Prohibition and the Drug War
believe it was Confuscius that said, “A society of prohibitions becomes
a society of vices”, or something similar. The more we fight against
something we don’t like but doesn’t actually harm us, the more
widespread this behavior becomes.
The drug war continues because it is the easiest and most
expeditious means to institute the military style policing and
political-governmental policies that facilitate the police state.
That is, the drug war is an easy excuse and ready
means to wage war on the American public.
If not for the War on Drugs, the United States
government could not
justify its incarceration rate, its military policing and corrections
investments, its spy tactics, and its outright attacks on individual
privacy and autonomy. It could not justify its use of our public
education systems as indoctrination systems for good-little-citizen
behavior, its court systems for excusing official lies while punishing