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

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Not In My Name

Re Costa, posted by another commenter:

"And first of all, he has to show respect for those people who work in the field to reduce the harms created by drug abuse and abusive drug policies, from very limited resources, for low salaries and restrained by the barriers of stigma and discrimination. Even if they believe in legalization, or even if they are drug users themselves, because drug users are also people with inalienable human rights and dignity, a value constituting the very core of the UN system. Period."
This encapsulates all that was wrong with the UN Special Sessions. It was engineered to fail. It was a platform for Ning-Nongs. Costa pandered to his constituency, abused due process and did a disservice to UN principals. His pronouncements, and the entire sham of consultation (including Beyond2008) remain a pretence to good governance.
One cannot with any legitimacy protest the 'death penalty' and preside over a prohibition that carries a burden of tens of thousands of 'deaths by collateral damage, disease, and friendly fire'.
There has been no accounting the mayem done in our name.
If Whaling or Nuclear Testing was handled as dishonestly there would be an uproar!

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