This video is a collaboration between the German animation house, Kurzgesagt and Johann Hari, author of the bestselling book, Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs.

Hari’s analysis of addiction is a complete rupture from the way it has been approached by the State.

He says, “Addiction is just one symptom of the crisis of disconnection that’s happening all around us…

“The war on drugs we’ve been fighting for almost a century now has made everything worse instead of helping people heal and getting their lives together. We have cast them out from society, we have made it harder for them to get jobs and become stable. We take benefits and support away from them if we catch them with drugs. We throw them in prison cells, which are literally cages. We put people who are not well in a situation that makes them feel worse and we hate them for not recovering.

“For too long, we’ve talked only about individual recovery from addiction but we need now to talk about social recovery because something has gone wrong with us as a group. We are going to have to change the unnatural way we live and rediscover each other. The opposite of addiction is not sobriety. The opposite of addiction is connection.”

Some people may complain that Hari’s analysis of addiction in this clip is too simplistic, that it doesn’t account for the proven role of genetics in addiction, that it overlooks the millions of people who have become addicted to painkillers as a result of their doctor’s prescriptions. With opioid addiction as the number one cause of death in Americans under 50 however, I find that the core of what he’s saying rings true.

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  • I watched this video a second time after I watched Dr. Gabor Mate’s addiction video today. There is something about the idea of connection (or lack of) with others and the need or desire to use potentially drug addicting substances especially alone in the privacy of our own “space”. Those whose self esteem has been crushed by abuse and neglect usually don’t reach out (except maybe to other users) or most likely may not trust people who reach out to help them.

  • We’re not creating the rat prison for ourselves. It’s been created for us by a creepy gang of wierdos (I’ve been reading The Committee of 300 book).

  • That opioid stat: “the number one cause of death in Americans under 50” sounds like BS to me, something made up by TPTsB. I’d like to see those numbers and determine from where they were initiated.

    • I forgot where I read that stat but here’s another:

      “Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the US, with 52,404 lethal drug overdoses in 2015. Opioid addiction is driving this epidemic, with 20,101 overdose deaths related to prescription pain relievers, and 12,990
      overdose deaths related to heroin in 2015.”

      – Rudd RA, Seth P, David F, Scholl L. Increases in Drug and Opioid-Involved Overdose Deaths — United States, 2010
      –2015. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2016;65:1445–1452.

      • The stats come from the CDC, a Deep State mechanism that holds hundreds of patents for marijuana but has been steady in its vilification of its use while citing so-called scientific reasons for such. As well, the headline statement is “accidental deaths” not “accidental deaths via opioid overdose”–completely misleading, as always. Sorry to say I cannot believe them or their studies. They’ve lied to and manipulated the public too many times. Their funding and agenda do not originate from a humanitarian perspective, I can assure you.

        Also, it should be noted here among these CDC opioid statements of scientific “truth” that this month UNM is leading a research trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico to follow a study going into human clinical trials which has suddenly appeared in the pharmaceutical industry news. Specifically, the study targets chronic pain and comes from Veritas Pharma, Inc. “The study will utilize CTL-X, the Veritas proprietary cannabis cultivar bred specifically to target pain.” If all goes well, chronic pain patients who are the vast majority of legal opioid users will be able to purchase a newly engineered drug to target said pain rather than using prescribed opioids. While on its face this is a good thing, it’s also the same ol’ thing. Although the distribution avenues have not yet been addressed, I would assume that no State legalization program would be required for this drug to be distributed under an M.D.’s care when it’s ready for market.

        As we know, it takes many years for a drug company to arrive at human clinical trials in researching a new drug. Yet, the opioid “crisis” has only lately come to the fore in the MSM with teeth and claws born for its eradication. Right on time, I’d say. Isn’t that interesting? You can’t make this shit up. The pharmaceutical industry plans, researches, engineers and profits from all change today, just as it did when John D. Rockefeller was killing homeopathy to infiltrate and control medicine through his pharmaceutical companies. The outrage seen on the MSM is about opioid use that lead to human death is a tool to move sentiment and demand new solutions–ones already waiting the wings that make profit the god above all else and through which control of humanity is garnered.

  • Human rights is in fact an addiction.

    I describe the rights of a human being as follows:
    Healthy air, healthy water, healthy food and healthy intimacy.

    Here, I know that there are spiritual personalities, spiritual persons, spiritual human beings, and spiritual souls. They all have their rights.

    . The rights of a personality.
    Air, water, food and unhealthy intimacy, which base on the power of might and suppression. This now are human beings, with a personality suppressing being human.

    . The rights of a person.
    Healthy air, healthy water, healthy food and unhealthy intimacy, which base on personal power of might and personal suppression, which I also can describe as admiration.
    These power of control is active inside a bipolar relationship of persons. A gender fight.

    . The rights of a human being.
    Healthy air, healthy water, healthy food and healthy intimacy between male and female human beings. A gender harmony allows it.

    . The rights of a light soul.
    Healthy air, healthy water, healthy food and healthy intimacy between female and male souls AND between inner maleness and inner femaleness inside one being. A genderless soul appears.

    . The rights of a singular soul by grave mass.
    It is the right to BE one.

    Now the question appears, how do I get this right?
    Must I take it or…………wait until it is given?
    Ans when it is givin, who is the one who gave it? Is this god?



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