So who watched Carte Blanche on Sunday night? I know, not the most fun way to end off a weekend, a lot of people don’t watch because they find it depressing, but as a realist, I’m the type of person who prefers to not bury my head in the sand, I prefer to be informed and not matter how upsetting the subject matter, I always want to know, it’s the nature of my personality. But Sunday night…. Sunday night left me shaking and in tears. So so fearful of what is in store for our children.
We all know someone who has had their lives destroyed by drugs and addiction. I’d go a step further, almost all of us have someone in our family whose life has been destroyed by drugs. What really shocked me about this piece is how the Strawberry Quick Methamphetamine is targeted at children as young as 8 & 9 years old. Ava is 5. That means that in just a couple of years, I have to add this to the list of things I need to worry about as her parent. What’s worse… this has been called a hoax for how many years now! How much trouble are we in?
I know we all think this won’t happen to our kids but this excerpt was filmed just around the corner from my home. That petrol station… I go there often to fill up. I run past there regularly, the school…. it’s a school we considered for our kids before deciding to go the private education route. This is going on right under my nose and I never even noticed it. I’m also by no means naive enough to think that my children are spared from drug dealers because they’re at private schools, private schools equate to money, this makes them a target.
And being able to buy drugs using a debit/credit card? No man. Just no. What has happened to our society?
How do we protect our children? How do we avoid having our kids get sucked into this… a life sentence of addiction and all that that entails.
It really really frightened me. It made me so desperately sad. It made me sick. But mostly, it made me feel hopeless because I honestly don’t know how we protect our children from this.