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Friday, January 07, 2011

Guess Who Opposes the Drug Wars?

Against prohibition? So says a former advisor to a certain gentleman from Leaside:

The prohibition of alcohol was a disaster and was soon repealed in the United States as well as in the Canadian provinces that had adopted it. But the same governments that repealed it outlawed marijuana, cocaine and opiates – products that had been legal and widely consumed in the 19th century. The cost of the war on drugs is now being paid all over the world – civil war in Colombia, violence in Mexico, financial support for Islamic terrorism in Afghanistan – while all these drugs remain illegal but easily available on the streets of the Western world.

So, Mr Flanagan, will you be joining the Free Marc Emery campaign?

Posted by Richard Anderson on January 7, 2011 | Permalink


Either that, or he'll call for his assassination. It's hard to predict which.

Posted by: Kalim Kassam | 2011-01-07 4:27:36 PM

Talk about a flaky article, he started to make a good boilerplate argument for legalization and then he gets into the ethnic angle of those involved in the underground economy and finally calling for reduced taxes on cigarettes. There is a common thread of logic but his priorities are rather bizarre.

Posted by: John Chittick | 2011-01-07 4:54:32 PM

now that's entertainment

Posted by: 419 | 2011-01-07 5:08:57 PM


how is the western standard produced book project on the life struggle of freedom fighter number three coming along? It is eagerly awaited by the victorious wipeheads seeking inspiration to achieve what The Prince of Pot has achieved, and that is His Majesty's cunning plan to sabotage the US federal prison system from the inside..and he has given the American Justice System just five years to comply or he will quit and return to Canada..
Man, he drives a hard bargain. But somebody has to.

So when's the WS " Marc Emery Guide to Drug Reform " book coming out ? We can hardly wait for more of success tips and a recap on his rags to riches and then to jumpsuit life story.

Posted by: 419 | 2011-01-07 5:21:10 PM

This subject has gone around so often it's hard to keep track. Same pro and same con. Where is Shane ?.
There are thousands of Emerys out there and nothing will change by throwing him in the can for a few years. It will remain a simple pissing contest between government that can never admit they are wrong and the people that know bullshit when they see it. All the state sanctioned brainwashing the nanny state can impose will have little effect. Although it did work on 419 and Shane.

Posted by: peterj | 2011-01-07 7:04:23 PM

Don't really care much about Emery! I hear that he is too busy trying not to drop the soap in the showers. Can you at least find a likeable figurehead? Emery always came across as a royal douche who is just out to irritate people. You know the civil rights movement picked Rosa Parks(and not an earlier busing victim) because she presented a good public image. Your effectiveness is undermined by picking Emery. Choosing him is like picking Roman Polanski to handle sex education in the schools.

Posted by: Matt | 2011-01-07 7:06:11 PM

Choosing him is like picking Roman Polanski to handle sex education in the schools.

Posted by: Matt | 2011-01-07 7:06:11 PM

I thought that statement was really funny until it occured to me that it could well be the new frontier on our race to the bottom. When schools push for books about their "two mommies or daddies" he could well be the new Dr.Spock to enlighten our moral guidance.

Posted by: peterj | 2011-01-07 7:17:50 PM

Ya have got to be criminally insane to support prohibition, the violence that it creates around the world. Its not just the cost in lives , its also in billions of dollars of taxpayer money to wage war on innocent people.
The military tests for drug use but mental illness
or people who are drunk on power. It turns out that one of our highest ranking military officer is a serial killer.
Not to mention every time you turn on the news theres a report of police assaulting civilians , they dont even seem to care that there being filmed.

Posted by: don b | 2011-01-07 8:14:04 PM

so the drug liberation fan club is unaware that human society has passed you by. Paleoanarchy is just a spectator sport.

Posted by: 419 | 2011-01-07 10:54:55 PM

Ultimately, the goal of any society is to defend Liberty and to cull the weaklings within it. Legalized drugs is a sure way to ensure that both are done.

Posted by: AB Patriot | 2011-01-08 12:12:10 AM

the wipeheads carefully avoid polite society and pay out a large % of their income to the other under achievers as it is.. why legalize their folly ? They are safely in chemical cages of their own making as it is.. & there is certainly no lack of them .

Posted by: 419 | 2011-01-08 10:15:42 AM

Ultimately, the goal of any society is to defend Liberty and to cull the weaklings within it.
Posted by: AB Patriot | 2011-01-08 12:12:10 AM

You just gotta be drunk to come up with that one. Booze is also considered to be a drug.

Posted by: peterj | 2011-01-08 6:45:46 PM

Good one

Yes Tom call for his assassination toooo.....

at least in this case the victim would actually as written ..love it

Yes he love it ..to be a REAL Martyr and not just a pimp of pot


Why does everything have to do with emery when its drugs??

You are terribly ,miss informed as an organization if you think he has much if any say in the "real cannabis movement"
I did not say the "cannabis consumer movement"

As no one fleeced more from users than him


Posted by: shavluk | 2011-01-08 7:18:35 PM

Looks like this shavluk fellow is in the market for the Western Standard tell all book about Marc Emery. We are all interested in how a freedom fighter plead guilty to all charges in the court o his enemies and even threw in, unprompted a promise not to disobey the law anymore .

Isn;t the whole idea of freedom to _not to end up chained to the wall in a cement box with 1000 other felons?

So there, you have some customers for that book , the Western Standard presents... the Marc Emery story..

Posted by: 419 | 2011-01-08 10:40:50 PM

Its to bad narcotics arnt produced in countries like England, France or Switzerland . Instead they come from places like Afghanistan ,Mexico , Columbia and son on . Countries filled with dark skinned people with despotic leaders, the U S sends billions of dollars there way to wage war on there own citizens . Like Einstein said keeping doing the same thing over and over again hoping for differant results , definition of insanity.

Posted by: don b | 2011-01-10 9:02:43 AM

"... Like Einstein said keeping doing the same thing over and over again hoping for differant results , definition of insanity..."

..............doth say the most wize and accurite donnie b

we all are looking for different results in the Drug War
but the only people who defend it's excesses are insane

Posted by: 419 | 2011-01-10 12:03:35 PM

Personally I do not see Emery as a hero of any kind, although I think his prosecution and sentencing were over kill. Concerning the topic of drug wars I can only say that they can only produce more of the same. It also applies to the "war on poverty" and all the others. They does not eliminate the problem or even reduce it, they increase the problem.

Most of us who have lived long enough have learned that you simply cannot protect people from themselves. We may have the best of intentions, but we cannot prevent people from harming, or even killing, themselves. When I say people I am referring to consenting adults who have made their choice of their own free will. If we really wanted to attempt to help, we should be trying to get to the root of the problem; the reason they feel a need to take drugs. As long as the drugs are not being forced on us, I see no reason for all the hysteria concerning drugs. Before anyone gets into a tizzy, I am neither a "wipehead" nor a "pothead". I do not need drugs to feel at peace and good about myself.

Posted by: Alain | 2011-01-10 6:41:33 PM

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