On October 10, 2003, Conservative hate-spewing talking head Rush Limbaugh announced that he was addicted to prescription painkillers and that he was going to check himself into a rehab center before he was turned in to the police for having multiple doctors writing multiple prescriptions. When asked how his addiction was any different than what a person addicted to meth or crack cocaine was and why he should go to a rehab center instead of jail, he replied, “Duh! I’m rich and white.”
I wish this were less true, but the so-called War on Drugs always seems to actually be a War on Poor People and Minorities Who Are on Drugs. It's 'funny' how addiction is supposedly a moral failure by the poor, but for the wealthy, it's just an indiscretion. Share Twisted-History, if the double standard annoys you as much as it does me.