Pubdate: Fri, 13 Dec 2002
Source: Kelowna Capital News (CN BC)
Copyright: 2002, West Partners Publishing Ltd.
Author: Alan Randell


To the editor:

Re: Grow Op on Weston Busted, Nov. 27.

Yet another story in the prohibitionist claptrap served up by our media to 
make us fear and/or despise those totally innocent souls who use or sell 
illegal drugs. As usual, the victims are not permitted to be heard.

No government has the right to punish anyone for ingesting anything, 
however harmful. Even if governments did have the right, alcohol and 
tobacco are not banned and marijuana is, even though it is less harmful 
than either.

So if drugs aren't banned because they're harmful, why do we ban them? It 
is to entertain the white and the non-poor by ruining the lives of the 
non-white and the poor. The key here is the cops can choose whom to arrest

Why do we put up with this brutal and racist pogrom? Because the media 
support it.

When I read tripe like this, I think the world would been a nicer place if 
newspapers had never been invented.

Alan Randell,

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