What war has wrought
The War on Drugs: When the solution is worse than the problem
Published: April 27, 2011
This is where the War on Drugs has its start. The phony rhetoric of the drug warriors served to divert public attention from the righteous social concerns of blacks and hippies and brand them instead as enemies of society who must be hounded, snitched on, dragged into court, locked away, stripped of their possessions and otherwise removed from real life. If they escaped arrest and prosecution for their illicit behaviors they would still live their lives in a state of fear and trembling that the narcotics police would find them out.
I'm out of space for this episode, but what I really wanted to say was that the sensational Wayne County case detailed by Curt Guyette is a compelling example of the way our legal system routinely operates as a key component in maintaining the established economic, cultural and political order. This is a rotten system, and they'll do anything to keep it in place — and never forget that the War on Drugs is a really big part of the big picture.
Like I've said here before, try to imagine a world without the War on Drugs. This would be a whole different place indeed. —Trans-Love Energies, Detroit; April 22, 2011
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