Hollywood actor Brad Pitt stopped by a screening of the movie “The House I Live In” which he is executive producing. The movie centers around America’s 40 year so-called “War On Drugs” – a war that hasn’t done anything except kill a whole lot of people and put a lot of people behind bars who don’t necessarily need to be there. But that’s just my opinion! And Brad’s too, apparently. This, coming from the guy who popularized the honey bear bong in True Romance? No way!
“My drug days are long since passed, but it’s certainly true that I could probably land in any city in any state and get you whatever you wanted. I could find anything you were looking for. Give me 24 hours or so. And yet we still support this charade called the drug war. We have spent a trillion dollars. It’s lasted for over 40 years. A lot of people have lost their lives for it. And yet we still talk about it like it’s this success… It’s such bad strategy. It makes no sense. It perpetuates itself. You make a bust, you drive up profit, which makes more people want to get into it. To me, there’s no question; we have to rethink this policy and we have to rethink it now.”
Brad’s Chanel ad also popped up on the internet today. In it, he talks for 30 seconds about nothing. Drugs, you guys! This guy used to do drugs and now he sells Chanel! There’s hope for us all yet.