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Wednesday, June 08, 2005

It's not my fault! I'm addicted!

As I was browsing through WikiNews (a not-yet-ready-for-prime-time collaborative news source), I came across an article regarding the son of soccer star Pelé, who was arrested on a drug charge. What caught my eye was the following line:
Edinho admitted that he is addicted to marijuana, but denied any envolvement in drug traffic or other criminal activities.

I absolutely love how as soon as someone claims to be "addicted" to something -- drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex -- then they are automatically absolved of any wrongdoing associated with their "addiction".

Now, I have no problems with drug use, as long as the drug use doesn't lead to anyone else's harm (e.g., crack-addicted moms neglecting their children), but I'm sorry, if you do something wrong, blaming your addiction does not clear you of responsibility. It's just another sad example of bullshit psychology. Not to mention that "marijuana addiction" is one of the biggest pieces of bullshit I've ever heard. The most I've ever heard claimed about pot is that it's "psychologically" addictive but not "physically" addictive, whatever the hell the difference is. I was one of the biggest pot smokers I knew back in the day, but when I stopped, it wasn't through rehab or detox, I just stopped.


  • Marijuana addiction? Yeah, right.

    By Blogger poopie, at 6:27 PM  

  • hey..fuck all these right wing. jesus loving, redneck fucks who could nopt stop drinking if we threatented to take away their assault weapons, then they have the nerve to say we are "addicts", whatever...legalize weed..burn down evangelical churches... and just get these oppressors the fuck out of our nation
    oh, and by the way, marijuana is not physically addictive, at least not to normally bred people...maybe you white bred, ignorant, fucking country folk are an exception, anyways, just leave us alone and mind your own fucking business..CHOICE, whats that!! UH..i reckon i dont know..they were too busy teaching this creationism bullshit..anyways, fuck jesus lovers, weed is the best piece of matter on earth

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:32 PM  

  • oh, yea, and fuck all these healthcare professionals who just want are money while pretending to be all sanctimonius and holier than thou, i suffered through paxil (which did not do a damn thing by the way, weed does it better, only you have to fucking wait three days to get a bag because of the fucking nazi police) withdrawl, meaning sick and dizzy, high heart rate, even when i followed the drs orders for a titration down..then these fuckers tell me im "dependent" just because i smoke weed..yea, lick my ass cocksucker
    do some research, stop following like goddamn sheep, and just let people live how they want..so what if im not a married bitsh with 3 children and a controlling husband, oh well, psycologists call this happiness..while happiness is really getting high..peace out..light up, and light up till the day you die..no matter how early
    as long as your choices dont affect the health, safety or welfare of others..then by all means do what brings you pleasure, even if its against the fucking bible or psycology today...gotta go burn one..

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:40 PM  

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