…. otherwise its tyranny.
Tyranny’s Blind Eye
The other day, I read a story that troubled me so much that I now feel compelled to write something about it. I do so knowing full well, I will not make many friends from the repressive regime we call Canada, and its Gestapo goons who enforce repressive military-style wars on the drug trade, while turning a blind eye to the harm and damage done by multi-national pharmaceutical companies and a medical profession only to willing to prescribe more and more medication to a stressed out and depressed populace.
A family from Pincher Creek recently saw themselves hung, drawn and quartered before even stepping foot inside a court room. A nine-month-old child was torn from its parents and taken away by the state, who in turn jailed its parents while at the same time condemning 2 of the 3 residences where they lived. Their names were published in the newspapers and the media had a field day from one end of this country to another in demonizing these poor people. This family, who I do not know, must have been traumatized and horrified by their experience at the hands of the state. Their crime… selling a little pot. If ever there was a case where the punishment did not fit the crime, this is the one.
I speak of this because this is just one more example of how our country is becoming a police state using draconian measures to suppress peoples desires to ‘lighten up’. Prohibition lasted for 13 years before the state realized the error of their ways. The criminalization of marijuana has gone on for much longer than that, with no end in sight. Other countries have woken up to the fact the state has no business establishing morality and using a big stick in the process, while turning a blind eye to the real criminals in our society, including themselves, our government. They are all hypocrites!
You measure a democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists.