In the Face of the Drug War's Total Failure


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The thing is, prohibition has not "failed." The so-called "war on drugs" has not "failed." The prohibition of drugs in America has its roots in racism. It is, and always has been, a tool of oppression. It was turned into a metaphorical "war" as a means of furthering the careers of certain politicians; decades after Nixon left office in disgrace, politicians still spend their lives on his coattails. The police have made the war a reality for their own self-serving reasons -- one thing about drug cops, at least they don't pretend to be protecting anyone. The stormtroopers who invade your home know exactly why they're there; to destroy your life, because they can.

Millions in chains? Countless homes, families and lives destroyed? The Constitution in shreds? Mexico litrerally bleeding to death? The reason to end prohibition isn't because it has failed; the reason to end prohibition is that it has SUCCEEDED, beyond anyone's wildest expectations.