When I was a kid (here I go being old fart again) libraries were places of wonder. And for a bookworm like me? The proverbial candy store. Yu had to follow a code of conduct: Be quiet, be respectful to other patrons, the staff and specially the books, no silly behavior. You got two shushes tops as warning and the third was expulsion from the Library.

Earlier I bumped into this article from October of last year: Company to Supply Free Narcan to Libraries. I knew libraries were having a “homeless” (AKA junkies) problem that, but Narcan? And then I read this passage.

DPL (Denver Public Library) administered Narcan 14 times that year and a handful of times so far in 2018. “Those are lives we saved,” she says. “These things can and do happen at libraries because libraries are very public places.”

Once a temple of knowledge is now a location where junkies can come and get their fix and if they OD, the helpful librarian will resuscitate you with Narcan so you can continue shoving a needle up your arm.

That is progress in some circles, I guess.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

5 thoughts on “The hallowed Libray of my days is now the Shooting Gallery of Today.”
  1. I don’t know if watching homeless OD in a library is a step up or down from watching them masturbate to porn on the library computers like what happens in Seattle.

  2. The Forbidden Question: what’s really behind the fuss over the “Opioid Epidemic”, which isn’t so much people taking pain pills (as the narrative goes) but druggies overdosing on Fentanyl and heroin. This leads directly to demands for librarians having Narcan (naloxone) on hand all the time.

    Have you heard that the price of naloxone has gone up at least 17 fold in the last few years? And isn’t it interesting how everyone has heard the complaints that the makers of (epinephrine) epi pens, Mylan, hiked their prices 4x but no one seems to complain that naloxone has gone up 17x?

    Going down that rabbit hole leads directly to Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration.

  3. Ha! Our Local LE dont Carry narcan…Liablitiy.
    And as was told to me, “not stop the course of natural selection”

  4. “Increase the fee for overdue books. That ought to stop the problem.”

    This would be an example of:

    A. Sarcasm
    B. A common sense solution every lefty could feel good about
    C. Heartless discrimination against people in search of knowledge

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