Stop Breaking Bad, Start Breaking Good
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LET'S NOT MAKE HEROES OUT OF PEOPLE WHO PARTICIPATED IN A SHOW THAT GLORIFIED THE MAKING AND SALE OF METH AND THE MERCHANDISERS WHO JUMPED ON THAT BANDWAGON!
My name is Brian, and I have personal experience with how devastating crystal meth is. I’ve had more than 40 emergency room visits over the last few years, several to treat life-threatening issues arising from meth use. I lost my successful tree service business in New Mexico because it was invaded by drug dealers and gang members who threatened my business and my life. To save my life I sold my business and moved, gone through rehab, and am now living clean and sober.
I recognize that I am responsible for my bad decisions. I also know that my experience has given me first-hand knowledge and an opportunity to be helpful in the war against drugs and dealers. Clearly, there are big solutions like passing laws to incarcerate dealers for longer terms and supporting law enforcement efforts to destroy pipelines inside and outside of the U.S. On the treatment side there is great need for more research into treatment for users and for more recovery programs and sober-living houses. Treatment should also be extended to former gang members trying to move themselves out of a life of violence and addiction. I hope to make some contribution in as many ways as I can.
Right now, I’m offering something in the category of educating the public, particularly young people, not by teaching something, but by removing something from TV, Netflix, Hulu, etc. WHAT I'M SAYING IS: REMOVE RERUNS OF BREAKING BAD. This show glamorizes making and using meth to the point that some manufacturers right now are dying meth blue as seen in the series; a school teacher in NM, much like the one in the series, has been arrested for manufacturing meth; website is selling rock candy dyed blue and calling it Breaking Bad Crystal Blue Meth Candy; travel companies are offering tours of sites used in the show; BREAKING BAD t-shirts and other memorabilia earn thousands for various vendors. All kinds of opportunists are making big money out of promoting a killer drug.
By signing this petition, you add the power of your name to the request that will be made to entities responsible for programming reruns of this show and marketing tours and show-related items. You will be saying: STOP SPEWING THE HORROR of making, selling, and using meth as entertainment. While REMOVING BREAKING BAD from airwaves and vendors isn’t a cure-all, it is a step we can take to help protect people, particularly kids, from the wicked allure of drugs that can wreck their lives, that can kill them, that can destroy whole families. It is a step we can take to remove millions of dollars from the hands of dealers, gangs, and terrorists.
I thank you for your thoughtful desire to help keep our loved ones safer.
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