Welcome to the DEA Lounge!
Gee, I wonder why my agent booked me here. He does realize that I'm going to be riffing on the folly of criminalizing Mother Nature, right?
Oh, well, better he book me here than he book me in San Quentin, right?
Do you guys know that the DEA marched on to Monticello in 1987 and took away Jefferson's poppy plants?
I kid you not. Talk about rolling over in one's grave, Jefferson would have been pissed big time.
He's like, "what the f...!"
"I wasn't half right about the need for frequent revolutions!"
But seriously, isn't that screwed up?
Earth to America: they're plants, dude! What are we thinking?
Boo is right! I mean, it reminds me of Fahrenheit 451, in which a tyrannous government destroys books.
Mind you, I'd rather live under that tyranny. They just tell me WHAT to think, whereas modern-day drug laws tell me HOW and HOW MUCH I can think...
...because they destroy the mind-expanding drugs that actually help me think outside the box and grow new neurons, even!
Darn right, boo. Boo to the max, dawg. As in ruff!
What kills me is that in John Halpern's book "Opium," he paints the bland picture of the DEA reluctantly taking the plants away at the insistence of the Monticello Board of Directors. Whereas the way I hear it, the DEA stormed onto the place like so many...
Well, if the jackboot fits, wear it, right?
My name is Brian Quass and I'll be here lambasting the drug war until the government thinks up a way to outlaw free speech.
Hey, if a government can criminalize plants, all bets are off, right?