Drug Propaganda Thursday


A couple of months ago, the Office of National Drug Policy apparently decided that a "with it" kinda' thing to do would be to upload the agency's awful anti-drug videos up to YouTube.  Naturally, you aren't permitted to comment on the commercials, keeping with the drug warriors general approach to dissent.  Once several hundred people had given the videos poor ratings, they disabled the rating function, too.

What's disappointing is that the agency persuaded YouTube to give it its own little corner of the site, complete with unique formatting and a unique URL.  Not cool, YouTubers.

This week's propaganda video is apparently an attempt to encourage young people to buck peer pressure.  The tag line is a riot:  "When you give up the ability to decide for yourself…You give up what makes you, you."

Marvel for just a sec at the irony in that line.