The Flower

Absolutely brilliant video. Anti-prohibition cartoon by Haik Hoisington.

[Thanks, Chuck]

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12 Responses to The Flower

  1. Hope says:

    Indeed it is.

  2. Rich says:

    Wow, I’m blown away by this. Wonderful work.

  3. Voletear says:


  4. claygooding says:

    Good comparison and it reminds me of something,,,,,,
    just sad it’s too long for an ad. Thousands for a 30 second spot would make that one expensive.

  5. paul says:

    That was simply awesome. It is not going to convert a dedicated prohibitionist–they would just resent it. But it may work on some fence-sitters.

    It IS too long for TV, and it will probably spread very nicely around the web, but the web belongs to our side already. Still, it is a great morale booster for the converted.


  6. Maria says:

    Beautifully brilliant.

    You know how you can buy TV-B-Gone zappers online and turn off the TVs around you like in a bar or doctors office?

    Where’s the TV-B-Mine zapper that beams content out to all those TVs? This would be so perfect for that.

  7. Windypundit says:

    Frantic cries of “Druggies using cartoons to lure our children!” in 3…2…1…

  8. KBCraig says:

    Overall it’s good, but I do have a problem with the idea of using additional tax revenue as an argument to end prohibition. That’s not an end to prohibition, it’s the beginning of strict regulation, which is even worse for the market than prohibition. Prohibition allows a black market, which is sort of free; the legalized/regulated market does not.

    Don’t “legalize”, don’t “decriminalize”, don’t “tax and regulate”. Just repeal the prohibition. The money saved from enforcement costs will be the

  9. kaptinemo says:

    KBCraig, the sad fact is the Devil always has his due.

    As much as it sticks in the craw of this life-long libertarian, in order to end a gigantic injustice, we reformers will have to accept a much-lesser injustice of taxation to ‘legitimize’ what never needed it in the beginning.

    I’ve said of (and to) the prohibs countless times that money always trumps ideology. Well, sadly, that goes for us, too.

    Fine. “C’est la vie” I’ll grudgingly pay a tax to get a hob-nailed jackboot off our necks forever. But I want that money from that tax to go to the things that need it the most, not some wannabe fascist cop’s wish list. Those DrugWarriors who have benefited so greatly already from our suffering should be given the ‘cold turkey’ treatment, as they will no longer ‘need’ (as if they ever did) all the bright, shiny, deadly toys and anti-Constitutional laws they’ve used on us in the name of ‘saving’ us from ourselves.

    So, yes, while I may agree with your sentiments, life always intrudes with a big, heavy 2×4 called ‘socio-economics’ to wallop us upside the head and keep us real. The trick is not to let it hit us too hard…

  10. tintguy says:

    Sorry Kap but I’ve got to fix the end of your post…..the trick is to roll with it and use that inertia to our advantage…. sorry

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