Gut Rumbles

June 06, 2005

quote of the day

"No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power."

P.J. O'Rourke


Well, alcohol has killed me, just about. It happens to some people.Some of us just can't go to a party, or a weekend blogfest, and survive.I think O'Rourke and you are both wrong on that point. See ya.

Posted by: Horrabin's Mistakes on June 6, 2005 08:08 PM

It wasn't the alcohol, horrabin, it was your own foolishness.

Posted by: Brett on June 6, 2005 08:17 PM

truer words have ne'er been spoken....

Posted by: Kelley on June 6, 2005 08:42 PM

Been there and done that with booze. Over a period of 30 years drank enough hard stuff to float the Kate Adams from Chicago to New Orleans. But that wasn't an ill of society-damn I wish it were and society had the hangovers instead of me. Nope, it was all my own doings, nobody forced me to nearly drink myself to death. Finally quit because I wanted to do so-hit bottom and no place to go but up and couldn't see 'up' with a bottle in my hand.

Posted by: GUYK on June 6, 2005 08:47 PM

It's nice, but naive to think that drugs and alcohol are a "personal choice".

Libertarian thought shits the bed when it assumes personal choice has no repercussions upon others.

Posted by: rightisright on June 7, 2005 12:08 AM

Probably should test them to see if they been shooting and eating cats too.

Posted by: assrot on June 7, 2005 08:40 AM

Yeah, and conservative and liberal thought think they can prevent those repercussions through prohibitions.

Go back to (tsarist and soviet) Russia, flying with both wings!

Posted by: Brett on June 7, 2005 11:21 AM

no, i agree with the quote. we cannot pass blame onto inanimate objects.

Posted by: jessica on June 7, 2005 04:15 PM
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