Hot Take: AOC Blames Olympics Marijuana Ban On “Racism And Colonialism”

Sha’Carri Richardson has taken full responsibility for her use of marijuana, knowing full well that it was against the international rules. It is actually a refreshing attitude these days, where people Blame Someone Else for their own actions. And, is it dumb for someone to be banned for use of marijuana? IMO, yes. She could have gotten blackout drunk constantly in the wake of her mother’s death, and alcohol is a way worse drug than pot. But, it is legal. And along comes AOC, who of course has to say something

AOC says Olympic ban on marijuana is ‘instrument’ of racism following Black track star’s suspension

New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed Friday the rule barring marijuana use during the Olympic races was an “instrument of racist and colonial policy.”

The congresswoman’s comments followed the announcement that U.S. champion Sha’Carri Richardson will not be running in the 100-meter race after she tested positive for THC, a chemical found in marijuana, at the Olympic trials – voiding her first-place results.

Richardson, a Black woman from Texas, was given a one-month suspension, which precludes her ability to race the 100 in Tokyo but means she could still be in the running for the women’s relay race, as the trial will not be held until after July 27.

The 21-year old runner’s suspension was reduced to one month from three because she agreed to participate in a counseling program.

“The criminalization and banning of cannabis is an instrument of racist and colonial policy,” Ocasio-Cortez said Friday. “The IOC [International Olympic Committee] should reconsider its suspension of Ms. Richardson and any athletes penalized for cannabis use.”

Plenty of others have been suspended for use of marijuana. Remember Michael Phelps? He wasn’t caught with it in his system, just a picture of him smoking, which he admitted to. Was that colonial? How is Richardson being suspended a colonial policy? Does this go back to the colonial days when the British implemented a ban on slaves using marijuana? Seriously, this lady is wackadoodle. She seemingly has just pulled words out of the air to yammer for the heck of it. Obviously, AOC will not expand on how, exactly, this ban, which has been enforced on plenty of other athletes, ones who knew the policy, is raaaaacist and colonial.

Is the suspension dumb in 2021? Yes. But, it’s the rules. Excitable Allahpundit notes that even Matt Gaetz thinks it’s dumb, and notes that marijuana in no was is a performance enhancing drug. And the rules may be rather thin on use of a drug, but, it is a drug. It is known that it is banned. Athletes know this. Even Allah, who was utterly Broken by the Trump era, gets silly

What is and isn’t banned seems arbitrary, in other words. And arbitrariness is a bad look when you’re depriving a 21-year-old of a chance to be the best in the world at what she does.

It has been banned for a long time. Call it arbitrary, it’s known. It’s not a bad look, it’s not racism, it’s not colonialism. It’s a known rule. If you get fired from your job for using it, well, you knew the rules.

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4 Responses to “Hot Take: AOC Blames Olympics Marijuana Ban On “Racism And Colonialism””

  1. Elwood says:

    “It has been banned for a long time. Call it arbitrary, it’s known. It’s not a bad look, it’s not racism, it’s not colonialism. It’s a known rule. If you get fired from your job for using it, well, you knew the rules.” Exactly.

  2. drowningpuppies says:

    Seriously, this lady is wackadoodle. She seemingly has just pulled words out of the air to yammer for the heck of it.

    Kinda like Rimjob and Johnnie Retard here everyday.

    #EverydayAllDay
    Bwaha! Lolgf https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

  3. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    I didn’t type the above comment.

    But I will type this: “You know what else is against the rules? Hiding income to avoid paying taxes.”

    • Kye says:

      You know what else is against the rules? Only prosecuting those you don’t like for breaking them. It’s always better to be honest about both your taxes and exactly who you are going to hold responsible for breaking the rules.

      Can you be honest?

      Happy Independence Day to all you Patriots out there. And to you who hate America, Whites, Christians and Jews a hardy fuk you!

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