I just finished watching tonight’s episode of ABC’s The Middle, where they devoted a whole storyline to Mike taking his son Axl out for a beer because he turned 21! That is TERRIBLE! Alcohol is a drug! Just because it’s legal doesn’t make it right! And what gets me is that I have ranted against alcohol for years. Haven’t the writers of that show read a thing I’ve written??
What kind of father takes his son out to consume a toxic, highly-addictive psychoactive DRUG??? I bet he would croak if Axl ever smoked pot. That’s because “drugs are bad”. But alcohol is a drug! Ask any doctor or go to any drug abuse website. It is the most widely used and abused psychoactive drug in the world!!
I would croak if I had a husband who drank beer! And I’d really croak if he ever took our sons out to consume this chemical!
Usually I love The Middle and am glued to the TV every Wednesday night, and also even watch reruns late at night sometimes. I think it’s hilarious and very well written. And I have tried to overlook the times that the parents drink on this show. But this was just TOO MUCH. Mike purposely taking his son to a BAR, to consume ALCOHOL, just because he is 21. And Mike said he did this because he remembers this “nice thing” that HIS father did for him when HE was 21! So he considers going to a bar to consume a toxic, highly-addictive psychoactive drug a “nice thing”???
This sets a terrible example. It’s bad enough that so many people in this world think that there is nothing wrong with using mind-altering drugs. But now a very popular show which is supposed to portray a good, decent family makes it sound like taking your son to a bar for booze is a just “the thing to do.” And they think that because alcohol is legal, it must be right. They don’t even view alcohol as a drug! But it IS!!!
And people think that it’s okay as long as you “drink in moderation” or “drink responsibly.” Well the pot smokers use this lame excuse, too! I’d have more sympathy for a raging alcoholic than a casual booze drinker. At least the alcoholic has an excuse; they are addicted and hopefully will get help. But casual booze drinkers, just like casual pot smokers, have no excuse. They can’t even see why it is wrong and just plain immature to use a mind-altering drug recreationally. And people say “everything in moderation.” Well where does it end? Cocaine in moderation? Heroin in moderation? We shouldn’t use mind-altering drugs at all! And people say it’s okay smoke pot or drink alcohol “responsibly.” Well my whole point is that a RESPONSIBLE person would not want to use a mind-altering drug recreationally, period!
And we will NEVER get the pot smokers to understand why it is immoral and just plain immature to use drugs, as long as nice, decent people use alcohol. I have chastised pot smokers online for years, and their number one excuse is, “Pot is safer than alcohol.” I tell them over and over, “We shouldn’t smoke pot OR drink alcohol! How hard is that?? People need to grow up and set an example and not use mind-altering drugs to get high, stoned, buzzed, relax, unwind, have “fun”, enjoy life, celebrate, socialize, etc. What a thing to do!” But the pot smokers just don’t get it. They see all these grown adults using alcohol, and they feel further justified in continuing THEIR drug use. Now all the pot smokers who see that episode will continue to think it’s okay to light up a joint and get high and buzzed. After all, the nice, wholesome Heck family uses a mind-altering drug, so why can’t they?
Geez Louise. It’s so frustrating. When will people ever understand why we shouldn’t use drugs???