Magnus Itland (itlandm) wrote,
Magnus Itland
itlandm

Just say no to persecuting minorities

On my way into the supermarket, I was hailed by a stranger asking me if I wanted to support the fight against drugs. I just looked at him like he was crazy and moved on.

Actually the word he used in Norwegian was "narkotika", narcotics. This is how all illegal drugs are called here in Norway, regardless of whether they have any narcotic effect or even the opposite. This offers a first glimpse into the abyss of ignorance in which the whole debate takes place. The debate being not about whether we should allow people to retain their God-given freedom, but how much we should persecute those who choose another pleasure drug than the one popular with the establishment.

If mankind survives to evolve another inch, our persecution of drug addicts will be universally reviled in the same way as we today revile the slave trade, the pogroms and the witch hunts. And they will be ashamed to descend from people who were not content with merely being evil, but praised their evil as a virtue and a duty.
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