posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 01:28 PM
Originally posted by gentledissident
reply to post by samcrow
Wow, I know people get crazy about legalization. There's been a lot of propaganda. Prison has become a huge industry. I'm certain legalization would
solve some problems this country has. However, if I state that there is a concerted effort to keep it illegal, I'm accused of smoking the stuff and
being paranoid. I'm supposed to get high by believing in an afterlife that I nor anyone has any proof of. That's called a neurosis, and it will get
Honestly, it's been pretty eye-opening how rigged the whole process actually is. I view the war on drugs as a civil rights issue, which is why I tend
to follow anti-prohibition movements closely. The opposition to CO's Amendment 64 had virtually no financial support and little on-the-ground
support. Up until a couple of weeks ago there were virtually no anti-64 ads anywhere. Denver decriminalized possession years ago, and the state is
now being used as the template for MMJ. They've had hiccups, yes, but the vast majority of Colorado citizens aren't particularly impressed with
prohibition or the Feds backseat driving their state.
Now the ads are starting to pop up here and there but, more insidious, is the outright propaganda campaign that the governor's office, the AG's
office, and a bunch of DA's are running via the newspapers and news outlets. Ever since the last round of polls was released that showed support
increasing towards election day they've been beating the drum 24/7....on TV, radio, and in print pedaling the old 'Reefer Madness' tropes. The
hypocrisy is astounding....Gov. Hickenlooper, himself a millionaire from the beer business, on TV crying that 'somebody should think of the children,'
despite being presented with study after study after study that utterly refutes this nonsense. After CO, regardless of the vote outcome, it should be
plain to even the most ardent of prohibitionists that it's nothing more than a way to profit from property seizures and incarcerations and that
legalization in even one state would irrefutably prove that this whole thing has been about protecting the status quo and preventing the sham of the
War on Drugs from being exposed. So, some of that voter push may actually be for Romney, but Colorado has the Feds REALLY nervous. Expect more
illegal tactics as November 6 draws nearer.
edit on 24-9-2012 by samcrow because: (no reason given)