Mind your business.

Friday, October 18, 2013

A Poem for a Teacher

I loved you, prison guard.
I know you loved me.

I had no choice and no escape
from the cinder block walls
for an eternity of those bright
adolescent hours that should
have been all mine to have
and to hold for better or worse
and spend in brilliant bursts
of godlike play that could
have only made it better.

But in that dreary prison place,
I felt that I had yet escaped
from some even darker, more
sickly and sorrowful hole,
and that you, my prison guard,
were at least some fashion of
a mother to me.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Every Drug War Supporter Should Watch This Short YouTube Cartoon

© "The Flower" [3:35] By: Stoned Productions and Lava Jumper Studios
...and every advocate for marijuana legalization should make sure they do by sharing it with friends and family who are pro drug war or ambivalent about its effects.

"The Flower" tells the story of the government's violent war on drugs in a Dr. Seuss-style animated short:

But are the depictions in "The Flower" really fair and accurate?

This weekend at PolicyMic, I put together and published news reports, government data, and scientific studies that support each depiction in the cartoon.

Take a look and you'll see why "The Flower" should start with the words: "Based on a true story..."

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