Ex-Heroin Addict Sees How Liberal Programs Destroy People, Turns Conservative
A former heroin addict, now self-described political junkie, is turning into a viral hero after she described how discovering that “(t)he left encourages and enables dependency,” turned her into a conservative.
In a video posted to Twitter on Thursday by user @Ellysa_Maye, who runs a conservative Facebook group called Red, Right + True, she discussed why she turned on the left during her time as a drug addict.
She describes a period where she “left treatment, got kicked out of rehab — but learned a lot.”
That’s when she said she became disillusioned with the political dogma of the left.
Sharing things with you that I never thought I’d share. But it’s part of why I view politics the way I do. pic.twitter.com/NHf1Az4sEg
— ELLY MAYE BLANCO➕➕➕ (@Ellysa_Maye) April 6, 2018
“Try and make guns illegal, but have fun trying to take guns away from a meth head,” she states.
“Have fun trying to track those down.”
She also said that period taught her a great deal about the values of the American political left.
“The left encourages and enables dependency in so many ways,” she says in the video.
“Financially, physically, if we’re talking about drugs,” she continues. “People would trade food stamps for heroin, food stamps for rides (to pick up drugs), food stamps for weapons.”
“I saw a lot of bad things, experienced a lot of bad things.”
She said that while no one side is totally to blame for these problems, it’s mostly a function of larger government — the province of the American political left, which many Republicans can still fall prey to.
“Politicians on both sides create problems so that they can offer us solutions,” she said. “And then we vote for those solutions.
“We are always promised things that will never happen,” she says. “That’s why it’s just better to live your life aiming to be an individual.
She adds that “there needs to be help for people in the system, of course.
“But there is so much abuse in the system. America is essentially subsidizing people’s self-destruction. We don’t need to be so government-minded. We don’t need to rely on them for everything.
“If nobody was dependent and there were no problems to offer solutions to, the left would have no power,” she concludes.
Her video gained a lot of traction, particularly from former users and their family who were followers.
Al Anon here. Thanks for sharing that. So glad you chose life. God bless!
— Pray For Israel (@athelass) April 6, 2018
I was an anything that could make me numb junkie for 3 years and I left that and became a Jesus Junkie and have been clean for 32 years YOU GO GIRL!
— David Alton Orr (@DavidOrr1963) April 6, 2018
Good thing you made it out alive. I've had many friends that didn't.
— Carter Infinite (@CarterInfinite) April 6, 2018
All we can say is, amen.
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