Homo The Stranger and Crystal Meth
posted by July 13 at 15:28 PMon
I’m on vacation, and I don’t wanna get sucked into the Slog vortex… but I had to say something when a frequent—and frequently off-his-meds—commenter accused this here paper of promoting crystal meth. A few links:
This David Schmader piece is headlined “Abstain from Crystal Meth.” That seems pretty clear, huh?
Eli Sanders interviews Peter Staley, AIDS activist and recovered meth addict/anti-meth crusader.
In a “Last Days” column David Schmader says “no one should use crystal meth.”
I praise the organizers of International Mister Leather for pledging to call the cops on meth dealers in “Savage Love.”
Eli Sanders on a new strain of drug-resistant HIV in Seattle and the meth users that incubated it.
A Slog post I wrote advising gay men that they could lower their odds of contracting HIV by not sleeping with meth users.
Nate Lippens on crystal meth: “Not to throw out the kind of bullshit scare tactic that anti-drug campaigns traffic in, but here it goes anyway: Two of the people I know who used meth ended up homeless and one is now 25 and HIV-positive.”
Brad Steinbacher on crystal meth: “Do not do these drugs. Seriously. Crystal is addictive and it makes you insane.”
Blah blah blah. I could go on and on. Those were just the links I found quickly. The Stranger is a lot of things—some good, some bad. We most certainly are not, however, pro-meth. Far from it.
Okay, I’m heading back to my margarita.