Re: The D.A.R.E. progam a waste of money?
You know what I think is worse than drugs? People's obsession with them.
Do you know WHY people think most drug laws and warnings are ********? Because most drug laws and warnings ARE ********!
When I was a kid, we had anti-drug propaganda shoved down our throats on an almost daily basis at school, on television, in our comic books and EVEN IN OUR VIDEO GAMES. We couldn't escape it. We heard all the negatives about drugs... how they kill, how drug users never prosper, how families are destroyed.
Then we grew up and saw that most drug users DON'T die from drugs, or at least, not from the drug itself but rather all the associated dangers of dealing with an illegal substance (murders, police shootings, robberies, etc.) which is not the fault of drugs, but by how they are "controlled".
We grew up and saw friends or family members who took drugs become successful, whether or not they gave their habit up... or they replaced their illegal substances with the many legal versions that offer the same ability to forget how lousy life can be (alcohol being the biggest of the hypocrisy drugs).
Hell, we grew up with Ronald Reagan's wife admonishing kids to "Just Say No" only to learn his vice-president's children, grandchildren and various nieces and nephews were illegal drug users.
With that amount of lies (no matter how "well-meaning") is it any wonder my generation is so jaded about the "dangers" of drug abuse?
Apples are good,
Oranges are bad,
Lemons are rude,
Bananas are perverted,
And kumquats are just, plain evil...