May 13, 2004

Stunning bureaucrat you’re so fucking lost

* The Drug War: 21st Century Prohibition?

excerpt:

"I find it flabbergasting that Nixon’s draconian war on drugs has not been smashed, stomped, pummeled and pulverized (perhaps I’ve spent one too many early mornings grubbing in a drunken stupor at Waffle House). The war on drugs is the alcohol prohibition of the 1920s and early ’30s, part deux.

"We all know that prohibiting the sale of alcohol was a miserable failure. In fact, it was such a complete catastrophe that the Constitution’s 21st Amendment ensures alcohol never again will be made illegal. Thank you, FDR! The war on drugs is the equivalent of drug prohibition. Like its predecessor, it plagues over society, a veritable war on the impoverished.

"Since the inception of the drug prohibition, teen drug use has multiplied seven times. Teenagers are rebels without a cause. They want to abuse some type of substance, and alcohol and tobacco, the only legal drugs, are difficult to obtain without a fake ID. Plus, they're legal; that’s not resisting authority. I remember high school — the preps, the hippies, the clicks and the illegal drugs running through all of the different circles. I do not recall even once seeing alcohol or tobacco in anybody’s backpack.
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"Holland legalized marijuana and heroin long ago. As a percentage, it has half the amount of people dancing with Mary Jane that we have here at home, and a third of the smack users. I am for a safe America, where I am free to roam through the streets of Los Angeles, New York or Atlanta by myself at night, unafraid and uninhibited; where the rich do not have to barricade their homes, alienating themselves from the rest of the world in an attempt to protect their possessions.

"Drug abusers have nowhere to go to find information or treatment. Jail is their only recourse. It is high time we end this crusade of intolerance. Educate and rehabilitate, do not humiliate and incarcerate.

"Every dollar spent on incarcerating people is seven times more effective when spent on education and treatment. Sheltering the homeless, feeding the hungry — just providing for the poor in general — is much more helpful to society than imprisoning nonviolent drug offenders. Assistance, acceptance and understanding are better for the poor and impoverished, and for society as a cohesive, dynamic, “living” organism. Taking this angle, our organism is murderous, masochistic, and hateful — endangered. Ending the war on drugs will not save us, but it will be one giant leap toward curing our ailing society."

* College slang from around the world.

* Powell contradicts Bush and Rumsfeld.

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