The hidden scourge of America’s youth has claimed another victim. Erik Robinson died on April 20th after playing the ‘Choking Game.’ The rules of the game are sketchy, but it can be assumed that Robinson lost.
A ghastly situation like this one calls for sympathy and compassion. It would be in the very worst taste, for example, to point out that Promethean Times was ahead of the pack in spotlighting this pernicious destroyer of youth, and had Little Erik heeded this warning, the boy might very well be alive right now. It’s difficult to imagine anyone stooping to that sort of verbal thuggery.
Even more than critical than sympathy or compassion, however, is the need for blind, unreasoning panic. This situation is far too dangerous for America to stand by idly doing nothing. Something must be done, and quickly. This may mean entertaining hastily laid plans which will later take a tremendous toll, perhaps in terms of money, infrastructure or even human lives. The danger makes it worth the risk!
Don’t do nothing–do something!
And while you’re at it, be aware of dangers like the designer drug, Jenkem, which can be made using products found in the typical American bathroom.