Tuesday, October 14, 2003

That Supreme Court article also made mention of another thing that's been pissing me off for awhile. There's mention of that case about searching gas tanks at border crossings, which the Bush administration says is "indispensable to the war on drugs and terrorism." Now, I can't say for sure if the Administration used the exact phrase "war on drugs and terrorism" since that's not a direct quote, but I wouldn't doubt if they have used that phrase.

Linking the war on drugs with terrorism is fucking bullshit, because it's just trying to link one thing we know is bad, terrorism, with something we're being told is bad, drugs. They're put side by side just for cheap effect.

While we're at it, the war on drugs itself is fucking bullshit, and I don't care what those stupid fucking commercials tell you.

Take for instance that commercial which tells us that drug money funds the terrorists. The first time I saw that commercial, I was so infuriated that I nearly had blood coming from my eyes. Just like the "war on drugs and terrorism," to try and make this mental link between drugs and terrorism is beyond heinous. Are drugs and terrorism completely unrelated? No. But to take advantage of the war on terrorism and exploit it to push one of your other causes is offensive and wrong.

Guess what else funds terrorism? Oil. A lot of the guys trying to kill us now have a lot of backing and funding from the Middle east, where last time I checked, oil is a big thing.

Then there's that commercial where a 30s-40s-ish woman is doing a pregnancy test, which comes up positive, and then at the end of the commercial - SURPRISE! - the camera pans and you see that the pregnancy test was actually for her teenage daughter. Naturally, pot is to blame. Here's the deal: that girl was hot, and odds are she was going to be having sex, pot or no pot.

Guess what else leads to unwanted pregnancy? Alcohol. I'm willing to bet that there are more unwanted pregnancies due to alcohol than marijuana. Naturally, you don't see commercials coming out against that, because the liquor industry has money which they put to use by paying lobbyists.

Just another daily example of the lies, bullshit, and innuendo that we for some reason stand for in this country.

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