lol I wouldn’t say anything like that. I’d say look at what our government has forced this man to do.
People sell drugs because it is profitable. The same reason people sell socks, video games, blah blah.
This isn’t true. The government never forces anyone to sell drugs — never has. You can argue that the government failed to provide opportunities for people, but many would argue that even that is going too far, that it isn’t the government’s responsibility to provide opportunities let alone an income.
I believe in free people engaging in free exchange.
And i believe that in a perfect world everyone should and would use birth control, but that doesn’t mean we should ask women to carry unwanted pregnancies to term nor let the babies starve after they are born….
We’re not talking anything as useless as principle here — dogma, really — but what’s going on in actual communities, what’s happen to living, breathing people right now. And drugs are destroying people. they are ruining lives, they are fostering crime and destroying communities.
to hell with theories, or “Best case scenarios,” I’m focused on the real world, what’s happening and why it’s happening. Drugs are destructive. Legalizing them would rain agony on our communities.
We don’t have to guess. We saw your utopia. We saw a government smiling on legal drugs. We saw the British set out to turn whole populations into addicts just so they could be exploited. Heck, they even went to war to defend their “Right” to addict & enslave the Chinese.
Google “Opium Wars.”
That’s right, the drug trade was invented by the British government. It wasn’t by accident, the international drug trade was created specifically to addict and exploit whole populations…
The day we get legalized hard drugs is the day our cities are turned into concentration camps, the day tens of millions are enslaved by corporations. And the laws won’t go away and neither will the prison. In fact, they’ll be more important than ever. The drug addicts can’t hold steady jobs, eventually even the richest will run out of money and when they turn to crime to pay for their habits (or buy food) we have to put them somewhere.
Your problem is your logic isn’t consistent. Alcohol is a drug with just as equal potential to harm as crack or heroine,
No it’s not. It would be accurate to say that alcohol has the potential to be as bad (for some people), but not that crack or heroine are just as bad.
Alcohol, if used properly, will not be addictive, it will not destroy anyone’s life. Hard drugs will.
A better comparison would be cigarettes, which if used properly WILL result in addiction and elevated risks of all manner of health problems.
We are in the process of eliminating cigarettes from our society. We’re doing it slowly so as to avoid a black market, avoid the crime associated with prohibition but we are doing it.