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

Friday, February 17, 2006

NZH, letter to the editor, In Our Name


In Our Name.

The muted response to the Balinese court imposed killings suggests the prejudices surrounding drugs are such that this is entirely acceptable 'humane public policy'. Few will acknowledge these judicial executions will do nothing to change harms,  availability or quantity of drugs consumed [BALI NINE EXECUTIONS / NZH 16/02/2006].

The US lead, abstinence based UN Single Convention on Narcotics, of which New Zealand and Australia are signatories is answerable for this manufactured consent, not 'license to kill'  national sovereignty as is excused by some commentators. The right to do justice by ballistic invasion, neck stretching, shock and chemical intervention for what is a consensual adult activity is never questioned. It is at serious odds with best practice health promotion that we shoot anyone anywhere, to send a signal.
Blair Anderson
Director, Educators for Sensible Drug Policy
50 Wainoni Road. Christchurch, New Zealand 8006
ph (++643) 389 4065 cell/TXT 027 2657219 car-phone 025 2105080

"A maxim for the twenty-first century might well be to start by not fighting evil in the name of good, but by attacking the certainties of people who claim always to know where good and evil are to be found." Tzvetan Todorov
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