Diogenes wrote:MSimon wrote:
I find that the right is nearly as communist - just about different things.
Yes, you find the idea that government should control access to dangerous substances to be the exact same thing as enslaving or murdering millions of people and stealing their property.
You demean the victimization of millions by comparing what they experiences with your pet (and petty) crusade to make the world safe for toking.
Your accusation is nonsensical in the extreme.
But in fact the government can't control access to them. In fact criminals control access to them.
BTW Bill Quick and more than a few others agree with me. And worse for you we seem to be convincing the nation.
and then we have the little problem of denying medicine to the sick.
You will be amused - the editor of the Magazine I first submitted that to said I was accusing his audience of being Drug Nazis.
All I said was:
Medical Marijuana prohibition is a crime against humanity and a violation of the religious precept – heal the sick.
So what he was saying is that the members of his audience are Drug Nazis.
I was amused.
And what you are saying is that you are a fascist. After all before the Progressives made the drugs illegal they were available over the counter. So is that what "conservatives" do? Preserve the work of Progressives? It would seem so. So how can you scream you are no Progressive? Ah. I get it. You are only preserving their work. So it doesn't count. Clever.
The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected. Even when the revolutionist might himself repent of his revolution, the traditionalist is already defending it as part of his tradition. Thus we have two great types -- the advanced person who rushes us into ruin, and the retrospective person who admires the ruins. He admires them especially by moonlight, not to say moonshine. Each new blunder of the progressive or prig becomes instantly a legend of immemorial antiquity for the snob. This is called the balance, or mutual check, in our Constitution. — G.K. Chesterton
Every time you scream about the issue another youth is converted to my position. Keep screaming.
BTW there are actually citizens of our country who do not want the Federales taking over local police forces in any measure for any reason. They consider it a violation of the Constitution. It is good to see your lack of such scruples on show. I suppose you also favor UN interference in our internal affairs. Good.
That would make you an exception. Excellent!
So the Conservative position according to you is to support the UN and the Federalization of local police. Wonderful.
Sounds awfully Progressive to me. How did you wind up in the Progressive camp? Something you just denied?