DEA driving OxyContin abusers to heroin

DEA driving OxyContin abusers to heroin
By Christopher R Rice

The facts are in and you're an idiot. You continue to vote in these 'law and order' assholes and you've managed to turn the greatest country on the planet into a zoo. While the politicians, pharmaceutical CEOs, Big Oil and Wall Street bankers laugh all the way to their offshore bank accounts.

DEA driving OxyContin abusers to heroin

The result of the War on Drugs in the 1980s and 1990s was to fill one-quarter of America’s prison cells with drug offenders. The availability of street drugs remained unchanged, and the price of heroin and cocaine dropped by more than half. Drug dealers also began to sell purer versions of heroin, cocaine, and marijuana. Recently, the DEA has shifted its focus to physicians who prescribe opioids such as OxyContin, some of which is undoubtedly diverted or abused, although sensation-seeking journalists fueled the perceptions of a “crisis.” The shift prompted a letter from the attorneys general of 30 states, who complained that patients were not getting needed pain relief because doctors were afraid to prescribe. “If enough doctors are jailed or scared into not writing prescriptions, it’s conceivable that this drug war could have more impact than the ones against heroin and cocaine—doctors, after all, are harder to replace than crack dealers,” writes John Tierney. “But even if there’s less OxyContin on the street, is that worth the suffering of patients who can’t get the prescriptions they need?” And what has been the impact on drug abuse? A field survey on drug use in Cincinnati by the White House drug-policy agency found that “because diverted OxyContin is more expensive and difficult to purchase, users have switched to heroin” (John Tierney, “Handcuffs and Stethoscopes,” NY Times 7/23/05).

Everyday I report on how the government has become another arm of big business. How wedding government and business together is a recipe for fascism. How they don't care about you or your children or your families. And day after day I continue to waste my time and my spit on an audience to dumb to even realize they are on the Titanic and the life boats have been stolen by the Super Rich. Leaving them and their children to drown like rats.

There are 2.5 million homeless children in America today and growing. While 2.5 million children are homeless 365 days a year, Christians only feed them twice a year. Leaving American children to starve while good Christians stuff their fat stupid faces. How was your Thanksgiving? Were you shivering in the cold or stuffing your face while adjusting the central heat and air? Were you so stuffed that you couldn't move and had to unbuckle your belt? While your brother or sister was digging through a trash can in the rain, looking for something, anything.

All the while you gleeful flush trillions of dollars down the toilet going to the moon, to Mars, to wherever. While people here on earth die from diseases we've had the cures to for decades. While babies die from lack of clean drinking water. This is Christ legacy, decadence in the midst of extreme poverty.

If Capitalism only works for a small handful of Super Rich who refuse to pay their fair share, leaving the middle class to pick up the whole tab while at the same time robbing from and incarcerating the poor, how long can such a system survive?



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