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The Truth About Opium Smoking

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Published April 8th 2013
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The Chinese are all of them more or less morally weak, as you wouldexpect to find any heathen nation - but with the opium-smokers it isworse. The English merchants at Shanghai-those who introducedopium into China-would not tolerate an opium-smokingMoreThe Chinese are all of them more or less morally weak, as you wouldexpect to find any heathen nation - but with the opium-smokers it isworse. The English merchants at Shanghai-those who introducedopium into China-would not tolerate an opium-smoking servant intheir employ at the time I was living there, for he could not bedepended upon. So it is with the Chinese themselves. They will notwillingly do so. The smoker becomes morally weak. His selfishnessbecomes intense. One reason is, that he must supply his pipe at allhazards, and at all costs to those who are around him. The opium smokerwill steal anywhere and everywhere in order to supply hispipe, and nobody in any important business would in any way dependupon a man who smoked opium.