nor should it
drug use, as you correctly point out, is a social disease, not a crime
but you still have to fight it... so then your problem is with the tactics in the war on drugs, not the war itself
hard core drug use threatens the social environment in which it resides: the hardcore heroin addict does not live in stasis with his environment, he becomes unable to contribute to society and turns to crime to support a habit... so hard core drug use, despite what libertarians would suggest, does not exist in a vaccuum, it is a direct threat to the social environment in which the hard core drug user resides
the war on drugs, the war on terror, the war on pedophilia, the war on human trafficking: these things are never going away, ever... they are, really, just maintenance issues, maintaining civilization itself, police issues... people will always commit crime, so these wars and police are never going away
the war on terrorism is like the war on drugs: it will never end, but that doesn't mean we should stop fighting it
heroin appeals to people, heroin blights communities. therefore we should fight it, but also therefore heroin use will never truly go away
terrorism makes people pay attention to your cause, terrorism leads to hatred all around. therefore, we should fight it, but also therefore terrorism will never truly go away
we will always be at war with drugs, we will always be at war with terrorism, we will always be at war with pedophilia, we will always be at war with human trafficking and slavery, etc.: these things are always reborn in every generation of humanity
but that doesn't mean should ever stop fighting it
some liberal idiots think we should blame our own actions for these terrorist assholes, that we should, for example, stop the war on drugs because it doesn't work... as if you want to live in a community where drug addicts are everywhere and suck off the community like parasites?
but some conservative idiots take the hatred too far: instead of hating terrorists... they hate muslims!
both you conservative and liberal idiots are out there, and NONE OF YOU ARE DOING ANY GOOD OR HELPING ANYONE
there is no absolute solution to terrorism, there is no absolute solution to drugs
as long as we have free will as human beings, and as long as some of us are stupid and violent, someone somewhere will think it is a good idea to blow up the murrah federal building in downtown oklahoma city
welcome to reality
conservative assholes: don't give into hate, of drug users, or muslims
liberal assholes: don't give up the fight because it is too difficult, or you think it is your fault, or you think the fight is not worth it: you fight terrorism, you fight drugs, FOREVER! that is just the way it is! the fight will be with us FOREVER- BUT THAT NEVER MEANS YOU GIVE UP HOPE! it simple civilization maintenance, these so-called "wars"
i don't smoke weed, i don't drink
to me, the war against weed is racism: "my grandpa was a drunk in germany and beat his wife, so i am familiar with alcohol, it's ok, but them darkies and their weed scares me!"
the europeans who wrote the laws were familiar with alcohol, but unfamiliar with weed, so alcohol is legal, while weed is illegal, and so we live in a society where we have defacto prohibition against nonwhites
a society that says alcohol illegal, weed illegal makes sense
a society that says alcohol legal, weed legal makes sense
but a society that says alcohol legal, weed illegal is hypocritical and racist and morally bankrupt
laws against weed are racist, period
historically, weed was more of a source of inebriation for nonwhites, while alcohol was a european mainstay of inebretion for centuries
making laws against weed, but not alcohol, allows one to control nonwhites
study your history: weed was not the first thing europeans turned to for inebriation, but weed was used more highly among a number of nonwhite groups: asian indians, caribbean blacks, hispanics, etc.
laws against weed are hypocritical and racist... every single rationalization for making weed illegal can be applied to alcohol just as readily, so to apply that rationalization against one, but not the other has no other foundation or logic except in racist thought
it wasn't necessarily on purpose, but it was a matter of familiarity... alcohol was more familiar to europeans than weed was... racism is the same thing: a matter of familiarity with whom and what you know getting preferential treatment
we know what happened with prohibition in the 1920s: it didn't work and led to crime
so why do we think the war on weed is not the same stupid folly as prohibition?
either outlaw alcohol, or legalize weed, but the current state of laws is hypocritical and racist, and those who enforce the laws risk looking morally bankrupt and foolish on drug policy
so the war on drugs is not wrong, it is simply hypocritical and uses bad tactics: more treatment, more honest equity about what hard drugs should be verboten, and which should be tolerated
The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.
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