Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Everyone wants a Silver Bullet.

The holders of the Silver Bullet Lifetime Achievers Award are, of course, drug addicts and alcoholics.

They live and die by a belief system in which a small dusting of inert white powder or a beer will basically be sufficient, thanks, for all their needs.

We call that encapsulation.

The Runner-Up, however, in this world wide event are perennially Doctors and shrinks and government who find addicts and drunks just so darn pesky that well, it would be so nice if we could just find some QUICK answer.

For the addict, the Silver Bullet is the heroin or crack cocaine or gin.

For the government/shrink.doctor, the Silver Bullet is free needles, free crack pipe kits, free heroin, methadone, pills, places to shoot up and funding for your drug users association.

These quick fixes involve little work, ZERO HUMANITY, and the hope is that these annoying bastards, who are not like us at all, Margaret, will just be quiet for a minute and stop whining and for sure stop breaking into the condo or the Prius.

Today is yet another shining smiley day in the lifeblood of The Silver Bullet Saga.


"Landmark B.C. study lets trauma sufferers find relief with ecstasy

Vancouver therapists get green light to use drug in trial to treat post-traumatic stress"

Hahahaha...until I weep.

These sickos just won't stop, will they?

Today's cocktail is X.

Hate to be a party pooper, kids. But let's get real.

Post-traumatic stress is no Sunday picnic. It can in the fullness of time be overcome. But what is needed is ... wait we already said it... Time. And support and friendship and an ear and conversation and walking and swimming and air.

In other words, PTSD requires exactly what addicts require.

It's an old-fashioned concept, folks.

It's called WORK.

But governments and shrinks and doctors, exactly like their addict and PTSD patients, don't want to do the WORK.

They want a Silver Bullet.

Jonathan, who WORKS at a residential treatment centre where people WORK their way out of their misery, adds this:

I was once diagnosed with PTSD...do I still qualify?? Sheesh.

Well, if you keep people dependent, you control them. If you keep them dependent on drugs, they are presumably not as much trouble due to the fact that they become quite predictable...all they want is their next fix.

Creating an addiction that provides a predictable outcome is an easy way of looking socially responsible while assuaging the guilt associated with doing nothing and caring even less. Are they creating an addiction? Sure they are. Instead of spending time with a person and helping them overcome their trauma in a healthy manner, they give them a drug to feel better. And feel better they will...for a time. Unfortunately, instead of learning productive and healthy coping methods, many will continue to seek out the manufactured (illegitimate) good feelings provided by the local doctor/pharmacist of a professional or street professional variety.

For some reason it seems we believe we can manufacture happiness and connectedness, instead of realizing it is actually cultivated over long periods – often a lifetime.


This latest "announcement" is static noise. It is destructive, silly nonsense and should be ignored by all reasonable and compassionate people.

It is a resident evil and should be summarily smacked down into the dirt where it belongs.

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