Battle of Harlem Heights
“Prohibition and the ‘Pharmacratic Inquisition’ (Wars on Drugs) are the greatest plagues humanity faces today. This global oppression of freedom to control one’s own consciousness has emerged as a “beast” with far reaching tentacles affecting human condition and oppressing freedoms in general all over the globe. Governmental and military industrial machines covertly vie for control of the drug trade by propagating the delusion that they are performing drug eradication. The war against drugs is a war against consciousness and a war against human religious freedom. It is also a war that grinds entire populations and countries into military state poverty. Misinformation and oppression are running rampant while all of humanity is suffering under this delusional spell of prejudice. Nothing else on this planet has been the focus of such a media-wide propaganda campaign.”
That is strong language,written by someone, that feels very passionate about his right to get stoned or to shift his consciousness into a different stratosphere.Should he have that right? With or without permission of any government,it sounds like he’s gonna take whatever drugs he feels like anyway,so making laws that prevent that kind of endeavour would in all probability be futile.So what is the purpose of these laws?
Most people, think that marijuana should be legal,probably because nobody ever died from smoking it,and smoking cigarettes and alcohol kill thousands every year.However the debate about why something is good or bad in deciding whether it should be legal or not is irrelevant. Making something illegal because the substance will do you harm is absurd.
Running ads on TV to discourage teens from taking drugs is delusive at best and more than likely just puts the idea into the child’s head.The Partnership for a Drug Free America would be out of business if by some miracle America should become drug free.When they run their ads on TV, people send the organization money,and more teenagers decide to try drugs,so the system is set in place to feed on itself.
The prisons that are filled with non violent drug offenders,support whole communities where these prisons are located.There is the Drug Enforcement Agency that gets bigger by the day.There are trade shows that exhibit all the latest prison technologies,taser guns,restraining gadgets etc.There are phone companies that fleece the families of the prisoners who must pay exorbitant telephone charges for reversed charge calls.This is known as the “prison industrial complex”.We spend more money building prisons than schools and surely if we reversed that there would be less crime.
The illegal drug trade is as big as the textile trade.It would be hard to imagine these legitimate textile businesses being run without the use of banks.Why are banks like Citi Bank fighting so hard to gut the anti-money laundering laws that congress periodically try to put in place?
Recently, Citibank was forced to close accounts held in its own offshore banks in the Bahamas and the Cayman Islands after a Senate investigation revealed that several million dollars in drug money had been laundered through the accounts. Both the accounts were from shell banks affiliated with financial services companies.
Just as it is hard for Citi Bank to resist the temptation to make easy money,it is hard for many otherwise law abiding citizens to resist, especially from the poor and working classes,who have to stuggle so hard to make a living wage, now that many of the better paying union jobs have been sent overseas.The difference being, that the dealer in Harlem will go to jail,the banker stretched out on the beach will take a stiff drink, snort a few lines and get over the loss of the extra income.