“..Imagine the Afghan war had run for the past 40 years.
Imagine 2,000 deaths a year.
The enemy remains 400,000-strong – despite 40,000 being taken prisoner annually.
The war costs £1bn a month.
Casualties vary from time to time – but there is no hope of victory.
Were that the case, I suggest public opinion might be exasperated.
Parliament might debate the matter.
Ministers might review policy.
Yet such is Britain’s fatuously entitled “war on drugs”.
Each year governments re-legislate their “war on terror” – despite the minimal threat -
- but reject any need to revise the 1971 Misuse of Drugs Act.
They refuse to see if it is working -
- and do nothing but waste public money.
Home secretaries trumpet idiotic “drug seizures”.
They pass “awareness” budgets – arrest and imprison thousands of citizens for drug possession and sale.
The war has failed.
But it continues to immiserate countless families and wreck countless lives.
It is stupid knee-jerk British government –
- at its worst…”
(ed:..and as for here..?..same same..eh..?..
..we have the current madness of expecting makers of fake-pot to spend a million bucks to prove their product is safe..and therefor able to be sold to the public..
..but at the same time..that same public will be locked up for (already proven the safest drug to take….in fact is a proven medicine)..pot..
..now..just how fucken insane is that..?..eh..?..
..and at the same time we dish out to thousands addictive tranks..
..when most of those needing those tranks..should have as their first port of call the (much safer) pot…
..and we are so far away from any sanity on this that yesterday that cop who runs that police 10/7 programme was on the national radio afternoon ‘panel’…
..spouting that retro-hysterical-shit…
..that pot leads to heroin addiction..(!)
..and the sad thing is..such irrational/lying madness is not that far from the official/govt view..)
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