Daily Archives: October 10th, 2010

Hyppo and Critter: Roofies

I don’t get the party scene. Somehow I got through my youth without ever having the urge to attend one. All I know about them is what I’ve seen in movies. I don’t get the appeal.

But I do know this. If I was a woman living in today’s world I wouldn’t accept and ingest a drink from anyone without vetting how the drink was prepared. Ever.

Once again I find the lowest common denominator of human behavior prompting me to call for bystander laws with more teeth.

We live in a world where young people think it’s not only acceptable but fun to do things like date rape women. A world where roommates think they can stream a young man’s private sexuality from within his own home right onto the internet. These young people don’t know the difference between right and wrong. No big surprise there – they’ve learned from the best.

It seems to me there are two kinds of criminals. One variety is the sociopath. The other new emerging variety is the overly “me” oriented idiot who thinks “if it feels good do it” and views other human beings as personal consumables to be expended in the name of fun. I’m not sure which kind of criminal is worse.

Normally I generally feel that most people deserve second chances after most mistakes. But anyone who rapes a person they’ve drugged needs to be made into an example. Our society needs to send an unequivocal signal that certain behaviors will never be tolerated and will result in extreme and unwavering punishment to those who engage in them.

Will that happen? Somehow I think not. We’re compromising our way into oblivion. The road to hell is paved one brick at a time.

Human behavior needs an airlock but unfortunately we don’t have the wherewithal do that to ourselves.