"And if ever, by some unlucky chance, anything unpleasant should somehow happen, why, there's always soma to give you a holiday from the facts. And there's always soma to calm your anger, to reconcile you to your enemies, to make you patient and long-suffering. In the past you could only accomplish these things by making a great effort and after years of hard moral training. now, you swallow two or three half-gramme tablets, and there you are. Anybody can be virtuous now. You can carry at least half your mortality about in a bottle. Christianity without tears - that's what soma is.”
George Orwell '1984'.
This is Trudeau's Canada. The Liberal Government is offering us a new Canada. An end to the 'war on drugs', a world where it is perfectly acceptable to use illicit drugs, with the establishment of a safe needle site, all under the supervision of a nurse, should the 'client' (note I did not write patient), desire it. No mention of the fact that there is a nurse shortage that is already undermining care of seriously ill patients. No understanding at all of the huge resources that will be consumed without any evidence they won't do harm, let alone any good. Drugs that are dangerous, body and soul destroying, are all going to be much more accessible in the new Liberal administration. The legalization of the gateway drug, marijuana, will make it easier for the young and naive to get started, knowing they are doing nothing wrong. My goodness, how could it be harmful, when it has the imprimatur of the all knowing government. Why, the Prime Minister himself admitted to using marijuana and 'has no regrets about it'. This man even stood up at a UN Drug conference, where his progressive drug plans earned 'eruptions of applause'. By the time his drug legislative changes are doing their maximum damage he will no longer be Prime Minister and in the meanwhile a good regular dose of 'Soma' should make controlling the 'folks' a lot easier.
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