Basically, all wars are stupid and insane.
Which means humans are stupid and insane for becoming involved.
Before the 'war on drugs' ...... there were no drugs, or very few. Younger people probably believe there was always a sizeable percentage of
the population hooked on drugs. But that's not the case. Prior to the 1960s, approx., the only people who used drugs were those who'd become
addicted unintentionally to prescription drugs (morphine for example, as result of injury or medical conditions) and some musicians: jazz musicians,
reportedly. In the 1960s, Frank Sinatra starred as a drug-addicted musician in a movie entitled 'The Man With the Golden Arm'.
Looking back now, it seems this was just another instance of the Powers That Be 'telegraphing their shots': i.e., introducing their soon to be
launched agenda via a movie starring someone who was then a 'major star'. The movie was used to familiarise people with 'drugs'. Until then,
virtually no-one knew or had even heard about 'drug addiction'.
Can you imagine it ..... a drug-free world ? Can you imagine teenagers (and others) having absolutely NO knowledge of --- or interest in --- drugs ?
Well, that's how it was, just a few decades ago.
The drug industry (because that's what it is) didn't exist. Nor did 'easy divorce'. Men went to work. Women ran the home. Kids went to school.
People spent only what they could afford. They saved. They planned for their future. There was no nudity or foul language or explicit violence in
movies or tv.
There were problems, for sure, but it pales in comparison for what passes as 'normal life' today.
To learn what 'normal life' was then, you need only watch tv and movies of the 50's and 60's: Gilligan's Island, Father Knows Best, the Donna
Reed Show, Leave it to Beaver, Bonanza, I Love Lucy, Bilko, the Maxwell Smart show (can't remember the name but it was a 'spy' comedy), Fonzie,
These people bathed --- even the supposed 'rebels' like the Fonz ! Homes were clean and so were people's mouths ! Parents then
were concerned about their children doing their homework --- not whether or not their kids were taking drugs.
" Drugs? Drugs? What do you mean? What kind of drugs? Asprin? " is what parents even a few decades would have asked if someone had suggested
their kids might be taking drugs.
How things have changed in such a short time, thanks to those (mostly in government, the whore media and the 'entertainment' industry).
First they popularised the concept of drug use via movies, tv and the media and 'celebrities'.
Then they waited for the sheep to become curious and experiment with drugs.
Then it was simply a matter of ensuring supply matched this new demand. Supply of course, reaps unimaginable profits.
Then they pretended to launch a 'war on drugs'.
Now, according to the OP, they're uitilizing the 'war on drugs' to seize drug-users' property.
Gee, wonder what would happen to the drug-industry if more and more people decided that yes, they could survive without drugs ?
How hard is it? How come no-one in my family uses drugs? Are we geniuses? Funny, no-one's ever accused us of being particularly brilliant. Could
it be that as a parent, I simply did my job? It's not as if there weren't lots of drugs around when I (and my kids) was growing up.
How hard is it to ask yourself: " Why would I put this crap in my body and mind? What will it actually achieve? Will it make me smarter,
healthier, better, richer? Would I be wiser to steer clear of this stuff? "
Years ago, I completely severed contact with a valued friend who was not only a drug-user but who was also bringing drugs into my home and who
repeatedly attempted to get me to use, no matter how many times I threw them out. That individual began on pot and gradually extended to chemicals.
They lost their own children and spouse (and family members and numerous friends) in the process. Now, after two decades of drug-use, that individual
is a trainwreck: long-term unemployed and unemployable; a hypochondriac who long ago lost everyone's sympathy; on welfare; begging for somewhere to
live; loathed by virtual everyone who comes into contact with them. Not kewl now. A wasted life and only regret to fill their future. Flat broke
and no hope of ever having their own home. Looks gone. Opportunities gone. Sex appeal --- GONE. Children alienated. Their spouse is happily
married to someone else. Their former friends are embarrassed to have even known them. People evade them. They have a criminal record. And all
for .... what? For what? For a few moments of feeling as if they're on top of the world? But what about all the swift slams right back to
Drugs are for the incredibly stupid.
They're not kewl.
Drugs do not solve problems. They cause problems -- endless problems.
The ONLY 'war on drugs' worth a damn are the wars on drugs that WE launch when we determine that we will NOT go down that path and will NOT allow
any opportunity OR opportunists to tempt our children down that parth.
When WE fight the war on drugs at personal level --- THEN the government and its goons and mafia will not be able to lead us by the nose
to personal ruin that echoes down through several generations of our own flesh and blood.
So don't bemoan those who cry about 'unfair' government penalites based on drug use.
Instead, fight drugs at personal level.
Those who use drugs are simply providing the 'authorities' an excuse to act, to seize property, to incarcerate, to split up families, put kids in
strangers' hands, etc.
Is it WORTH it? That's what people need to ask themselves.
WHY -- HOW, is it worth it? is the next question.
Save your own lives. Take your lives back!
USE your lives, instead of throwing them away.
Save your minds, keep them pure for genuine as opposed to temporary chemical experiences !
Or not. Your call.