Recently I found this meme on Facebook, and it got a reaction out of me. I got to thinking just how true and profound it really was. All it would of taken is one arrest, and our present time would be completely different.
I sat in front of my computer, smoking a joint, and watched the smoke dispersing into the room as I exhale. I starting thinking deeper into it, wondering what would have happened if a young Barack Obama/Barry Sotero was hanging out with his friends, having a good time, and ended up getting busted with an ounce of cannabis. .
I took another hit off my pipe, looking around the room, bothering nobody, and wondered why almost a million people a year were going to get arrested for cannabis. A million dreamers aspirations of lifetime goals and possibilities thrown aside. The day after a drug bust they wake up to a new life, with a new label, a criminal.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting to get a different result. The war on cannabis has proven to be the epitome of insanity.
I had an idea for a meme, and it went viral. Within a few hours it had gotten shared to tens of thousands of people on Facebook! The icing on the cake though, was when I started seeing people I don't even know, tweeting it directly to Barack Obama. I have had a great time time reading peoples perspectives on it, and I can tell that it kind of touched a nerve.
Anyways I think I had made a pretty good point with it. That being the blatant hypocrisy our President has committed by continuing to ignore the peoples desire to end the war on cannabis. It was good enough for him to do it, flippantly bragging about it to look all hip and shit. Why can't he do the right thing and just put his pen on a piece of paper and reschedule cannabis. Why should more and more people be busted for what he is guilty of doing himself?
Considering the ratio of blacks getting arrested compared to whites is staggering. He is so frigging lucky he had never gotten arrested. In every single state in the United States, except for one, (Hawaii) more blacks are arrested than whites.
So what kind of choice is a person supposed to have come November? A hypocrite, or the 250 million dollar man? I don't care for republicans at all. For one reason the Republicans have traditionally opposed cannabis reform, the majority of them view it as being soft on criminals.
I read in The New York Times, that Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., said that half of the 6,200 people who were charged with low-level marijuana possession last year in Manhattan had never been arrested before.
No one wants our politicians, or our police to be soft on criminals. Instead of considering someone who is arrested for the first time in their life because of cannabis a criminal....Why not consider them just a person? We already incarcerate more people than any other country in the world, so why should we just exasperate the problem further?
On another note, I read today where a local law enforcement have gone so far out of their way to get a cannabis arrest.They used constant surveillance of a hydroponic shop to go after people who purchased there. Taking tag numbers and looking up addresses, then fabricating tips to search homes.
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