More syringes in our shared world and addicted culture, June 2023

June 24, 2023 by Joshua
in Addiction

Syringes discarded in the park mean out-of-control addiction. By out of control, I don’t mean in the addict. I mean in our culture. People shooting heroin, fentanyl, and meth in broad daylight are only one of the more blatant examples of our culture of addiction. Facebook, McDonald’s, doof in general, social media in general, TV engineered to binge-watch, bucket lists, and so on par. At least heroin harms the user most. If you use the others, since they pollute and deplete so much, you’re probably hurting more people than the heroin users.

Here are a couple syringes I picked up in my usual picking up litter sidcha. To clarify, I see such stuff all the time, especially the orange caps. I don’t usually pick it up when the detritus is not directly in my path. In this case, they were in the middle of the path.

Here are a couple cups of syringes and paraphernalia and a cup of coffee all just sitting under a bench.

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