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Saturday, January 18, 2014

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.

He continued:

“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.

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Blogger jadedj said...

A "gateway drug"? And just what statistics back up that assertion? So, if that is true, how come all of my HEAVY pot using friends from the 60s never progressed to the hardcore stuff? What poppycock (no opium pun intended)!

January 18, 2014 at 3:20 PM  
Blogger Jerry Critter said...

To hell with 98%. I bet 100% of those heroin users drank milk as a child. Now there's gateway drug if there ever has been one.

I bet what Capra said was the same thing people were saying about alcohol before prohibition. Maybe he is in favor of outlawing booze too.

Personally, I think we should outlaw dumbshits!

January 18, 2014 at 5:31 PM  
Blogger MRMacrum said...

There is entirely too much money being made on both sides of the legal line for any sane government to want to legalize any drug currently on the wrong side of the law. Bloated drug enforcement budgets depend on it. Illegal money flows like water through the world banking circles. Too many people depend on illegal drugs for their livelihood. Of course the foreign agents are asking why is the USA heading towards legalization. But do not kid yourself, it is not because they actually think drugs are evil. All their hand wringing is bullshit for the masses.

As to my gateway drug - well, the first drug I ever used in a recreational setting was alcohol. I was twelve years old. Didn't try pot for another year.

January 20, 2014 at 12:52 AM  
Blogger Karlo said...

Since marijuana has been smoked extensively by people for decades--albeit illegally--the experiment has already been conducted and then data is in. I don't think that marijuana is healthy or wonderful, but there's every indication that it's safer than booze, so what's all the fuss about? I find it hypocritical.

January 20, 2014 at 1:02 AM  
Blogger Cirze said...

Gateway to the fridge?

January 20, 2014 at 6:16 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

jadedj: Don't worry, there's still time for you and your pothead friends to fall down that slippery slope into heroin addiction. It's inevitable :)

Jerry: I agree, it's time to outlaw dumbshits. People like Capra just can't stand to see the world changing and themselves becoming irrelevant.

MRM: Absolutely. Everyone -- except for the lowly public -- benefits from the war on drugs. Kinda makes you wonder if, or when, somebody's iron boot is going to come down on these states that are legalizing pot. I hope it doesn't.

Karlo: It's certainly safer than booze. But then "hypocritical" and "government" is a redundancy.

Cirze: LOL. The fridge, the bakery...

January 20, 2014 at 8:23 PM  

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