This post is inspired by an Elizabeth (Lizzie) B. comment on the medical weed thread.
Personally, I’m all in favour of diminishing the cultural appeal of certain drugs by calling out superannuated hippies who glorify drug use, rather than relying on illegality to change behavior (it won’t). I’ve personally seen marihuana do an incredible amount of damage to teenagers, all of whom started out with great bravado about it, and other drugs, as some have mentioned above.
Calling out [……] who glorify [………] Name your target population and name your issue.
To paraphrase an old saying, the bad will win if the good remain silent.
I want to call out avant garde artists, writers, film-makers etc who produce works of “art” that depict anti-religious themes, glorify criminals, and use obscenity and violence in extreme ways that often appear to be calculated to do the maximum amount of violence to the sensibilities of religious believers and people with conservative values.
Similarly we should call out people who put their feet on the seats on the train, drop litter, vote Green, barrack for Collingwood and think that the European Union is a wonderful organization. What else would you like to nominate? Feel free to be serious.