originally posted by Mastermind The Drug War is merely an attempt by monarchies to control yet another faucet of our society,
victimizing us into wandering into there waiting and wanting arms. On that basis i would promote full on cracked out riots in the street, just to wake
people up to the facts.
Mastermind: I made a mess on the keyboard and had to make new coffee, lol !!!
... an attempt by WHO
-- 'monarchies' (???) --- to control yet another 'faucet' (freudian slip there?) of our society, victimising us (WHO
is 'victimising' you except you, via your actions?) into wandering into their ' waiting and wanting arms' (sounds like a love song).
And as solution, you'd promote 'full on cracked out riots in the street' ???
Hell, Mastermind (great nick, really appropriate) --- are you actually a 'cracked out' member of the drug-police who comes into ATS to promote
drug-use and violence ?
Am I wasting my time by suggesting that people try life without a crutch or several crutches ?
Do drug-users remember life BEFORE drugs?
Like the old song: ~~~ 'Got along without you before I met you ~~ gonna get along without you now '
Drugs, alcohol, fantasizing, pretending, denying -- they're all crutches.
They claim: ' Oh, I just use pot to relax'.
Uh huh. But they'll GET you for doing that. THEY will get YOU. THEY
will hurt YOU
. THEY will annoint you with a criminal record and
that's NOT good for YOU or YOUR family. THEY
have the power to put YOU
in jail where Mr.Big will rape you in the shower stalls. YOU
will get hurt. NOT them.
They have the power. You do not.
That's a simple equation. No point arguing the issue. THEY win. YOU lose.
'Fair' has nothing to do with it. A lot in life's like that.
Semi-bright people steer around such obstacles as often and as far as possible.
You may as well head-butt a steel post several times a week.
*It* will win, every time.
Is it fair that the post is made of steel and you're just made of putty? You still get hurt. You can play that game life-long if you like. But
'fair' plays no role. Any more than if you ran into the jungle and bit a tiger on the ass. It will lick you, time and again. When do you learn?
Or do you just keep biting the tiger and saying how 'unfair' it is that the tiger is bigger, meaner and has longer fingernails?
Even if you get a head-butting, tiger-biting rabble together, you still won't win. You'll walk away the loser.
Wouldn't it make MORE
sense to stop head butting posts and biting tigers?
Were you born
head-butting posts and biting tigers ?
When did you begin?
And when did you come to believe such activities were included in your 'human rights' ?
When will you come up for air and realise that you could spend your life more productively?
It's old but as true as ever, no matter how
much we hate to admit it, and that is the old adage: ' You can't beat City Hall'. ('city
hall' means 'authorities', those will power, those who are therefore not required to 'play fair'.)
drugs --- you are playing into their hands.
You weren't born using drugs.
It's a habit you acquired. You acquired it because you saw or heard others doing it and thought you'd try it too.
And now you're right where the authorities want you.
You're handing yourself to them on a platter. Why?
You had/have choice. You have that. You can choose to exercise your right to choice ... or not. If you chose 'or not', you are setting yourself
up as a victim. They don't need to do it. You're doing it for them. Why?
Cracked out riots in the streets will simply give them further opportunity to eliminate you.
Why are you making yourself victim to them?
Why not determine to become independent of them AND their drugs?
Then your life is your own. They won't be able to touch you. And your life and opportunities etc. will expand.
People say they use drugs to 'relax' and 'unwind' and 'deal with my uh -- sh*t -- ya know.'.
We all have sh*t. It's there to be dealt with. Drugs don't make it easier. They might seem
to, but the truth -- as we all know --
is that drugs merely postpone the inevitable by making things seem temporarily ok.
It would be fine
if they could come up with a drug that made life seem great on permanent
basis ! We'd probably *all* take that
But at the moment, there are only two permanent, mind-altering things I know of: insanity --- and death.
Like those options? Nope. Most people don't. Maybe that's why they're not having much success marketing them under their accurate titles.
Instead, they market them as 'drugs'.
[edit on 28-6-2007 by Dock6]