One habit common to most of us and especially of parents dealing with children is to try to present the conclusions without elaborating the underlying processes we went through to arrive at the final result. The usual result is that we get ignored or dismissed. Many have described the process as being like teaching a pig to sing. The attempt is nearly always unsuccessful, and it annoys the pig.
The evidence Rep. Morgan cites for justifying her assertion that “marijuana” has racist inferences is extraordinarily scanty. But then again, evidence and facts don’t really matter to social justice warriors, only the narrative matters. Morgan quoted one piece of federal criminal code from 85 years ago to make her point, and managed to get a few people to express how the word makes them feel, including one who lamented about how “the word demonizes the cannabis plant.” That poor plant.
Similarly, a conversation I had Saturday with the farm-and-garden store owner in town; supplies of everything are off. Wholesale cost of everything is out-of-sight. He usually has a hundred chain saws in stock this time of year. This April, he’s only got ten. Anything electrical — no replacement parts. They’re short on fertilizer and vegetable seeds. Meanwhile, food processing plants all around the country are mysteriously blowing up and burning down.