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Decriminalizing Drugs Does Way Too Many Good Things To Fit Into An Article Title

WARNING: Before we begin, the reader should be advised that the writer of this opinion piece is drug free. Yes; that includes the two worst ones, (ironically, the two legal ones), alcohol and tobacco.

Where does one begin to try to convey all the incredible benefits that will come from decriminalizing drugs?

Here is the headline/title I wanted to give this piece:

Decriminalizing Drugs Will Dramatically Reduce Drug Abuse, Violent Crime, Health Care Costs. Infectious Diseases, Broken Homes, Over Crowded Prisons, Misuse & Abuse Of Police Power, While Boosting The Economy & Helping People Regain Lost Liberty

Untold millions of people agree that the war on drugs is an utter and dismal failure.1)

I, on the other hand, totally disagree.

The war on drugs in an incredibly successful hoax, accomplished by an elite cabal who basically run almost the entire world. This cabal actually partners with the drug kingpins that produce and traffic most of the drugs available on the streets, anywhere in the world.2) 3)

The cabal is a global shadow government that is behind the scenes, of virtually every government on earth. They pull the strings of police and intelligence agencies, as well as the military, politicians and bureaucrats. They also own the banking system that, on record, launders the drug money, without any banking official ever getting in trouble.4)

The drug war hoax is that there is no war on drugs. The only war is on the drug dealing competition who aren't connected with the official sanctioned network, so to speak. Of course, there is a war on the end user customers, but the point is, the cabal is in no way interested in stopping drug abuse.

Yet, please be advised, the same government that partners with drug cartels will put you behind bars for purchasing one of their products. One of the reasons the government peddles drugs is to have extra money for nefarious “black ops” activities,5) like funding insurgents to create turmoil in nations in which this globalist cabal is seeking regime change.

They make a lot more money keeping drugs illegal for a number of reasons. First, when something isn't legal to sell, the black market prices are always higher than if it was legal. Secondly, since it's under the table, the government makes a lot more profit, than if all they were doing was taxing it.

Conspiracy researchers tell us that part of the reason the USA has military bases in more than 150 countries around the world is because they are drug trafficking facilities. (These sources also tell us that military bases are sometimes home for human trafficking, child pornography, mind control slave creation, snuff film production, human organ harvesting, and various types of science-fiction-like experimentation, but I digress.)

Another reason for the drug war is to incarcerate an unbelievable and ever expanding, surreal number of citizens. When the drug dealing government sends you to prison for being their drug customer, there is a good chance that the prison will be privately owned, but paid for with tax dollars.

While you are imprisoned for the crime of trying to feel good, they will make you perform slave labor. This makes them even more money, over and above the big profits they make via the tax dollars they get for running the prison.

These prisons are usually operating under contracts with the government, where the corporation is guaranteed between 95 and 100 percent occupancy rate. This puts pressure on the police to bring people into jail, even if they are innocent.

Once there, they are sentenced under federal mandatory minimum guidelines. What this brings about is the situation we have today where a significant percentage, possibly the majority of prisoners, are there for hurting themselves. If that is the reason for locking people up, then we need to build a lot more prisons and put all the tobacco smokers in them, because that hurts and kills more people than all the other drugs, combined.

In order to be able to accommodate all the drug users, space is often made by letting out extremely violent criminals earlier than their sentences call for. As a direct consequence, a lot of people end up being murdered, maimed, battered and raped, who would not otherwise have become crime victims.

Once drug users are sent to prison, they sometimes end up getting in fights, often in total self defense. Sometimes they are cited for other violations. This can add years to their sentence.

Even if they don't have to do extra time, the sad fact is they may have gone in as an overall good person, but after living in that environment, it's all too common for them to start a life of crime. Many times they are initiated into gangs in prison, even though it would have never happened if they had never done time.

Unfortunately, prisons are places where decent people who do time for drug possession end up getting a great education on how to be a criminal. For many people who already are menaces when they get arrested, they end up turning into abject, hopeless, hardened criminals, who become massively dangerous every time they are let back out on the streets.

Families are shattered needlessly due to punishing drug addicts, and even recreational drug users, (who may not even be addicts), as opposed to making treatment available for them. Convicts get out of prison without having the benefit of real programs that could provide them with the ability to help themselves or support their families, so they end up going back on the inside, fairly quickly.

