Opiating the Masses

The ruling classes have done a fantastic job of keeping us just entertained enough to stave off a revolution.  About the time we realize that our crummy government has given us crummy jobs with crummy wages and crummy benefits and crummy health care, we’re distracted by a little gadget in our pocket that dings and tells us somebody “likes” us.

And I really think that’s what’s behind the recent push to legalize marijuana.

It’s not that the government finally realized that it was stupid and mean to ban a product that makes people happy.

It’s that they’d rather have you grinning on your couch than marching in the streets.

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