People also Complained When the Slaves Were All Freed

Maybe there is some misunderstanding about this line from my latest song “Its Hard to be Jimmy Reefercake”.   I guess if you are a reefer-hating poser, you might want to jump on the line, and make me seem like a big jerk. The line could be misinterpreted it to say that I am equating marijuana Prohibition with slavery. 

The point of the line is that people are always going to complain when you grant other people freedom of any kind, regardless of whether its total freedom, or simply the freedom to consume the products that you enjoy. That is because people are generally aholes who like to feel superior to others.

its hard to be jimmy reefercake

I was once a dumb kid, bought nickelbags in the hood,
now I’m a middle aged man who just thinks reefer is good.
But I gotta be afraid of who I tell.I sincerely believe legal weed would be great,
but the world is what it is, so full of fear and hate,
I even gotta be afraid to be myself.
but i tell you this, reefercake nation keeps on going on,
same old crap legalization song,
you know its true, sometimes its hard to be jimmy reefercake.Over half of all Americans think prohibition should end,
But our elected hypocrites still seem to pretend,
That legal weed is gonna bring on all hell.I hear people complain that I’m glorifying weed,
People also complained when the slaves were all freed,
So why should I be afraid to be myself?thats why Reefercake nation keeps going on,
same old crap legalization song,
you know its true, sometimes its hard to be Jimmy Reefercake.
sometimes its still hard to be, sometimes its so hard to be Jimmy Reefercake.