The ‘piece’ is a detailed pile of classic serious-people nonsense from the Drug War heyday. It’s cleverly politicized in classic Bircher fashion, waving the studies done by the British Empire on cannabis usage in India and in Jamaica as if they supported his point. Having had the chance to read those studies, I can say they *contradict* this guy’s assertions.
Why anyone is surprised to find something like this on the WSJ editorial page is beyond me.
Originally Posted by OldCoolSativa
The Wall Street Journal is one of the last great newspapers that still reports accurately and with little bias. This bullshit article appeared in their Opinion section, and the author is not on the WSJ Editorial Board. In fact, the author is a former New York Times reporter, which explains why he is full of shit.
Nice stack: thE WSJ is sober and dependable, but this is *opinion*, and from an ex-NYT employee makes *this* bullshit, on the WSJ editorial page, liberal crap.
Your inability to see the inherent biases of the EDITORIAL BOARD OF THE WALL STREET JOURNAL OF ALL GODDAMN PLACES is stunning. Since Rupert Murdoch bought the Journal, this sober collection of old money and old power viewpoints has lurched even further to the right, in step with the new modern era of “public choice economics”.
Originally Posted by “OldCoolSativa”
Personally, I think social media is responsible for increasing psychoses to a much greater extent than cannabis. And I know precisely zero violent stoners...
I would have said “conservative” talk radio, YouTube, and the red-pill raiders, but sure; social media lets crackpots put a spotlight on themselves, and without working filters, their flaws are magnified in that glaring light. It’s kind of like violence against unarmed black citizens by police: it’s not necessarily that there *is* more of it now, it’s that we just *SEE* more of it now.
I, too, know zero violent stoners in a 50-year stoner lifetime.