The Herald Sun is up on the soap box yet again, this time drugs in sport. Seriously comparing Stilnox to Ecstasy and trying to convince me that it has to do with a ‘culture of popping pills of any description’ (McGuire, 2013).
What are you trying to tell me? That we are a nation of people who look at the colour of the pill, make an assessment without thought of consequence?
I for one take offense at this assertion. No doubt your beer swilling mates have a better handle on what is the number health issue confronting our nation. Yes I take additives, medication and supplements to improve longevity, to improve brain function and to improve overall health. I like most people are not interested in pills that hinder these objectives.
If I am going to be truthful, I am already using performance-enhancement pills on a day to day basis, if we look at ourselves carefully as a nation, so are we all. Wake up to yourself and stop trying kill us off by restricting access to enhancements.
I for one want to be able to buy, access and use the many drugs on these restricted lists. Why?
Because they will help to keep us living independently, help us to live longer, run farther, stay alert longer, aid memory and acquire skills faster. What is the down side of this?
So you think I should take the advice of you and your beer swilling set, it’s not going to happen. Isn’t time we focused on building infrastructure like roads, rail and hospitals. Isn’t time we concentrated on building a nation instead of industry of large numbers of people telling us what we should do and how we should do it?
McGuire, E., 2013. Forget mass sackings, we have to accept the drugs in sport row has had an upside. [Online]
Available at: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/opinion/forget-mass-sackings-we-have-to-accept-the-drugs-in-sport-row-has-had-an-upside/story-e6frfhqf-1226587181588
[Accessed 23 March 13].