Unveilings free from saturation
Departures raised with no masquerading.
Pundits that push headlong for atonement
Friends and followers devoted to living.
And those committed to society's circles
Unwary cogs with no cadence or virtue.
Drop of the hat and it's already started
Just like that and the deed is done
What I'd give for the hat to be medicine
The time is now to be on the run.
We can sweep up their corpses and dispose of them like horse droppings after a parade, or we can take additional actions. One way or another, this opioid epidemic is going to affect most Americans. Even if considered unemotionally, this crisis will damage the American economy and culture.
We have not even exhausted some reasonable actions. I am calling for drastic action as Trump promised on the campaign trail. If it takes a new Civilian Conservation Corps to train our fellow Americans for the massive public works and infra-structure projects that need to begin, let's get started.
This crisis deepens as more lose hope that Trump was the cavalry coming to save them from their shattered American dreams and lives. More than anything, we must provide them with hope.
Only the Chinese can comprehend how such a crisis can destroy a society. I believe that we are obligated to make a good faith and commensurate effort to contain this opioid crisis.
This is not like petting a rattle-snake or jumping into a bonfire. This is a seductive invisible killer that nothing in typical experience could prepare one for. If these Americans had a life worth living, I believe many would avoid a temporary anodyne that put that life at risk.
I reject the premise that they deserve to die and the world is better off without them and that it is only natural selection at work.