An unaffordable peace

The war on drugs is a $40 billion a year government jobs program and a $100 billion year cottage industry that keeps the lower socio-economic groups sedated and entertained and busy conducting cviolence against itself.  Not clear that we can even AFFORD to end the war on drug, even if we were inclined to.  And what would all those government employees be doing if they were not minding everybody elses business?  And God forbid that drugs were cheap and legal and the otherwise bored and inclined citizens would be able to afford them with only the personal risk.
And then what happens if the impoverished, living hand to mouth already with their little bit of dealing on the side to get by lose even that little bit of extra income.  They would be a powder keg or pressure cooker waitiing to explode.  Too dangerous.  Instead of sedating themsleves, they might even start paying attention to the corruption and inconsistancies of the continually re-elected politicians and turn them out.  And then the politicians would have to find real jobs. 
Just NOT going to happen.


About drrik

3rd career and 2nd childhood. Spends spare time repairing old things. Aspires to burn more gasoline, gunpowder, and ink in pursuit of slowing down. Child of the 60s and aspiring student of history. No desire to see us repeat the failed social experiments that keep failing for lack of human beings that meet the left wing standards and have to be killed off. Did engineering long enough to realize that very little is new and the wheel does not need to be reinvented.
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