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Well, if you (wfp) were swayed by Malcolm on the bust that is Prohibition 2.0 yet can’t grasp the war crimes aspect perhaps you need to research the history of drug policy more. Acquaint yourself with the litany of names of the drug war victims. Dead, not from drugs but from the drug war. Names like (going off the top of my head) Kathryn Johnston, Donald Scott, Veronica and Charity Bowers, Patrick Dorismond, Ezequiel Hernandez, Peter McWilliams, Capt. Jennifer Odom (and her crew), etc, etc, ad nauseum.
Learn about Calvina Fay, Mel Sembler and Straight Inc… follow the trail of former drug czars and see their carpetbagging, war profiteering and fighting to maintain a prohibition that anyone with an hour to do some reading could discover the fraud that it is.
Perpetuating crimes by government on its citizenry is seen by some as treasonous and that’s what drug prohibition has been since its inception – an assault on we, the people.
The whole of the anti-drug campaign has been perpetuated not by research, science and compassion but by a steady flow of lying and racist propaganda.
Read Radley Balko and discover the wonderful growth of SWAT and how the drug war is breaking down doors, shooting innocents, killing pets in front of children and arresting mom and/or dad and sending kids into the foster system. That’s criminal. Total all those harms together (and include all the unnamed dead, the kids killed in drive-by shootings or from tainted drugs) and you’ll have a better handle on that of which MalcolmKyle speaks.
And there are those who speak not just of war crimes but reparations to the innocent who have suffered unjustly in a system totally rigged with the outcomes fixed…
The drug war is a big elephant and it’s been in the middle of the room for a long time, nobody has taken it for a walk since forever and it’s about to massively soil the carpet.
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