13 January 2005

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i don't understand why they can pull a multi-million pound Pepsi advert featuring footballers and a tidal wave and yet in 2 years time they can release a Tsunami: tide of terror in multiplexes around the globe...

won't all those people still be dead in 2 years time? or are their families supposed to have gotten over it by then?

i don't understand how the BBC can have a 'legalise drug' Newsnight discussion without a single interesting point being made on either side (and as for that 'what if?' show...jesus.). Let me get this straight, your main argument is that drugs are bad and yours is that criminals are bad and Afghanistan is FUBAR?

Oh right...

i think the pro-Legalisation lobbies (find a better spokesman, guys) should have used the 'pie' argument: would any government seriously even think of deregulating something as relatively innocuous as, say, steak and kidney pies, and letting them be manafactured and distributed entirely by a criminal fraternity who couldn't care less about hygiene / safety standards?

and please stop using the ridiculous tu quoque argument that we should legalise drugs because alcohol and cigarettes are legal and they are much worse... other than reducing crime, the only real argument for legalising all drugs is that they are dangerous...

Finally, after the Prince Harry debacle, can someone tell me why if you dress up as a Nazi you're supporting the Nazis but if you dress up as a Pakistani / Native American / Arab etc you're taking the piss and are probably racist to boot?

I just don't get it...

4 comments:

FeldFunker said...

The point, for most people, is not what is done, but by whom and in which context. As I can see in your faves, you're into Current 93 - well, they love playing around qith questionable symbols, just like Siouxsie Sioux some 20 years ago. How does that differ from, say, Bush's daughters dressing up as Arafat? ;)

Anonymous said...

It's all context. Given the Royal Family's, um, questionable history when it comes to the Nazis, little Harry should have had more sense. 'Course common sense seems to have been bred out of that lot.

As for the Bush daughter/Arafat comment - It would be in incredibly poor taste for one of the Bush twins to dress as Arafat, but for different reasons. Context again.

I should point out though, that there's a big fucking difference between what was the PLO and the Nazis. For fuck's sake...

The pro-legalization guys. If the ones they throw on the news there are anything like the people they throw on the news here (and from your description, it sounds like it...) it seems like they grab the most pot-addled freak they can find, cook 'em up a bong load, and stick him or her in front of the cameras.

Have you checked out Robert Young Pelton's book The World's Most Dangerous Places? He makes it very clear exactly where drug money would go and what would be done with it if drugs were legalized and the current distribution system was left in place.
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idleheart said...

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20jazzfunkgreats said...

Out of interest did you see the documentary Louie Theroux’s brother did on Global Warming on C4 at all?

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