Unintended Consequences Of The War On Drugs


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The relative dangers vs benefits of individual drugs only matters if you buy into the myth that either prohibition or its spin-off war was ever meant to protect people from drugs. Prohibition is, and always has been, a tool of oppression. And you don't wage war on people to protect them; you wage war on people to take what they have or destroy it. And while politicians posture and pose and make speeches about sending messages to children and "diverting" drug users into treatment, the guys with the guns (oddly enough, they still call themselves "peace officers") make no bones about why they're breaking into your home -- they're there to destroy your life. And they do it for one reason: Because they can.