A retard food fight of biblical proportions has broken out on the internet over the war on drugs. All the big guns are in on it, pies and manure fly and head shots abound. I am still wiping the mire of my own face - fuggin Aesop!! HAR HAR HAR!!! That boy may be a little slow, but he's faster than me and he has an arm on him. Even Pete The Pastor is flinging it for all he's worth!
The hell of it is that with all the shots being thrown - I haven't seen a single wrong thing said yet. Most of 'em are absolutely right, as far as their arguments go. Oh sure, some of the similarities between the drug issue and other things like booze and gun problems are a bit contrived. BP and ASM are arguing from the vantage point of noble values like personal rights and freedoms and see the problems with drugs as a price tag for those values. They have a point. Aesop argues from the point of view of the ERT guy that has to scrape druggies off the pavement and guardrails, and clean up the mess when addicts go awry and astray. There is no arguing with him, IMHO. The guys that lean to libertarianism are forced back and throw out precedents and legalities - but the truth of it is that there are no precedents for crap like this. The people that founded our countries and our legal system didn't have to worry about stuff like terrorism, abortion, drugs, welfare dependency, or any of the other crippling social ills that get worse for us every day.
It's getting worse - the boys GOT bent right out of shape over it too. The problem is that nowadays, where rights and freedoms are more important than ethics and morals - we have no foundations to deal with crap like this. America's founding fathers (and Canada's) - were Christians. They had a moral code outside the law that allowed them some common ground to start the debates on the issues that divided them in their day. We have nothing. Most of us have thrown out our faith for one reason or another - and for many of us our morals and ethics went with it. So it is that we are faced with asinine problems and we come up with asinine solutions: first it was the queers, then it was the concept of 72 fake genders, and now pedophilia and bestiality are on the table. And it isn't enough for the degenerates that do this kind of crap to be free to do it; it's not enough for you to tolerate it and hold your nose and ignore it - you have to applaud and encourage it. "Whaddya gonna do boys," someone said at one point, "Burn down the village to save it?" Guys - the village is on fire already! That is why Aesop sounds like he does - his ass is on fire and his hair is catching and the flames are getting the better of him right now. We can't run a country like this.
It is my contention that the US Constitution and the Canadian Charter Of Rights are not suicide pacts. They were noble documents written by noble men for other noble men. They will work reasonably well for them too. They will not work for savages, drug addicts, degenerates or certain political and religious sects. For them, our laws are turned on us so they can strike at us and then hide behind them. They need different laws so that we can protect ourselves from them.
As for us - we need the morals and ethics to craft them, and the courage to face the inevitable failures and setbacks as we try to be fair to all concerned. Where are we going to get those?
Welp - that's my face shot off for the day. Thanks for stopping by - and have a great Sunday, eh?