When alternative opportunities dry up from the policies of a government, the brightest and best of neighborhood, culture, or group attach themselves to the opportunities left. Our government policies have fragmented the family by subsidizing the absence of a father, and then run manufacturing out of town as a reachable goal for unskilled labor. Hasn’t left much for the talented in the ghetto and poor neighborhoods to have a shot at some sort of decent success short of dealing drugs. Especially when they don’t make it as rock stars or basketball talents. So that is what they do.
And of course, while the petty dealing takes little skill, it also takes little overhead so it is easy to start. The talented then rise quickly and then it is difficult to extricate.
The drug problem is a consequence of lib-prog policies. The solution will never work if it is more of the same. It is a symptom. Nor will it work to try to just keep doing what we are failing at harder, like with the “war” on drugs.
It is an inhuman imposition to make drugs legal while still continuing to undermine the family structure and continuing to make this country a hostile place for manufacturing to set up and then be a refuge for the unskilled. This would be no better than euthanizing a whole population. Gas ovens or drugs?
What kind of person comes up with these policies? In Germany, it was the socialists. The National Socialist (German Workers) Party. The fascism, where the government controlled and regulated everything, came on after they had stolen the last election.
Good thing history doesn’t repeat itself.