Well done Linden! And Congrats to you for winning the Giller prize in Literature
And thanks to the blog censors for putting up my comment. I will write Linden another personal comment because I saw him being interviewed by Peter Mansbridge on the National on the occasion of the Giller. What struck me worth questioning him about is that when Peter mentioned, "it's so hard to anything past the censors not accurately verified by our legal department it must be quite different to write fiction" they both laughed.
I did ask Peter Mansbridge directly in an email at the time it happened that he helped promote the Hate crime perpetrated against pot growers/smokers after Mayerthorpe, why the censors hadn't caught something so obvious as the the Ministers of Government and the Commissioners of the RCMP generating lies as to knowing immediately after such a complex crime that the cause was the escalating violence surrounding pot grow operations. I reminded him how the bodies were still warm and the cops and government morons climbed on top of them to spread hateful lies with his help. Never have I heard a peep out of Peter. And I learned a lot about trusting the CBC.
The fact is that when you make a harmless, beneficial substance easy to procure, more valuable than gold, to certain mindsets it becomes an attractive lure. This is especially true since it is less harmful than alcohol, and even an ethical, intelligent youth can convince themselves that they are benefiting society in a heart beat. Those idiots who wish to control other people's healthy diets are responsible for catching this fly in the Drug enforcement web. A good job security scam for talentless tyrants, lazy lawyers and TASER wielding goons, but the cream of the crop, the adventurous, intelligent, entrepreneurial minded, creative people who see no wrong in making money out of a government's police state idiocy, are driven to a place that is accepting of their types. Humans have always needed a bit of the jungle/frontier to test them in their formative years. How nice of our boot licking government to provide our youth with such an adventurous and lucrative carrot and create the side effect of general lawlessness as our collective reward to boot!
Bud the Oracle | | Posted November 13, 2009 11:50 PM