Yesterday I wrote about an example of why the law can be “ridiculous”, or illogical, immoral, unethical, or all three depending on the intent of the law. My example articulated the “ridiculousness” of a society where a teenager could face life in prison for an inextreme, non-violent action (making hash oil brownies) when violent offenses (rape) do not receive the possibility of life in prison.
Today, on Veteran’s day, I had a conversation with a man who was a Vietnam Veteran and opposed the war during his youth. This reminded me of one of my favorite documentaries,
“Weather Underground”. Here is the link:
The Weathermen opposed the war in Vietnam and openly declared war on the United States domestically. They were the most radical form of the opposition to Vietnam, and embodied the young, rebellious, reactionary pulse of the anti-War movement. The ultimate form of dissent against society, they vowed to take on the burden of perpetration of violence in order to stop the greater violence that was perpetrated against both the youth of America, and the Vietnamese people. It is a good exploration on the nature of violence.
When a law system does a violence against it’s people, the people react. It is time for the people to non-violently oppose prohibition type drug laws against marijuana. It is a violence against people who do not perpetrate violence. I hope more young people my age can help speak for this young man and peacefully protest and change our society’s polities on marijuana.
Long live freedom.