A cancer on the city

I was driving home from dinner with a friend last night. We were stopped at a light, and I saw two guys standing there talking, their cars pulled up close together.

The first thing I noticed is, they were tall, white and healthy looking. They didn’t look like they belonged. Are they junkies? I thought. They don’t look like it. But then I saw the wad of bills one of them handed the other as he passed over a baggie of white powder that was probably heroin.

I hate what this does to our city, and I hate the endless despair and greed that drives it. But don’t kid yourself, junkies are everywhere — including the suburbs. (In fact, that’s where a lot of the local customers come from.)

The first heroin addicts I ever met were rich kids who went to private school on the Main Line.

2 thoughts on “A cancer on the city

  1. When the US entered Afghanistan 13 years ago the amount of heroin being exported from the country was near 0%.
    Today Afghanistan supplies 90% of the world’s heroin. Is the US killing members of the Taliban because they cut off the world’s heroin supply? Or for some other reason.
    Yesterday Obama said “the longest war in American history is coming to a responsible conclusion.” He also said that the US is leaving 11,000 combat troops in Afghanistan to “conduct airstrikes and provide other limited combat support to Afghan forces.”
    Is Obama lying when he claims that the US combat mission has ended in Afghanistan? Clearly.
    Are those 11,000 US combat troops intended to secure the world’s heroin trade? What do you think?

  2. “Are those 11,000 US combat troops intended to secure the world’s heroin trade? What do you think?”

    I don’t think we would ever do that. Ronnie Reagan reassured me.

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