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 02, 2010

Drug Foundation comes out in support of Human Rights. Everyone elses, just not ours!

Drug Foundation comes out in support of Human Rights. Everyone elses, just not ours!
 
as seen on NZDF's facebook.
 
re [evidenced by detention without trial] human rights abuse.

Your right about detention without trial not being 'against' our human rights (as per the Act), there are identified by the UN itself, shortcomings in our legislative embodiment a...nd NZ has been told to correct that.. three times.

Our BoRA is equally remiss insofar as it is unenforceable. (the charges were dropped therefore rights were upheld)

However, which part of prejudice don't you (and your management) quite understand...?

Having a 'here come the stoners' moment are we?

NZDF will never fix what is broken overseas, nor appear reasoned or rational if in NZDF's calls to alert good people to think 'big picture' ignore what is acutely, systemically, and chronically broken in New Zealand and "applied disproportionately, illegally and with malice to selected New Zealanders".

In a more reasoned debate such POLICE action [directed against me, in this case] might be described as 'chilling dissent'.

Clearly NZDF's official position is increasingly looking 'that's OK' as long as it is directed at 'those people'.

Why would the Police drop all charges despite full admission, "it's my pipe, its my pot, I inhaled and I will do it again, I am unrepentant." Could it be that detained down in the cells one is 'irrational'?

Or might it be that my only protection from unwarranted arrest AND prosecution for being publicly mouthy (standing for elected office) was irony of ironies, be found to posess the 'cone' of reasoning, the peace pipe when at the time of arrest the Government had a bill before the house making pipe and cones that even look unlike pipes and cones EVEN MORE illegal.

Can it be that self incrimination is no longer enough for a conviction, [or at the very least some well funded coercive treatment] these days.

If it takes an 'annoying jerky loudmouth' to bring NZDF's boorish (and unhelpful) attitude to your Board of Trustees attention then so be it.

[That is presuming your not some intellectual lightweight wading in without authority to speak and act on behalf of NZDF.]

Tank gawd for activists 'for shining light in on the snipers nest.'

Consider: could this public declaration (yes it is on my blog) mean you and yours wouldn't support my nomination for 'NZDF trusteeship' or is it likely to be (like last time) a CAREful management decision that NZDF bring in 'some big guns' at the front door to POLICE who sits at the table.

Lets see what the 23rd of November holds.... it may yet prove to be more definative to NZ drug policy than this days Prop 19 California vote.

NZDF's considered reply is of course always welcomed.
 
 
useful and relevant links.
 
note:  The Drug Foundation has a proposal for a law change that it believes to be pragmatic and politically palatable, based on a successful Western Australian model: prohibition with civil penalties. Those found with cannabis for personal use are fined or must attend a drug information session, but they don't get a criminal record. (so where do they get cannabis from? criminals?   FFS  the right to possess is a barren right without the right to trade. /Blair)
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