Monday, February 3, 2014

Nope, Ain't Buyin' It...

So, some Hollywood actor bought it because he couldn't escape the pull of heroin, and he's being lionized as some sort of hero? Am I missing something? Because he could pretend to be other people, that absolves him of the illicit drug use?

And barring the whole "legalize" issue (which, just to be 100% clear, I am in complete favor of legalization), he was supposed to be picking his three kids, all pre-teen, after the time period in which he was found dead. Lovely. That's father-of-the-frickin'-year material right there. "Hmmm, I need to get my kids. I have time for some smack"...

Let's be clear. There is zero difference between how I'd feel between what happened and if he'd plowed his car into a tree while hammered. His actions were stupid, self-centered, and he is damn lucky he didn't kill his kids in the process. Your kids require 100% of your attention, and it should absolutely be undiluted and unpolluted attention.

I understand addiction, folks. I quit smoking the month before my son was born because I wanted to set a better example for him. I lost over 100 pounds for the same reason. When you're a parent, your actions - whether you want them to or not - speak louder than words. You can't expect them to stay away from cigarettes if you're puffing away. You can't tell them to eat healthy if you can't stay away from Big Macs.

And you can't tell your kids to "say no to drugs" if you're a junkie.

That is all.

11 comments:

Old NFO said...

Dead on (literally) and their in-ability to accept personal responsibility for their actions is what dooms them...

Bubblehead Les. said...

So what ^$^^%%^%%&$&&Y^^^&^^& Frackin Idiot decided that "Hey! Let's make doing HEROIN Cool!" I thought Hollywood learned from Belushi.

Anonymous said...

Children and yon teens, heroin is not a recreational drug.

That is all.

Gerry

Ted said...

........ And just to be clear, they were his girl friends kids. He never could be bothered to marry her. So, although technically he was thier father, legally he was just some guy shacked up with their mother.

GreyLocke said...

Which reminds me of this.

http://youtu.be/Y-Elr5K2Vuo

Bradley said...

One thing to keep in mind, that this is the same group that idolize child molesters, whats his name that ran to France to get out of charges, and Woody Allen. Screw them and the people that they like to prop up.

RabidAlien said...

Agreed.

Mopar said...

he was an antigunner, so nope, not crying over this a-hole at all.
http://youtu.be/UKq9ZKZljlA

Daniel in Brookline said...

And you can't tell your kids to "say no to drugs" if you're a junkie.

On the other hand, the kids now have a gold-edged example of just how dangerous drugs can be. So yeah, his death is setting an example for them, all right...

David Gerecht said...

They act as if he was actually connected to the characters and movies he portrayed, and not just a chap who could memorize lines and pretend to be the person.
He didn't actually create anything, just (literally) went through the motions.

ProudHillbilly said...

What Bradley said. Hollywood is in full wailing mode over a guy who did make believe for a living, but there's a lot of quiet over what seems to be a very credible accusation of child molestation.