Anthony Bourdain Part Two

I don’t care if you use marijuana if you are an adult over 20.  Just leave the children and teens alone!  And do not drive stoned when my loved ones and I are on the road!

Soon after Chef Bourdain’s suicide in June 2018, I posted about Chef Bourdain’s publicized marijuana use and speculated he may have had mental health problems that were brought on by his weed habit.  “Suicide, Anxiety, and Panic Disorders Linked to Marijuana.”  Today I stand by my speculation.  There exist marijuana advocates who still, to this day, disregard the warnings about the drug’s harmful effects.

Drug rehab program on Chef Bourdain

In May 2019, a drug rehab program known as North Point Recovery posted a long recap about Bourdain’s irresponsible and self-destructive drug abuse.  THE TAKE AWAY:  his marijuana use may have triggered a relapse.

“Anthony Bourdain’s Fight With Addiction and Apparent Suicide”

Specifically in the case of marijuana, which many people view as “harmless”, past research conducted by Dutch and American scientists at the Vrije University in Amsterdam and the US National Institute on Drug Abuse suggests that smoking pot may trigger relapses in drug addicts.

Weed Is Deliberately Dumbing You Down

Surgeon General’s New Warning

Frequent marijuana use during adolescence is associated with changes in the areas of the brain involved in attention, memory, decision-making, and motivation.

Deficits in attention and memory have been detected in marijuana-using teens even after a month of abstinence27.

Marijuana can also impair learning in adolescents.

Chronic use is linked to declines in IQ, school performance that jeopardizes professional and social achievements, and life satisfaction28.

Regular use of marijuana in adolescence is linked to increased rates of school absence and drop-out, as well as suicide attempts29.


The Powerful Elites in our country have deliberately dumbed down America through public schools.

Add legalized marijuana to this situation in our schools and we have the end result:  dysfunctional young people and homelessness.

How do schools cause low reading rates?  By use of the   “whole word” teaching method of reading, rather than Phonics.

One-Third of the population cannot learn to read with this method of reading forced on public school children.

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The following is taken from the Literacy Foundation:

Consequences of illiteracy

The consequences of illiteracy are many and harmful in several respects. As well as affecting illiterate individuals themselves in their daily lives and often jeopardizing their future, this scourge has a significant effect on society, both socially and economically.

The consequences of illiteracy on individuals and society include the following:

For individuals

  • Limited ability to obtain and understand essential information;
  • Unemployment: The unemployment rate is 2–4 times higher among those with little schooling than among those with Bachelor’s degrees;
  • Lower income;
  • Lower-quality jobs;
  • Reduced access to lifelong learning and professional development;
  • Precarious financial position;
  • Little value is given to education and reading within the family, and this often leads to intergenerational transmission of illiteracy;
  • Low self-esteem, which can lead to isolation;
  • Impact on health: Illiterate individuals have more workplace accidents, take longer to recover and more often misuse medication through ignorance of health care resources and because they have trouble reading and understanding the relevant information (warnings, dosage, contraindications, etc.).

For society

  • Since literacy is an essential tool for individuals and states to be competitive in the new global knowledge economy, many positions remain vacant for lack of personnel adequately trained to hold them;
  • The higher the proportion of adults with low literacy proficiency is, the slower the overall long-term GDP growth rate is;
  • The difficulty understanding societal issues lowers the level of community involvement and civic participation.

Without the basic tools necessary for achieving their goals, individuals without an adequate level of literacy cannot be involved fully and on a completely equal basis in social and political discourse.

Related

San Francisco Chronicle

Illiteracy Reinforces Prisoners’ Captivity

State prisons are crowded with inmates lacking a basic education — Their dismal job prospects mean they’re likely to land back behind bars