Legal Smoking Kills 6 Million, So Why is Marijuana Illegal? – International Business Times

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/155068/20110531/smoking-tobacco-kills-million-who.htm

I’m usually an optimist but I’m beginning to doubt that this is the relevant question.

What we really need to know is: why are populations so easily oppressed, even in the so called free western countries, that the authorities can literally get away with murder?

When you consider the sheer scale of obvious criminality and war crimes the US&UK governments have managed to perpetrate against foreign countries and their own citizens in the past 10 years, the obviously indefensible criminalisation of cannabis pales into insignificance. If we can’t even stop the bastards killing a million foreigners “in our name” what hope have we of gaining the trifling concession of autonomy over what we ingest?

And given the remarkable lack of protest against the criminality of their War on Terror, I don’t see any realistic prospect of organising the kind of civil disobedience campaign it would take to force an end to the War on Drugs.

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About Harry Stottle
Refugee from the Stumbleupon Blogicide of October 2011 Here you will find my "kneejerk" responses to the world and what I happen to bump into. For my more detailed considerations and proposals, please visit my website or my previous main blogging site.

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