Emails from a Canadian in Singapore

You’ll all remember last week when it came to light that Georgia Rep. Tommy Benton (R-Jefferson) told a constituent that he would like to see marijuana users caned (like they do in Singapore) and marijuana businesspeople executed. Rep. Benton then forwarded his email conversation with his constituent to the local sheriff’s office in an attempt to intimidate and frighten his constituent.

Read the article about Tommy Benton

Yesterday I received two emails from a Canadain living in Singapore and teaching at an International School. I thought I’d share them with you. I have removed the name for privacy reasons.

Hi,

I currently teach at an international school in Singapore, the place your wacko politico Tommy Benton wants to emulate, and I can say that in the international high schools weed is certainly available, albeit not cheap (US$40/gram).

Singapore is hardly a model to borrow from, a society of docile, brainwashed drones who live in constant fear of speaking out against their government.

Tommy Benton is a war criminal, or at the very least he aspires to be
one, so on that note perhaps we should cane him first to set an example
to others who would chain the herb and hurt the people.

And here is the email our friend in Singapore sent to Rep. Tommy Benton.

As an international school teacher currently living in Singapore I can
say with certainty that at the high school level cannabis IS freely
available to students here, and while there is no significant “drug problem” per se,
that is a function of local culture, not of gov’t policy, since cannabis
would not be in widespread use even were it legal here (the problems
here are general, widespread fear of speaking out on political
issues, and a living in a society of docile, brainwashed drones who are
amongst the most selfish, inconsiderate, unhappy people I have ever encountered in
my 11 years of overseas living)

Furthermore, their use of caning is a punishment that requires no justification from the gov’t here since it is a fairly intolerant and cruel dictatorship, giving uncritical military and political support to the Burmese generals who educate their children here as well as deposit their billions in stolen $$$ into Singapore banks.

That said, criminal prohibition is a clear risk factor for youth, and leads to increased harm, as you will realize if you are intellectually capable of following the argument made in the attached document.

As a committed member of his local church it is clear that he has not actually read the bible much, as Genesis 1:23 unambiguously asserts that all plants
are given to us from our maker.

Death penalty and caning? Perhaps the rep. would consider being amongst
the first test cases…

As for passing along the names to police of any who oppose him, I would
suggest he refer to the final pages of the attached paper, which clearly
indicate that he is associated with and highly supportive of some very
deep and systemic professional teaching ethics violations, but reason
and ethics don’t appear to matter much to a man who has already ignored
the very first book of the bible he claims to worship, do they…?

Tommy Benton is perhaps best at illustrating the bigotry and
intellectual sloppiness inherent in American society today, and if he
were to get a passport and see Singapore for himself he would see that
it ranks about 140th of 160 countries in terms of press freedom, a place
where, similar to his own values, the wet cane and the truncheon take
the place of reason and wisdom…

What a frightening farce you people are.

I am still working to get an action going in Georgia. Will post here when things are confirmed.

Comments

4 Comments

  1. Anonymous on

    PEOPLE LIVING IN GEORGIA WHO USE MARIJUANA ARE HELD HOSTAGE BY POLITICANS WHO ARE FEEDING OFF THE TIT OF THE PRISON INDUSTRY .BENTON SERVES A AREA AND I SAY SERVE TOUNGE IN CHEEK ..JACKSON COUNTY WHO HOLDS THE LARGE PRISON .AND IS DEPENDENT ON PLENTY OF BODIES TO FILL THAT SYSTEM .READLY SUPPLED BY GEORGIA POLICE THE WHOLE LOT OF THEM ARE DISPICABLE PROFFITTERS IN HUMAN MISERY AND NOTHING SHORT OF BEING THE AMERICAN VERSION OF NAZIS.WITH POT SMOKERS BEING THE JEWS .THE HOLICOST STILL GOING STRONG IN GEORGIA.

  2. pig piss on

    i wish i could understand why our governments lie to us and how the government came to the conclusion they have the right to tell me i will be jailed i if i smoke marijuana or even inject heroin into my veins…i cant wrap my brain around the idea that any government came up with the concept that they get to tell me what i do with my own body…and outlawing a plant what the hell is this nonsense.. as far as i am concerned i do what i want to and keep my head down if u dont ride around in ur cadilac with big shiny spinning rims smoking blunts while u cruise the strip..ur not gonna have too many problems anyway … F the government my body my choice

  3. homebudz on

    Rep.Benton is a cruel and vial person.To be threatened by any of us would be playing into his hand,and I for one will not do that.There are much better ways to deal with a dispicable politician then with threats.His email addy is on the Norml site and I will use it today.I am a MM card holder in Oregon and he holds nothing over me.So if he threatens me to “turn me in”,have at it.IF I get a response from him,I will post it here.Peace my brothers and sisters,peace.

  4. gstlab3 on

    BENTON IS A PIG AND SHOULD BE SLAUGHTERED AS SUCH IN THE COURSE OF PUBLIC HUMILIATION AND CASTIGATION., FOLLOWED FORTHWITH A SOUND AND DEFINITE NO!!! NO CHANCE OF RE-ELECTION BY HIS CONSTITUANTS!!! EVERY ONE IN HIS DISTRICT SHOULD CALL, E-MAIL OR SNAIL MAIL THIS SON OF A BITCH AND TELL HIM HE IS THROUGH BEING A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE PEOPLE!!!