Pubdate: Mon, 24 Jun 2002
Source: Peak, The (CN BC)
Copyright: 2002 Peak Publications Society
Author: Myron Von Hollingsworth


Truth to tell, the drug warrior police, politicians, officials, media and 
civilians don't list victory as an objective in their expensive and 
oppressive trillion dollar war.

Just remember that the drug czars' and warriors' jobs depend on the 
perpetual prosecution of - but never a victory in - the drug war.

The politicians also rely on the drug war to sustain their constituent 
industries and institutions 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.

Maybe the corrupt politicians and media are required to adhere to the party 
line of prohibition because law enforcement, customs, the prison and 
military industrial complex, the drug testing industry, the "drug 
treatment" industry, the INS, the CIA, the FBI, the DEA, the politicians 
themselves et al. can't live without the budget justification, not to 
mention the invisible profits, bribery, corruption and forfeiture benefits 
that prohibition affords them.

The drug war also promotes, justifies and perpetuates racist enforcement 
policies and is diminishing many freedoms and liberties that are supposed 
to be inalienable according to the constitution and bill of rights.
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