Saturday, June 4, 2011
Former Colombian leader thinks we should decriminalize drugs . . . hmm
So when a panel of “experts,” that consist of people from Mexico and Colombia say that the “war on drugs is a massive failure and we should think about decriminalizing some drugs,” I get the urge to punch a clown.
Time Magazine seems to support this claim that “maybe it’s time to decriminalize it.” I think they might be ignoring one big fucking elephant in the room on this one.
Sure, lets legalize pot and tax it. Lord knows the Mexican and Colombian governments wouldn’t stand to gain a gigantic fucking windfall from all of this. What’s better is that they have said that police have “used repressive measures,” to stop these criminals. I’m a bit confused here . . . since when is it repressive to bust someone and throw them in jail for breaking the law?
Did cops start executing drug dealers on the spot at some point? That must be why the big cartels are carrying AK’s and brutally murdering the families of law enforcement agents: because they’re being “repressed.”
As if that wasn’t enough, they tried to paint people who support the criminalization of drugs as those whose “drug policies are dictated by ideology and political convenience.” You’re right, being an anti-drug person is completely ideological. Of course, that drugs are almost never beneficial to a normal person’s health is not based at all on science or anything. It’s all just the here-say and horseshit of puritanical, conservative ideologues right?
If that were true then I wouldn’t want to drown a sack of kittens right now. But that’s not the case. I knew a guy that smoked pot like it was nobody’s fucking business in high school, and after about 2 years of that he actually started forgetting words. Simple words, like “tissue,” or “soda.” At the time he fortunately had the presence of mind to realize that it was probably his drug use that contributed to that.
But whatever, science and personal experience are all lies if they don’t match up with your pocketbook right? I mean, am I crazy for making the connection that two countries which are notorious for being home to drug producers and huge cartels are now saying they want to legalize it and tax it? And am I crazy for thinking that “progressive ideology,” has absolutely nothing to fucking do with it?
A wise professor of mine always chanted the mantra of “follow the money.” Legalizing this shit would basically be akin to telling the cartels “you won.” It would set a dangerous precedent if we said “well, people keep breaking this law, so the obvious solution is to get rid of the law.”