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"That's the problem with drinking, I thought, as I poured myself a drink. If something bad happens you drink in an attempt to forget; if something good happens you drink in order to celebrate; and if nothing happens you drink to make something happen."Opioids killed more people last year than either car accidents or gun violence. We cannot let stigma or silence prevent us from confronting this crisis. President Trump is asking every American to consider sharing their story.— The White House (@WhiteHouse) July 25, 2018
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—Charles Bukowski, Women
And there you have the "problem" of drug abuse (addiction) summed up by someone who knows what he's talking about but can't see the prison he just described which is the simple fact that alcoholics, like Bukowski, don't drink for any particular reason. Life might be bad or good or neither but whatever ones circumstances might be a drink (or drug) is "an attempt" or "in order" "to make something happen" and that, dear reader, is much more than a "problem" to be solved. It is an all encompassing, relentless and overpowering STATE OF BEING which no power on earth can relive. It is doom.
The president's suggestion that people share their stories of addiction is a good one because a kind of magic happens when an alcoholic or drug addict opens up and describes their condition to others. In the act of telling someone else what the drinking/drugging life is like the addict, who scarcely believed they even had a "problem" let alone a nihilistic existential brain shackle, starts to see it AND BELIEVE IT for what it really is. Only by verbalizing their reality can it be made real - word. Luckily for everyone afflicted there are special places or groups where addicts can speak freely and anonymously about their malady with no judgement in front of a sharing and caring audience. Alcoholics have Alcoholics Anonymous and drug addicts have Narcotics Anonymous and those citizens suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome have The New York Times.
"I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration" penned by an Anonymous senior official inside the Trump administration reads just like an addict coming to terms with and admitting his powerlessness to the drug that rules him. Surrender is the first step toward freedom, but as every addict knows, that surrender must be total and complete which takes time, repeated "slips" or relapses, and some kind of "bottom" from which there seems to be no way out must be reached in order to jump start recovery. Anonymous is in the early stages but simply by speaking up and telling his story (I would know. I am one of them") he is effectively taking the First Step. And though it's true that the KOTCB blog addressed this very issue and defined an effective 12 Step Program for TDS in "the most imperfect messenger" way back in Nov. 2016 we must all remember that Time Takes Time and if it took two years for Anonymous to hear the message then that's alright - all part of God's plan. Perhaps John McCain's funeral was his bottom and watching the war hero who put Country First getting buried in that cold
There is a quiet resistance within the administration of people choosing to put country first. But the real difference will be made by everyday citizens rising above politics, reaching across the aisle and resolving to shed the labels in favor of a single one: Americans.
There you have it my fellow citizens - the first tiny steps from empty prison of Country First to the glorious liberty of America First. It's a seemingly insignificant difference - "just semantics" the TDS sufferer would say with a look of distain and the brush-off. But that small difference makes ALL the difference and if Anonymous can start to believe what he's saying in this share then recovery is possible. I hope he asks Q to be his sponsor.
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Sadly, just like the drunkard Bukowski, there are many alcoholics who just can't get the message and recover from their hopeless condition of mind and body. They are "usually men and women who are constitutionally incapable of being honest with themselves. There are such unfortunates. They are not at fault; they seem to have been born that way. They are naturally incapable of grasping and developing a manner of living which demands rigorous honesty. Their chances are less than average." This is also true of TDS victims who drink deeply from the poisoned chalice of #FakeNews, Higher Learning and Mass Entertainment Media (like sports, movies and rock n' roll). Just as the boozer believes alcohol is the "problem" and does battle with the bottle each day so to do these poor fools who focus on Trump, Trump, Trump every day as though HE is the problem and if only our country could rid itself of Trump then everything would go back to normal (whatever that is). Bob Woodward is one of those lost souls who will live out his days chatting it up at the Cosmos Club and wondering how it all slipped away from him. His new book is appropriately titled "Fear" and the subject is (you've probably already guessed it) Donald J. Trump - our First Woman POTUS. Here's a sample:
John F. Kelly was another administration official with harsh words to say about his boss. In one small group meeting, Kelly said of Trump, “She’s an idiot. It’s pointless to try to convince her of anything. She’s gone off the rails. We’re in Crazytown. I don’t even know why any of us are here. This is the worst job I’ve ever had.”
It's true that having a boss that talks like a woman is probably difficult for military men to deal with but isn't it refreshing to have a POTUS who will hire men who disagree with him and are unvarnished in their criticism. Trump can take the heat baby - he's surrounded by these #NeverTrump ninnies - these deranged addicts consumed by resentment and fear - yet he marches on and, in the process, tries to help them recover. It's all lost on Woodward though because he is what he's always been - A CIA Mockingbird operative doing the dirty work of spreading malicious "Intelligence Community" lies to a gullible public. Good luck Mockingbird because you'll need it. The Elvis From Queens has got your number and knows exactly what you are and why you do the things you do. It's not going to work this time and just like your co-conspirator from a bygone era you will get what's coming to you.
CNN is being torn apart from within based on their being caught in a major lie and refusing to admit the mistake. Sloppy @carlbernstein, a man who lives in the past and thinks like a degenerate fool, making up story after story, is being laughed at all over the country! Fake News— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 29, 2018