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Accentuating the Liberal in Classical Liberal: Advocating Ascendency of the Individual & a Politick & Literature to Fight the Rise & Rise of the Tax Surveillance State.

The Soviets thought they had equality, and welfare from cradle to grave, until the illusory free lunch of redistribution took its inevitable course, and cost them everything they had. First to go was their privacy, after that their freedom, then on being ground down to an equality of poverty only, for many of them their lives as they tried to escape a life behind the Iron Curtain. In the state-enforced common good, was found only slavery to the prison of each other's mind; instead of the caring state, they had imposed the surveillance state to keep them in line. So why are we accumulating a national debt to build the slave state again in the West? Where is the contrarian, uncomfortable literature to put the state experiment finally to rest?

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Cannabis & Torturing Dogs & Other Animals - This Philosophically Munted Country.



Here’s the facts, simply stated:

Cannabis, unlike alcohol, is not toxic: that is, it is physically impossible to smoke an overdose that kills you.

While the phenomenon of an angry drunk is commonplace, and why I would never bother going for entertainment into a city anymore at night, I have never, ever, seen a person on a high who is angry. Dope and chill walk pretty much hand in hand.

Cannabis has undoubted pain relieving properties.

Cannabis (not hemp) may well have some anti-cancer qualities (Mrs H reads a lot of health related material, and assures me of this).

Yet, in this kindergarten of a country, cannabis, including medical cannabis, is illegal; thousands of peaceful, freedom loving kiwis have an absurd, life narrowing, criminal conviction because of this.

This brave man may well have been harried to his death by the authorities due to this.

To 'legally' replicate the effects of cannabis, we thus have party pills.

Unlike cannabis, party pills can be toxic, thus, the Minister of  Poisoning Defenceless Animals, has determined we may now have to poison lots of animals to ensure the safety of party pills, and the fools that use them.

I like animals. Very much – better than people. I don’t like interfering politicians telling me what I can and cannot do with my own body. I don't like politicians who talk of torturing defenceless animals on my behalf, when it is totally, criminally, unnecessary.

What is truly offensive to me is not so much that I’m forced to live a life in a prison voted by a mindless mob, as bad as that is. What is truly offensive to me is my life has been handed to moral monsters, and I’m as mad as hell about it.

What is truly, truly offensive to me is the abject contradictory idiocy of all this.


I propose the following solutions:

First, we legalise cannabis. The referendum held during the US Presidential election whereby some States opted to legalise cannabis, so that individuals could have a certain weight in their possession, plus grow six plants, sounds like an oasis of sense compared to the barbaric nonsense we have in New Zealand, with so much taxpayer money squandered on policing a victim-less crime.

Second, we don’t embark on the senseless torture, maiming and murder of lovely, furry little animals for what in this instance is nothing more than our own enjoyment.

Finally, we find a peaceful, gentle, free way to structure our lives called classical liberalism and minarchy.

Summary: We take our lives back from the government, and each other, and as a country, grow up.


What will happen in the police state of New Zealand?

Nothing.

Why?

Because it is a police state, and we don’t control our lives, or our bodies: not where it’s really important. The Minister of My Body will most likely torture thousands of animals in the cruellest of circumstances to prove my point.


A closing question for the Minister of My Body and Taking (the other portfolio):

I’m considering base jumping to get my jollies: to determine the risk of this, is it sensible/humane/intelligent to throw Daisy Dog off a building?




She’s got her chute on, I've had progressive teachers through my formative years, thus can't think for myself anymore, so, I need an answer please? (And quickly, my arm's getting sore).


Update I

Well worth reading, and in Granny Herald: Positive drug use the 'great unmentionable'.

Notably: 

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne would not comment on Mr Taylor's comments and police referred questions to the Government, saying they just enforced the rules.

It appears there's no one thinking ...


Update II:

It looks as if these two men will be going to jail for up to seven years.

All they did was sell equipment private citizens could use to cultivate their own cannabis  and other plants with.

Their customers dealt with them on a voluntary basis through the most civilising act known to man: the capitalist transaction.

These men have harmed no one, they have initiated no force. There were no victims in this supposed 'crime'.

Cannabis is a natural drug, not toxic, unlike legal party pills that may soon come to market only after being tested by torturing animals. Unlike alcohol on which you can overdose and die from, but can buy from the supermarket.

Yet, the lives of these two men will now be destroyed by the State.

Why?

Because the State says so. Essentially, it's a thought-crime.

This is barbaric. This is the society where your life is owned by your neighbours and total strangers. 

The West is overdue for it's Spring, but how to thaw the frosted chains of the slaves mind? Just this morning I've been arguing with a man on Twitter who would have it the State is this omniscient thing so important no individual must escape from it (in the context of a peaceful, voluntary Seasteading community, which apparently no State can afford to leave the clutches of it's tax system).

Peace and freedom to all (something the brute, busy-body surveillance state will never give you).

4 comments:

  1. Great post! However, the problem I have with legalising cannabis is the idiot factor. I would love to let us all decide for ourselves and do exactly as we wish to our own bodies and minds, as long as it doesn't encroach on the rights of others to do the same. But while we have a comprehensive health and welfare system that refuses to let those who make poor decisions suffer the TRUE consequences of their actions, I am not happy to let jobless idiots who have nothing, including a career, to lose piss their lives up against a wall at my (the taxpayers) expense (I say with a straight face trying to ignore the fact that that is what is already happening ;) Drop the 'free' health and welfare, then legalise cannabis.

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    1. Good points Mike. I originally had in the post, but took it out so it was more readable, that the argument for regulation that it is to save taxpayer money in the health system, is for me the argument for privatised health, so people do feel the consequences of their actions.

      However, that said, there is a large amount of evidence now that cannabis is certainly less harmful than alcohol, and indeed has many positive qualities. It's medicinal use in hospices, etc, for pain relief, while keeping the patient's lucidity, is a complete no-brainer.

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    2. One of the advantages of "free" health care is the Dr. treating you does not have a vested interest in repeat custom from the patient. Obviously a GP in business gets paid more the more frequently you go to her/him. I went to a GP for 6 years in chronic pain, and only when I demanded to be sent to the Hospital specialist did I get treatment, which the GP would have known about if he was keeping up with medical advances.
      As for legalization of drugs, I was told a gang head joined a Govt. department in the '80s. Legalization would be bad for gang business.

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  2. Sorry, Mike, but I don't see why I should be made to suffer an injustice (the War on Drugs™) just because you are made to suffer an injustice ("free" health and welfare). "But we live in a welfare state" is no reason to excuse or endorse the ongoing persecution of recreational drug users.

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