Tolerance Run Amok

Give an inch and…well, you know the rest.

Canadian health authorities want to make permanent the country’s first test facility for heroin injection. Set up in 2003, the three year experiment was exempt from drug laws, and today, they shoot-up 800 addicts per day.

“It’s all-round positive, with no downsides,” said Perry Kendall, British Columbia province’s chief medical officer.

Yet another happy graduate of the Joycelyn Elders School of Drug Legalization.

No downsides huh? Well, there is that little problem of dealing with 800 addicts roaming the street looking for the next dealer who will sell them a dime bag. And then they have to find their way back to the clinic, which is easier said than done when you’re tripping on china white. Not a problem though, because any addict can make a pit stop at the local city park and shoot up there, if they can’t wait.

The clinic looks like an innocuous storefront in Vancouvers squalid Downtown Eastside district, Canada’s most impoverished neighbourhood with more than 5,000 heroin addicts concentrated in a 10-block area.

Addicts bring in drugs purchased illegally on the street, and self-inject them under medical supervision. There are onsite emergency services in case of overdose and staff nurses and counselors to provide health care and referrals to rehabilitation facilities.

Hey all you Conservative, right minded Canadians! Come on, I know you’re out there somewhere! Ain’t it great to see your tax dollars in action! Beauty eh?

The Vancouver clinic is a stone’s throw from the border with Washington state, and since it opened the White House has criticized it as an “inhumane” medical experiment.

Phew! If it weren’t for the Minuteman, we’d have all sorts of riff raff to deal with.

Advocates for drug users protested that the police crackdown is cruel because the clinic can only serve a minority of drug users.

“It’s just a really destructive thing,” said Ann Livingston of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users.

She notes that the supervised site can handle just 800 of 15,000 heroin injections daily, and staff are prohibited from physically injecting addicts or letting other addicts inject incapacitated users.

“There’s also no place for addicts who smoke cocaine”, said Livingston.

Oh, the inhumanity, the injustice! Foul! Foul! And what about the poor souls who want to huff spray paint, or the meth addicts? Yeah, what about them? They have rights too you know.

    O Canada!
    Our home and native land!
    True patriot love in all thy sons command.

    With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
    The True North strong and free!

    From far and wide,
    O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

    God keep our land glorious and free!
    O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

    O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

Canada has stopped standing guard. Now she’s laying face down in the gutter.

Comments

  1. Did you watch the HBO series, The Wire?

    It had a very good rendition of what those blocks would look like. It was really really accurate.

    It’s morally reprehensible. The state now has a vested interest in keeping and encouraging people to be unable to fend for themselves. What then, when they do the cost benefit analysis? The costs to keep those blocks from becoming hell will rise exponentially. As will the crime from people needing to buy the drugs. And the moral decay will spread. As will the defecation and urination, the crazed junkies walking with no pants, the assaults, the filth, the smell.

    When a society advocates poisoning its own, it deserves to end.

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