Enough with the Charlie Sheen circus. Really. I woke up this morning to Breaking News: Charlie Sheen’s kids were removed from his home last night!!! And in other news: some riots in some foreign countries and some natural disasters, death, destruction and global economy is near ruins. Now, back to Charlie Sheen….
Let me explain something to you all….mental illness is not funny. Addiction is not something that should be televised and laughed at. Charlie Sheen has lost his mind, that is clear. Why is that being televised? Because we, as a nation, are fascinated by the downfall of the rich and famous? Nice. Let’s think about his kids for a minute. His innocent, young kids. Not only are they being exposed to his insanity, but it is being documented so that they will get to live with it for the rest of their lives. They didn’t ask for this. No one is protecting them.
Where are the mothers of these children you ask? They have also been waylaid by Charlie’s diseases. Living with an active alcoholic is too much for most of us….isn’t that why YOU aren’t living with an active alcoholic? If asked your opinion wouldn’t it be “I wouldn’t BE in that situation!” Ok, then shut up. Because your opinion doesn’t count and you have no experience, if you did, you would be as pissed off as I am about the entire fiasco.
I listened to Donald Trump talking about running for president….yes, did you miss that when you were all giggling over Charlie’s latest tweet? Yes, Donald Trump considering a run for president. Because he feels that America is the laughing-stock of the world. Because we aren’t making money and we have high unemployment. We need to focus on bringing gas prices down so that China will stop making fun of us. Ok, Donald, I am pretty sure that China is laughing at us because we are filling up our tanks at 5 dollars a gallon and judging Charlie Sheen….now we are superior!!! Superior to CHARLIE SHEEN!!!!!! Ahhh, that feels better…
So, here’s the deal. Charlie isn’t going to stop. He is out of control and it isn’t funny it is sad. I knew an alcoholic who was brow beaten his entire life by people who loved him but didn’t know any better. They were constantly, until the day he died, telling him he had the power to stop drinking. If he really loved his family he would stop drinking. The guilt and blamed heaped on his shoulders finally broke him. And what choice did he have but to believe that the people he loved and trusted were right? That he really did have the power to stop? And when he really, truly could NOT stop, he gave in and began to say “you’re right. I guess I don’t want to stop.” What choice did he have? His loved ones MUST be right. He couldn’t believe that he actually had no power to stop…..
The facts are this: Charlie Sheen is no different from any other addicted mentally ill person. They are all around you. The only difference is they don’t have a tv show. That’s it. And their families love them just as Charlie’s family loves him. And Charlie, just exactly like every other active addict is suffering. The pain is so overwhelming he has to figure out a way that he can justify his behavior.
Imagine, if this were YOUR father and his manic episodes were being broadcast and you were being abandoned. Imagine if it was YOUR husband who you could no longer speak to because his actions had almost killed you. Imagine it was YOUR son who was acting so irrationally, hurting his children without any thought…just imagine. What would you do? Sign up for his twitter? “Like” his insane quotes on Facebook? DVR his latest interview on tv? Or would you be in so much pain and confusion, desperate for someone, ANYone to help you get him help…..or maybe, if it was your loved one, you would just laugh at him and act incrediouslous…..and then you would probably vote for Donald Trump, wouldn’t you…..