As I’m writing this . . . the Sky is Clear with some Puffy Clouds. The Temperature is in the low 70’s – Anne and I just came back from a Half Hour Stroll with Stryker, the Horses are Chomping Down on FRESHLY Cut Green Hay, which just Two Weeks Ago I helped “Make” by Raking the Wind Rows ahead of the Baler, and ahead of the Grappler, which is the Machine that picks-up and Loads 15-Bales of Hay at a Time onto the Hay Wagon.
And in Less than 2-Weeks . . . we’ll do it all again, making more than 2,000-Bales of Top-Quality Hay for Horses. LIFE IS SOMETIMES REALLY GOOD.
Over the Past Couple of Days, I’ve been struggling to write an Editorial Focused on the INSANITY of Legalizing Marijuana, specifically since the ISSUE OF OPIOID Addiction is so much in the News as a Critical and Chronic Problem, which is Destroying Lives, Families, and Society.
OPIOID ADDITION . . . Sounds Almost Clinical – BUT IT’S FAR MORE THAN THAT. Instead of using the TERM OPIOID, we should make it clear that Opioid is HEROINE, COCAINE, OXYCONTIN and a Host of many other Prescription Pain-Killing Drugs, which are really Nothing More than Heroine with Better PR.
For our Society and Governments to ENCOURAGE the Production, Marketing and Sale of Marijuana, using the excuse that what they’re doing, is only respecting the Freedom of Potheads, and that they’re Losing The War on Marijuana is NOTHING but BS . . . IT DISPLAYS an Enormous Failure on their Part – Condemning our Societies to a Future of those WHO CAN & WILL . . . Opposed to a Future of those Who Might & Won’t . . . Because They Will Be TOO Stoned.
Many of my High School Friends, who were STONERS in the Mid-60’s, went onto LSD, “COKE” and God Only Knows What Else. Many Failed out of University, had Negative Health Issues, and Failed in Marriage.
EVERY NOW AND THEN . . . I will have a Beer with a Meal, especially with a Juicy Steak, or as Refreshment on a Hot Day . . . BUT I NEVER DRINK TO GET A “BUZZ-ON”, which is NOTHING Akin to Smoking a Joint, WHICH YOU DO EXCLUSIVELY TO GET HIGH. So where’s the comparison?
1 – We Don’t Need A STONED Society.
2 – Legalized Marijuana Will Encourage Being HIGH More & More Often.
3 – How Does Our Society Depend Upon A STONED Work Force To Grow The Economy?
4 – How Do Employers Deal With STONED Employees?
5 – What Do We Do When Marijuana STONERS Move Onto Worse Drugs?
How do we STOP our Doctors from Handing Out Heroine Based Drugs with CUTSIE Pharmaceutical Names like Oxycontin and Codeine, amongst a Huge Number of Others, as if they were Candy?
THIS SAYS TO ME . . . that our Governments have FAILED, and have Run Out of Ideas on how to FIX this MESS of their own MAKING, and are not just Kicking this Problem down the Road . . . but are in all Reality EXACERBATING the Problem, which will ONLY ADD to the coming Dystopia.
Dr Joe Leach of Palm Desert California, wrote a Legitimate Comment CRITICIZING my last Editorial, because I wrote that Superfluous Healthcare NEEDS such as Chiropractic Medicine must NOT be included in the New Healthcare Law.
But, in my response to Dr Leach, also in the Comment Section, I pointed out that I Included Dental and Eye Exams in the Medical Services I WOULD NOT INCLUDE.
It’s NOT that I think there ISN’T a Legitimate Place and Purpose for Chiropractic Medicine, as I also know there is a DEFINITE Need for Dental and Ophthalmological Medical Services . . . It’s just that we have to DRAW A LINE IN THE SAND, because if we INCLUDE every Medical Procedure . . . there wouldn’t be enough Service Providers or Money to Care For Anyone . . . Let Alone Everyone.
THEREFORE . . . My Perfect Solution – would be for State Governments to cover ONLY Catastrophic Health Issues and Necessary Surgeries under the PUBLIC System which could easily be paid for through an Add-on to the National Income Tax, while giving an Option for People who want to Sign onto a Privately Funded System, while still paying for the Public System, Picking & Choosing what they want to be Insured for, which would include Chiropractic Medicine, Dentistry, Ophthalmology . . . ETC.
And for the People who can’t Afford Private Care, or don’t want to pay for Private Care for NON EMERGENCY and Non Acute Life Threatening Issues . . . let the Government set up a Pseudo Public Service, where those who can Pay, who will Pay Something, and those who can’t . . . won’t have to.
SO . . . Now that I’ve written and Published this Editorial, and while the Sun is still High in the Sky, I’m going to Jump on my BIKE, and Ride about 30-Minutes in Each Direction to Check-Out the Galganov.com PO Box.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov