Sunday, October 2, 2011

Common Sense vs Prohibition

    I've had a few people leave comments on my blogs or on  youtube videos (that I uploaded to promote said blogs) that say things like "don't do any kind of drugs, problem solved" or "if you break the law you are a criminal and deserve what you get."  I would like to use this blog to address these people and their fucktarded way of thinking.

    Most of you reading this will know the history behind why Cannabis was made illegal, but if you don't, I suggest a quick google search so you can understand the actual details behind how they took away one of our freedoms because of racism, fear, protection of corporate profits, yellow journalism, ignorant, incompetent, and/or corrupt legislators, personal career advancement, and greed.  And don't you dare try to tell me that smoking pot is wrong simply because it is illegal if you don't know why it is illegal to begin with. 

    I guess we can start right at the source of the main problem, and that is: people are fearful, angry idiots, and those idiots get to decide the rules and laws to which we are all supposed to adhere.  The US has mislabeled cannabis as some kind of 'drug' and have run the gambit from the yellow journalism of 'Reefer Madness' to partial legalization (aka sanity) in some states.  Here in Florida we haven't progressed so quickly and actually have mandatory minimum sentencing for pot.  If you are caught with 40 plants, for example, you MUST serve 3 years in prison.  There is no judicial discretion used unless it is to increase the sentence.  That means we (and I use the term 'we' loosely) are willing to spend a lot of tax dollars to lock up non-violent people who are in possession of a plant.  Literally a piece of nature that some douchebags decided they could use against people that they disliked.  If you're the kind of asshole that will defend a law simply because it is a law, you're part of the problem.  When people blindly adhere to unjust laws they are supporting injustice in their own society, and they are denying the freedoms of others while spouting taglines like "liberty or death!"  What a load of bullshit.

    I shouldn't even have to remind you about the prohibition of alcohol almost a century ago and how that worked out, or have to mention the huge amount of hypocrisy involved in allowing alcohol and tobacco products now while prohibiting cannabis...but I will.  If a society allows alcohol (which it should if it wants to call itself 'free'), then that society is saying that it is alright to get drunk.  If its alright to get drunk, then why isn't it ok to get high?  Its much safer to be really stoned than it is to be really drunk, but hey, who needs common sense?  If the argument is that it is unhealthy to smoke it, then why are cigarettes ok?  And other ways of getting high such as vaporizers and edibles have no negative health effects at all, so what's the excuse for prohibiting their use to get high?

    Maybe its the term 'get high' that frightens people.  Maybe they think its some kind of crazy trip because they haven't tried it and only have movies and TV shows (who often exaggerate) as reference.  Maybe they don't understand that being high isn't like being drunk...Then again, maybe they do know that being high isn't dangerous, but are so set in their ways that they are willing to sacrifice the freedom of it's citizens in order to act like some kind of mommy/big brother authority figure over grown adults who make their own damn decisions.

    Then there's the 'gateway drug' argument, which is about the same as saying that playing video games is a gateway to shooting random people in the head.  Do you think that defenders of the second amendment would use the same argument that guns are a 'gateway' to violence?  Fuck no.  Wake the fuck up.

    So what's left?  That people are too stuck in their ways to admit when they're wrong?  Well basically, yeah.  We live in a society which contains a large percentage of people who have views that are almost purely based on the views of their parents.  Some people just aren't able to progress with time and try their hardest to conserve the ideals of the time period that their parents adhered to and taught them.  Many people are unable to disagree with their parents simply because they were raised to trust their parents (and unfortunately whatever retarded things their parents happened to believe in and taught their kids).  People that are misinformed always think they have the best of intentions pushing their bullshit but usually end up fucking everyone else over in the process.  Again, thanks but no thanks.

    I mentioned it before, but its important to mention again:  to claim that we live in a 'free' society while at the same time prohibiting the use of certain things (like plants) for use by adults that live in that supposedly 'free' society is complete bullshit.  To claim that the state is the victim when an adult chooses to smoke a joint instead of drinking a beer and having a cigarette is even bigger bullshit.

