Wants Articles About Personal Responsibility and Anal Sex
RECEIVED Fri., Nov. 24, 2006
Dear Editor, Margaret Moser writes "Between 1979 and 1984, I had a nasty speed and cocaine habit going. It was not as bad as some, but it was worse than others" ["C Sick," Music, Nov. 24]. Let me guess, Moser's habit was not as bad as those junkies who are now dead. Is that correct? I've been reading a lot in the local media about people with bad livers, their health complications, problems with health insurance, and the difficulty of getting a liver transplant. The American-Statesman recently had a massive front-page article about this. This past year, The Austin Chronicle ran a cover about a nice punk rock clown whose liver, ravaged with hepatitis C, basically exploded, and he died ["Making Biscuit," Music, Aug. 19, 2005]. Hey, when is The Austin Chronicle going to write an article about personal responsibility that goes on for pages and pages and pages? When is The Austin Chronicle going to write an article about the health evils of drug use and anal sex, especially homo anal sex that rambles endlessly for pages? When is The Austin Chronicle going to write an article about not killing your liver with alcohol, drug use and risky, unnaturally dangerous anal sex?
[Editor's response: It's nice that in your quest for personal responsibility you are also willing to assume the responsibility for others as you make value judgments as to what is and is not a "natural" lifestyle. The letter asks when we are going to write "about not killing your liver with alcohol, drug use ..." which we think is pretty much what Margaret Moser did.]