Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Signs that drug prohibition is on the run

Drug prohibition depends on the belief that drugs are substances so powerful that mere mortals cannot control their use of them. It is the faith in the supremely dangerous, seductive power of drugs, and the fear that any child is at risk of being seduced, that sustains the prohibition edifice.

So when mainstream journalists start mocking these fears, even in the case of ludicrous pseudo-drug claims such as "i-dosing", this is a sign that prohibition's foundation of fear is collapsing.

Read John Kelly's column Aug. 4 in The Washington Post! It is a hilarious send-up of the usual hysterical anti-drug column! This is a columnist who is squeaky straight, spending half the year trying to raise funds for the YMCA summer camp program!

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1 comment:

Thinking CAP said...

If that i-wording kid isn't careful he's going to turn into an oxymoron!

Too bad his parents got him hooked on all those gateway drugs of youth which are renown for their violence and death! Hansel & Gretl. Little Red Riding-hood. There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. Charlotte's Web. And on and on!

And don't get me started on the violence and death in the Bible! Let alone all the tales of God's people so openly rejecting him and mistreating those who God has sent.

I guess you can tell I'm not sure if it's the state or the church which should barge in and take kids away from parents who indoctrinate their kids like that.