The CTV news piece on late night terrorist police raids on gardeners

The winner of the award for Perfect Description of the Reason Behind Marijuana Prohibition and the Nazi Holocaust and Every Other Historical Barbarism goes to Toronto narc Paul McIntyre speaking last week on CTV news about the nightly raids on pot gardeners: “We’re paid to go out every night to keep arresting these guys.”

Based on its vast historical precedent, scapegoating the dreaded other (“these guys”) for profit (“we’re paid”) has created an abundance of job opportunities in the exciting field of marijuana prohibition:
We’re paid to torture these guys
We’re paid to murder these guys
We’re paid to beat these guys
We’re paid to shoot these guys
We’re paid to handcuff these guys
We’re paid to shoot the pets belonging to these guys
We’re paid to wiretap the phones of these guys
We’re paid to take away the children of these guys
We’re paid to terrorize these guys and their families
We’re paid to steal from these guys
We’re paid to abuse and humiliate these guys
We’re paid to keep medicine away from these guys
We’re paid to drive these guys to suicide by making them live in unbearable pain
We’re paid to advocate special laws against these guys
We’re paid to take away the homes of these guys
We’re paid to take the cars of these guys
We’re paid to take money away from these guys
We’re paid to shut off all home electricity to these guys
We’re paid to check the blood purity of these guys
We’re paid to put public signs at the homes of these guys condemning them for drugs
We’re paid to run these guys through court
We’re paid to put these guys in jail
We’re paid to guard these guys in jail
We’re paid to build jails for these guys
We’re paid to hire more cops to arrest these guys
We’re paid to buy more helicopters to find these guys
We’re paid to get elected demonizing these guys
We’re paid to lie about these guys

As long as we’re paid, we’ll keep doing what we’re told. When dealing with these guys, any evil becomes a good paying job. If we put narc McIntyre back in Germany around 1942, and he says “We’re paid to go out every night to arrest these guys”, to whom would you think these guys refers to?

Arresting a specifically defined group of botany-loving people for a criminal offense every day and night for 40 years now is a police state that is profitably persecuting a vast group of Canadians for their private and peaceful culture.

Marc Emery
Marc Emery

Marc Emery is a Canadian cannabis activist, entrepreneur, and politician. Known to his fans as the Prince of Pot, Emery has been a notable advocate of international cannabis policy reform for decades. Marc is the founding publisher of Cannabis Culture and Pot TV.

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  1. Anonymous on

    Nice to see someone from Law Enforcement honestly say what the motivation is for the “war on drugs”. People are making a living out of it, pure and simple. The treatment of people arrested by the police is not very nice. I’ve taken two pretty severe beatings from cops, as a result of swallowing the small amounts of pot they were trying to bust me for. On one occasion, I was left out in an isolated area in the middle of winter when it was -25, beaten, and left to walk 5km back to civilization wearing only a T-shirt and jeans, no shoes even. My crime was eating 2 joints before I could get arrested for them. These tactics would not be out of place in Saudi Arabia or Afganistan, and I’m sure it has happened in Canada more often than people will ever know.

  2. Interested Observer on

    Amen! It’s nice to finally see in print someone drawing the obvious parallels between Drug Enforcement Agents who send people to prison for their beliefs and Nazi Gestapo Agents who send people to concentration camps for their beliefs. Let’s face it – people in jail for drug offences are political prisoners kept in privately-run concentration camps. It wouldn’t surprise me to see them make drug “offenders” wear patches on their clothing to make it easier to identify them. I bet they think people should feel lucky they’re not putting us into gas chambers but, I’m sure there are a few who would like to do just that. It’s just a pity they’ll never have to face a War Crimes trial for the injustices they’ve visited upon others.

    Good luck with your time in prison, Marc, and don’t believe them when they tell you: “It’s only a shower.”

    Power grows out of the barrel of a gun, pot grows out of the Earth.