As more kids grow up without one or sometimes both of their parents who are doing time for drug possession, that directly translates into more people who end up doing drugs as a result, since the kids have no direction and no one to help rescue them. It becomes an ongoing, generational cycle.

This is part of the master plan. The powers that be, do not want people living up to their potential, and they surely don't want people being free. The United States has more citizens locked up than any other nation. That is not a, per capita, (or percentage) statistic. That's actual numbers of prisoners.

In fact, the USA has more people in jail and prison than China and India combined, as a direct result of the war on drugs. That's 2.6 billion people (combined China and India) versus only 317 million people in the United States, yet the USA has more people locked up than those two massively populated nations combined.

The amount of money that is being thrown away on housing these people who shouldn't be in prison is mind boggling. It's devastating to the economy. It's even more devastating when you factor in the lost productivity of so many people who could be contributing to the economy.

Yes, they are forced to work as slave labor, helping the corporations that own the prisons to make money, but those corporations do not spend that money in the cities and communities, the way the people would, if they were employed on the outside, and lived at home. In fact, chances are quite strong that most of the corporate prison profits are sent to offshore bank accounts.

The media is owned by the corporations that ultimately belong to and/or are under the direction of the cabal that runs the war on drugs. Therefore, the public does not get the truth told to them regarding just how devastating the war on drugs is.

It's true that anybody can search the Internet and find out the truth, but the system has not only dumbed down the general public – it's distracted everyone as well. Few people are concerned enough to take the time away from sports, TV, celebrity watching, video game playing, and just going out to have a good time, to actually become aware of what is going on.

It not only affects and shapes the domestic policies of the United States, but it has ramifications on foreign policy as well. The army actually guards poppy fields in Afghanistan, that will be turned into heroin.6) Before the US invaded that country, it supplied 10% of the heroin in the world. At this point in time, thanks to US involvement, Afghanistan supplies 90% of the world's supply.

If this is shocking to you, it should be. How can a country that won't think twice about taking your freedom away for possessing a personal head stash, team up with the most heinous criminals in the world to create a black market for every street drug you can imagine?

Nothing is as it seems. The United States isn't just working with the Taliban to increase the world's heroin supply, it gives money to Al Qaeda to foment wars in various countries.7)

Yes, that is the same organization they tell us committed 911, and who definitely killed our military members in Afghanistan & Iraq, yet our tax dollars are going to them, so they can do everything from torture, maim and rape Christians and other minorities in countries like Syria (where the cabal wants to create regime change), or to do reconstruction work in Afghanistan.8) 9)

The government will never decriminalize drugs, left to their own devices. If it ever happens, it will be because the people finally pushed hard for it, after educating themselves enough to learn about the massive amounts of harm the drug war is doing, and all the incredible, benefits that will come from getting rid of it.

There was a time, of course, when the United States government made it illegal to possess alcohol. From 1920 to 1933, alcohol was prohibited, ergo the term, prohibition, referring to that era in the nation's history. It took 13 years of chaos before alcohol became legal again, but the nation did learn some lessons regarding alcohol prohibition, that we should have learned, also apply to the prohibition of any drug.

First off, it just did not work. In large cities, there was more drinking than ever. This was the era of “speakeasys,”10) private clubs that served alcohol on the proverbial, down low. The owners would tell the patrons to, “speak easy,” so that the police would not realize what was going on.

Most of them were small, but some were quite large. It is estimated that New York City had as many as 100,000 at one point. In other words, there were many times the amount of places to drink booze during prohibition than there were before it began. Police even noticed that more women than ever were arrested for public intoxication during that time.

Besides the fact that it did not work, the creation of a black market was an invitation to gangsters to start a new stream of income. Alcohol prohibition started the era of the gangster where turf wars were common.

Many people were killed as the automatic “Tommy guns” would mow down whole sections of bystanders, indiscriminately. How ironic, because the lawmakers who voted to outlaw alcohol, said that it was going to reduce crime. In reality, the carnage became so great, and so widespread throughout the country, there was a public outcry that eventually led to the re-legalization of alcohol.

Today, and for many decades, the prohibition of drugs, has been & remains, directly responsible for the proliferation of gangs and the killing of innocent people, who, just like in alcohol prohibition, get caught in the crossfire of turf wars.

