Re: It's WHO you are connected to in the court system. Wink wink!
posted at 1/19/2011 1:47 PM EST
In Response to Re: It's WHO you are connected to in the court system. Wink wink!
[QUOTE]He should have gotten a year for every year that he hooked, poisoned, and possibly killed neighborhood kids with those highly addictive drugs. Oxy is evil and dealers should be dealt with harshly.
Posted by schadenfreude99[/QUOTE]
The dealers are just meeting demand. If it wasn't Oxy it'd be coke. If it wasn't drugs, it'd be guns. If it wasn't guns it'd be stolen ipods. Breaking the law is bad, and so yes, they are 'criminals'.
Crime is bad, yes, but I cannot see how we get to making the dealers out to be so terribly evil.
It may be part of popular culture, planted deliberately by the governmnet, to believe that there are dealers who roam around trying to get people addicted. That's a bunch of BS. It does not happen. Only the very few, stupidest dealers, actually approach anyone and say "hey do you want this."
There is no need for them to try to get people addicted because people do that job for themselves. Their main concern is not getting robbed, shot, or caught. They do not need to be out trying to distribute drugs to people who don't want them, in the random hope that someone will take enough of a drug to become addicted.
At that point, I can only blame the person who got themselves addicted. It takes effort and money - there is no such thing as instant addiction. That's another government lie. It takes weeks, months, years of regular and increasingly heavy use.
It's the addict's fault.
This society has gotten way too used to blaming things on everyone but the individuals whose fault it is.