Reefer Madness (cont'd)
The chief of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is exhibiting the exact same whacked-out hysteria that was portrayed in “Reefer Madness” and “Marijuana: Assassin of Youth.”
James L. Capra brought out his inner Harry Anslinger at a Senate hearing a few days ago:
“I have to say this… going down the path to legalization [of marijuana] in this country is reckless and irresponsible. I’m talking about the long-term impact of legalization in the United States. It scares us.”
“It scares us” — LOL. Just pull the covers over your head, curl up in the fetal position, don't make a sound, and the big bad monster will go away.
“The idea somehow… that this is somehow good for us as a nation, that this is good for the next generation coming up is wrong. It’s a bad thing, and this body will get its door knocked on ten years from now and say, ‘How did we get where we got?’”
“How did we get where we got?” Uh, gee, I don't know, probably because that was the way we were going.
He said he was at an international drug conference in Moscow, and everyone asked him why the U.S. is scaling back the War on Drugs:
“Almost everyone looked at us and said: 'Why are you doing this?' I have no answer for them. I don’t have an answer for them.”
WTF??? A conservative actually cares what a foreigner thinks of the United States??? He was Apologizing For America!!! A True Conservative KNOWS that America is Superior — EXCEPTIONAL — and has the God-given right to tread on the rest of the world, at any time, for any reason, with no back-talk from any of them furriners. Any cautionary warning about international relations or possible repercussions is supposed to be met with a contemptuous “Aww, gee, they might not like us if we attack our enemies.”
In one of those “there's no difference between the two parties” moments, Senator Dianne Feinstein (supposedly a Democrat) actually agreed with James Capra that marijuana is a “gateway drug.”
Oh that's right, I almost forgot. Ninety-eight percent of all heroin addicts started off on marijuana. And the crime rate in San Francisco has quadrupled since the Golden Gate Bridge was built.