Pubdate: Tue, 13 Jun 2000
Date: 06/13/2000
Source: Irish Times, The (Ireland)
Author: Brian Hollywood
Note: Headline by MAP

Sir, - An uneasy feeling gripped me on reading Kevin Myers's
Irishman's Diary of June 7th. This is not unusual, I hasten to add. It
is a given. Always. The man annoys me. I usually avoid his
self-deluding, overly obsessive diatribes in the same way that I try
to sidestep "eccentrics" with conspiracy theories painted on their
lunch-boards. However, the particular uneasiness I experienced last
week was in acknowledging that every word he had written on the
subject of drug wars and the sale of heroin was reasonable and logical.

The fact that drug users are denied the legal protection afforded to
other consumers is a source of shame for any nation aspiring to the
basic tenets of civilisation. I agree with every word Kevin Myers
said. Is there "rehab" for this affliction, do you think? - Yours,

Brian Hollywood,
Malone Avenue,
Belfast 9