Here, have some drugs

I pointed out last year something I thought was so blindingly obvious that it didn’t make any sense to keep up the charade. If anything, we should know by now that anything can be abused where it previously had some legitimate purpose.

And medical companies made good money pumping us full of this stuff.

bayer-heroin-ad

Bayer was one of the premier providers of today's poisons.

This bottle was from 1901

This bottle was from 1901

Let's cure that cough with Heroin!

Let's cure that cough with Heroin!

And CocaCola was an early supporter of cocain. In fact, the name of the company comes from this particular ingredient.

Relieves tension by removing your inhibitions

Relieves tension, by removing your inhibitions

Of course, the academic community also encouraged it. As this Scientific American article from 1906 shows

Of course, the academic community also encouraged it. As this Scientific American article from 1906

Of course, it wouldn’t be fair if we left cigarettes out of this. After all, doctors loved Camels.

I wonder if any of these doctors are still alive... Probably not.

I wonder if any of these doctors are still alive... Probably not.

Even our former persident, the late Ronald Reagan enjoyed Chesterfields. Incidently, the brand got some attention again for being used in the movie True Romance in a part called the “Sicilian scene”.

Ronald Regan loves a good smoke

Ronald Reagan loves a good smoke

And, of course, Santa loved Pall-Malls.

I imagine it gets a bit chilly up there.

I imagine it gets a bit chilly up there.

Or is it Lucky Strike?

Does St. Nick get tired of being dragged in to be the posterboy for competing products?

Does St. Nick get tired of being dragged in to be the posterboy for competing products?

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Producer of Marihuana

Yes, it’s real folks… And no it isn’t me.

Courtesy of the Library of Congress

Courtesy of the Library of Congress

So what magically changed between 1945 and today?

Legislation of morality does nothing but take the burden away from personal responsibility. Making it illegal hasn’t stopped it at all and, in fact, has given rise to a thriving community of criminals. Apparently we’ve learned nothing from prohibition. The similarities are blindingly obvious, yet somehow the exception in this ban.

What was once a business that was taxed just as alcohol was, suddenly became the demon of society.

But the big difference between alcohol isn’t the substance itself. It’s the culture that gave rise to its widespread popularity. It’s the customers and producers and their lifestyle. And not one of these categories matched the politicians’ view of the upright citizen who would brew, licensed, alcohol.

How is the person high on alcohol any less of a danger than the one on Ambien or Johnnie Walker? Let’s re-ban alcohol and institute new bans on prescription medication then. We are all for equality under the law, aren’t we?

And the claims that “Buying marihuana will help terrorists”? And I suppose Al Capone was Gandhi back then? The “terrorists” go for whatever makes them the most money in a short period of time. For all we know they’re probably renting houses to former owners of foreclosed homes. Maybe we should ban renting as well.

The reason they’re able to channel money away is because it’s illegal to produce here. And all for a century old bias. You want to stop the money flow? Stop making it illegal and tax it instead. You will never ever prevent people from doing whatever they please so might as well solve two problems at once.

Disclaimer

I am in no way condoning the use of drugs (illegal or otherwise). I’m merely pointing out the glaring hypocrisy between the eras.

With all their flaws, the government just a half-century ago saw the wisdom of taxing a vice to bring in revenue. Not all old ideas are obsolete.

Paddington Bear and Illegal Immigration

I never thought I would see the day where a child icon is being used by nefarious types to further their agenda of allowing illegal aliens into the country.

It is just disgraceful how proponents of illegal immigration are twisting young minds to accept these foreign hoodlums and vagabonds as members of our community. How dare they think a nation of justice and virtue will stand for it.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not against immigrants. In fact, I am one too. But it’s the idea that people can simply walk across a border or step out of a train and simply become assimilated as one of our own… It’s just preposterous! How could they think that any person (and I use that term loosely as they don’t deserve the complement) of that calibre can simply become a contributing member of society when they don’t even understand the culture. Heck, most don’t even understand the language.

How many “mistakes” or “errors in judgement” must they make for the rest of us to realise the threat they are?

It just goes to show how far the media has gone in manipulating the public. Who would ever suspect little Paddington Bear of being a job thief or potential terrorist. This shows once again at how far the Liberal media has sunk its claws into the psyche of the public.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just Kidding!

Happy 50th birthday Paddington Bear!
This post was inspired by the PD article in the L.A. Times.