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The Crew

I just watched this movie The Crew. It is very funny and overall worth watching. But as usual, there The Crew was something in it that pissed me off. At the end of the film, the main character justifies sending this big-time drug dealer to jail with, "I never liked drugs anyway."

The main character is a retired wiseguy. He's made his living killing people. And the drug dealer is a murderer too. But it is okay to harm him because he sells drugs--not because he is a murderer. I'm sorry to rant on and on about this but we live in a sick society. Again and again we are told that drug dealing is worse than killing; drug use is worse than death.

People look back on the Nazis and wonder how so many people could have accepted the idea that Jews were sub-human. I'm sure that future generations will look back at this time and wonder about our beliefs about drugs. But this is cold comfort to me, who gave a year of my life to these ridiculous notions about drugs. It is cold comfort to those who gave much more time to these notions. It is very cold comfort indeed to those who gave their lives. Ideas have power. Be careful what you believe.

Drug Dealing = Murder
Drug Use = Suicide
2 + 2 = 5

by Dr. H © 2002


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