GIVE IT UP, DEA!!! YOU HAVE LOST!!!! YOUR UNEARNED AND UNDESERVED GRAVY TRAIN IS DRYING UP AND THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT, AND THESE TANTRUMS ARE NOT HELPING YOUR CASE!!!! STOP ACTING OUT LIKE AN ENTITLED LITTLE FIVE YEAR OLD, DISMANTLE YOUR DISHONEST AUTHORITARIAN ORGANIZATION AND START DOING SOME REAL GOOD IN THE WORLD FOR ONCE!!!!
I can't begin to describe how much contempt I have for the DEA right now. Why is it that we only want to respect "majority rules" and "will of the people" when it involves removing or ignoring the rights of atheists or gay people, but when it involves restoring the rights and the bodily autonomy of citizens and is supported by a whopping solid majority of the voters, suddenly we don't care about the "will of the people" anymore?
I have news for you, DEA. No one buys the Reefer Madness lies anymore. No one is on your side anymore. You aren't even losing this anymore--you have LOST. And you are doing yourself no favors by trying to keep this going. This just shows, as we have all said time and time again, that the War on Drugs is actually a War on Marijuana, because if it wasn't and if you genuinely concerned yourself with "protecting the people" from the "evils of drugs", you'd welcome the chance to not go on pointless wild goose chases against an entirely harmless weed because it would free up your time and your funds to go chasing after drug smugglers who are smuggling in things like heroine and cocaine. Your insistence on focusing on marijuana just shows that you have no concern for actual public safety and are only interested in keeping your gravy train going at the expense of countless innocent lives and the expense of all of our civil liberties. It also proves that the "hard" drugs are not as prevalent in this country as you like to claim, because the only reason you'd want to keep the whole marijuana thing going is because it's the only thing keeping your paychecks coming in, because without marijuana numbers padding your quota the facts about actual drug abuse are going to come out and you're going to lose funding--if you don't get completely shut down,that is. You care only for your own unearned power and privilege, not to mention your undeserved profit, and your fruitless little tantrums are proving that fact over and over again.
You know what real heroes are like? Well, look at the legal group that fought the death penalty in Illinois. Once that death penalty was gone, everyone in that office was at that point out of work in the middle of a depression (I refuse to use the word "recession"--we got to the point where people not only couldn't find work but despaired of ever finding work and stopped even trying, and that is the point where it is a depression). Did these people start backpedaling and saying "oh, my, well, maybe there is something to the death penalty after all and we shouldn't be so hasty in eliminating it..." to save their own paychecks? NO! They cheered! Even as they were clearing out their desks! Regardless of what any individual reader thinks of the death penalty, whether you support it or not, the fact is that when someone genuinely wants to fix a problem they are happy when the problem is fixed, even if it means some extra hardship for themselves since they tied their income to finding a solution.
You people are not heroes. You are like Captain Amazing in "The Mystery Men", who ends up using his influence as both a superhero and alter-ego to release one of his worst enemies, even though he knew the guy would likely blow something up and kill a lot of people, just so he could keep his gravy train rolling and have everyone kiss his ass again like they did before. You KNOW marijuana is harmless, but you want to forcibly keep it illegal because it's the only thing propping up your own self-aggrandizement and the money that rolls in behind it, and you don't care how many innocent people's lives are ruined by being incarcerated for using a harmless weed, nor do you care about how many other people's lives are ruined by the cocaine and heroine shipments that get through because you are too distracted chasing state-legal, people-supported marijuana sales.
You are selfish, power-hungry, greedy authoritarian bastards, and that's all you'll ever be. As WJM51 so succinctly put it on Raw Story, "Drop dead, DEA. That's the ONE way you can actually HELP the country." I couldn't agree more.
About this blog
Drug testing is an ineffective, unreliable, and inexcusably invasive form of security theater forced on the American people based on deliberately skewed data, public ignorance, and moral panic, and it continues operating on those frauds to this day, mostly because those of us who are aware of the facts must live in fear of being targeted as addicts. This blog is intended to raise public awareness of the real facts about drug testing that the testing companies don't want you to know, and to provide some tools to the public by which they can raise awareness while maintaining anonymity. I will also be accepting guest posts, if anyone has a story about drug testing injustices they would like to get out anonymously, or if anyone just has something to say against drug testing in general.