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Drug War in America a Thirty Year Scam
A War the USA will Never Win!
When I graduated High School in 1980 an ounce of Columbia Gold sold for 20.00 dollars in the Nations' Capitol, Washington DC, since then prices for just your average bag of pot have sky-rocketed. Let's explore the real reasons the Drug War in America a Thirty Year Scam has endured.
Although Richard Nixon initially started the 'Drug War' in 1970 it wasn't until 1981 when Ronald Reagan was inaugurated President that the 'Drug War' began in earnest. His wife Nancy coined the phrase "Just Say No," yeah right if it was that easy why did Betty Ford have to set up her now famous drug clinics.
In this article the author will share his 27 year battle with illegal substances, reveal the real reason why the 'Thirty Year Drug War' is a scam and why drugs will never be made legal as long as Big Business can continue to reap billions in tax free money!
America has been conditioned through TV shows and the News Media to believe that the true criminals are the south of the border Drug Cartels, but in truth they are only the hired help. Big Business runs this planet through corruption and greed and the drug trade is no different.
I'm not going to bore my readers with statistics as any writer/reader can easily research those, suffice to say less than 1% of the Worlds population controls the rest of the World by owning and running Big Business. The corporations of the world own the transportation, distribution, sale and profits from a drug trade that although monstrous is not the biggest money maker in the World or America, by any means and isn't even in the top five.
"If the government can't keep drugs away from inmates who are locked in steel cages, surrounded by barbed wire, watched by armed guards, drug-tested, strip-searched, X-rayed, and videotaped – how can it possibly stop the flow of drugs to an entire nation?"
– Ron Crickenberger
In my hub Greed Is A Decision of Sincerity I get into the statistics of the World wide greed and what the major money making industries are. For purposes of condensing this material I will be brief. According to my research 1,318 companies control 80% of the World's wealth and of those companies, 147 corporations control 40 percent of that Wealth.
In American the leading industry is Health Care followed by the Oil Industry, coming in third is the Banking Institutions, followed by Pharmaceutical Companies and rounding out the top five is the Technology Industry or Weapon Sales/Manufacturing depending on the source you choose to believe.
The sale of illegal substances or Drug War is somewhere between the seventh leading money maker in America and the tenth, depending on the wide variety of sources available. This alone is a truly staggering perception considering the Trillions of dollars spent combating the Drug War since it's inception almost forty years ago. Even if you add up all the salaries of drug enforcement agency personnel it still doesn't crack the top five in money earned.
It is easier to keep the money machine rollin', (the status quo) than it is to finding a solution. As long as Big Business is allowed to reap the (tax-free) profits from the illegal drug market, drugs will remain illegal.
The Prison System
The same Big Business that controls the drug market is the same companies involved in the building of the American prison system. This is a very profitable business supported by the Federal government which pays States to house prisoners.
The United States has only 5% of the Worlds population and yet over 25% of the Worlds prisoners, mostly from narcotic related offenses. In the USA the status quo is to treat the disease rather than find a solution, this is how most social programs are run and the Prison system is no different.
Just as the Wealth Care system is more than willing to treat the symptoms of your disease they are not likely to provide a cure. The prison system is effectively the same, incarcerating you rather than offering you a chance at recovery.
Also the lure of easy money helps to pave the way to a life of bad choices. When recovering alcoholics and drug addicts are faced with living off the lowest paying jobs when making a thousand dollars a day slinging dope is right around the corner the temptation is there lets face it.
It makes me wonder how many simpler societies could exist without the need for prison systems in which recovery is the first and only choice.
Crack Sells Itself
Just like cancer, crack sells itself and needs no advertising campaign. Back in the day when I was spiraling into the gutter as a crackhead, my crack dealer (who delivered mind you) was making 5,000.00$ cash a day. He had so much money he would just leave wads of it all over his house, of course he lived in a mini-fortress.
Taking a hit of crack cocaine is like taking a hit of an orgasm and let's face it folks that maybe the greatest feeling mankind has to offer itself. Who wouldn't want to feel as if the are engaged in sex all of their waking moments.
Crackheads have three destinations on their journey into self-abuse, sobriety (which very few find), Prison (where they most often end-up) and the graveyard. As you may have gathered (being the rebel I am) I picked the road less traveled and decided to get sober.
