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July 6, 2003

drunk driving commercials

Filed under: General — Xero @ 10:56 am

So I’m sure you’ve all seen these new drunk driving commercials. It’s basically like a cop pulls some people over and is like “I detect the presence of alcohol please step out of the vehicle” then it states that cops everywhere are cracking down on drunk driving. Blah blah blah more bullshit propaganda.

Do you really think anyone actually WANTS to drink and drive? I mean these commercials make it seem like it. No one wants to drink and drive. It just so happens they get drunk and have to drive somewhere, drunk or not. I’m totally aware of the fact that drunk drivers have higher accident rates and all but still, these commercials are just as effective as those Ad Council commercials with the business man shouting “2 points” when he throws out the black guy’s resume. No racist would be changed by it, shit they’d probably laugh.

Drunk driving isn’t really the problem here though. It’s people not planning ahead, that’s the real problem. Plus being drunk is not that fun. I mean come on who actually likes being drunk, it’s much more painful then it is fun. And people act stupid while doing it, though this is common with most drugs. They feel they have to live into some kind of stereotype while on them.

Go to parties, get drunk, start dancing like a moron, drive home. I don’t get why people need to get drunk to dance like a moron, perhaps to get rid of the embarrassment or blame the embarrassment on the drug. Which is really the stereotype of the drug they’re blaming it on, not the actual effects of it. Dancing is stupid. It’s a silly ritual, like Indians who smoke the “peace pipe” and then do crazy rain dances.

Drugs throughout history have been linked with stupidity. This is wrong. Stupidity has been stereotyped as something that drugs do to you, but they really don’t. They alter your consciousness. And as the brain is like a bunch of modules that get loaded in and out of consciousness, an altered one means that you perceive those modules differently. This doesn’t make you stupid unless you start acting stupid on your on. Which is easy to do when you’ve been surrounded by the stereotype that drugs make you stupid, on top of the fact that you’re in an altered state of consciousness.

So basically my conclusion is that, probably due to the anti-drug bullshit, drugs have been labeled “stupid and bad” and people who do them are “stupid and bad.” So of course, the drugs must make you “stupid and bad.” This is all wrong though. For a lot of people they don’t make them stupid or bad, seeing the world different leads them to new ideas which they may have never thought of. While it probably isn’t the greatest for their health, everyone has a health stressor. whether it be diet, lack of exercise, environmental variables, sleeping habits, or drugs. Most drugs are not very damaging unless done long term, like any of the other health stressors.

Basically the conclusion is drugs aren’t stupid, people are stupid. They don’t think ahead, they live into stereotypes which were only created to make people think bad about drugs and then blame the drugs for it all. I’m tired of this prohibition propaganda. It’s getting old. I don’t need to see some cop on a TV commercial to know that people are stupid. People will still drink and drive it, sometimes they don’t have any other option.

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