So I'm scared o' the stuff. I think it's bad, I think it doesn't do much good [unless you're running midnight screenings of 2001: A Space Odyssey, and I think it does lots and lots of harm. And the New Weed does much more harm than anything any o' you aging protopunks waded through.
But the idea that the Feds prohibit its use or possession pisses me of. It's wrong, it's misguided, its pointless, and its damaging.
The idea that the Feds ban it in the face of individual state decisions, under the police powers of the individual states, to sanction it is infuriating, offensive, and indefensible.
So Barry and the gang have done the right thing.
It's a politically difficult thing: who wants to be soft on drugs? Well, the answer is any politician brave enough to stand up to the manipulative
Those people name things Patriot Act, War on Drugs, Internet Decency -- and who wants to be unpatriotic, indecent, or drugged-out?
So huzzah to the Obama Administration for being adults, and actually implementing Change.
Unfortunately, the administration seems willing, if not prone, to engage in the same demagogic, manipulative rhetoric to ram through its own ideas; engaging in patently-manipulative linking and and fear tactics to escape the difficulty of engaging the debate and the issues. Or at least they did on stimulus, emissions/carbon credits/health care.
Maybe they've figured out that, although stupid people walk the face o' the earth in startling numbers, there are a lot of grownups out here waiting to really engage the issues, and to deal with the subtleties, nuances, difficulties, and compromises involved in effectively governing and truly progressing.
Nah. Who the fuck am I kidding. They got one right. They'll never change dick.
$%^&^#&$ grumble grumble grumble
You know, Obama's blog suggests that I am intellectualy lazy, morally hazy, and unwilling to spend eight minutes stringing together coherent, thoughtful pieces.