Friday, January 3, 2014

David Brooks Is The Worst, Part Infinity

The Most Stoned-Sounding Sentences From David Brooks's Anti-Pot Screed
I can't believe people pay this man money to write.  The saddest five words ever printed in the NYT are "Paul Krugman is off today."
The smug runs deep in David Brooks's latest New York Times column, in which he advocates for the continued prohibition of marijuana, essentially because he's over it after a few years as a high school stoner. Brooks's basic argument is that grown-ups who do grown-up stuff shouldn't want to smoke weed, and governments who want their citizens to act like grown-ups should keep weed illegal, because making it available means more people will use it (he's looking at you, Colorado and Washington). "Laws profoundly mold culture, so what sort of community do we want our laws to nurture?" Is David Brooks high? Maybe!

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