Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Anarchist argument against legalization of marijuana

I love it! He makes a lot of sense, and has caused me to re-evaluate my own opinions on the subject.



  1. Hmmmm. Very interesting. I would definitely fear the Monsanto quotient. They are pure evil, & will destroy anything they can get their hands on (probably the world, eventually).

  2. Yeah, I can definitely see the point in that. It made me think of the quote on Rational Anarchy from Robert Heinlein (which now that I think about it, I think I will include in the zine):

    "A rational anarchist believes that concepts such as 'state' and 'society' and 'government' have no existence save as physically exemplified in the acts of self-responsible individuals. He believes that it is impossible to shift blame, share blame, distribute blame ... as blame, guilt, responsibility are matters taking place inside human beings singly and nowhere else. But being rational, he knows that not all individuals hold his evaluations, so he tries to live perfectly in an imperfect world ... aware that his effort will be less than perfect yet undimayed by self-knowledge of self-failure... My point is that one person is responsible. Always. If H-bombs exist--and they do--some man controls them. In terms of morals there is no such thing as 'state.' Just me. Individuals. Each responsible for his own acts."

    It's the same thing as with the mainstream environmental movement - people are so caught up in what the government will sanction or fund, what this or that treaty says, or even worse, how various corporations are taking little baby-steps toward "becoming green"... What, we're supposed to feel good and happy that McDonald's is using only 40% rainforest beef as opposed to 70% and that Starbucks now uses recycled paper in their cups? Please.

    There's no State; there's just you and me. That's how I've always seen it.