There are certain things you come to associate with ManhattanVegan: health food, thick glasses, liberal politics, teenage raves, techno, art auctions, TeaNY, a bald head. So then, the journal entry over at moby.com titled “so the white house is asking congress for $2 billion to fight the drug war in mexico” could easily be renamed “The Least Surprising Moby Post Ever.”
[Sun-blinded self-portrait by Moby]
i’m not saying that we should just give up, but clearly the war on drugs isn’t working. maybe the money should be spent educating consumers as to the dangers of drugs? except, well, looked at honestly and from a statistical perspective, drugs aren’t always that dangerous. i’m not advocating drug use, but most people in the western world have done illegal drugs and have gone on to lead happy and healthy lives. even our current president used to be a cocaine addict. maybe someone should finally stand up and say: ‘you know what? people seem to really like drinking and taking drugs. maybe as a concerned government we should educate people as to the deleterious ramifications of drug abuse. but maybe we should just accept that people do seem to really enjoy ingesting substances that alter their neurochemistry and allow people to do what they want to do to themselves.’ i don’t know, it just seems that from an empirical perspective the war on drugs not only isn’t working, but hasn’t worked from day one and has just ended up wasting billions of dollars and filling our prisons with people who are only guilty of selling the general public what the general public seems to really like.
Looks like somebody read Hertzberg in the January 1996 New Yorker. Wonder what he thinks about OiNK. Oh, wait, pigs aren’t vegan.
And one more thing to associate with Moby: a broken shift key.