So, I started thinking about something: why are drugs illegal?
I don’t mean in the sense of ‘they should be legal because then government can tax’ and blah blah you know the arguments i’m sure.
I mean in the sense of why did these particular substances become illegal? There are plenty of addictive substances that aren’t. And there are plenty of legal medicines that affect the brain and body, so why did these particular substances become illegal.
If anyone has more insight on this/articles, love to hear them. I’m fairly curious.
Well, I know why marijuana in particular is illegal.
During Depression-era America, white males were given priority in the job market, right? Even in jobs that could be considered undesirable (such as fruit harvesting and the like). Before then, marijuana was perfectly legal and could be grown by anyone without any legal consequences, and was even encouraged.
Mexicans, by then, had emigrated to the U.S. (after the Mexican Revolution of 1910) and had jobs throughout, and marijuana was associated with Mexicans, since they introduced the recreational use of it as a drug. Once the Depression hit, the massive unemployment rates generated a fear of Mexican immigration, which, in turn, resulted in an increased concern over the topic of marijuana and led to a fairly pronounced anti-chicano movement (it was associated with crime, violence, and “racial inferiority”).
So, basically, in order to make more room in the job market for white males, marijuana was outlawed in several states by the 30s.
A few sources:
Can with concealed umbrella
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
If you’ve been keeping up with what the media is saying about Darren Wilson, you may have read this article that claims he suffered a blowout fracture: a fracture of one or more bones surrounding the eye. Here is a screencap from the article of “Darren Wilson’s” CT scan. Also known as “lol_bc_not_darren_wilson.jpg”
When the article later stated that “police sources” said 12 witnesses had taken Wilson’s side, I was incredible skeptical, obviously.
[I also want to mention that this article is using pictures of the convenience store where the owner’s lawyer blatantly stated that Mike Brown did not steal anything.]
This article lists the side effects of an orbital blowout fracture. It also posts a video taken by Piaget Crenshaw, a woman who lives on the street where Mike Brown was killed. The video shows Darren Wilson standing around Mike’s body soon after his murder, showing no signs of pain; and you see the officer he’s reporting to acting like Wilson hasn’t been injured at all. That isn’t very likely for someone who would have visible signs of trauma.
The second article also shows “Darren’s” CT scan, and one that looks exactly like it, but: in the corner it says UNIV OF IOWA ETC-TC. Just to check up on this, I looked up the words “university of iowa blowout fracture” and set Google to where it would show posts from before this year, guess what.
On uiowa.edu, this CT scan was on a page made in 2008. [It’s about all kinds of eye trauma.] Here’s a screencap with the url in it so you can see what I’m talking about, if you don’t want to scroll through a page with graphic injuries.
I don’t know why they thought they could get away with this at all, oh my god. The article that says Darren Wilson was injured is a complete fallacy, and the police released this information to make Mike Brown seem like a “thug.”
(“There’s no more racism in America! We have a black President!”)
Now listen to me. If an article does not post credible sources (“two local St. Louis sources” does not count at all) or only goes off what the police is saying: double, triple, quadruple check it before you share the information, just to cause less hysteria for everyone trying to stay updated on these horrific events.
ALL Ferguson Voters have the power to make this happen! Make it go viral and share!
Knowledge is power.
do you ever mishear lyrics and when you learn what they’re really saying you’re like wow my version is 900% better
when its quiet and something funny happens that makes you immediately bust out laughing
"tea is just leaf water!" "yeah well coffee is just bean water!" wow, it’s. it’s like everything is made of things. this door is just wood rectangle. this poster is just ink paper. this lemonade is just lemon water. wow, it’s like you can combine ingredients to make things that are more enjoyable than the initial parts of the equation. sure is a magical world we live in
…eh, I’m just gonna go back to bed
I am not in the mood to think that hard tbh
Why is it that every time I start to like you tubers they turn out to be shitty people goddammit I’m just gonna stop watching youtubers
I can’t bear the disappointment
pictured: neil cicierega just completely fucking killing it