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I don't think it is quite that simple. Art and drugs/substance abuse have long had a tragic relationship. I don't think she was a loser, I think she had a disease. I think it is difficult for people like us, who presumably are not drug addicts, to understand what life is like for an addicts.
It's very sad.
I guess some crackheads mean more to society than other crackheads.
What's that say about society?
My condolences to her family. But, in my little world, I say good riddence.
I saw where you expressed your grief or condolences.
It was classy how you did that.
IMO, the flag at half-staff is a bit much.
Be still my bleeding heart...crackheads get what they deserve. In this case, she's getting a bit more than she deserves.
Do you lose arguments with dumb people often?
Again....My condolences to her family. But, in my little world, I say good riddence.
Chris Christie said she meant alot to the state of New Jersy.
Society seems to revere crackheads, now.
With all due respect...
Her fans enabled a talented human being wrought with the desire to get high. She was an entertainer with the desire to make money. She CHOSE to waste her talent and your money on drugs. After Mrs. Reagan's campaign, who doesn't know about the horrors of addiction? I know of Ms. Brown's accomplishments. But let's be real. When you bought one of her albums, you fueled her drug suppling machine. You gave her money which she chose to spend on drugs. We all make a choice.
She made the wrong choice. She overdosed on her escape mechanism. Life is fragile.
Thank you for the well wishes concerning my family. We have endured our share.
My only point in commenting on this thread was to throw the idea out there that....maybe society places idolistic reverences upon pop stars and politicians, alike. And to express condolences to her family...they may read this wonderful site...I call them like I see them. If you found my remarks to be insensitive, that's on you. All's I'm sayin' is that if we revered God as often as we do a mere crackheaded human, we may find some forgiveness in His Word.
Keep up the good work you do. I enjoy your contributions like I enjoy the sound of a hound at bay.
Uncle Ted is better with words than I.
NUGENT: Whitney Houston’s squandered gift
Songstress’ lost talent should serve as a warning to America’s youth
By Ted Nugent
The Washington Times
Monday, February 13, 2012
Another great talent has been silenced, probably because of abusing dope or booze and the criminal, irresponsible lifestyle that goes with that insane behavior. What a waste.
Whitney Houston possessed the most powerful, incredible, soaring and moving voice I have ever heard, and I have heard and revered them all. Her rendition of our national anthem at the Super Bowl 21 years ago was so powerful that it defies description. It is without question the most soulful, emotional, inspiring rendition I have ever heard.
Miss Houston’s God-given and incredible gifts won her numerous Grammy Awards and the respect and awe of every person who ever witnessed her beauty and talent. She sold more than 170 million records and made millions and millions of dollars. But in the end, none of that really matters. What matters is that another human being is gone much too soon.
If we truly care, we should not remember Miss Houston for her incredible talent. Instead, we should use her death as an opportunity to tell our children that her death spiral is yet another glaring example that dope and booze are killers. That is nothing to celebrate.
We should use Miss Houston’s death as a teaching moment: Live a responsible lifestyle; make intelligent decisions; hang out only with good, decent, law-abiding people; and by all means, steer clear of dope and booze and people still foolish enough to abuse them. I would like to think that is what she, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson and many others would want us to say to our young people.
In the 50 years I have been in the entertainment industry, I have seen too many incredible talents like Miss Houston choose death rather than respect life. Indulging the fake, deadly highs of dope and booze is not a party or worthy of celebration.
Entertainers who die as a result of ingesting poison are just the very tip of the toxic dope iceberg. I meet with cops on almost a daily basis, and their stories are much the same: Dope and booze are destroying lives, families and entire communities all across America. It is a scourge, a curse.
As it pertains to life and death, we should keep our priorities in check. If you want to celebrate and remember people who have passed much too soon and who really matter, I recommend you visit Arlington National Cemetery, where you can walk among rows and rows of true heroes. Watch the guards march in silent reverence at the Tomb of the Unknowns. They matter. They are forever worthy of our remembrance. They made the ultimate sacrifice for worthy causes: freedom and the American way.
The families of our deceased warriors of the U.S. military whom I meet during my concert and hunting tours across America shake me to my core. Their soft, painful and proud voices are much more powerful than Whitney Houston’s soaring voice. I treasure and remember their voices, not the incredible talent that she wasted.
One plus one will forever equal two. The duo of dope and booze is the toxic express lane off the planet. We would be wise to teach that to our young people at every opportunity.
dis·cern·ment (d -sûrn m nt, -zûrn -). n. 1. The act or process of exhibiting keen insight and good judgment. 2. Keenness of insight and judgment.
This is so childish...but I will take this opportunity to enlighten you about judging another.
God instructs us to not judge what is in another's heart concerning his/her faith in God. Only He can judge what is in one's heart relating to faith, God also instructs us to stay away from those whose actions seem unGodly. How would we ever be able to stay away from evil if we could not discern what is Good and what is evil. God requires us to judge another's actions here on Earth in order to know who and what we should surround ourselves with.
It's rather simple...If that man over there is pointing a gun at me, I should correctly judge his intentions and act accordingly. If that man over there says he believes in God, it is not my duty to judge his convictions or his honesty in such matters.
Hope this helps.
Hebrews Chapter 5. Start at the top. Pay special attention to verse 14.