“If You Can’t Control Drug Use in a Maximum Security Prison How Could You Control Drugs in a Free Society?”

Stan: I don’t understand that stuff at all, I need Morgan Freeman to explain it to me.
Jimmy: Yeah, I love when Morgan Freeman explains stuff.
Clyde: Whenever I’m confused about what’s going on in a movie, I’m always so relieved when Morgan Freeman shows up and explains the plot to me.

South Park

From the above video’s description:

Narrated by Morgan Freeman, this groundbreaking new documentary uncovers the UN sanctioned war on drugs, charting its origins and its devastating impact on countries like the USA, Colombia and Russia. Featuring prominent statesmen including Presidents Clinton and Carter, the film follows The Global Commission on Drug Policy on a mission to break the political taboo and expose the biggest failure of global policy in the last 50 years. With special thanks to Mikki James, Jamie Burke and Drew Thomas for ‘She Wore Black’

Various ‘celebrities’ and politicians advocate “breaking the taboo” in another video on the YouTube channel promoting the film, which is advertised for general release on December 7th 2012.

The quote used for the headline of this piece features in the video and is spoken by Anthony Papa.

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  • DeepCough

    If Morgan Freeman–who is basically the voice of God–can’t convince you to end the War on Drugs, there is no more hope left for the human race.

    • Anarchy Pony

      He should release an album of soothing reassurance, everyone’d buy it.

      • DeepCough

        Now that would be a waste of his talent: we all know that the government will use his voice for Big Brother.

        • Anarchy Pony

          That’s a totalitarian future it would be hard to say no to…

          • Monkey See Monkey Do

            In time we may learn to love big brother Freeman.

  • jimbo jones

    Actually they can control drugs both in prisons and in society but they don’t want to.

  • Ittabena

    Have i just stepped into an alternate reality. I mena… Oops, I mean Clinton, Freeman and YouTube, on this issue. Obviously from the Mena AR reference Clinton is not that big a shock, and after living in Memphis/Northern MS for a twenty year period, Morgan is no surprise, but YouTube?!?!?! Where the hell am I, or did I hallucinate the YouTube logo on the trailer splash screen? Someone more savvy than me, please tell me did YouTube put that logo there or could an individual poster accomplish that? Is this a YouTube production?

    Wait, is that the ground starting to disappear beneath my feet?

    Presently living in Washington State so we are all presently waiting to see how this unfolds. History in the making whatever the response will be. Just think to move from Illinois – Land of Lincoln – to Mississippi -where you can still go to prison for a long time for one joint – to Washington State, where it is State legal. I am getting a little dizzy now, I think I’ll go lie down…

    • Matt Staggs

      Trivia: Marijuana possession of one ounce or less is a misdemeanor charge in Mississippi.

      • Calypso_1

        …and has been since 1978.
        & where did G13 get cloned from?

      • MoralDrift

        misdemeanor or not…it severely affects one life in a negative way…the criminal justice system itself should be next on the reform list

        • Matt Staggs

          I’m not in any way defending it. I’m for total and complete legalization, and won’t be happy with anything less. I’m only pointing out Ittabena’s statement “Mississippi, where you can still go to prison for a long time for one joint” as being incorrect.

          • MoralDrift

            I didnt think you were, and I didnt mean to appear combative. Simply, the word misdemeanor is thrown around sometimes as of it is no big deal, any run in with the criminal justice system is potentially disastrous to one’s future.

          • Matt Staggs

            Oh, exactly. If I get busted with a little pot then my “career” is screwed.

          • MoralDrift

            I’m not sure I understand what you are tryng to say here. Misdemeanor pot charges have real consequences for people, I cannot fathom how you are ok with that. Not to mention, any pot in your posession would be forfeit. Why is that ok?

          • Matt Staggs

            I’m not in any way okay with that. This whole thing started with me attempting to point out to Ittabena that a joint will NOT get you a long time in prison in Mississippi, like s/he said it would. I’m not minimizing the misdemeanor charge. There must be something that you’re missing here. I already said that if I got busted a misdemeanor would screw me as far as my career goes, and that I’m in complete and one hundred percent support for across the board legalization.

          • MoralDrift

            yeah my bad I don’t know why I was reading that so wrong; I probably shouldn’t comment when I’m at work in between breaks..tends to put me on edge..better to read disinfo after the work day has ended and the illicit relaxation begins

    • DeepCough

      Considering all the weed videos you see on Youtube, it’s just catering to its core audience, man.

  • BuzzCoastin

    the war on drugs is not about controlling drug use
    it’s about controlling the price & profits
    Nixon was a Bush Family operative
    that’s enough for those in the know
    the rest of you can think it’s Mexicans & the Super Nanny is protecting you

  • Dying Fetus
  • 1plakat

    Its not about controlling drugs, its about controlling US.

    • Hunter

      Or rather, it’s about controlling human consciousness and the understanding of reality that is entailed with it. We are trapping ourselves in a state of perpetual childhood; adults act more irrationally than children and thus our youth has a tainted idea of how to conduct themselves as human beings, creatures of information and light. We were made as Gods, it is about time we start trying to get it right.

      • 1plakat

        yes us.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bruce-Miller/100000952005408 Bruce Miller

    What does China do?

  • Tony Papa

    nice quote by that Papa guy! He should know since he did hard time at Sing Sing prison where if you did not have a drug habit going in you surely left with one because the availability of drugs in prison. Go to http://www.15tolife.com for more info on the subject

  • Hank Kimble

    I like believing that the war on drugs wasn’t a good faith effort to eliminate the negative side effects of drug use, but rather a sinister plot by the government to make money. Clearly, the government is profit driven – otherwise, why would our national surplus be so great? The government is reluctant to invest in things like foreign wars and domestic healthcare, all in the name of turning a buck.

    Don’t get me started about how everybody else besides a small contingent of internet fanatics has their eyes shut to reality – all of these corporate zombies just feed into the pockets of the politicians. Or is the the politicians who play into the corporations pockets? Sheeple? I’m still euphoric after finding out that I’m smarter than everybody else because I don’t believe the mainstream media, or what “the man” tells me. The rest of you can go on thinking that the media wouldn’t jump on a story about the bush family secretly pocketing massive profits from the drug trade vis a vis their control of the white house for the last 30 years. The media loves to go for stories about Bill Clinton getting his dick sucked, but prefers to avoid multi-party secret cabals at the top levels of government.

    The Bush cabal, despite being able to secretly control and profit off of the drug trade under the umbrella of government protection for three decades, couldn’t keep their name out of the news. All they had to do was avoid having a father and son elected president, which is totally a lot harder than it sounds.