    And then there is the fact that Cannabis does more than just get people 'high', it also has medicinal uses and benefits.  If you are unaware of the many health issues that Marijuana helps to alleviate, do a quick google search and educate yourself.  Don't be one of these idiots that has no clue what the positive aspects of pot are.  The point is that to deny sick people the use of pot while only offering them expensive prescription medication as an alternative is just plain wrong, and certainly doesn't feel like something that should be taking place in a 'free' nation.

    So what it boils down to is this:  even if you choose not use cannabis yourself, that doesn't give you the right to tell others that they can't.  It is a totally victimless 'crime,' unless you are the victim of the state which wants to prosecute you over it.  I have been that victim more than once, and though I want the laws to be fixed (especially here in Florida, where we seem to progress much more slowly), I don't think that I can wait around for it to happen.  I might be one of the people that is sick enough of dealing with the bullshit that I am willing to move.  It would be a giant pain in my ass to have to uproot my family and relocate, but it can't be much worse than the shit I have to put up with here.

Until next time,


  1. You've got some great points on the social faux pas of getting high. However, you kind of overlook the fact that drugs, and drug wars are big business, and the realm of the proverbial "job creatards". Seriously, I just watched a 2 part documentary on Vanguard that depicted the real deal Mexican/American war going on, that is working (as we all know) so well. The whole time I'm screaming at my TV, "LEGALIZE IT AND WE WIN."

    But, we all know this won't happen, not because of any good reason, but rather that the "war" (which is about as real as war gets) is simply being used as a price leverage tool, by elements in both Governments, much like the whole "blood diamond" issue. Fear, is the real drug being abused directly, actual drug use and/or abuse is only a symptom, in my humble opinion (which happens to be supported by, whats that thing, oh yea, EVIDENCE).

    Anywho, much love, and hope things get better for you bra. If You're ever in the KC area, I gots the booze. Speaking of which.........

  2. heres to hoping that your friends and family will be in full support if you ever do move.

  3. I'm so sorry you've had to go through so much crap over 0.2 grams of weed - what a waste of police resources. We need to legalize it, tax it and regulate it.

    If you ever decide to move, consider Massachusetts. Other than freezing your ass off for 3.5 months a year, it's a pretty decent place to live and possession of 1 oz or less is a civil infraction and BY LAW enforcement is made the lowest priority.

  4. Couple quick things to point out. If you are against the pot law and you are fighting against it, don't post a blog when you get arrested because of pot about how its bullshit you were arrested. Secondly I think all drugs including alcohol is a huge waste of money, time and energy with no direct benefits.

  5. I thought this blog post was interesting, I've always been against pot because I see what it does to you on TV, never caring to try it for myself.
    I will choose not to do it myself because it's one of my personal morals, but...
    I believe you're wrong when you say "victimless crime". In a completely ridiculous example, a person may hurt the ones they love (a child), by choosing to spend money on drugs instead of food.
    while it's not likely that it would happen everywhere, the only real crime committed here would be child neglect...
    Scratch those two last paragraphs. I can't think of a single example where weed could cause a crime without inadvertently causing a different one, or by breaking a rule that applies to other things (non-smoking sections). It truly is a victim-less crime.
    A funny thing to point out, violent video games have shown to decrease violence in teenagers (i think 15+). Younger than that, the opposite is true. Also, i'm not sure if it's the times changing, or me getting older but there seems to be a lot more violent cartoons on than when I was a kid. the Looney Tunes (old) were just plain impractical, no kid would dare try what the coyote did to the roadrunner.
    And another thing, most cartoons these days are all fucking yelling, the entire fucking episode. (fuck you finn and jake!)

    I do love your videos though, fox news gets knocked down a peg each time I watch one. By my calculations, they're already in the ground.