Why Our Society Is Whack

Johnny ReeferContributor IJune 29, 2009

SANTA CLARA, CA - JUNE 14:  Michael Phelps looks on after the finals of the 100m backstroke during the XLII Santa Clara  International Invitational Swim Meet on June 14, 2009 at the Santa Clara Swim Club in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Our society is whack because we have become the most hypocritical people on the face of the entire Earth. We send millions to jail on the war on drugs, yet we seem to like to over-look what baseball players did from 1988 till today. Here are two big topics from the last few months to show what I mean.

A-Rod admits to taking steroids, cheating in baseball, and not being a proper role model to kids by showing that you excel more when you take these illegal drugs. The saddest thing is, he was tested by the MLB and tested positive. He lied two years ago and now admits it. He wasn't suspended. He isn't held responsible by law. He is still playing, and is still making his $270 million in the next 10 years; and most of society just looked the other way.

Sure everyone bashed A-rod, also known as A-roid, as the newspapers have called him, but what about the rest of the league? What about all these articles I’m reading today about how we should let these men into the Hall of Fame because everyone was doing it? So because everyone is doing it, it is now not as bad, so much so that these men should now be celebrated for cheating?

Michael Phelps got a picture taken of him smoking a bong, out of training, by some kids at a college. Right after the picture is shown, he admits it. He didn't smoke it during the Olympics, and it wouldn't have helped him to cheat or anything anyways. He gets suspended. Everyone was saying how bad of a person he is. Cops at the town the college was located in claimed they would prosecute if they could—which we all know they won't, but they still said it. On the news stations and talk radio he was slammed and destroyed.

Even months after, people still say the same thing. He is a role model and he smoked marijuana. OH MY!  Marijuana, the drug that almost every state in the USA, is in the process of legal debate on its decriminalization, the one that millions of people use everyday, yet nobody is now claiming it's okay that he did it. He still gets questions and still has to lie, saying he made a mistake, something that Geovany Soto had to do the other day—so much so that his manager felt like he had to come to his defense.

Now lets do some math?

Steroids = Illegal
Marijuana = Illegal

Steroids + Usage = Cancer, Heart Attack, and many other health problems.
Marijuana + Usage = “may” cause Cancer, but also “may” help fight cancer.

Steroids + Baseball = Lets over-look this because everyone was doing it?
Marijuana + Michael Phelps + Carmelo Anthony + Geovany Soto = Let's ruin these guys' lives?

Something just doesn’t add up to me.

Since when in the history of the world has it EVER been okay to do something just because everyone was doing it? If that’s a logical excuse then I guess it's okay for gang bangers to kill people, since everyone in their gang is doing the same thing. We need to make a decision on these topics and stick to it. If you're going hate on Michael Phelps and the rest of the people who have been ripped apart by the media and fans alike for smoking marijuana or doing illegal drugs. You need to start hating on your favorite baseball players for their use of an illegal drug, for cheating, and for lying to the entire country. Instead of using the excuse that everyone is doing it, so let's put them in the hall.

The saddest thing is that my words will fall short, and its all because baseball is America’s greatest past time, and if everyone in baseball does something, then it's okay.