Ignorance permeates the user comments of many online news sources. I expect bullies and cretins to staunchly advocate their positions, frustrating as it may be to the thinking public. Controversial topics inevitably cause mudslinging at best and malice at worst. Yet when did the malicious vitriol of certain individuals include a blatant disregard for human life? Addict shaming disgusts me. If a person suffers from drug dependency are they somehow expendable? Does their life matter less? How could anyone see another human being in acute medical distress and respond with ridicule and taunts? Absolutely sickening. What if that was your child slumped over barely clinging to life? It infuriates me when I witness the spewing of venom from ignorant commentators in response to an addict’s overdose.
Speechless. Nailed it. Bingo. Tiffany Jenkins took the words right out of my mouth. Her blog, Juggling the Jenkins, now sits at the top of my reading queue.
With infinite love, gratitude, and respect,