Opioid Crisis Mourning Music Song for…
… [ insert YOUR overdosed loved one’s name here ]
& as always, ‘feel free’ ~ add to the listed commentary below
(version of the song, “Kevin”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Lyrics rewritten on a non-standard deviation from a “Belle Curve” on 8/17/18):
“OK, OK, Yeah
We live… [for] tonight
Check it, now
I seen pain, I felt the losses
Attended funerals, seen crosses & coffins
55 years old, a prophet was lost here
Life clipped by the grip of excess milligrams of OxyContin®
And other “meds” through the nostrils
Never went away, never does it stop there
Death a line or two away and a couple tall cans
Cause you never know when God is gonna call man, it’s
Precious, what we all share
I said “Bye I love you,” the next I knew, he was in the hands of the pallbearer
What if I’d’ve kept quiet or told him, would he’d’a not gone there?
Blaming myself, in hysterics, screaming “It’s not fair!”
All the creativity, song, comics – he coulda soon shared with the globe…
Faith: the only thing to numb the pain besides that sh!t in his nose
He was gonna quit tomorrow, we’re ALL gonna quit tomorrow
Just get US through the weekend… and then Monday follows
Then it’s Wednesday, then it’s “can’t take it, I’m already feeling hollow”
Might as well go crack a seal &
Might as well go chug a bottle
Might as well go pop a pill and go and band-aid that problem
And escape this world, vacate this world
Cause I hate this pain
Praying helps but the world’s gone completely insane…
For me and Daddy,
We’ve fought the gates of Hell, institutions are dead
And with our Earthly lives, THEY play Russian Roulette
And we try to find a life where where our kids are saved & content
Cause for us, we’re just trying to minimize the torturous pain being zapped alive
And now daddy’s looking down from Glory in the sky…
From a PILL that a doctor prescribed!
That a drug-dealing BILLION dollar INDUSTRY supplied!
And the cops never go and profile at night!
Yeah, the, the, the orange plastic with the white top they sell to you
Has us looking for the answers in that instead of Truth
Quick fix, whatever’ll do
We just gonna neglect the proof
Because a doctor with a license played god and said it’s cool
Reps get paid kick-backs to say it’s cool…
But me? I don’t blame Daddy or “Waccamaw Hills” or Mufasa (not anymore)…
I blame the pharmacy companies
And COUNTRY that spends trillions fighting a war they’re supplying THEMSELVES!
Politicians and Big Corps(e) profiting from jails
False gods and Wall Street that’s too big to fail…
Look at Daddy, LOOK AT DADDY!
Now he’s wrapped in plastic!
First legit-addict-legal-writ- on Doc’s-Script-tablet!!!
Got anxiety? better go and give ’em a Xanax,
Focus? give ’em Adderall,
Sleep? give ’em Ambien…
…’Til we’re walking ’round the city feeling like mannequins
Ups and downs, amplified by prescriptions THEY’ve hooked US with!
So America, is it really worth it? I’m asking you…
Doctor, please, dose me so I can American Dream
Put down the pen and look in my eyes
We’re in the waiting room and something ain’t right
All this is pure evil, we’re over-prescribed
Doctor, your medicine and your methods
Can’t cure my disease without killing me
You’re killing me, you’re killing me
You’re killing me, you’re killing me”
~ Original song “Kevin” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ~
They killed him for profit. They’re killing US for profit. They keep killing US for profit. They kill Americans every day for profit…. Despite the cures, compounded by crisis, driven by distraction, they use their tainted kill pill, still!
Murderers (still) at large: Purdue Pharma & The Sackler “Phamily” – Purdue paid felony fines in 2007 for mis-marketing their kill pill but that didn’t stop them, the slap on the wrist was nothing but the price of doing business – and with the profits far exceeded the cost of fines . Fast forward: In October 2020, Purdue pleaded guilty to three federal criminal charges relating to its role in the opioid crisis. By April 2021, We’re back to Square One with double the dose of an antidote to the fentanyl-drug-laced, potent kill pill.
Aided & abetting by: The Revolving Door & every politician and lobbyist that runs through it, the FDA, the CDC, the FCC, the EPA, the DEA, the DOC, the DOJ, the FTC, the AMA, and the Banksters, the Big Pharma pimps & w-hose otherwise known as “drug reps”… there’s nothing “accidental” about intentional malfeasance, wanton & reckless disregard for human life, manslaughter, homicide… they get away with murder in this lifetime. Judgement day’s coming, no amount of money, power, or control will buy you sway on that day. #GetMadOrGoMad
Embedded link list with opinion commentary ‘feel free’ add your own in the comments
“Kill Pill Still” 2021 It gets worse. It actually gets worse. Right here, on a local level (my prayers are with you, condolences for community, friends & family of Scott Isaac Johnson, of NC, who died at age 29, and all the others who’ve died in this tragic war) “His friends think it was about the time that the COVID-19 pandemic began that Johnson really began to spiral into his opioid use disorder. It’s a trend that has become all too familiar the past year, with isolation fueling an increase in fatal overdoses. So far in 2021, Guilford County EMS has 481 total overdose patients, on track to beat the 2020 record high of 1,059 patients.” (That’s just ONE North Carolina County) https://greensboro.com/news/local/scott-fest-a-memorial-concert-benefit-to-honor-local-musician-who-fatally-overdosed/article_a59e04f6-b70d-11eb-886e-13a317880bdc.html
International Drug Lords functioning with malevolent, soulless & legal impunity “The Sackler Family – A Secretive Billion Dollar Opioid Empire” (7/27/2019 Video Length: 27:38) https://youtu.be/zGcKURD_osM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGcKURD_osM&t=1220s&ab_channel=ColdFusion) Short story with a real-life/death plot and an incredulous ending, as presented in this link (The Rockefeller family heirs have learned lessons, we know; just not the ones assumed by this presenter. & The Sacklers? They just continue to hide THAT family name, shielded by their limited liability corporate names).
