Filed under “Are You Fucking Kidding Me?” is an article in the Daily Mail “News” site asking if marijuana is a factor in Jihad murders. I had to double check and see if the Daily Mail is a parody site or if Dr. Max Pembrose is a satirist in the UK? Unfortunately, satire is not the case.
Marijuana remains illegal because it’s easy to demonize, easy for “educated” people to placate to fears that fuels an agenda that helps them either for material filler or financial gain. I put quotes on educated because I think it’s unfortunate that people who make a living as an “authority” figure choose to connect dots that are simply not there.
First, let me point out cause and effect. Saying because these people smoked marijuana made them more susceptible to commit self-righteous murders is pretty fucking dumb. They’re also all brown, Muslim, and probably eat humus, still not a thing that makes people commit crimes, I know plenty good people that fit that description. Linking marijuana to psychotic people is wrong. They may also have coffee in common and I would blame having no coffee more likely the cause for killing someone.
Next “Dr.” Max Pemberton (even his name screams asshole) says ”Religious belief tends to be associated with lower rates of alcohol and drug use, but cannabis has been shown to increase people’s preoccupation with religion, especially in young men.” Are you fucking kidding me? What does sentence even mean? I mean I know many drunk people who claim to be Christian, do I blame the booze?
I find it unfortunate that an established paper chooses to reinforce an ignorant stigma that does more harm than good. Not just the activist but the world needs to see that marijuana is not the drug they were led to believe, it is then and only then that we as a species can move forward.
Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.
– Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov
These continual attempts of sterotyping by well established media show that they don’t have their publics interest at heart, just like the FDA. I mean why would an agency looking out for my health approve a drug as long as it comes with disclaimers like anal bleeding but deny any health benefits to a natural plant?
Marijuana is safer than a man calling himself a doctor and giving you ill advice.