posted on Apr, 19 2010 @ 07:42 PM
First it’s important to note that America has had problems with drug addiction and at times more severely than today, well before World War II.
Up until the time of Prohibition in around the 1920’s, Heroine and Marijuana was legal, and Heroine was touted as amongst other things as a remedy
for Headaches and was available complete with syringe through the JC Penny and Sears Roebuck Catalog.
China’s Opium addiction was so severe at one point a hundred years earlier the Emperor practically begged British and American suppliers to stop
flooding China with the drug.
Drugs go back a long time.
Further drugs and war go together, many of today’s prescription painkillers, including, oxy-codone, and methadone, were developed by the German army
to give their soldiers to fight fatigue and to march and fight longer and harder, and make service in the Army and the War seemingly more pleasurable.
Some surviving Americans from the Battle of the Bulge, the big German Counter Offensive to the Allied Invasion of Europe in late 1944, swear that the
Germans had to be stoned and hopped up when they started the offensive; they fought with such inhuman ferocity and energy.
Drugs like xanax were developed by the military to counter drugs like '___' developed by the military.
In fact one could say that before there ever was a War on Drugs, there had in fact always been a War conducted on Drugs because even Alexander the
Great’s troops chewed opium leaves to numb their fatigues and pain.
War and drugs go together like Sex and Rock and Roll, Pizza and Beer, Laurel and Hardy, Donnie and Marie, Abbot and Costello, Archie and Jug head,
Batman and Robin, Superman and Louis Lane, Maulder and Skully, the Captain and Toneille, Pretzels and Salt, Movies and Popcorn, Valentine’s Day and
Massacres, oops Candy!
History, it can be your friend!
[edit on 19/4/10 by ProtoplasmicTraveler]