Here we are in Holy Week. Only a few days until Pascha. It is a spiritually profound time.
Outside, our nation is dying:
It is embarrassing that our Attorney General would say this-
"This kind of sneaked up on us,'' Holder said, referring to heroin's resurgence after its former popularity in the '50s and '60s.
Oh, yes, they had no idea that the huge battle with prescription drug abuse and over-prescription of opioids would lead to an increase in heroin use. Wow, what exactly are we paying these guys for?
America is hooked on prescription opioids, and when your insurance policy limits out and your supply is suddenly cut off, what do you think will happen? Yes, you will find something else.
Sure, meth is still out there, but I think, like the crack epidemic in the 1980s, it will eventually burn out enough of its users that it will go back to where it was 20 years ago. heroin is now set to become king, because it is filling the needs created by the medical industry.
The Russian Federation is struggling with heroin as well, smuggled in through Kazakhstan from Afghanistan. I hope that whatever policy they follow, it is not like ours. I think Russia has the capacity to really use a more integrated system of prevention, simply because secularists are not as radical there as they are here. Religion and spirituality still have meaning.
Our courts just kick people over to AA or NA meetings without thinking about why it is that we are having so many drug problems. They don't want to admit that the godless path is destroying us.
I'm not calling for a theocracy. I am calling for an acknowledgment that men need God and that our religious communities can work together. perhaps we need to see the Russians doing this first before we will understand. I have more to say about this, but I think it will have to wait until after Pascha.