Which is more likely to lead to success? Doing homework or doing drugs? Isn’t doing drugs a good use of time?
“Mommy, are drugs okay?”
“Yes honey, as soon as you’re eighteen.”
“Of course honey, if it could hurt you it wouldn’t be okay.”
What should you spend your time on today? A new degree or a new drug? What will better set you up for more self-reliance and a higher income?
Is it better for a society to be a country of scientists or a country of junkies? Which promotes being more competitive in a global economy?
Should army rations include cocaine and LSD to be sure the needs of all soldiers are met on the battlefield?
Is it still proper to restrict airline pilots from using hard drugs? Is that fair?
59% of Oregon voters seem to believe the better choice is drugs. They voted to decriminalize hard drugs including heroin, oxycodone, cocaine, methamphetamine, and LSD.
They’re legal? No, not legal, just decriminalized, meaning there’s only a small fine or time spent in a “recovery center.” But don’t worry about that, surely George Soros or Kamala Harris is waiting to pay your fine for you—just like those rioters in Minneapolis who got arrested and had their bail paid for them by the Left. So do what you need to do. Get high! Now! It’s as good a time as any!
Here’s a lesson from Oregon for other states: How to pay for those recovery centers? Use the money the state collects from taxes and fees on legalized marijuana! And you were told marijuana wasn’t a gateway drug? It lights the way even for government to move on to harder drugs!
There are plenty of those other states. In the 2020 election, four more—New Jersey, Arizona, South Dakota, and Montana—legalized recreational marijuana. That brings the total to fifteen (plus Washington DC), with soon 30% of Americans to be living in states with legal pot for pleasure.
The push for pot often starts with touting its pain relieving capabilities for medical purposes. But what’s the rationale for recreational pot? Usually no more than “it’s no worse than alcohol” and “it’s not bad for you.” The authentic rationale is straight out of any Cheech and Chong movie: “Oh wow man, that’s far out!”
The Oregon rationale for decriminalization of hard drugs of course has no ready medical benefit, and certainly no sort of positive lifestyle improvement element—nobody in America is ready to glorify junkies quite yet–thankfully. The appeal in Oregon was to not make addicts criminals. Instead, junkies should simply be viewed as having a health care concern—and we all know the Left insists health care is a human right that demands other people’s money be spent.
What does America’s chief competitor in the world think of marijuana? Surprise, they don’t like it. Anyone in China found with more than 50 grams (less than two ounces!) of a controlled substance may face the death penalty. They also have voiced concern with the US legalizing marijuana, if for no other than the propaganda value of painting America as degenerate.
In reality, China could not be happier that states are paving the way for ever more Americans to be high at any given time. It reduces the productivity of our nation—that is inarguable. Have you ever heard of any studies that defied your own experiences of how little potheads and junkies get done? Their goal is neither excellence nor achievement, unless the excellence and achievement is itself in getting high—or raiding the refrigerator.
Admiral Yamamoto is reported to have explained why the Japanese never invaded the US mainland after their successful attack on Pearl Harbor. His quote was along the lines of “there would be a rifle behind each blade of grass,” referring to America’s heritage of self-reliance and gun ownership.
Imagine China contemplating the same, now that the grass itself is the weapon of choice. Attack!