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, October 24, 2008

As seen in UK Daily Mail

Title page to Locke's Some Thoughts Concerning...Image via Wikipedia

Sex & Drugs (Alcohol is just the drug we drink) education at ever earlier ages is an admission that what do do isn't working. If we cant teach 15yrs old successfully - where is the evidence we can teach 7 year old with any proficiency.

It is an admission of failure... not of education, rather the social ecology of trying to fix this while the paradigm is flawed.

Teaching young people about sex and drugs at an ever earlier age durably instructs them that all their peers must be 'doing it' and they cant bloody wait. Do what the Netherlands has done, give back power to parents (especially around drug ed) - it is instructive to note that Dutch kids not only 'do drugs' much later then their British (or Kiwi) peers, but they are also by a factor of five in NZ's case, are less likely to binge drink, father a teen pregnancy or bear one, catch an STD, commit suicide or get in trouble with the law.

How does one convince sceptics this progress has nothing to do with Dutch 'soft on drugs' policy?

(see http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1079882/Compulsory-sex-education-lessons-age-new-Government-curriculum.html )
Blair Anderson ‹(•¿•)›

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