the war on drugs

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Hippie McRaver, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. Hippie McRaver

    Hippie McRaver Senior Member

  2. Pressed_Rat

    Pressed_Rat Do you even lift, bruh?

    It's not going to happen as long as the government continues to ship the drugs into the country (the overwhelming majority of hard drugs that is -- ie. cocaine and heroin). No, this is not a conspiracy theory and is well-kown to those who are somewhat informed. Read former San Jose Mercury News journalist Gary Webb's book, Dark Alliance.

    Gary Webb -Wikipedia

    Gary Webb on C.I.A. Trafficking of Cocaine

    Drugs are a huge business in this country. The government makes money selling the drugs and getting people hooked. Then once people are arrested and thrown in prison, they become wards of the prison-industrial complex and the prison economy.
  3. Hippie McRaver

    Hippie McRaver Senior Member

    I originally stated that the previous post forgot to mention contra, but then I read the links and it was contra...

    my bad ::EDIT::
  4. Fyrenza

    Fyrenza Queen of the Ians

    So, THAT's what it is!

    i always wondered why the gov didn't just legalize it all, and then sell it to us... :confused:

    Thanx, Rat! ;)
  5. zihger

    zihger Senior Member

    Drugs are probably the number one source of funding for small wars and armies, Colombia, Central America (cocaine), Asia and the Middle East (Opium/Heroin).

    They make money importing it a selling it at high prices due to it illegal status and then they fund domestic armies (like the DEA) with tax money to wage “War” against it once it funnels down to the street level.

    They also use it as an excuse to fund right wing armies in other countries like Colombia and Mexico, Which in turn produce and export more drugs.

    It is a Multi Billion dollar business that would be worth pennies on the dollar if drugs were legalized.
  6. drew5147

    drew5147 Dingledodie

    War racketeering is such fun!
  7. Think of the money that the drug companies would lose if they legalized MJ.

    Not to mention the money the alcohol industry would lose.

    Also the courts love to pad their dockets

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