Saturday, May 14, 2011
Culture of Alcoholics
There was a comment recently by someone saying that alcohol should be allowed for the mere fact that people need free choice because else you live in dictatorship and that is never good.
But let me tell ya... the population is so dumbed down, and manipulated, that it is already dictatorship what people do, care about and buy. We just dont see that, it is well hidden. We cant allow abuse as long as this happens, it is not even personal freedom. And I would never for example allow "my personal freedom" if that includes the harm and abuse of the common good. We can't talk about free choice in this world, our choice is not as free as we think it is. Look at beauty, very culturally defined as I have shown in my previous blogpost. And thus money will go to the items that make one more "beautiful" considering the current culture and standards. Same with make up, it gets tested on animals, this is often hidden from the consumer. Or children, being brainwashed by cartoons to be a certain way, or make to desire new toys constantly, bombarded with commercials which will shape them as well. Why do we still believe this system does what is best for us, when we clearly see how many people worldwide are being abused within it and how often corruption happens, manipulation, and how profit is placed above life. How can we believe that that system, actually has our best interest in mind?
let me give you some facts about alcohol abuse in this world:
-Alcohol consumption by college students is linked to at least 1,400 student deaths and 500,000 unintentional injuries each year
-More than three-quarters of female victims of nonfatal domestic violence reported that their assailant had been drinking or using drugs
-Alcohol does not releave depression - it makes it worse. Alcohol is a depressant
-One third of suicides are associated with alcohol misuse
-10% of alcohol health care costs are for care of fetal alcohol syndrome
-More than 18 million people who use alcohol need substance abuse treatment
-Health care costs attributed to alcohol abuse in 1995 were nearly twice those of drug abuse-related costs ($23 billion vs. $12 billion).
-alcohol misuse costs Australian community 15.3 billion dollars each year when factors such as crime and violence, treatment costs, loss of productivity and premature death were taken into account
-over 3 000 Australians die each year as a result of harmful drinking
-Spending for alcohol ads on T.V. by the alcohol industry grew by 22%, to more than $990 million in 2002.
-Alcohol is often not thought of as a drug, yet it is a hard drug.
-One third of homicides are associated with alcohol misuse
-One half of car accidents are associated with alcohol misuse.
-Alcohol and drug abuse are factors in the placement of more than three-quarters of children entering foster care
- Some 40% of violent crime, 78% of assaults and 88% of criminal damage cases are committed whilst the offender is under the influence of alcohol
-Over 1,000 young people under the age of 15 are admitted to hospital each year with alcohol poisoning
-of those involved in acquaintance rape, 75% of men and 55% of women had been drinking or taking drugs prior to the incident.
-Alcohol causes one to be mind-possessed, oblivious to the reality we live in, and having no self-responsibility what so ever.
Drinking makes such fools of people, and people are such fools to begin with, that it's compounding a felony.
And the Health risks:
-Extended alcohol abuse can cause blood conditions including several forms of anemia and blood clotting abnormalities. These conditions could result in susceptibility to bleeding and bruising. Prolonged alcohol use can also impair white blood cell function and thus makes the abuser more likely to become infected.
-Half the cancers in the esophagus, larynx and mouth are linked to alcohol. Additionally, intense vomiting from excessive drinking can tear the esophogus.
-Excessive and prolonged alcohol consumption can cause contribute to conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease and heart failure.
-Osteoporosis and and some forms of arthritis can be advanced by alcohol abuse. Further, alcohol can lead to muscle atrophy, which can cause sharp muscle pain and weakness.
-Prolonged heavy drinking can cause kidney failure.
-Alcohol can reduce the amount of digestive enzymes secreted by the pancreas, thereby inflaming and leaking digestive enzymes, which subsequently attack the pancreas itself.
-Because of alcohol's affects on the brain and alcohol's effects on the kidneys, hormonal production is affected.In men, this could mean that the
production of sperm and testosterone are affected, and that can lead to impotence and/or infertility.In women, estrogen metabolism in the liver can be decreased, which boost estrogen levels in the body. These changes can contribute to menstrual irregularities and potentially infertility.
-Alcohol can damage the cells lining the stomach and intestines, which can block the absorption and breakdown of nutrients in those organs.Also make you age faster.
If alcohol has more negative side effects and higher costs than any other drug, When it gives false feelings of happyness and confidence - but leaves many drained and depressed afterwards, When it is involved with more violence, rape, accidents, child neglect and death....
Does the argument of:
"I like to get drunk"
Some use the excuse that "a glass a day is healthy".
But so is healthy eating and not eating sugar and junkfood. But you know as well as I do that those things are an excuse for many drinkers + many people cannot hold to the standard of "1 glass a day". and if they really care about their health they would do everything to be a healthy as possible. And many of them simply dont.I know some people who say that it is "healthy" to drink a glass of wine a day. But then on the other hand, they get drunk every week, eat junkfood, are overweight, have had numerous of diseases and even blood cloths etc... It doesnt make any sense, the words dont match their reality and what they do.
Humanity at this stage cannot be trusted with alcohol, we have proven this.Some may be able to use it in moderation, but the masses abuse it extensivly.I would say ban until we are responsible.
We cant allow ana busive substance that is misused by the majority who prove they cannot take responsibility, hoping that some day they will realise and not be dumbed down and that all corporations and elite etc...will give proper education, not hide things, and create a world of value.
We will have to do that, together - so a world of responsible beings can emerge where things dont even have to be forbidden.
And why is weed banned in a lot of countries, but alcohol allowed? It is insane, given the above facts.
Alcohol does do a good job in keeping the population dumb though... So that may be one of the reasons. Oh, and money ofcourse.
And we even support this because we forgot to use our common sense. We even try to pursuade our peers into consuming drugs (which alcohol is). And may even reject them when they decline. We have become our own slave masters. Easy, then no one else has to do the dirty work.
Dare to stand up for yourself!
And for life!