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My view of addiction, whether it’s drugs, food, alcohol or any list of other things, is the same reason I asked my mother why I wasn’t a drug addict or alcoholic, which is because when you’re not loved, often people become an addict and self destructive. Now the opposite of love is indifference and even worse is rejection and abuse, and I meet those people.
By now, the corporations that dominate our media, like alcoholic fat cats, treat this situation as theirs by right… Their concept of a diversity of views is the full range of politics and social values from center to far right. The American audience, having been exposed to a narrowing range of ideas over the decades, often assumes that what they see and hear in the major media is all there is. It is no way to maintain a lively marketplace of ideas, which is to say it is no way to maintain a democracy.
Well, when Eleanor Roosevelt’s mother dies, she goes to live with her Grandmother Hall. And her Grandmother Hall is in mourning. She’s in widow’s weeds. She’s in her 50s, but appears very old. And she’s exhausted from raising rather out-of-control children. Her favorite daughter, Anna, has died (Eleanor’s mother), and she has living at home two other sons, Vallie and Eddie. And they are incredible sportsmen, incredible drinkers, out-of-control alcoholics.
Well, the reality of her father was that he was a very diseased alcoholic, who died at the age of 34. And one always has to pause to wonder how much you have to drink to die at 34. And he was a really tragic father. I mean, he was absolutely unreliable. He was absolutely involved with various people. He had outside families, outside children, outside wives. He made his wife’s life miserable. And she [Eleanor Roosevelt]ignored all of his faults and retained this sense of him as the perfect father.