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Pure evil

Quotable from Thoreau at Unqualified Offerings: No matter how bad it seems, it’s worse

It seems that no matter how cynical you are on the drug war, if you search hard enough you can find some piece of evil that still exceeds your worst projections.

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8 comments to Pure evil

  • malcolm kyle

    Besides the misery we create for our own citizens, criminalizing drug supply and production has nearly destroyed some communities south of the border, where murderous gangs kill thousands each year as part of the illegal drug trade.

    By treating drug use and trafficking like we do with alcohol, Americans could spend far more resources on drug education and treatment programs, which have provenly gone much further in reducing drug use and addiction.

    Thank you for listening to THE VOICE OF AURORA

  • One question....

    …we keep hearing the drug worriers proclaim the rise in violence is evidence that they are winning, winning what?

    Winning at destroying more lives than drug addiction ever COULD?

    Drugs can NEVER be eliminated from the earth. You could burn the earth to ashes and things would still grow. Plants have a way of doing that.

    Did the people of the 30’s see the rise in violence over alcohol as a sign they were winning? NO! They seen how prohibition was destroying everything and took a different approach.

    So the question begs, are the drug worriers today stupid? Some yes, not all. Some see power and profit.

    No matter how bad it seems its worse? My god! Our government is a monster then if that statement is true.

  • claygooding

    It is still the banning of hemp that industries support and lobby for the war on some drugs.

    This government could care less if you get high on marijuana,in fact they want you too,it keeps the wheels greased for the continued prohibition of hemp and keeps the cost of production high enough to keep it from competing with oil,cotton and paper.

    And selling the chemicals that those industries require to process,grow and manufacture goods from their raw materials is Dow chemical.

    Yes,there are spin-off industries created by the war on drugs but they are a drop in the bucket compared with the big three and the chemical profits that will be reduced by hemp becoming legal.

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  • rita

    American drug policy is nothing but a system of laws enacted and enforced for the sole purpose of furthering the careers of lawmakers and law enforcers by destroying the lives of the people they are elected to serve and sworn to protect. Some people believe that evil of such magnitude can be “reformed.” Some even believe there’s some reason to do so. I, for one, do not.

  • claygooding

    “If all fossil fuels and their derivatives, as well as trees for paper and construction were banned in order to save the planet, reverse the Greenhouse Effect and stop deforestation.

    Then there is only one known annually renewable natural resource that is capable of providing the overall majority of the world’s paper and textiles; meeting all of the world’s transportation, industrial and home energy needs; simultaneously reducing pollution, rebuilding the soil, and cleaning the atmosphere all at the same time and that substance is—the same one that did it all before cannabis hemp. Jack Herer

  • claygooding

    While increasing expenditure of tax dollars on the war on marijuana in TX,they are backing off the war on alcohol
    drinking drivers;

    MADD endorses deferred adjudication for first-offense DWI

    http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/2010/12/madd-endorses-deferred-adjudication-for.html

    One of the deadliest drugs on the market and they want to reduce judicial/incarceration costs,,,,”to protect the children”

  • Duncan20903

    Yes, Jack Herer clearly enumerates the practically Herculean task of dealing with a significantly entrenched set of vested interests that we have to overcome in the quest for normalization of the cannabis market.

    There’s no doubt about it. There is at least a trillion with a T dollars just in physical assets alone. For example, just converting from cotton to hemp would instantly put businesses like supplying the needed chemicals to revitalize soil used for growing cotton, because hemp doesn’t need a whole heckuva lot of soil amendments that cotton absolutely must have. Specialty pesticides? Regardless hemp will be cheaper and last longer so that another rock on the road to re-legalization. While at first blush you might think these things would be working in favor of hemp, a little deeper inspection should cause the realization that less expensive means a reduction in GDP, a reduction in overall profits so there’s less income tax collected, capital assets are worth less money so less business property tax is collected, and since hemp last longer

    Is hemp better for the citizenry? You betcha. What the heck would make you you think that anyone is worried about the better interests of the citizenry?