Meet Carl Hart, psychology professor at Columbia University. By now you’ve probably seen this guy. He’s a tenured Ivy League professor, but he’s also something else. He’s an active drug abuser.
Professor Hart has been getting some traction in social media and on cable news shows recently touting his recreational heroin use. He likens it to “. . . vacations, sex, and the arts . . .” proclaiming how “Heroin is one of the tools that I use to maintain my work-life balance.” He also says he is not addicted.
This is phenomenal. I cannot tell you how glad I am that he’s doing this.
We want this kind of transparency. It’s good to see how evil operates, to hear the defending voice that every substance-abusing person hears inside their head, muttering insane explanations, and justifying a sick devotion to escape.
It’s quintessential addiction insanity, right out in the mainstream media. It takes us into the mind of the addict, so we can observe just what non-addicts and even addicts themselves seem to get wrong about addiction. Exposed.
As long as the Professor Hart or anyone like him continues to numb their conscience with drugs like opiates (or nicotine, sex, and food—any dopaminergic substance or activity will work) they’ll remain committed to the obsessive need for relief created by an underlying brokenness within them.
Take some unrecognized resentment, throw in a bit of suppressed anger and stifling fear, the kind that plagues every human being who fails to find and face certain truths about themselves, and voila! You get God-playing, judging. But you also get the pain of guilt for it. Drugs come to the rescue and the immediate result is relief. Yes, drugs work!
But that also means getting continually beaten up with every annoyance and irritation that inevitably arises in the normal stream of life. Eventually. It’s a negative energy that breaks down the mind and body of a once innocent individual.
This poor fellow is getting worse every day that he continues to use—even while putting on a good outward face for it.
Working with addicts and alcoholics and helping them overcome their problems for over two decades has allowed me to observe how all psychoactive drug use—heroin, nicotine, and cocaine—spreads misery. This man’s philosophy isn’t some sort of enlightenment. It’s darkness. And it’s sick. It isn’t possible for any human being under the psychotic influence of such psychotropic chemicals to maintain wholesome relationships with others, or even to be a trusted employee . . . let alone a college professor.
A person escaping consciousness opens the door of entry to entities that will convince him of absurd notions. He thinks he’s getting better while he is really becoming worse—less of a sane human being, and increasingly merged with a Dark Entity now residing inside him. He doesn’t know that It’s there. He thinks It is part of him. He is so screwed.
He’ll find it increasingly challenging to be a good friend, husband, or father—the personality slowly descending into narcissism, the self-centered condition of every drug abuser. People in his life will suffer just for knowing him. (His family knows. Trust me.)
Living ‘clean and sober’, without the use of recreational-drugs or abusing any substances isn’t only about not dying from it, holding a job, or being able to write a book. What’s really significant is what happens to a human being while chemically anesthetizing a pained conscience with the artificial ‘bliss’ that drugs titrate into the brain. It’s about nurturing a destructive defectiveness of character that lies within the psyche of all suffering from chemically deadened consciousness . . . and the selfish, self-centered personality that automatically develops in all drug addicts.
We all have to face the proposition during our lifetime of whether or not we are growing toward our Creator or if instead we’re doing things to support an Ego that only wants to be God. And we will crush, kill,and destroy anyone or anything getting in Its way.
Whenever this latter condition dominates, it’s the very reason for obsession with any pleasure-inducing behavior or substances. It is the single, founding element of every substance abuse disorder. There is no exception. It is just that simple.
This substance abusing individual, clearly a de facto or perhaps even an actual spokesman for the commercial “Harm Reduction”* industry, is a shill for the vast groups of clinicians that profit from human misery.
Chemically anesthetizing a pained consciousness with artificial joy numbers the days of one’s existence—forever. And while doing so, also spreads a hell of a lot of misery and suffering. This is what the commercial “Harm Reduction” people like this fellow fail to tell anyone.
Well, I just did. You’re welcome.
*“Harm Reduction” characterizes a philosophy where addiction is viewed as something that’s inevitable and therefore should be considered a feasible, acceptable lifestyle . . . as long as it is managed and monitored to minimize its negative impact on society. All management and monitoring is facilitated by promoters who seek large government grants and taxpayer monies to fund “Harm Reduction” projects. There is no consideration for getting to the cause of, or a solution to, the addiction problem. The only concern is to moderate as much as possible the negative effects via management. It is the moniker for a movement in the commercialized recovery industry that’s been able to economically and socially justify the legal monetization of active drug addiction.
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