Foreign Intelligence Briefing #402: Actor Russell Brand Schools Brit MPs On Addiction

Many money quotes, beginning with: “What I want to offer people is truth and authenticity. I think celebrity, as we all know, is a vapid, vacuous, toxic concept used to distract people from what is actually important, and in this case it’s the treatment of people with the disease of addiction.” More.

  • https://twitter.com/Vancityguy Vancityguy

    Thanks for the video. A policy that emphasizes compassion for the addict is absolutely the right path, but I would argue that a compassionate policy for the addict is Sisyphean if there isn’t a simultaneous policy in place that is quasi-medieval in respect to the traffickers and dealers of the source of the addicts physical suffering.

    Heal the addicts, absolutely. But punish those who introduce the supply of drugs to our society to the point of ruthlessness similar to Singapore.