4 February 2002

Just heard the notorious anti-drug Super Bowl ad, which juxtaposes crimes committed by terrorists and the drug cartels with the usual “everybody does it” statements. It’s not effective propaganda if it doesn’t overcome my intellectual objections, so I feel free to criticize this ham-handed attempt to appeal to collective patriotism and individual guilt with just two words: LEGALIZE IT. There is no direct linkage between your average pothead and the criminal drug empire that has not been forged by government policies ranging from inept to evil. In fact, let’s talk about the efforts of lobbyists over the last century to artificially criminalize the… oh, am I past my 30-second time slot? *sigh* I fail the propaganda wars again. We now return you to this ferschutkineh game, which gets wilder by the second.

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4 February 2002

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