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.