"I figured God saved me for a reason I might as well stick around and see how it all turns out!"
Most drug addicts and alcoholics are searching for a way to fill their empty meaningless lives and the path of least resistance allows them to feel good for a while but always leads to the garbage heap of despair. They lose hope in themselves and their fellow human to justify their behavior and live with their choices.
Only when circumstances beyond their control force them to achieve sobriety and their mind untwists from the dark, evil place that it has lived do they have any chance of recovery.
Rehabilitation and Recovery
If a recovery system was initiated in which drug offenders were given the choice between incarceration and a chance to get clean, I suspect many would jump at the chance to rid themselves of their master once and for all. Many addicts want to recover, they simple do not have the means to do so.
A work related program that kept addicts self contained yet working towards goals and achievements could eliminate the overcrowded prison system and help establish an alternative to this disease that is destroying so many lives.
Many States do not offer any kind of programs that help to make the transition from prison to 'normal' live and so many addicts and alcoholics end up back in the same situation that got them in prison in the first place. It is a vicious circle and the cycle must be broken, before we as a nation can move in a better direction.
It took me losing everything and reaching a bottom that was so despicable that many people would have not recognized me to begin the slow journey back to sobriety.
I learned to replace the hollow empty feeling inside of me with my understanding of God. I developed faith that everything happens for a reason and to let go of or stop living in the past. I learned to forgive myself from the life I had chosen and to embrace unconditional love and the truth, one day at a time, after all it is really all that we are given.
I learned to pray for help from the Creator of All and to listen for the message that is being taught to us all. Each day the light of Gods love shines a little brighter in my soul, replacing the darkness that was there in the past.
Drug War Scam
Do you believe the 'Drug War' is a scam to allow the rich to get richer at the expense of the common man?
The number one prescribed pharmaceutical in America is LORTAB an opiate, or synthesized heroin.
A recent neighbor of mine who is diagnosed by the State as disabled and receives State funding to live is prescribed LORTAB. Because the street price of this narcotic is so high she can sell half of her prescription for extra income and still have plenty left over for her own addiction.
This is State funded addiction as a means of controlling the population and is the norm rather than exception.
She takes the extra money earned from her LORTAB sales and buys marijuana as she feels it treats her symptoms much better than the highly addicting pharmaceuticals.
As revealed in my article America . . . Land of the Censored and Medical Marijuana Mystery! Many people prefer the subtle 'natural' relief that marijuana provides them, rather than the more highly addictive legal substances and yet marijuana remains illegal while pharmaceutical companies can create highly addictive substances that mimic marijuana's natural healing affects.
Unable to synthesize marijuana and thus regulate it, Big Pharmaceutical Companies prefer to keep this wonder plant illegal and continue to reap the tax-free money gained from its importation and sale. Other major companies (Big Business) realizing the potential of marijuana from its medicinal purposes, to industrial alternative for plastics and oil, to paper products and clothes had it criminalized in 1937 to prevent it with interfering with their money making monopolies.
I discuss this in more depth in my ground-breaking article Did the Illegal Criminalization of Marijuana Lead to the Downfall of America?
"Vast expenditures on criminalization and repressive measures directed at producers, traffickers and consumers of illegal drugs have clearly failed to effectively curtail supply and consumption," said the Global Commission on Drug Policy.
The War On Drugs was an excuse for Big Business to control the illegal narcotics industry while eliminating the competition. It allowed them to create a larger police presence for the purposes of control, while strictly regulating the importation process. They now own many of the prison systems and have their hand in the recovery process as well, allowing them to have control over the entire operation from beginning to end.
They are able to fix prices, just as they do with gasoline regardless of supply and demand. Initially they used the Drug War as a reason for inflating illegal drug prices but now, their only competition comes from marijuana growers here in the States.
The War in Afghanistan was just as much about drug pipelines as it was about oil pipelines and now America controls both.
The corporations and businesses capable of importing cocaine and marijuana into this country by the tons are the ones that are making bank on your addictions and drug habits. They are also the power and money behind making sure it remains illegal, through political contributions and bribes.
The Drug War in America a Thirty Year Scam can be linked back to Big Business and their unethical practices since the early part of the last century. They have systematically designed this system to reap profits from both the legal and illegal sides of the issue, while keeping their customers in the dark and reaping trillions of dollars in tax-free money.
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