals that are gated communities for the wealthy, and roach-infested cesspits for the poor and working classes.
Government-sponsored methadone and Suboxone treatments are merely rackets meant to keep addicts hooked on devastating synthetic substances for the shekels.
And religion-based programs like AA and NA have become parodies of what they were in past times due to the same meddling that turned a huge chunk of Christianity from a proper worship of the Creator into a nauseating cringe-fest (the Anonymous programs now have dances, music festivals, and fuzzy hugging nonsense that is supposed to stop someone from shoving a needle into their arm).
I therefore cannot help but have some sympathies for SOME addicts (if I had to deal with these charlatans, I’d probably want to shoot up a bag or six), although the whole willpower and community health thing still echoes far louder than the fates of mere individuals.
In the future, perhaps a system of hard labor for first time offenders could be instituted, with habitual cretins dealt with far more harshly – further genetic studies will also determine once and for all if addiction is definitively a multi-generational problem that could be solved with sterilization.
But for now, I’m going to have to stand by the proud Sheriff and his agenda – it’s really a system of “tough love” when you break it all down.