All those living in the United States in general, tend to hear about an OD death basically every day and how all these drugs are the devil and while I completely agree that the streets need to be wiped clean of all that illicit crap that is killing off all these people; We ALL need to remember the fact that opioids are, in fact, medications that, yeah, might be over prescribed foolishly by some asshole after a mild surgery but they are crucial for those that require them for an even half-decent quality of life due to severe chronic pain diseases which very much exist. Cancer patients are now reporting being under-treated due to the backlash that this media-blasting opiate epidemic is causing.
Let me tell you this: I work with 5th graders in special education and not too long ago I noticed one of my students was really crying–his arm still cast because he had broken it recently while skateboarding on icy roads–and I asked him what was wrong. He said that he was in a lot of pain and the crying aside, the way he was almost cradling his injured arm concerned me so I said that he needed to go down to the nurse’s office with me and he shook his head and said that it ‘wouldn’t help.’ I asked ‘What wouldn’t help?’ He began crying again and through the tears and little gasps in-between sobs, he said that 'The store medicine doesn’t work and I don’t want to take the “doctor medicine.”’ Fairly confused, I asked what he meant by 'Doctor Medicine.’ He explained (in 5th-grader terminology) that the physician that tended to his broken arm in the ER–or wherever he had gone–had prescribed him a pain medication that he and his mom picked up from the pharmacy and ever since his mother had been trying to convince him to take the medication but he completely refused (which is not like him at all). I asked 'Why on earth would you not take the ‘doctor medicine’ if nothing else is helping you?'
Then I began to wonder if it was because he was unable to swallow pills (which is a difficult and scary task for many children) and there are liquid versions of acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Motrin) for children, whereas whatever his doctor prescribed would almost definitely have been a tablet. When I opened my mouth to ask if it was because he didn’t know how to swallow a pill, he suddenly looked at me for a moment, and then stared back down at his untied shoes and tearfully said 'Cause if I take those I’m gonna get addicted.’ Baffled, shocked and heartbroken that this poor child that had suffered a legitimate injury (fairly recently, too) was in too much pain to keep from crying simply because he was so afraid that if he took the pain medication that his doctor prescribed him with good reason, he would become an addict.
10-years-old. How horrific is that? We are so damn focussed on addicts, Narcan (Naloxone), and drug abusers, that we have entirely forgotten that a fair amount of these drugs being abused are LEGITIMATE, HARMLESS WHEN USED CORRECTLY AND ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY MEDICATIONS!!! Whether people find pleasure in taking 3x the dose of an Rx medicine does not change the fact that that is NOT WHAT THESE MEDICATIONS EXIST FOR! They exist to help people recovery from surgery without intense pain; to relieve the awful pain of a small but nasty second-degree burn that Tylenol won’t touch, and most of all these medications exist to improve the quality of lives of those that suffer severe chronic pain on a constant, day-to-day basis due to whatever disease may plague them. WE ARE PUNISHING CHRONIC PAIN PATIENTS WITH HORRIBLY PAINFUL DISEASES THAT DON’T RESPOND TO OTHER MEDICATIONS AND HAVE NO INTENTION OF ABUSING THE MEDICATIONS THAT ALLOW THEM TO LIVE A LIFE WITHOUT AGONY! STOP BLAMING THE RX PAIN MEDICATIONS THAT SERVE A TRUE PURPOSE FOR THE DEATHS CAUSED BY USING SAID MEDICATIONS INCORRECTLY!
Anyone out there suffering from an addiction to drugs of any kind is not a bad guy in this scenario. They are an individual struggling with their own disease that has them stuck in a very sad and scary place to be stuck in. Every person on this earth has tried something they shouldn’t have or done something that they knew probably wasn’t all that wise and ended up stuck in such a place. Medications are not the enemy here. The only enemy and thing to truly blame here–or for any 'epidemic’ of this nature–is the centuries-old human desire to seek out euphoria wherever they may find it.
I was just watch a clip of kit as Samuel in brimstone on you tube And oh my I just loved his sexy Faux Southern accent when he confronted the Reverend and I felt his pain when he revealed that he was abused as a child that his father burned him with cigars on his arm I really felt his pain Samuel was more of a man than the Reverend and I really wish that if Samuel have lived longer and made love to Joanne I think that he would be a good father what do you think what is your opinion
Agreed! Hed definatley be a great character to exploremore and see grow in the movie! Unfortunatley he was only in it short but he sure made a huge impact!
I really love the character Samuel- hes a broken man , probably a thief or at least a guy that isnt afraid to fight yet he instantly protects Joanna and you see his gentle side!
His accent was spot on - as a european living in southern USA i hear that drawl all around me and i tell knowing how little time he had to prepare- it blew me away!
Incredibly talented he is!
But yes i agree hed make a great character and maybe if wed be that lucky a dad!
But for fact we know we will see Kit play a dadin gunpowder!! So a little lomger and we will get to see that 😍😍😍😍