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Monday, December 12, 2005

tookie, the death penalty and the drug laws

It appears that Tookie is out of options and that his mortal existence will cease at one minute past midnite. It gets me wondering about all these Hollywood types that are speaking out for him. I'm wondering what might happen if they took all their energy that they have been expending on trying to save his life, and instead spent it on trying to end this ridiculous drug war that has been waged on our country for too many decades now. What if they spoke out about all the unnecessary deaths that could have been prevented if there was no obscene profit incentive to cause gangs like the Crips and the Bloods to wage urban warfare, damn any bystanders that get caught in the crossfire? What if Hollywood stopped making the same old tired movies that portray the heroic cop courageously doing battle with the drug trade, or the equally perverse movies that depict the gang-banging culture as "cool"? In other words, what if Hollywood actors actually had brains and were capable of rational thought?

Don't misunderstand me, I don't want to see the state of California kill Mr. Tookie. I am far too distrusting of government, ANY government, to grant it the power to legally kill citizens. I just wish that all those Tinseltowners would speak out where it might actually do some good.


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