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Uncle Sam’s Pill Box Hat: Tom Petty shouldn’t have died like this, and neither should you, by Davin Michael Stedman

Well Tom Petty died of an opioid overdose, just like Prince and Michael Jackson. I know they were all in pain from the wear and tear of touring. These are my Idols too, I am not diminishing them.

I am stating the obvious and undeniable fact that this country, from top to bottom is taking L’s everywhere because we are in the throws of a multi-decade epidemic that isn’t even about the Mexican mafia bringing in heroin up the asses of drug mules.

It’s about Big Pharma and the drugs the United States produces and supplies in pill mills to meet quotas of growth and corporate domination. It’s cleaned by tax money these companies are now going to pay a whole lot less of to kill my friends and the people I look up to, in their moment of pain and weakness.

If you make that many pills, America will take that many pills, and a Black Market will come in to underbid these manufactured addicts with the street version of the drug: heroin.

One of the biggest breaks I have ever had is not liking opiates whatsoever. So I have had a clear mind watching the Fog descend upon America, as we emerged from Perdue Pharmacuticals’ long black cloud in this Kingdom of Fear.

But as far as Petty, when I was a stagehand working for him at the Gorge I heard the whispered suggestion of Tom’s medicine bag, and it just stuck with me. When he was slowly drifting away, I wrote a song for him called ‘Good Medicine’ as that reference to that veiled whisper and the healing power of his music that penetrated my soul that night. He has been dropping that good medicine for as long as I can remember, being born back in 1979. But it turns out that Tom died because he was hooked on that Bad Medicine. That FDA approved stuff.

Damn it. Every time Trump opens his mouth I wonder how high we are as a society on mutherf-cking opiates.

The answer? SKY HIGH.

RIP Tom. I still love you. Now to save the living.

– Musician and writer Davin Michael Stedman has many musical ventures and is one of the driving forces behind the Staxx Brothers. He will be partying in Kingston, Jamaica soon.

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