Skip to comments.Whitney Houston Was Correct: Crack Was Wack
Posted on 02/19/2012 4:28:40 AM PST by Kaslin
During a 2002 ABC interview Whitney Houston told an inquiring Diane Sawyer that crack is wack. She was correct: Crack is wack, and in the final analysis, abusing it (and many, many other drugs and alcohol) whacked Whitney.
This past Saturday Whitney Houston joined the ignoble ranks of Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Amy Winehouse, Frankie Lymon, Bon Scott, Elvis Presley, Keith Moon, John Bonham and literally hundreds of other musicians who died base and appalling drug- and alcohol-related deaths. What a shame.
For the life of me, I dont get why New Jersey Governor Chris Christie wants to award this unheroic, pathetic and scary tale with flags flown at half-staff. Are we going to honor the life of every other singer who dies a drug addict with that which I believe is supposed to be reserved for presidents, vice presidents, chief justices, speakers of the House of Representatives, governors, members of Congress, leading citizens such as Martin Luther King, Jr., or people who have died while serving the United States? How is Whitney Houston on par with the aforementioned? Sure, she could croon, but she also funded drug dealers aplenty with her vast capital and long years of abuse.
Look, Im neither a fan nor a foe of the deceased Houston. What I am a fan of is our kids not following her self-destructive path. Instead of Christie flying flags at half-staff he ought to come out and use his bully pulpit to drive home these seven lessons from a woman who had it all and crashed and burned.
1. Talent and mega money equals squat and can be your undoing if you do not have godly character undergirding your natural gifts. Just because you have talent, little children, doesnt mean youre bulletproof. Matter of fact, insane talent opens one up to insane temptations. Be afraid.
2. Youre responsible for your actions. All the talking heads on various talk shows are yapping about how Whitney had a disease. A disease, my backside. If her lifestyle was the result of a disease, well, thats a disease Id like to have because I could do something about itunlike cancer. I had this drug-abusing disease from the ages of 13 through 21, and I got cured; I smoked weed every day, snorted tons of coke and dropped a lot of acid and my disease went away. You know how I did it? I repented of my sins, begged God to change my life and put myself under accountability and boom! I was cured of my disease.
3. Dont hang out with, nor marry, a moron. Get around people wholl rebuke you when you are acting like a tool. Yes, hang out with friends wholl hit you with a tranquilizing dart or whisk you off to an exorcist when they see you torching a rock.
4. If you find out your friend or spouse is a death-dealing dbag, run in the opposite direction of said enabler. Like, right now. And if you get lonely and want a friend then get a dog. I recommend a pit-bull. Theyre loving pets and will scare the crap out of any Bobby Brown trying to weasel his way back into your life.
5. If youre a 48-year-old parent that means you cannot act like an 18-year-old freshman during pledge week.
6. Also note that when you toy with the demonic that the powers of darkness play for keeps.
7. And lastly, I dont care who you are or if you can sing like a canary: When you dieand you willyou will have to give an account of your life before God, and you cannot sing your way out of that tête-à-tête.
And so right!
We could do with a bit less sensitivity.
Let those who mourn, mourn all that there is to mourn.
Blah, blah, blah
Personally, I would like to wait for the Tox report before I would criticize her life style. Even then, who am I to judge?
God uses all manner of people. I agree that it was inappropriate of Christie to lower the flag to half mast. I do want to share a story I read in our local paper that a woman here listened to one of Houston’s songs over and over after her fiance was shot in a random shooting at a suburban shopping center. The song brought her back to God. A lot of people did have that connection with Houston I believe. At my Al-Anon meeting I felt that. Weakness is something God uses for His own purpose.
And drugs are demonic! Like all Satan's toys, they may seem pleasurable at first but they quickly move to bind your hands and feet...and mind.
Very well said
While I agree with you that we should, it doesn’t take the fact out that she was hooked on drugs though.
Don’t get all this adulation, but then I never do when a celebrity dies. I don’t even know these people personally.
Using drugs is a choice. If it’s true, dieing from drugs was her choice. No sympathy.
Ah, the uneducated and ill-informed in our GREAT NATION. It’s like the people who wear Che Guevara t-shirts. They have no idea. Honoring Whitney, a crack smoking alcoholic is tantamount to honoring the socialist Che Guevara.
I’m sorry...that should read, “MARXIST”
Amen to your post Kaslin. I was disappointed but not surprised that Fox news and the other media abandoned their responsibity to report the news on Saturday and covered the Houston funeral like it was a head of state. Then they reported on how they covered it.
Kinda like idols with feet of clay.
Can’t take the truth when it slaps ya in the face?
” Even then, who am I to judge?”
Don’t fall for the Leftist use of the word ‘judge’. Knowing right from wrong is not ‘judging’.
My money’s on nothing but good old fashinoed All American 100% Legal Prescription Drugs and Alcohol. Meaning her death wasn’t all that bad, you betcha.
“Knowing right from wrong is not judging.”
I have no idea what happened with Ms. Houston’s immortal soul after she died; she knows and God knows. And not having all the information that God has, I will not speculate as to what she deserves in the afterlife.
However, I can say that her behavior was wrong. Heck, the LAW says her behavior was wrong. Last time I checked, it was still against the law to purchase and use such drugs.