We’ve discussed Peter Hitchens fairly often, and he’s a bit of a one-note wonder when it comes to drug policy, but his writing is so damned entertaining, it’s hard to pass up.
So you want to legalise cannabis? You must be as dumb as Nick Clegg
Perhaps 15 years from now they will be selling Cannabis Cookies in the supermarkets, and the drug itself will be available at your local corner shop. You can guess which famous brand names will be on the packets. I couldnâ€™t possibly comment.
Let us hope that, at least, the State will by then have built enough mental hospitals to house the poor victims of this squalid drug, the young people who will take cannabis and lose their reason.
But the desire of a few rich cynics for a legal market for marijuana is the real reason for the endless dishonest propaganda on the drugs issue which has fooled so many gullible and ignorant politicians and journalists.
In this unpleasant future, greedy businessmen will make enormous fortunes from the misery of others, and the avaricious State will find a new source of tax revenue, to pay the interest on the vast debts it can never meet. […]
All these people calling for a â€˜debateâ€™ donâ€™t really want any such thing. They want to hurry us into legalisation â€“ though they will not call it that, hiding behind such words as â€˜regulationâ€™ or ridiculous, unscientific claims that cannabis can be smoked for medical purposes.
Once they have won, it will be incredibly hard to go back. By the time people grasp that legal cannabis has made this a Third World country, stupefied and acquiescent, it will be too late.
Itâ€™s not too late now. But it very nearly is.
Peter “Scrooge” Hitchens emerges like the ghost of christmas past to give us the benefit of his fantasy Britain during the last 40 years. He was clearly licking his wounds in the aftermath of receiving a thorough slapping from Will Self in the recent Question Time discussion…I would love to have seen the whole thing but here’s a short extract:
Hitchens is already a national joke in Britain
oops,,only available in Britain,,and Pete,,whats going on with our comments and the publisher,,can’t bring up the edit to try and clear it up either.
this rates 5 Guffaws! Please lord, let Mr Hitchens speak publicly for Prohibition as often as possible…
But Mr Hitchens was not the only panellist to face a tongue-lashing from the famously acerbic Mr Self.
When Lord Bilimoria, who founded the company which makes Cobra Beer, said he worried about the possibility of his children becoming addicted to drugs, the author said: ‘My biggest fear is that my children become alcoholics, but you got a peerage for flogging beer.’
the whole of my last post shoulda been in quotes but the edit function wouldnt let me in
I wonder if Mr Hitchins is available public speaking engagements,,or perhaps a radio talk show,,or one he is really qualified for,,men’s room attendant in a diarrhea ward.
Hitchens, riding the wave of his sarcastic ego, does nothing but show his ignorance to this subject. “Stupefied and acquiescent” is the condition one must be in to accept the reefer madness that has kept marijuana illegal.
Is this guy for real? If this isn’t a comedy piece its a good commentary on the thorough job of indoctrination the worlds governments have accomplished in their quest to vilify marijuana as a danger.
Obama says going after marijuana ‘not a top priority’
“”Marijuana remains an illegal drug under federal law even though voters in Colorado and Washington State recently approved ballot measures legalizing small amounts of pot for adults.
Regarding marijuana â€“ Americansâ€™ largely illegal recreational drug of choice â€“ Barack Obama has two roles.
As president, heâ€™s sworn to uphold the laws of the land, which include a federal prohibition on the sale and possession of marijuana. And as the father of two children headed for high school, he advises his girls not to do as he did when he was a teenager â€“ smoke dope with his friends.
But Mr. Obama also has to weigh the evolving political backdrop for US drug policy, which includes growing public acceptance of marijuana as the kind of substance that should be allowed for adults while being strictly regulated and taxed like alcohol.”” ‘snipped’
Christian Science Monitor,,and there is a “how much do you know about marijuana test?”,,,entertainment for my couch buddies is of utmost importance,,,now to go take the test.
The test is about the laws etc on marijuana, after a couple softball questions about the gentle herb. Don’t bother.
Here’s a writer (and at least one commenter, I can only see one comment) that needs some education:
Huh, my comment never made it past the moderator…
remember our ethics buddy Jack Marshall? Just curious if he’s spoken up about the WA and CO bills I googled jack marshall ethics. heh… we’re not the only ones thinking his astrolable is out of calibration. I even saw Malcolm introducing the legal profession to the newly coined (here on the couch) jackmarshallize.
Nerts. I’d put that reefer mad ethics hack out of my mind. I think he may have learned his lesson, he hasn’t made us get up off the couch and kick his ass recently.
Of course I could be wrong, and we could be just baiting him be even mentioning his name. You know, I have NO doubt that narcissistic butt plug does a regular web search of his own name.
I’d like to think that Jack Marshall wakes up everyday thinking about those rather nasty and fairly stoned Chubb Chubbs on Pete’s couch 🙂
We’re sweeter than honey, Jack!
because I’m old and enjoy reflecting back and I like to share, here’s a bit of past fun:
But ….I LIKE it here on Pete’s couch….
the remote has peanut butter on it,,,again
It’s even worse at this end of the couch! He got peanut butter in my chocolate over here.
that shows what a hot topic and a Reese’s cup will do
I find it amusing when some prohibasite trots out the amotivational syndrome myth in comments columns underneath articles about how we’ve managed to get yet another State to change its laws in our favor. It’s almost as funny as when they claim that the residents of of States with medicinal cannabis patient protection laws have caught on to how they were scammed by us into implementing those laws, that they’ll soon be repealed. But then Massachusetts implements a patient protection law with a “mandate from the people” level of 63-37. As if that isn’t enough the people of 2 other States that have implemented patient protection laws go and decisively approve re-legalization.
Underneath Mr. Hitchens hysterical rhetoric was something I’ve never before encountered. Sure I’ve seen the comments column disabled before but I’ve never seen this line as explanation:
“Sorry we are unable to accept comments for legal reasons.”
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Damn Pete, if you really call Mr. Hitchens abuse of the English language entertainment then you’re in the same desperate need of a check up from the neck up as I am. 🙂
The more the prohibs are backed into a corner, the more they are forced to reach deeper into their rhetorical bag of tricks…which is now empty.
All they have left is loose, double-handfuls of sheer crazy, spilling out from between their fingers as they try to throw it at people.
It shouldn’t take very long after repeal to see if being a Know Nothing prohibitionist is associated with madness.
The next morning I was awakened by a voice which seemed to me speaking in my heart, these words, “GO TO KIOWA,” and my hands were lifted and thrown down and the words, “I’LL STAND BY YOU.” The words, “Go to Kiowa,” were spoken in a murmuring, musical tone, low and soft, but “I’ll stand by you,” was very clear, positive and emphatic. I was impressed with a great inspiration, the interpretation was very plain, it was this: “Take something in your hands, and throw at these places in Kiowa and smash them.”
“She also helped her mother and her daughter who had mental health problems.”
“She felt she received her answer in the form of a heavenly vision.”
“Seeking profits elsewhere, Nation also sold photographs of herself, collected lecture fees, and marketed miniature souvenir hatchets.”