A Culture Gone To Crap

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A culture gone to crap, might be the title of this episode described on http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/10/06/video-shows-memphis-couple-overdose-on-heroin-outside-store.html, October 6, 2016.

The short of the story is that a couple, a man and a woman, apparently used a Memphis Walgreen’s bathroom to snort some heroin, mid-afternoon in Memphis Tennessee and succumbed to a state of helpless inebriation as illustrated in a ten minute video which has gone viral.

While the drug users’ behavior is beyond embarrassing, it is the video maker’s utter disregard for the couple’s potential medical emergency that marks a low ebb on the ‘love your neighbor’ scale.  A half dozen or so people of color milled around the scene laughing and heaping scorn on ‘whiteys’ conduct, leaving it to a passing motorist to finally call 911.  The couple will survive – this time.

Since heroin overdose deaths have increased to five or six times the level of a decade ago, some concern for the medical condition of these two should not have been too much to expect.

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The graph, which appears on the Fox web site, illustrates an alarming increase in drug casualties associated with the Obama years.  Might this be related to the ease with which drug cartels are able to penetrate our border?

And the merriment expressed by African American on lookers at the expense of the white couple speaks to the racial divide which has grown in the last eight years.  PC concerns for “micro-aggressions” and “safe places” seems to travel a one way street.

Behavior of the drug users is pathetic, but they probably don’t have much longer to live.  What is truly sad is the total lack of humanity and indifference expressed toward our fellow human beings

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. Dalai Lama

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