virus: My karma ran over your dogma.

Nathaniel Hall (
Sat, 11 Oct 1997 21:03:50 -0600

KMO wrote:

> The Nateman said something to the effect of, "You say cars are evil?
> Tell yourself that the next time you're stranded somewhere."
> Right on, Nate!
> I've also heard paternalistic moralizers say bad things about heroin.
> But get hooked on the shit, and stay on it for so long that you are
> totally dependent on it to the point where your whole daily routine is
> structured around it and you can't even conceive of life without it, and
> then, one day when you can't score and you're desperate for a fix
> because you can feel the junk sickness setting in and every cell in your
> nervous system is sreaming for the soothing relief that only needle full
> of freshly cooked smack can deliver, just tell yourself, "Oh, heroin is
> bad. I don't really want any of that stuff. I'll be much better off
> without it."
> -KMO

The analogy is faulty for this reason: Cars are not heroin. Recreational
Heroin does not help one deal with reality but rather to deny it. (Taken for
severe pain it is another matter). Cars however do help one to deal better
with reality. Travel across a continent is possible in only a handfull of
days with cars (not to mention the bounties aquired in trade for those who
don't even drive).Heroin's only destination however is the grave.The Nateman