The New York Times reports Vermont’s new combatant effort to resolve the long time heroin epidemic going on in rural cities like Rutland. Vermont’s Governor, Peter Shumlin, has launched a new initiative state wide to get communities on board with eradicating this “disease.” New England is reported to have record overdoses and deaths of this drug in recent years. Rutland is famous for being a blue-collar town that excavates marble from quarries and is a pioneer of the railroad. The heroin epidemic has overwhelmingly become a way of life in Rutland, and a hotspot for New York drug dealers to make a quick buck. The report also exclaims how Vermont is finally taking its first step toward recovery by first admitting drugs are a way of life in cities like Rutland.
By observation, when the access of drugs is high in cities like Rutland, it paints a picture of how much control the government has over drug enforcement. What is interesting is the few people of Rutland who are not swept away in the lifestyle of drugs that overwhelm the population. It starts to become dominantly clear that when people try to implement more rules and initiatives that try to change people, example after example has shown it will not work. The natural law of control is defined as: the desired outcome by use of control will always be the opposite of what was initially intended. People have to be willing to change them self, and only then will their environment start to reflect their new level of perception. Looking from the outside in, it is tempting to think knowledge could be transferred from one party with higher levels of perception, to people with lesser perception levels. The reality is, accepting who people are and what one sees reduces the efforts and attempts to change populations of people who are not capable of the level of change one may desire.