“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Whitney Houston was a victim

I hate to admit it but upon hearing the news yesterday of the untimely demise of Whitney Houston, I sort of shook my head and remarked, "That seems about right." Hers is another story in list of early, drug-related celebrity deaths that is long and distinguished.

Not to be making excuses for her choosing her own path, and there's no indication that drugs played a direct part in her passing, but over the last 20 years, Whitney allowed herself to be surrounded with enablers who rather than help her stay clean and sober, provided illicit drugs to her, knowing how damaging they are. And of course, Bobby Brown didn't do her any favors either.

Celebrities need to be adored, especially the diva females, and they'll allow adoring dingle berries to symbiotically hang around like cleaner fish to a shark, because it gives them the constant validation they crave. And the dingle berries will say or do anything to be kept around, even if that means providing drugs.

My guess is that her heart stopped and that damage from chronic drug use played a role, maybe not directly at this time, but over time. Whitney Houston was a victim of her own vices and a victim of the people who indulged them.

BREAKING NEWS: Now it's being reported that her body guard found her drowned in the tub and bottles of prescription medication were in the room.Heavy sedation and water don't go together.....sad.


Isaac A. Nussbaum said...

dingle berries (sic)

Ed said...

Are you questioning my mad spelling skills again, Isaac? I'll have you know that I generally spell "dingleberry" as one word, but blogger's spellcheck corrected it to two words. Is it really worth commenting on?

Isaac A. Nussbaum said...

@Ed "Is it really worth commenting on?"

Yes, I think it is worth commenting on, Ed. Why? Because you are a blogger, a wordsmith. A wordsmith is held to a higher standard than mere mundanes.

Ed said...

Isaac, I try to use correct spelling, grammar, arrangement, and diction at all times, but I'm not even sure "dingleberry" is officially a word, is it?

That said, I appreciate your appreciation of correct usage by people who publish their thoughts as I do. A lot of bloggers take usage too casually and take too many liberties with their writing.