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He’s ba-ack!

Yes, it’s our old friend John P. Walters with Legalized Drugs: Dumber Than You May Think

Are the calls for legalization merely superficial​—​silly background noise in the context of more fundamental problems? Does this talk make any difference? Well, suppose someone you know said, “Crack and heroin and meth are great, and I am going to give them to my brothers and sisters, my children and my grandchildren.” If you find that statement absurd, irresponsible, or obscene, then at some level you appreciate that drugs cannot be accepted in civilized society. Those who talk of legalization do not speak about giving drugs to their families, of course; they seem to expect drugs to victimize someone else’s family.

Irresponsible talk of legalization weakens public resolve against use and addiction. It attacks the moral clarity that supports responsible behavior and the strength of key institutions. Talk of legalization today has a real cost to our families and families in other places. The best remedy would be some thoughtful reflection on the drug problem and what we say about it.

I kind of miss the old coot.

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25 comments to He’s ba-ack!

  • claygooding

    And as with all good little drug czars,,he spits his crap out his mouth where none can respond or answer his drivel.

    • claygooding

      OOPS,,found the remark button,,now waiting to see if they print it.

    • christy

      “[Tobacco smoking/nicotine addiction] is great, and I am going to give them to my brothers and sisters, my children and my grandchildren.”

      Nevermind every nationwide high school survey shows cigarette use down below marijuana use.

  • divadab

    The Weekly Standard is the house organ of the Neo-Cons, founded by known warmonger and shill Bill Kristol. To expect anything but John Walter’s demented nonsense in this venue is to expect jewels to drop out of Obama’s arse.

    That unjust dominionists like Walters are accorded respect and not the universal derision they deserve is a sad commentary on our formal society, ruled as it is by the most greedy, egotistical, duplicitous, and stupid.

  • Ooops, did I just violate a no name-calling policy? Sorry Pete, I’ve been a little high-strung lately. I’m gonna have to keep myself in check, cause I’m going to see our current drug czar perform live in D.C. tomorrow. I’ll letcha know how it goes.

    • I’ll be very interested to hear about it.

      As far as the name-calling. The rule is that we don’t call other commenters names, so if John Walters shows up here, you’ll have to stop calling him a dick. Until that time, feel free.

    • darkcycle

      No worries, Scott! John Walters hasn’t posted regularly here in quite some time. So I think you’re good to go!

  • Rick Steeb

    “Respond to the Writer”:

    To keep Cannabis illegal while tobacco and alcohol are dispensed freely would be *MURDEROUSLY STUPID*.

    The prohibition of Earth’s most widely beneficial plant species is a crime against humanity. It shall NOT stand.

    The Inquisition. The Holocaust. The Drug War. Three of a kind.

  • Francis

    Well, suppose someone you know said, “Crack and heroin and meth are great, and I am going to give them to my brothers and sisters, my children and my grandchildren.” If you find that statement absurd, irresponsible, or obscene…

    Well, yeah. Are you running a business or a friggin’ charity? My family doesn’t even get a discount. 😉

  • kant

    I love this part actually:

    Irresponsible talk of legalization weakens public resolve against use and addiction. It attacks the moral clarity that supports responsible behavior and the strength of key institutions. Talk of legalization today has a real cost to our families and families in other places.

    You know a gov’t policy is pathetically weak/absurd if merely talking undermines it.

    • Benjamin

      He actually said that talking about it hurts families! By talking about legalization, we are basically ruining lives.

      • Francis

        Dude, you just did it again! What are you, some kind of monster? Don’t you realize that every time you say the “l-word”, a child goes hungry (or is it that a fairy dies?)… I don’t remember, but the point is, it’s bad and you shouldn’t do it.

        • darkcycle

          No, every time you say the “L” word, and angel gets mugged and has his wings jacked.

      • FrederickHipster

        @ Benjamin

        And you agree with that?

        • darkcycle

          No, the aghast symbol isn’t included on the standard qwerty keyboard. If this were an actual couch he would have jumped up and spilled bongwater all over all of us.

  • dt

    Amphetamines and opiates are in medicine cabinets all over the country. Coca leaves and coca tea are used in a healthy way every day. The only thing that’s “absurd,” “irresponsible,” and “obscene” is the fact that prohibition has forced people to resort to extremely potent forms of these substances because they are deprived of access to the safer forms.

  • Prescriptions drugs and alcohol and tobacco are great, and I am going to give them to my brothers and sisters, my children and my grandchildren.

    That’s what you are also saying, right Master Walters? Or how about this reality.

    Locking people in a cage, taking their money, college hopes, and future job prospects and looking the other way when jail rapes happen is great, and I’m going to do that to my brothers and sisters, my children and my grandchildren if they ever even ride in a car with someone who possesses some cannabis.

    Dick is too light. There isn’t a word harsh enough to describe this waste of a brain.

