the problem i see with the decriminalization problem is that it seeks to solve a nonexistent problem: an end to the drug war.
there is no end to the drug war. it will wage forever. when/ if all drugs, even the hard ones, become decriminalized, then the common paranoid delusions of society will come to see drugs as the status quo tool that the powers-that-be use to control the populace... much as we talk about credit cards and religion and television as opiates in society and means to control the masses.
personal freedom is about freedom FROM drugs. not freedom to DO drugs. just because society says "drugs are bad" doesn't mean you should embrace them in common kneejerk fashion. it is simple teenage reverse psychology: if your parents say "don't jump off that cliff" most teenagers will see jumping off the cliff as a point of pride. teenage psychology. jumping off the cliff is still bad for you teenager. duh. same with drugs. teenage psychology drives the whole war on drugs argument.
drugs? drugs are not freedom. if they are legalized, they merely become a stronger tool for control of people- far more powerful than anything out there right now you can point to as used to control people. credit cards. the opiate of money. religion. the opiate of cheapened whorish spirituality. television. visual opiate you can lose hours of your life vegetating in front of.
why people don't see drugs as just a stronger potential for control by the haves over the havenots, i don't know.
i think what motivates the legalize drug people is that they think legalizing drugs will solve the drug problem once and for all.
the problem just gets shifted around, from societal fight, to a personal fight. evil people will push opiates on you, addict you, and control you like a slave. that's what y'all talk about when you talk about tv, money, religion right now, right? how come you don't see that if drugs are legalized the same language will be used then about drugs?! duh!
society makes drugs illegal because it ACTUALLY CARES ABOUT YOUR HEALTH.
imagine that! but of course, this flies against the tired party line of society trying to control you. whatever. drugs are the most powerful tool for control ever, and they are made illegal by a freedom loving society, and you don't see it. amazing.
ending the SOCIETAL war on drugs will never solve the problem, it will just shift it to a PERSONAL war on drugs, and the weak amongst us will immediately succumb. and this is superior to a society-wide war on drugs? i thought us strong were supposed to care for the weak, no? don't you care about drug addicts? do you deny they exist? do you walk over them in the street? their existence is solely the province of the governmental ban on drugs? that if they are legalized, the addict on the street will suddenly disappear? ARE YOU SERIOUS???
drug use is a problem that was always with humanity, is with humanity right now, and will always be with humanity. you must always fight addiction, addiction to anything: money, video games, pornography, television, the internet, food, and chemical drugs. of course you indulge in life! life is not the life of an ascetic monk. but neither is life the life of a street addict. i love my porn! but am i going to wank off all day in my room to porn and have no life outside that? woudl you not then view me as an addict? how about an arguemnt for a life of balance? life is in between addiction and meaning. addiciton is meaningless, a trap, a prison. life is moderation between the sacred and the profane. we all fight with demons of addiction to one thing or another. the war is always fought, on a society level and a personal level. it is just that when it comes to addiction to chemical drugs, it makes more sense ot wage the war on a society level than a personal level because the stakes are greater and more tragic and depressing on a personal level. better we stand together and fight the HUGELY addicting things out there, than have that HUGELY addiciting chemical substances bear down on us individually, one by one, with no support, until we succumb to it's weight.
you must fight for your mind to swim a few inches above it all, to have a meaning in existence, above the pursuit of the profane. that is human existence: sacred and profane. good, bad, and ugly. how you somehow marry the fight to free drugs as something noble, and not what it is: letting a huge evil do it's damage on the weak amongst us, is beyond me. you are not fighting for freedom when you fight for an end to the society-level war on drugs, you merely shift it to a personal-level war on drugs, and make more people less free! the fight for freedom is a fight AGAINST the prison of drugs, not for them to be free to do their ravaging on the weak amongst us! where is your heart!?
you will never, ever, solve the problem of drugs. it is like fighting pedophilia: pedophiles will always be born and created through psychological variations in human development. and so they must always be fought. it's simple statistical background noise: pedophiles will pop into existence in low percentages and must be extinguished for their evil. but because we will ALWAYS be fighting pedophiles should not fill your heart with sorrow. it doesn't mean you legalize NAMBLA. what it means is you grow the fuck up and realize that in the REAL world, some wars, some acts of maintenance in society will ALWAYS rage to maintain civilization. the war on pedophilia? the same with drugs. why can't you see that? life is good bad and ugly. you see the ugliness of societ'ys making drugs illegal. you see the crime it creates. but you are blind to the greater ugliness and crime against ourselves in our hearts that will exist if drugs are legalized. the war doesn't go awya, it just shifts, to greater tragic effect if drugs are legalized.
the war on drugs is about MAINTENANCE OF SOCIETY. not something that will ever end, or ever be anything but a sad story of wasted human lives, whether drugs are legal, or illegal, it will always be a war, by government, or individuals.
how anyone can think of drugs as freedom is beyond me. it is a prison of the mind whose bars are thicker than any other evil in society you can imagine, and if legalized, becomes a mechanism of social control stronger than any other usual suspects you can point to: religion, television, money, etc. look at the assholes who get drunk every day. look at them and their wasted lives. and you want to let free the more addicting harder drugs on society? so you want less freedom? more wasted lives?
i just don't get it.
i have no idea why this escapes people.
i think what drives the legalize hard drugs brigade is nothing but hopeful naive teenage idealism about true human nature. it's as if you guys somehow see human nature as nicer than what it really is.
the war on drugs?
it will never end. it will always be sad. whether it is legal or not, just means it will be on a society-wide or personal level.
that's the truth folks, sorry to tell you. don't shoot the messenger.
The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.
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