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

Sunday, December 10, 2006

A malfeasance of holocaust proportions

KABUL, Afghanistan - The Taliban gunmen who murdered two teachers in eastern  Afghanistan early Saturday were only following their rules:

The new list of 30 rules, decided on during a high Taliban meeting in September or October and since circulated over the Internet, span from the organizational — no jihad equipment may be used for personal means — to the health conscious — militants are not supposed to smoke.

They also contain a grave warning for aid workers and educators.

Rule No. 24 forbids anyone to work as a teacher "under the current puppet regime, because this strengthens the system of the infidels." One rule later, No. 25, says teachers who ignore Taliban warnings will be killed.

Taliban militants early Saturday broke into a house in the eastern province of Kunar, killing a family of five, including two sisters who were teachers.

The women had been warned in a letter to quit teaching, said Gulam Ullah Wekar, the provincial education director. Their mother, grandmother and a male relative were also slain in the attack.
Perhaps one of the worst consequences of prohibition is its empowerment of white privildege, the unearned right not to talk about some things! For this is less about what the Taliban are doing than it is about the international community standing back and tolerating this....  where the bejezzuz is the UN Security Council on this issue? Oh thats right, the UNODC [office of drug control/Vienna] looks after Afghanistan and they tell the UN drugs 'are' the problem. The UNODC also said the world would be rid of drugs by 2008.    
No Classroom 'news item' on modern history can ignore the required critical thinking in this issue. Certainly insofar as the USA is the primary instigator and beneficiary of its international 'pre-emptive' strive for democracy... in the rules of engagement, one cannot ignore the perpetuation either by design or stupidity, of DARE and other anti-drug propaganda spoon feed to children.
What is taught in rural Idaho or urban Pittsburgh has consequences for people from Kandahar to Bogota to Bankok. [ Impact Assessment of Crop Eradication in Afghanistan and Lessons Learned from Latin America and South East Asia (PDF) ] Those who fail to account for this ideology are guilty of malfeasance of holocaust proportions .
Blair Anderson
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