  • Servetus

    How ironic that Walters spouts a “moral clarity” along with his straw-man arguments. The number of drug war victims created during his tenure as a highly paid prohibitionist places him among the worst tyrants in history. John Walters will always be remembered as a classic example of what Hannah Arendt called the banality of evil.

  • CJ

    EXCUSE ME !!!!! EXCUSE ME!!!! YOU NO GOOD SON OF A GUN YOU LOUD MOUTH PIECE OF GARBAGE!!!!!!

    Let me tell you something you piece of crap. You know, I saw a picture of you Mr Walther, you remind me of this old suburban guy who was the dad of a person i knew a long time ago as a young lad. let me tell you what that kid told me about his dad. he said to me, as a whacky, adventurous youngster, he got drunk one day. he came home super late and his old man confronted him. the confrontation didnt last as long as my old friend thought it would and his old man was quick, cordial, and nice – quite astonishing. A few days go by, noones said a word, dirt under the rug, right? nope. a week to the day, the old man grabs the kid before he can leave and says, your not going anywhere tonight, your staying with me, i got something to show you. The kid and the old man take a seat in the kitchen the old man has a bunch of booze. Pours the kid a shot, tells him to take the shot. Kid hesitates, they talk, kid takes a shot. Whatever, have you heard this story before? im sure. i read it in a few autobiographies. saw it in a few life time tv movies and like i said an old friend told me about it as it occurred to him.

    Huh. How about all the fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, family functions, family reunions, literally overflowing with booze. thats cool though, right? thats American, right? You do look like a bourbon kinda guy you lame piece of trash.

    Let me tell you what, I think heroin and pain killers on all levels is absolutely absolutely the litter of the crop, the pick of the joint, the best of the best. I am a drug reformist. I am not an addict because i donot agree with the word, i donot agree with the institutions, all of them, whom endorse the concept either. Infact, i happen to take the extreme stance that the term addict is no less as wrong as the term juden in nazi germany. I compare the ideology of addiction to that of the ideology of the spanish inqusition against their nonbeliever opponents. Indeed, I am lucky enough to have been blessed with the ability to reason and understand that the lunacy of aa/na/etc A and prohibition will go the way of the Nazis and the Spanish inquisition. I am so glad that I’ve been given the ability to question and rationalize and learn and understand, therefore i realize that AA/NA/xA is one and the same as the publicly bastardized Scientology. Indeed.

    Now I’ll tell you something that happened the other day too. Get this!!! And yes this is 100% true! I was invited to a friends apartment the other day. Invited because the friend has a crush on me (unfortunately the feelings are not mutual) and because the friend had some curiosity about what it is I do – and what I do, make no mistake, is love opiates. Now this friend of mine indeed is a stoner but has always only been a stoner, has never tried anything else with the exception of X once when they were young. I indulged them in letting them watch what I do, for still, after all these years, it is quite the sight and still after all these years, is still fun – the preparation, the mechanical aspect of the use, yes, the creating it’s function with my various tools is possibly as obsessive a practice as the use it’self. Fine, i get that curiosity. Well, low and behold, I would soon be asked, you know if I could you know, maybe spare a little, let my friend try it. Well any right and proper opiate lover never has extra, lol. However, a seperate purchase was made because it wasnt mine or for me, and before i did what needed to be done to enact what my friend wanted enacted i said to my friend “before i do this, which youve never done before, im just gonna say one thing, thats it and thats this… I’m about to change your life.”

    About 30 seconds after my friend was smiling beyond control and laughing and then said i hate you i laughed and said why and my friend said because you were right.

    Screw you Mr. Walther. Screw you to hell. you are a piece of freaking garbage.

  • kaptinemo

    They never stay decently buried, do they? Evidently ignominy and retirement into obscurity isn’t enough; he wants more?

    Johnny Pee, just go away. Please; you always were an embarrassment.

    Your race is run, and like your predecessors, few even bothered to see if you had crossed the bureaucratic finish line. The only people who cared were your opponents, and they? Just barely; notice was only taken to watch the ceremony of the Changing of the DrugWarrior Guard, which turned out to be even more tedious than watching paint dry. Your replacement is less bombastic, more full of bureaucratic horse manure, that’s all.

    The last paragraph of that article is a barely concealed plea not to ‘look behind the curtain!’ and ‘pay no attention to the man behind it!’. And that last sentence reveals their authoritarian natures to a tee. “Listen to us, not to them!” I’d sooner expect that on the elementary school playgrounds, not written by a putative adult. It really does show how desperate they’ve gotten.

  • Matthew Meyer

    Notice that Mr. Walters doesn’t talk about prescription drugs in his piece at all, unless I missed it.

    Even though more people now die from rx od than car wrecks.

    I got yer moral clarity right here, JW!

  • Metabaron

    WOW! So they´re handing out alcohol to minors without charge in the US now?

    Must be so cause its legal(ized).