I don't know why exactly I'm feeling compelled to continue this, but...
Would you be angry with her, or with the system?
Neither. My mother knowingly broke the law, as dumb as it may be, and she'll pay the consequences. I understand your anger, but we're two different creatures with two different views, and therefore, two different reactions. And yes, I know 'How do you know if it's never happened?' Well, I don't. This is pure conjecture.
Dropping the pot habit means grumpiness and bad dreams, so perhaps your mother is doing you a favor in a way. You should thank your lucky stars she's not an alcoholic
You assumed that my mother isn't an alcoholic. Turns out, she is.
She's pissy and grumpy and moany anyway. I mean, it can't get too much worse.
But, the thing is, as long as it is illegal it will be available to kids, because the same person that sells it bigtime probably sells other substances as well, and doesn't care who gets the product. If it were legal and regulated, it would be easier to keep it from kids, much the same as alchohol and cigarettes.
You do realize that I agreed with you that it should be legal? For this exact reason, too.
Other addictions that are proven to be more harmful than pot are legal and advertised. Where's the justice?
Like alcohol. I agree with you here, never indicated I didn't.
Most of the straight people I know are closed-minded assholes, and that's putting it gently. They are full of hate, many of them...some of these are the same beer-drinking folks that would have beaten my brother if they had known he was gay, and who think that bombing brown people is what America should be all about. They think that everyone in jail deserves to be there, and that the police are always right. In other words, they are brainwashed idiots, unable to even visualize the outside of the box. They are much more dangerous than myself or your mother will ever be.
I'm sure they are. Straight people can be self-righteous assholes, I know. Just so happens I don't hate gay people, or people of any color. I don't think that everyone in jail deserves to be there. Kevorkian shouldn't have been imprisoned, if you ask me (even though he's out now), but that's a whole 'nother can of worms.
She could quit if she really wanted to or had to, much easier than if it were cigarettes or alcohol or cocaine, so count yourself lucky.
Again, my mother is a smoker and alcoholic. Thank god she's not a cocaine user.
Okay...one or two more things...the youth of today are completely impotent...lame even. They are totally controlled and guided by the corporate machine that has made them. They march off to war blindly, and stare placidly as those that speak out are tasered.
There's nothing I could say to you that would disabuse you of the notion that I am not one of these. I don't see what it has to do with pot, though. I mean, it's pretty mainstream. Those who smoke it aren't swimming against the stream anymore. Hell, we had a security guard who sold it to the kids. Smart businessman, until he got caught.
We are being led down the road to ruin, and the vast majority of youth are more interested in X-Box. They don't care or even know that their once great land is now an international pariah, or that the corporation's that raised them are now leaving them for more profitable shores, and sticking them with a bill they will never be able to pay off and a future that is weak at best. It's fine with them, so long as mom doesn't embarass them by being stoned.
It's possible to care about all of these things. My embarrassment about my family is just the issue here, not everything else that is fucked up with the world. Like I said above, there is no way that I can prove to you that I'm not an X-box zombie that passes for human nowadays.
And yes, I understand that many of your posts are bait, I've read through quite a bit of them and I'm usually pretty impressed by your arguments. This bait just got me because it's something that I grew up around. That said, I did not mean to 'fuck' with you or anything of the sort. If I came off that way, I apologize. I just meant to express a personal view. I probably won't answer again, because I feel as though you'll tear me to shreds, seeing as you're much older than me, with more life experience, and probably a bigger intellect. All of that being said, I hope that your girlfriend works everything out ok. It's not really that serious of an offense. I don't find it to be a mortal sin to toke up now and then. I just have had bad personal experience. I'm sure if I'd have had good experience, I'd feel differently. Also, the issue is very tied up with alcoholism in my mind, and I'll admit that I find it a little difficult to separate the two. I mean, I blame alcohol, marijuana, and cigarettes for my parents' inability to buy me things I need
. I've needed jeans and socks for a couple of months now, but there's 'never any money.' Somehow, though, there's always pot and whiskey money. They also forbid me from getting a job, so there goes that avenue. Again, I didn't mean any disrespect, and you'll probably call me a wimp or whatever word you care to use, but I really didn't come here to argue. Concluded, I'll concede that my post was probably more about alcohol than pot; however, they are tied together in my mind. I will also not entertain you any further, because like I said, you'll most likely tear me apart, and you can't change someone's beliefs. Two people with strongly held convictions might as well save themselves the effort because they'll never change each other's minds.
With all respect,