Author: James Collins
Peter Reynolds is celebrating 420 like everybody. How is he doing it? He’s doing it by claiming to have pictures of people seducing children with drug-laced cookies at the Hyde Park protest. That sounds pretty horrible. Check out his post, but check it out here, we don’t need to be sending traffic to the tumbleweed strewn wasteland that is the CLEAR site.
Now that you’ve scanned over this terse drivel, we can talk about the content. Peter claims, albeit in a somewhat obtuse way, that cannabis campaigners are trying to seduce children with hash cookies. This guy who claims to lead a political party dedicated to the legalization of cannabis is claiming that people who use cannabis do so to seduce children with drugs. This guy thinks he is the voice against prohibition.
This is somewhat like Jewish writers in the 1930s writing articles getting angry with members of the Jewish community for nailing puppies to church doors. Obviously that didn’t happen, and those stories about Jewish atrocities in pre-war Europe were propaganda. It was pure hate literature. The victims of that hate literature did not step up to re-enforce the lies found therein in order to give themselves some measure of credibility as the Jewish people who don’t murder puppies.
Peter is, in this slumbering drivel, doing precisely that. He is claiming that he is the cannabis user that doesn’t seduce children with pot cookies, although he’s willing to acknowledge, in fact spearhead the belief, that some cannabis users do such things. He’s inventing whole new avenues of prohibitionist propaganda through the platform of a “pro-cannabis” campaign. Who the hell would do such a thing?
I am going to make a similar statement to his article. I have pictures of Peter sodomizing a lamb. They’re horrific. They are absolutely unreal. You would vomit through your nostrils if you were even to glimpse at this horrorshow. It seems like that can’t possibly be true, that such photographs could exist, but you have precisely as much evidence of that as Peter has of child-seducing pot cookie bearers at a 420 protest.
Clearly I am being facetious. You are not stupid enough to believe that I have pictures of Peter raping animals, and I’m not silly enough to think you would accept such an accusation. I have made my point though; you can write a body of text claiming to have pictures of something that is very damaging to somebody. Until you’re willing to post those pictures along with your claim, it’s accusations of lamb-fucking that are completely unfounded. It’s a steaming pile of shit.
Peter has gone past lousy campaigning right into the realm of active disinformation against cannabis users as a segment of the population. He’s trashing his own membership by saying these things, drawing them into his world of delusion and lies. Between the billboard promoting negative stereotypes about drug users, the low-rent advertisement that appears on YouTube, and his bottomless supply of bile for the very concept of protest, Peter Reynolds is a one man propaganda engine against cannabis and its consumers. Did you know that thing cost £1,440 a day to drive round London for 8 hours?
Peter would have told Woody Guthrie to shut up about labor rights. He would have told the Cambodians in the killing fields that the law was the law, and they have to obey it and farm rice for Khmer Rouge until that law changes. He would have told Rosa Parks to get to the back of the damn bus until the grown up politicians made it all better for her. He wants to tell you to stay home, shut up, give him your money and wait for him to make the world a better place. He expects you believe he will do that by portraying cannabis users with cartoonish anti-drug imagery and unfounded accusations of corrupting minors.
If I wore a tinfoil hat I might say that his intention is the antithesis of his stated mission.