Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Don't Waste Resources On Weeding Out This Plant

OUR villians of today are tomorrow's heroes!




CN BC: PUB LTE: Don't Waste Resources On Weeding Out This Plant
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05/n879/a02.html
Newshawk: Herb
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Pubdate: Tue, 31 May 2005
Source: Abbotsford News (CN BC)
Copyright: 2005 Hacker Press Ltd.
Contact: editor@abbynews.com
Website: http://www.abbynews.com/
Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/1155
Author: John Patrick
Bookmark: http://www.mapinc.org/decrim.htm (Decrim/Legalization)
Bookmark: http://www.mapinc.org/heroin.htm (Heroin)
Bookmark: http://www.mapinc.org/walters.htm (Walters, John)

DON'T WASTE RESOURCES ON WEEDING OUT THIS PLANT

Editor, The News:

I'm sorry, but the boonie-bias and outright bigotry - with total lack of regard for personal freedom, liberty, or hard-fought-for democratic right, law or even due process - shown by the unsigned opinion piece "Pot party's latest antics a shot at taxpayers" ( The News, May 26, Viewpoint ) forced me to write with vigor.

This is such a typical example of the kind of tripe repeatedly generated by the Valley's closed-minded liberally under-educated press. I cannot believe the local papers represent the local communities in their business and police-vantage, vigilante viewpoints. Folks just ain't that stupid - even in the 'burbs.

Even here in East Van we're not that dumb, and readers' IQ's would surpass whatever quotient these community editors have set. A system preoccupied in a war against a plant diverts precious resources from more serious issues and crime.

We all need protection against those that seek to harm us, our loved ones, and the vulnerable but given such a finite resource as our tax dollar, shouldn't priority be given to violent crimes rather than controlling which plants a gardener grows?

Willy's pig farm is part of the fallout of the war on drugs and should be examined further to show what a complete failure the drug civil war is.

Opportunists like the "US Drug Czar" John Walters and "B.C.'s Top Cop" Rich Coleman use drug war media hysteria to advance their careers.

If prohibition is repealed and the herb is available in regulated coffee shops, herb stores and pharmacies, people wouldn't be offered meth, crack and heroin by the black market like they are now.

With no war, fewer victims would get hooked on hard drugs.

If they did, they could go to the doctor to get their drugs instead of a pimp or instead of prostituting themselves or instead of committing violent crimes to get their fix and shoot up in an alley with puddle water.

I've even seen hard drug addicts and alcoholics wean off their self-destruction by using pot.

Decades ahead, when this reefer madness has ended and the US/DEA/CIA drug war dragon has been slain, then Tim Felger, Don Briere, Emery and the others your papers vilify in print will be revered by the new generations and celebrated for their "heroism" in the time of drug-war peace, while your opinions will be remembered only as laughable lies.

Police, politicians and media against legalization support organized crime.

It is their bread and butter, so why not?

John Patrick Gordon