CHARLIE SHEEN: IT IS TIME TO STOP LAUGHING AND START WEEPING 03/02/2011


Charlie Sheen is not just funny; he is dangerous and sad. He is dangerous to himself, his children, his ex-wife and others about him. And while Sheen is destroying himself and others the nation is laughing, while it should be weeping.

As a teenager, Sheen was involved in Drugs, alcohol and money-spending binges overlaped with domestic violence, hospitalizations, rehabilitation stints and legal scuffles. These were dismissed as just Hollywood behavior and teenage. His behavior was ignored then, but now it has become very serious and very sad.

In 1996, when Sheen stood before a judge on a battery charge — that time was for allegedly slamming his then-girlfriend to the floor and leaving her bloodied and briefly unconscious.

In 2009 Sheen was charged with a felony for strangling his wife, putting a switchblade knife to her throat and then telling her, “You better be in fear,” Sheen told her. “If you tell anybody, I’ll kill you.”

On ABC, “Sheen compared himself to God, a warlock and a rock star, ranted against his network bosses at CBS, and babbled against the idea that he is ill.” A psychologist says his talk reveals his aggressiveness, the hostility. Charlie Sheen’s dangerous, aggression is clear in his statement about CBS: “We’re definitely at war. They’re trying to destroy my family. I take great umbrage with that."

Sheen has lost his job; his longtime publicist, Stan Rosenfield, has quit and his ex-wife has taken his children away as the police stood guard.

Alan Hilfer, chief psychologist at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, says, "There's a grandiosity to his statements that would worry most in the mental health care profession." Sheen should worry all of us.

America seems to care very little about anything,but being entertained. We are becoming like ancient Rome, where the entertainers often had to die to keep the people entertained.


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