Canvassing for Opinion - aka "Blairs Brain on Cannabis"

IMHO prohibition sentiment requires inherent addiction to status quo, an incapacity to visualise beyond the here and now and a desperate desire to know others might feel the same... Reform is not revolutionary, rather it is evolutionary. Having survived banging your head against a brick wall the evolutionist relishes having stopped. / Blair

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

"60 Minutes" - features Yates trial

Last night NZ's Television Three featured Neville's case, in prime time
viewing with 15 minutes of fame on "60 Minutes",

After billing it heavily for two days, it came out as the 'lead story'
over Mordachai the Israeli 'weapons grade plutonium' whistle blower
which puts it right up there in the kiwi 'mind share'.

Jim Anderton came over as a heartless tosser. Jeanette Fitzsimonds
(greens) had the most plausible critique and came over as a caring
grandmother 'with compassion and authority'.

It also featured Daniel Clarke, snippets of Chris Fowlie and the boys in
Auckland.. but the lead advocacy was the 'appeal' by the stalwarts for
Neville, his brother came over as "mr caring", Irinka 'impassioned'
and even myself.. looked not to bad in full flight regaling the
Judge with a "how hard was that?".

The hero was Neville himself, some great lines.. "i wasn't doing
anything illegal, not in my eyes, I wasn't hurting anyone, the only
victim I see is me!"

I had hoped the investigative crew would have featured a bit of the
waste of resources, deceptions of the police and the scale of the grow
compared to 'what's going on in reality'.

Arrogant politicians will gain no curry proffering the "its illegal,
therefore, its illegal" in the face of this very public heart breaker....

Big thanks to all the newspaper letter writers. You all helped to give
this story the public face and weighting it deserved.

--
sig. Blair Anderson


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