Einstein, insanity and the war on drugs
Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results. His definition fits Americaâ€™s war on drugs, a multi-billion dollar, four-decade exercise in futility. The war on drugs has helped turn the United States into the country with the worldâ€™s largest prison population. (Noteworthy statistic: The U.S. has 5 percent of the worldâ€™s population and around 25 percent of the worldâ€™s prisoners). Keen demand for illicit drugs in America, the worldâ€™s biggest market, helped spawn global criminal enterprises that use extreme violence in the pursuit of equally extreme profits.
In 1998, a special session of the U.N. General Assembly forecast that the illicit cultivation of the coca bush, the cannabis plant and the opium poppy would be eliminated or significantly reduced by the year 2008, a deadline that also applied to â€œsignificant and measurable results in the field of demand reduction.â€
The clock is ticking towards midnight, December 31, 2008.
Unfortunately, I just don’t see it happening any time soon.
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It will never happen. They make too much money off of busting people. Victimless Crimes(and yes i do know people die from drug related activities but that would happen far far far less if it were legal) make far too much money to have them eliminated.
Unfortunately true. I don’t think it will change until and unless something drastic occurs politically. Every few generations, politics seems to do a real flip and things that seemed impossible, get done. Obama and his administration is not that kind of change. Perhaps when most of the baby boomers have died off.
Q. A war on drugs designed and run by who?
A. Joe Biden
(Maybe Obama feels like a win right now. Who knows what the future will hold.)