Sunday, August 14, 2005

dude's got a point

Dee chimes in on illegal drug use:

Drugs open people's minds. That is why they are illegal. It is nothing to do with our mental or physical well-being. If the government gave a rat's ass about our health tobacco and alcohol would be banned outright. It's as simple as that.

True dat. I've seen some lives destroyed, even ended, because of drug use... but it still doesn't compare to the damage caused by alcohol and tobacco. We live in an openly hypocritical society where J Random Tripper gets ten years under the minimum mandatory sentencing laws but J Bubba Wifebeater can come home drunk every night and beat on the kids with little fear of reprisal. Our walk and our talk are out of phase, and this is just one of the places where a crack lets the light in.