[ibogaine] C.R.A.C.K Original statement and more comments

Carla Barnes carlambarnes at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 23 02:20:55 EDT 2002

This is so like a charged thing. And what you made is
the total guy response. It is not the best thing to
have children and bring them up into that. But what
does that have to do with caring for someone? You were
also totally offensive to people on methadone
maintence and just dismissed them all as drug addicts.
Patrick pulls that too but I let it go because either
he's very diplomatic which in his case is so doubtful
or because he goes off about why it was awful for him
and admits it does work for people. You just dissed
out everyone who is on methadone and has gotten it
together. Methadone helps a lot of people and I know
so many women who say the most important thing in
their life is their baby and it makes it worth it to
try and keep it together. 

I know there's totally being negligent and there's
being a bad parent, but even this place I mean looking
at it is awesome Mindvox is cool, but reading some of
what at least Patrick is writing it is full of sarcasm
and irony and a big fuck you to his parents, Bruce
does the same thing. And I am not dissing either one
of them ok? two smart guys who are all that and have
parents who are rich and they hate them. This is so
common with almost anyone I know who has any money
it's like my parents, who are they these assholes who
hired other people to raise me and don't want me to
embarrass them, so I'm going to do everything I can do
make their nightmares come true. You maybe should run
your theory by some of the people who detox at St.
Kitts and no offense I'm sure there are a lot of nice
ones but almost the only ones who ever say anything on
this list dump a huge list of problems insult people
and then leave. 

I haven't seen any kind of relation to what people are
like depending on whether or not people have money.
Which is what that CRACK paper is all about,
controlling blacks and other minorities who are
already in trouble and offering the chance to go get
high with a quick $200 which they will take and then
never have the chance to have a child even if they
ever do get their lives together. 

That's such a great memory to have, when I was younger
I needed $200 so bad I sold any children I might ever

And that's just the start, your message is so totally
aggravating in so many places I could keep going, you
dismiss stupid people which means what? You're a smart
person to make all those judgments, what is it that
you've ever done which is so great, to look down on
everyone and judge them? Which is what your letter is
filled with. 

Maybe you're having a bad day and sure I can accept
that, but most of what came through in your message is
a lot of anger and resentment at people. 

 >Maybe someday there won't be kids raised
> by junkie-crackhead 
> parents.

What is it that you were to make you hate so much? All
that you've got there is you're a middle class white
guy and very proud of being a middle class white guy
who looks down on I could make a list but from what I
remember junkies, crackheads, people on methadone,
poor people, people who are not productive according
to whatever standard you have and people you judge as

By the way I'm white, 28, had a few abortions, having
a fucked up life and really not interested in having
some pretentious dork map out his version of a future
for everyone.

