posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 01:50 PM
Originally posted by Chris7opher
off-topic post removed to prevent thread-driftWhen will they make Pot legal?
>> I figure this comment is half in jest -- but it IS a real issue. About 10,000 people die every year as "collateral damage" as more and more drug
busts accidentally hit the wrong house or the heavy-handed violence claims bystanders.
About the time when the news is reported by hot, topless women -- seriously, that's what they did in Russia to get people to watch the news (like
ratings mattered, right?).
The prohibition against Marijuana was primarily to stop HEMP from stepping on the Paper Companies' profits. I think that came from the Hurst news
empire (as in the Patty Hurst who was kidnapped). Also, DuPont was pushing synthetics, nylon and plastics, and hemp is much better for clothing than
any of those -- so, another dent in profits.
However, the "War on Drugs" started with Reagan -- and it was just another way to sneak in a Police State. The more police and SWAT get into violent
drug busts -- the more they get shot at. The easier it is to militarize the group. Already, you can barely see a human under the black flack jacket
vests, helmets and safety visors. You put a mask on people, and they start to reduce their empathy -- and if you are faced by such faceless enemies,
you are more likely to panic and respond with violence.
If Drugs were legalized, they'd have to empty out half the "for profit" prisons. Fewer judges and police -- fewer reasons to bust into people's
>> So, after the Police State is irreversibly in place -- THEN drugs will be free or plentiful, to help people "cope" with the New World Order. I
mean, does any pundit even bother with the old line; "drugs are illegal to protect the health of people"? No. Because when the EPA helps polluters,
the FDA helps drug companies get out from liability, and the all the rest of the agencies are co-opted by Lobbyists and Lawyers who now run them --
the idea of "public health" is a joke, and only the most blatant rube believes them.