Rise Of Anti-Marijuana Fascism:

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    The reason for the politically dramatic title of this thread is, in a word, truth.

    When government enforces the will of an emerging corporatocracy, as it did in 1930s Italy, according to Benito Mussolini such a system is known as fascism (Il Fascisti). And there should be no doubt that the motivation behind the vigorous enforcement of marijuana laws is the effect marijuana legalization would have on the bottom lines of the booze and pharmaceutical industries, along with the law-enforcement business. So we have federal power accommodating corporate interests, which is the basic definition of fascism. And the behavior of the goddam cops who conduct these raids more than adequately supports the designation.

    The following link will access the website of a reputable news organization which is featuring a long list of recent "pot raids," some of which are so incredibly disproportional to the circumstances they leave little room for doubt that the U.S. is perched on the doorstep of a full-blown police state.

    Recent Pot Bust Stories | abc7news.com

    Whether or not one is opposed to marijuana prohibition the fact remains that such inordinately aggressive police state tactics used in enforcing the extremely redundant laws against this relatively benign natural tranquilizer are out of keeping with accepted concepts of Liberty in America. And the general relevance of this topic occurs as a warning that if government can get away with such tactics over something as comparatively harmless as marijuana growing it will serve as public acceptance of what may be called an emerging American gestapo.

    A critical email to President "Change," whose 2007 campaign rhetoric strongly implied an end to such oppressive nonsense as marijuana prohibition is very much in order. And it must be kept in mind that these police raids and their consequent outcomes are extremely costly!

    So let's tell the bullshit artist in the White House what we think of marijuana prohibition.
     
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    Shut the hell up, pothead.
     
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    What about "every-other-drug fascism" as well?
     
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    I got news for you Mike. It didn't start under Obama, it started back in 1939 with an FBI agent named Anslinger who used marijuana as a way to lock up all the black and brown people, because they were the main consumers.

    Combine that with the propaganda film he had Hollywood make? You've got pretty much the same fascist tactics that Hitler used.
     
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    If we don't have freedom of our own bodies, what freedoms do we really have?
     
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    Right. So please include all that in your email to Obama, who is the President and can do something about the federal pot laws. (It's too late to complain to Anslinger.)
     
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    One step at a time.

    Trying to do more than that is a self-defeating concept. The public must be shown that legalization of a substance they've been conditioned to believe is dangerous truly is not. That will have the effect of opening minds. But it must be done in gradual steps.
     
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    Actually, my belief is that if the substance is natural and not processed, it should be legal. That includes pot, hash (it's processed about as much as kernel corn is), mushrooms, catcus, cocoa leaves, etc.

    However...............if it's processed (like cocoa leaves are for cocaine), only under a doctors supervision and guidance. Chewing whole leaves is no worse for a person than having a cup of coffee, and if you're working at altitude, it helps you with your oxygen uptake. Process it into cocaine and you've got something that will stop your heart.

    As far as heroin and meth? Keep them illegal, there is no medicinal value, and those substances are very damaging to the human body.

    Plants aren't.
     
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    I agree that that's how it will happen, but that's not how it should happen.

    "Urge immediate abolition as earnestly as we may, it will, alas! be gradual abolition in the end. We have never said that slavery would be overthrown by a single blow; that it ought to be, we shall always contend." - William Lloyd Garrison
     
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    Yes, but it comes down to who owns your body, and if you believe in self-ownership then you know that you have no right to tell people what they can do with their own bodies regardless of whether it's harmful or not.
     

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