Tuesday, February 15, 2005
Britain is considering a creative new plan to get folks to say no to coke:
[U.K.] Foreign Office Minister Bill Rammell has called for people to reject cocaine in the same way they snubbed South African wine during apartheid. Rammell ... is considering launching a government initiative along with groups such as Oxfam, aimed at exposing the horrors of the cocaine-fuelled conflict in Colombia.Funny, I never really pegged crackheads as the socially-responsible types. But perhaps Mr. Rummell is onto something; perhaps the PETAheads and organiphiles are actually on drugs.
If fair trade coffee weren't completely awful I might have more sympathy for those points of view.