Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
- President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Monday, March 02, 2009

David Paterson

He once protested George Pataki's enforcement of the Rockefeller drug laws. He was arrested for his efforts. David Paterson is now the governor of New York State.

I rarely drink. I do not smoke tobacco. My only experience with marijuana is when I once got a contact high and then made an omelet in a George Foreman grill. I freaked the fuck out at the suggestion of ecstasy use.

Kim wants me to trip on acid with Cassie and watch "Zardoz". Look it up. I think that would be a very bad idea.

Any way, to be fair, I am not what you would call a "substance enthusiast". So, with that in mind...

The drug war is an epic failure. Mexico is on the brink of collapse due to its failure, Colombia is in fact two countries: a narco-state and a puppet government propped up by American tax dollars, and Afghanistan is the world leader in opium production, and its profits fund the warlords that are killing American GIs and our NATO allies.

We are fighting a war on a military tactic and a war on commercial products. Think about that for a second.

Any way, that's my rant for today.

4 comments:

Heidi said...

May be a rant, but it makes a good point.

Heff said...

Stay away from the LSD.

I'm just sayin'....

Krissyface said...

don't do the hallucinogens. They are bad biz, my friend.

My dad taught David Paterson HS English. He said he was totally awesome.

Paul said...

Most of Afghanistan's Opium goes to Russia.
Most American pot is domestic.