Ex-prisoners critique the 'correctional economy'
Published: November 24, 2010
This is some heavy shit, but really it's just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the extent to which the War on Drugs has poisoned our society and turned millions of harmless citizens into criminals and convicts whose lives have been seriously damaged by the forces of law and order merely for attempting to alter their consciousness.
With the tide of public opinion finally rising up over the carefully constructed dams of ignorance and official disinformation to challenge the feasibility and the very basis of the War on Drugs, the one relentless question remains: How long are we going to stand for this shit? We've got them on the ropes — it's time to finish them off now and reclaim our country from the warmongers who operate what Dr. Kevin Danaher of Global Exchange has called "the largest working railroad in America: the criminal justice system."
This week I'll be attending the Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam and reporting from the festivities, as well as weighing in on some of the recent negative developments in the Dutch cannabis community being proposed by the new right-wing government of the Netherlands. In the meantime, as the vipers used to say, "Light up and be somebody!" —London, Nov. 19, 2010
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