2007 “Purdue knew its claims were false” & “Purdue Frederick Company” “Purdue has agreed to pay over $600 million https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/279028/purdue-guilty-plea.pdf
2020: “OxyContin maker, Purdue to plead guilty over opioid practices, deal sparks opposition: Purdue Pharma LP agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges over the handling of its addictive prescription opioid OxyContin, in a deal with U.S. prosecutors that effectively sidestepped paying billions of dollars in penalties and stopped short of criminally charging its executives or wealthy Sackler family owners.” https://www.reuters.com/article/purdue-pharma-opioids-investigations-idUSKBN2770AI “A $3.54 billion criminal fine and $2.8 billion civil penalty are likely to receive cents on the dollar as they compete with trillions of dollars of other claims from those communities and other creditors in Purdue’s bankruptcy proceedings…. Neither the Sacklers nor any Purdue executives were criminally charged.“
Pain (& being zapped alive): https://wearetheevidence.org/
Reps get kick-backs to say it’s cool example: “GlaxoSmithKline fined 3 Billion DOLLARS after bribing doctors to increase drugs sales: Sales reps in the US encouraged to [mis-]sell antidepressants Paxil and Wellbutrin and asthma treatment Advair” https://www.theguardian.com/business/2012/jul/03/glaxosmithkline-fined-bribing-doctors-pharmaceuticals
I don’t blame daddy (or the tiny-time-town-dealers): “People with mental illness self-medicating themselves is the number one cause of illegal drug use.” https://thinkbynumbers.org/government-spending/drug-war-statistics/ (from dated article – a plea to Obama titled: “$1.5 Trillion Has Been Wasted on a Drug War that Hasn’t Even Reduced Drug Use”
Look at Daddy: “Addicted: America’s Opioid Crisis” https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2020/11/28/america-opioid-crisis.aspx? “1 child in 8 lives with a parent who suffers from a substance abuse disorder in America, and every 15 minutes, a baby in America is born suffering from opioid withdrawal” & “Prescription opioid use is a significant risk factor for subsequent heroin use; 1 in 3 people who misused opioids during their high school years ended up using heroin by age 35”
Prescriptions THEY have hooked US: “Psychiatric drug-induced Chronic Brain Impairment (CBI): implications for long-term treatment with psychiatric medication” https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22156084/
Overprescribed: “Enough prescription painkillers were prescribed in 2010 to medicate every American adult around-the-clock for a month.” & ” Many states report problems with “pill mills” where doctors prescribe large quantities of painkillers to people who don’t need them medically.” https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/PainkillerOverdoses/#StateInfo
“Cure(s)”: Generic (Naloxone) or name brand (Narcan) counter-opioid overdose drug “…work(s) by reversing the depression of the central nervous system and respiratory system caused by opioids. .. Naloxone was patented in 1961 and approved for opioid overdose in the United States in 1971”
April 30, 2021 Lost cause/Low cost “cures” make ‘gravely’ small profits for Big Corps(e). Get a new patented HIGH dose of an antidote: https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-approves-higher-dosage-naloxone-nasal-spray-treat-opioid-overdose See? The FDA was doing SOMETHING while Big Pharma was experimenting on LITTLE CHILDREN. https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/cdc-vaers-data-deaths-adverse-events-covid-vaccines-including-children/ Pfizer, modeRNA, Johnson & Johnson (and Hikma Pharma, maker of Kloxxado, aka Naloxone Hydrochloride nasal spray 8mg) all send thanks. (http://www.pharmabiz.com/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=138194&sid=2 “US FDA approves Hikma Pharma’s Kloxxado nasal spray for opioid overdose”)
Lyrics to original: https://genius.com/Macklemore-and-ryan-lewis-kevin-lyrics
Original Song / Video: https://youtu.be/rnL9kzxRtbI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnL9kzxRtbI&feature=youtu.be) &/or Spotify https://open.spotify.com/track/5qjWSyuU0rTLI8ohmx2K3Q
Big Corps(e).. make US little corpse: https://blisswithoutignorance.org/2020/11/18/we-the-people-v-they-the-corporations-2018-now/ “THEY don’t receive consequences for their destruction! Fines are fine for them. Paying a slap on the wrist to put profits over people is just the cost of doing business for Big Corps(e) which HAVE no empathy & care NOT, if they make US little corpse.” #KillPill #DrugDealer #murderForHire #peopleOverPofits not #ProfitsOverPeople
2012 Graphic “What’s worse, the money you are stealing from me isn’t even having any impact on the level of illicit drug use. You are just tearing apart thousands of families for no reason.”