Carla B

--- Randy Hencken <randyhencken at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Well, I'm guessing that most of you won't like what
> I'm about to say, but I 
> agree with what CRACK is doing.  I am not a racist
> nor do I wish to target 
> low income families.  Also I am an advocate of
> methadone maintenance and I 
> believe in many circumstances that methadone is a
> good program.  "Why do you 
> agree with Crack" you ask.  Because the other day I
> learned of another 
> female friend of mine who has been strung out on
> methadone for over 10 years 
> (she is only 32) is pregnant.  Bringing the grand
> total of my female friends 
> on methadone who get pregnant and keep their babies
> to four. Now I know each 
> one of these four girls very well and I assure you
> that none of them are fit 
> to raise a child.  You all know girls like this, so
> I don't think I need to 
> go into the details as to how troubled these girls
> are.
> Let's look at the big picture.  What is more
> important protecting the few 
> women who someday might be responsible enough while
> on methadone to have a 
> child or protecting society from having children
> grow up in less then 
> adequate environments (protecting children from bad
> parents).  There are 
> over 6 billion people on the planet.  Over
> population is one of the biggest 
> threats to human existence.  Another great threat is
> stupid people.  Where 
> do stupid people come from? Stupid parents.
> Before someone gives me a rebuttal, let me say that
> I fully understand the 
> opposing position.  I simply do not agree with it. 
> Yes, maybe a couple 
> years ago I may have had a vasectomy to get two
> hundred dollars to score 
> dope.  And now I wouldn't be able to have my own
> child, even though I put 
> the past behind me and I am a responsible successful
> young man. Oh Well.  I 
> would have to adopt a kid if I really wanted one. 
> Also, I am the exception 
> most people who get on methadone don't end up clean
> and successful.  They 
> live the rest of their lives going to those
> godforsaken methadone clinics 
> being surrounded by godforsaken addicts.
> I have frequented many methadone clinics, and this
> is just a guess, but I 
> would think that less then %4 of the people in the
> clinics will be fit to 
> raise a child some day.  A child who doesn't get
> screwed up on drugs, a 
> child who is able to contribute to the betterment of
> humankind.
> I wish I had more time to try and articulate my
> thoughts on this, but I have 
> to much to do now.  Please take the time to really
> think if CRACK is a group 
> of villains or maybe they are a group that is moving
> one thing in the right 
> direction.  Maybe someday there won't be kids raised
> by junkie-crackhead 
> parents.
> Randy
> >From: Brett Calabrese <bcalabrese at yahoo.com>
> >Reply-To: ibogaine at mindvox.com
> >To: ibogaine at mindvox.com
> >Subject: Re: [ibogaine] C.R.A.C.K Original
> statement and more comments
> >Date: Sun, 21 Jul 2002 12:35:43 -0700 (PDT)
> >
> >OOPS, sorry bout that, finger slipped.
> >
> >http://www.atwatchdog.org/opinion_crack.html
> >
> >C.R.A.C.K. targets Methadone Maintenance Patients
> >An organization called C.R.A.C.K. is targeting
> >patients on methadone maintenance with their offer
> of
> >$200 to submit to sterilization or limited birth
> >control methods. Form letters are being sent to
> >clinics across the U.S.
> >
> >C.R.A.C.K.- Children Requiring a Caring Kommunity
> >otherwise known as is mailing form letters to U.S.
> >Opiate Treatment Programs. C.R.A.C.K. is targeting
> >methadone maintenance patients for coercive
> >sterilization or limited birth control options.
> Please
> >help prevent this violation of human and civil
> rights
> >that threatens reproduction freedom.
> >
> >
> >
> >The form letter being sent to clinic reads:
> >
> >To Whom It May Concern:
> >
> >Our organization offers cash incentives to both men
> >and women that are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol
> to
> >use long-term or permanent birth control.
> >
> >We are currently working with several methadone
> >clinics that make our offer known, and available to
> >the women and men who come through their program.
> I'm
> >sure one thing most can agree on is that it is
> >important for those using methadone or other drugs
> to
> >refrain from getting pregnant.
> >
> >Please call (888) 30-CRACK if you would like more
> >information, or more of the items that have been
> >enclosed.
> >
> >Our program is currently in over 20 cities
> nationwide,
> >and has paid over 600 men and women to obtain
> >long-term birth control. Thank you for the time ,
> and
> >we hope to establish a working relationship with
> you,
> >for both the benefit of the woman, and potential
> >child.
> >
> >Sincerely
> >
> >Barbara Harris
> >Founder and Director
> >C.R.A.C.K.
> >11642 Knott Ave. Suite 8
> >Garden Grove, CA 92841
> >Phone: 714-901-9862
> >FAX: 714-901-9832
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >By offering patients $200 to entice them to undergo
> >sterilization or use selected birth control
> methods,
> >C.R.A.C.K. is sending the message that methadone is
> >'just another drug' and patients are using it as a
> >substitute for illicit opiates. By supporting
> >C.R.A.C.K., programs are sending the same message
> to
> >their patients.
> >Please support and respect your patients and your
> >program by mailing the form letters back to
> C.R.A.C.K.
> >with a loud 'NO!'.
> >
> >
> >
> >- CRACK's Washington, DC Chapter placed ads in DC
> >Metrobuses that targeted primarily low-income and
> >predominately African-American communities in DC.
> Ads
> >are targeting low-income, African -Americans. One
> of
> >CRACK's supporters and financial contributors is
> Chris
> >Brand, a British psychologist - Brand, a
> >self-proclaimed "race realist," claims that blacks
> are
> >intellectually inferior to whites, and advocates
> >taking a "eugenic" approach to "wanton and criminal
> >females." see
> >
> >
> >- CRACK violates civil and human rights, and
> >reproductive freedoms by targeting minorities and
> >low-income people. This small amount of cash is
> >offered for sterilization or birth control without
> >regard to the individual's circumstances or future.
> >
> >- CRACK limits birth control options. CRACK LIMITS
> >BIRTH CONTROL OPTIONS. CRACK irresponsibly limits
> >birth control options by compensating only for
> >long-term, provider-controlled methods: tubal
> >ligation, Norplant, Depo-Provera and IUDs. Barrier
> >methods and methods which protect against HIV
> >infection and other sexually transmitted diseases
> are
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