Good Intentions, Bad Consequences: The Hooton Conundrum

admin January 10, 2015 Comments

Don Hooton, the man the government has cited for over half a decade in it’s crusade against steroids, only acts out of emotion because he is unable to come to terms with the death of his son, and is attempting to shift blame from him / his son in any way possible. I am not saying Don is at all responsible, but there were a number of other citable mental-issues in his son’s life outside of steroids, which were only exaggerated when he used these supplements improperly, due to poor access to quality information. The basis for the vast majority of Taylor Hooton Foundation‘s ‘data’ is skewed studies that only match Don’s preconceived notions on the subject of steroids, even if 100% discreditable. This is proven, yet The White House, the highest legal authority in the United States, still publishes him as if it’s somehow legitimate?

Don Hooton and Taylor Hooton

Don Hooton and Taylor Hooton

I believe Don is acting out of love for his lost son, genuine in his beliefs, and has good intentions, but the path to hell is paved with good intentions, this doesn’t just apply postmortem. His ignorance is pushing policy that has real consequence for others, based on misinformation and propaganda.

I understand Don’s story is a tragedy and catchy headline for politicians, but this is just more evidence of how misinformed many are about the issues they are creating regulations for. Here at Iron Affinity, we don’t talk about steroids for shock value, we do so because we feel a responsibility to push forward the discussion via a rapidly expanding global platform (the internet,) that will ultimately remove the stigma / ignorance  / taboo about this subject and beyond in the future. It is this open discourse by normal people that will eventually lead to the changes that actually allow policy to reflect them, and make it so educated adults aren’t criminals or ostracized for wanting to control / optimize their hormones.