Pubdate: Sat,  5 May 2001
Source: Abbotsford News (CN BC)
Copyright: 2001 Hacker Press Ltd.
Author: Chris Buors


Editor, The News:

I challenge Langley-Abbotsford Randy White to tell us who proved the
theory of addiction and what year it was proven in?

Addictions are stigmatizing terms that are culturally conditioned.
Addictions reflect more what myths a culture is willing to believe
more than any supernatural force of allurement Mr. White attributes to
some chemicals we label as drugs.

For someone who ostensibly believes in smaller government, why is Mr.
White seeking to help people who have to be arrested before they are
"encouraged" to seek treatment?

Harming people with criminal records in the name of helping them with
a medical problem is about as amoral as it gets.

Helping people who don't want your help is called persecution in the
history books. Eerily similar the righteous "rehabilitated" Jews,
witches and heretics for over 400 years before Hitler came up with his
"final solution" to "the problem."

Randy White claims his one-track mind is focused on justice. How
justified can persecuting people who use the "wrong" social drugs or
have sex for the "wrong" reasons be?

Harming people in the name of helping them is as old as mankind is
itself. As long as "addicts" and "prostitutes" harm no other person or
their property, Randy White ought to consider justice might entail
leaving people who do not conform to his moral values alone.

That was, after all, the "solution" to the Jew, witch and heretic

"Was the government to prescribe to us our medicine and diet, our
bodies would be in such keeping as our souls are now." - Thomas Jefferson.

Chris Buors
Winnipeg, Man.
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