Reblogged this on Girl Power Academy (Girl Soda Atlas) and commented:
This is a very timely piece by Mr. Perfect’s WorkForce Comics! As we’ve been embarking on both the history and mythology of the puritans, G.P.A. had to include this in the gallery!
(Good reminder of the hypocritical big pharma too…)
Had to Call out Big Pharma AKA the real dope dealers.
They are up ticking their prices gouging people who need cancer medicine currently… like $700.oo a pill! Turned everyone into profit. I’m glad you’re calling them out…
Seems they still wanna vilianize marijuana and yet also turn it into a big tax revenue and controlled market too. The tiny plastic packaging to sell weed in designer boutiques is the new sham in Oregon. Stuff grows like weeds… who needs the plastic wrappers and dumb labels?????
Aw well, love the strong message and illustrations in this Workforce strip!!! 🙂
I always thought it was funny drug dealers in the street had enough morals not to sell to kids and pregnant women. But now days doctors are quick to prescribe drugs to kids and pregnant women. Love calling out hypocrisy.
Well actually, at we had drug dealers haunting our jr. high schools… but it was brought in by younger siblings and sold by our “pals” billed as stuff to help keep us awake as it was “speed” which is meth… and even though I didn’t get caught up in doing that I knew kids who did. And a lot of the kids parents smoked weed and kids got into their stashes… which did make them stunted… As well as people are always baking it into goodies and treats which sometimes makes it kid friendly-decadent…with no guides for kids.
And when I was older we knew a lot of male dealers that basically sexually harassed every woman who wanted to buy marijuana when it wasn’t legal… trying to get us all high and into bed… Street dealing wasn’t “purer”at all. Dealers are dealers. Pushers are pushers. Business is business and the man is the man… just there might be a bigger man with more corporate sponsorship somewhere, like Big Pharma.
But all that aside, Big Pharma is a larger pusher and with far worse side effects, addiction rates and suicide rates and depression rates and over dosing and enslaving/crutching people… Big Pharma is a predator.
And weed’s been given a bum rap and demonized when it is medicine for so many.
Listen to me preach… I’m sorry. I’m a realist. Some people need medicine. Any recreational drugs to the point of drunkenness can ruin families… so I don’t wanna halo effect weed. It is what it is. It has a “saturation” limit to how high you can get once it’s in the body system. It can not be over dosed on. It functions as medicine where other drugs like booze are poisons.
If dealers where you are in the world are more “moral” you’re luckier.
I say we all need to live off grid and break free of energy dealers, drug dealers, meme-dealers. 🙂
Thanks for the dialogue!
Plus in the street. They never pushed drug advertising…the people seeking the drugs always found them…now days, you can’t watch the news or a tv show without so many drug commercials. That make it look appealing to take a pill with 40 side effects.
Hey, btw… I never viewed the Hannibal character in workforce as a dealer-pusher. I and others I know always viewed him as a “man of the people” and a welcome friend of the community. 🙂
Yep, a medicine man.
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