A loyal reader writes:
So I see many people don't have experience with coke and that's a good thing. Sadly, they think Rihanna is just rolling a blunt. Wrong. When you have a large quantity of cocaine such as the pile Rihanna has on that man's head, you do use some sort of paper (usually something firmer) to mix it and get the lumps out.
Read more of her email after the break.
I've never done coke (I drink but that's because I can sue if it is poisoned; you can't show up with receipts for drugs. Word to Whitney!) but I've been around when people have been doing it. Sadly, only the person most experienced with the cocaine and mixing/chopping it is permitted to do it because, well, they know what they are doing. I don't know why people want to be in denial on behalf of narcissists who will never care about them or pay them for their agonizing over images they themselves can't be bothered to maintain. Their certainty of the innocuousness and righteousness of the behavior of these stars is a pathetic form of solipsism.
Others have posited that Rihanna is "only" rolling a blunt but lacing it with cocaine. You know who used to do that to justify her cocaine use and pretend to herself and others that it was just weed? Whitney Houston. She said it herself in the Diane Sawyer interview. Another person who did/does that is one of today's features on your site: DMX. He is a talented person who has little to show for his money and efforts other than a lengthy rap sheet, stints in prison, a bad relationship with his mother, and has been reduced to prostituting his pain, which should be dealt with privately and not for entertainment, and wrecked life. This must be humiliating for his family, but I suppose the maxim "a check is a check" applies when you delude yourself about your addictions for years. Either way, this is not good.
And, for the unlettered of the SR commentariat who have never encountered the rhetorical turn of words "I defy anyone to..." they should spend less time on the internet, put down their sour diesel, and start allocating time for reading books. Try Emile Zola, Martin Luther King, Jr., Lech Walesa,Malcolm X, the debates of the authors of the US Constitution, or, even easier, watch debates on YouTube. The confidence of these groupies or defenders of megastars, whose expertise lies solely in constructing elaborate explanations for their favorite narcissist's behavior, is sad.
Sandra, maybe you can allocate space for the Kindle or Nook on your site so these people can be literate in something other than "stan."
A Loyal Reader