Pubdate: Mon, 01 Jan 2001
Source: Liberty Magazine (US)
Copyright: 2000 Liberty Foundation
Address: Box 1118, Port Townsend, WA 98368
Author: Myron Von Hollingsworth


What the drug warriors don't want anyone to know is that they secretly don't
list victory as an objective in their war.

Just remember that the drug czars' jobs depend on the perpetual prosecution
of, but never a victory in, the drug war. Also, remember that the
politicians depend on the drug war and its rhetoric to scare up votes (by
scaring voters). The politicians also rely on the drug war to sustain their
constituent industries that depend on the economics of prohibition in order
to make generous profits and campaign contributions that keep the drug
warrior politicians in power and, therefore, keep themselves in business.

Remember what H.L. Mencken said: "The whole aim of practical politics is to
keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by
menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."

Myron Von Hollingsworth, Fort Worth, Texas
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