Another interesting post over at Transform Is self-censorship helping perpetuate the drug war?
Is it possible that there are groups that recognise the truth about prohibition, but self-censor on this issue when in the media eye?
The short answer: Yes.
And it’s both groups and individuals. It’s the people who whisper to me in the hallway “I agree with your letter in the paper.” It’s some academics who say that there isn’t enough political will to consider discussing alternatives to prohibition. It’s the Democrats who say that this is not the time to take a stand on such a controversial issue. It’s the elected officials who fear the 30-second attack ads. And it’s all the ordinary people who see that everyone else has shut up about it, so they figure they’d better be quiet as well.