Will the Prince of Pot please step down?
Marc Emery is no prince. When will the media start saying “the self-styled Prince of Pot” [“ There’s a smoky celebration in East Vancouver today ahead of Marc Emery’s release from prison”, web-only]?
If one wants to be a leader, it is best to show at least a little token humility and to acknowledge that one is only a part of a larger movement. Let us not forget Pythagoras, JFK, George Washington, William F. Buckley, Rudyard Kipling, Byron, Keats, Shakespeare, Picasso, Richard Feynman, Margaret Mead… the list goes on and covers centuries. Are all those names a bit before your time, Marc?
Perhaps, more contemporarily, you could cite the work of Keith Stroup and NORML or those of us who made submissions to the Le Dain Commission. Did you take your lumps at the Grasstown Smoke-in, Marc? But gosh, I guess all that is a little before your time too.
Marc and Jodie Emery, I do not doubt for one moment the sincerity of your commitment to decriminalizing marijuana, and I wish you well in doing your part once Marc returns home.
But please, get the fuck over yourselves.
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