Yesterday I saw a posting from a guy I don't know that included an article claiming that thanks to the War on Drugs there are now more blacks in jail than there were in slavery in the 1850's. This guy, who we'll call "Anthony Gregory", is apparently a Ron Paul drone because Paul has long advocated the repeal of all drug laws.
Well, posting something like this where I can see it is sort of like saying "Sic 'em!" to a dog. I've found that short and sweet works best, so I posted this comment: "Easy solution - don't do drugs."
Well, you'd have thought I kicked his dog or something. The guy posted this comment in reply...briefly:
"Rick Moore, I find your comment incredibly offensive and ignorant. As though the drug war only hurts those that do drugs, as though doing drugs justifies the largest prison population in the world. Horrible."I say it was posted briefly because within seconds he had not only removed that comment but had flushed the entire post down the memory hole. Not only that, he unfriended me. How will I ever recover?
I wish he'd left it there because my reply would have been simple: "Unwad your panties, Anthony, you'll get over it. My work here is done."
Opportunity missed, but I do love living rent-free in these guy's heads.