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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Original post)

Sat Dec 14, 2019, 02:12 PM

14. Younger constituents deserve issues that drive a better outlook on life

 

Green jobs: give them something to look to, and to work hard for - something real. This as opposed to being asked to keeping running on a coal/fossil fuel hamster wheel of waste, like my Gen X peers and I were expected to do. Yes, we had the dot com and computing revolution, but pulling away from cruel, arcane ideologies has not been easy or well timed (lemme point a finger at zuckerberg & fb) for the skill sets the younger folks have in abundance. They have good, technical and digital intuition, and their hard work is valuable for its time and life-saving potential.

Legalization of marijuana: The war on drugs hasn’t legislated away human nature, rather has only strengthened cartels and their black market profits. We need to get real about how dopamine pathways work and other human biochemical reward systems, because even drunken drivers draining ‘The Swamp’ fiddle with them. Stop disrupting people’s lives by demonizing them with false calls for morality, and needless trips to court/jail for a substance that isn’t as harmful as alcohol.

The irony of those old egg-cracking PSAs from the 80s comes to mind for all the worthless help they did other than make me hungry. Would have been better if they’d had some random dude hose a pile of cotton candy, while saying, “Stay off drugs, kids, if you don’t want to hose your ability to feel joy without dragging eight tons of cotton candy thru life. Just leave your dopamine pathways alone!”

(Editing to add - fuck a bunch of karl rove and his ilk. This is just common sense stuff.)
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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