Last night I was watching two different documentaries about Afghanistan, specifically in regards to Opium.
Since Afghanistan has been war torn for many years now, drugs (like opium crops) and drug use has skyrocketed. Drugs like opium (or heroin) are dirt cheap, literally cheaper than FOOD.
The first documentary was about how children of Afghanistan are highly addicted to drugs. The documentary showed many children, particularly toddlers and young kids from the ages of 3 - 11 that were hooked on smoking opium or injecting heroin.
The baby in the first photo was 3. She had her arm blown off, and her family could not get her to a hospital or get her pain medication, so all they could do was give her Opium to smoke to relieve the pain. It is a very strong pain killer, but she has been addicted to it ever since, (having to smoke multiple times a day).
The other two photos are people from a family of NINE. The boy there is smoking opium with his father.
The family chooses to smoke opium because it is cheaper than food (could probably feed the family for 5 dollars a day). The opium only costs about 3 dollars.
The 3rd photo is showing the 2 pieces of old bread that they have to divide up to feed NINE people that day.
Opium dulls the feeling of hunger, so it allows them to ignore their primal urge to eat. They are basically starving but numbing the pain with drugs that they are all hooked on.
The second documentary I watched was about how the drug lords will LOAN farmers money so they can grow opium crops, and they are expected to repay the loan after the crop is finished.
If the government comes in and destroys the opium crop - then the farmer and the family cannot repay the debt.
If you cannot repay the debt, they will steal a family member (usually the husband), and DEMAND that you give them a daughter(s) of yours in return for the husband.
So, basically these families have to give their 5-14 year old daughters to drug lords, to be raped, brutalized, and forced to farm opium as slaves.
They seem to have a preference for very young girls, often the ones in the documentary were from 7-11 that were being taken by the drug lords.
Now WHY am I making this post?
Because something as simple as watching two documentaries can illustrate that basically, western culture / first world countries are HIGHLY “privileged”.
and YET, there are people on this website that have the audacity to claim they are “OPPRESSED” or that they have “OPPRESSORS”.
Now, granted there are people that are DISCRIMINATED against in first world countries, but are you SERIOUSLY trying to tell me, that because you are a 300 pounds obese white woman, that you think you are OPPRESSED?
You probably have a debit card, a laptop. You probably have a job, go to school, have a cellphone. You have wifi, you have FOOD, and you have clothing.
You have ALLLLLLLLLL these things. And YET you claim to be oppressed because someone thinks you are unattractive? You think you are oppressed because it is hard to find CLOTHING?
How about we go take a trip to Afghanistan and you can sit your fat ass down in front of a bunch of 8 year old boys, that are shooting heroin because they cannot forget the mental trauma of watching their parents being blown up or shot?
You go ahead and tell THEM that YOU are the one that is OPPRESSED.