Even when big gangs aren't facing off against each other, individual drug seekers often become crime victims as they try to find someone selling drugs on the street. If drugs were legal, the thugs would lose their illegal drug business. The streets would be infinitely safer.

If you are one of those people who say it serves them right to get murdered, after all, they were buying drugs, my suggestion to you is that you better check yourself, before you wreck yourself.11) Let me ask you this: Does anyone who buys alcohol deserve to die? That's the drug that does more harm than all other recreational drugs combined.

Nobody deserves to die, get beaten or put in jail for making a personal decision about what substances they want to put in their body. If you say that sometimes the abuse of those substances lead to the person engaging in crime, that is the truth. Indeed, they should get arrested for their actual crimes, not for merely ingesting something that leads some people to commit crime.

There are plenty of people who do hard, illicit drugs, including meth, crack, heroin, etc., that do not turn to crime to supply their habit. There are a lot of people who drink, who do not drink and drive. Quite a few people are known to have done illegal and dangerous things while consuming alcohol, but that's no reason to take everybody else's right to drink away from them.

Having a society based on liberty is more valuable than doing everything humanly possible to ensure that nobody does bad things when they are either doing drugs or desiring to get money for drugs. Sure, we could go hard core and make everything illegal, including tobacco and alcohol. Whenever someone is found with any drugs, including those two big ones, we could behead them in the public square.

We could send SWAT teams, house to house every night, breaking furniture, looking for drug hiding places. They could rough up known, or even merely suspected, drug users in an effort to get them to change their ways.

Even if this was totally successful in stopping the scourge of drugs (which it wouldn't be, by the way), the scourge of the dictatorial, authoritarian culture that was created would be thousands of times worse than the original drug problem.

The war on drugs is a perfect example of a proposed solution to a problem that is a lot worse than the problem itself. The powers that be are well aware of this. They have fooled the public, who, by and large, bought it, hook, line and sinker, for many decades.

There are signs that the tide is starting to turn in terms of the masses of people figuring out that the policy is an epic fail. Those in control of the governments will stand strong to keep the drug laws as they have been, but if enough people really push, progress can be made.

We've seen that with the move to make marijuana legal. At the time of this writing, 20 states have medical marijuana laws, with 13 more states that have pending legislation. Washington and Colorado have outright voted for and allow recreational marijuana. You don't even need to come up with a medical reason in those two states.

Some people say that if drugs were made available on a legal or decriminalized basis, massive numbers of people would get hooked on drugs that otherwise would never even try them. They predict that once the floodgates are open, it will be like Pandora's box, and there will be no going back.

The truth of the matter is that most people who want to do drugs are not letting their illegality stop them. Drugs are so ubiquitous, they are practically everywhere. In fact, it's been common knowledge for literally decades that drugs can often be found in many prisons.12)

Countries that have relaxed at least some of their drugs laws have reported that drug abuse has gone down, as a direct result.13) That may seem counter intuitive, but there may be a psychological principle involved, where people are drawn to something when it's forbidden, that they are not drawn to when it's freely available.

The fears that the drug problem will gets worse under decriminalization are not justified, even if they seem reasonable on the surface. Portugal's decriminalization program has cut drug abuse in half. They allow people to have a personal supply of drugs that is estimated to last the average user 10 days, but they try to keep tabs on them and steer them into drug programs, although it's usually not mandatory.14)

When you realize how much disease is spread by drug users who use dirty, used hypodermic needles, it is natural to want to simply prohibit people from doing drugs. The problem is, criminalization of drug use simply does not work. It doesn't work against people who want to drink booze and it doesn't work for people who want to shoot up drugs. It doesn't work for any kind of effort to curtail the use of any kind of drug.

Decriminalizing drugs takes at least some of the allure out of doing them. A lot of people will choose not to descend deeper into the arena of the more dangerous types of drug usage, which involve shooting them up, when they realize they aren't doing something the law is trying to prevent them from doing.

It may not make sense to you, but there is data to back this up. It evidently happens on a subconscious basis. There is also the fact that a culture that allows people to make even bad choices about how they treat their bodies, is more open to providing free, clean needles to drug addicts.

If your position is that you want to stop the spread of deadly diseases that are created by junkies using dirty needles, then you have no excuse for not wanting them to have clean needles available for them. It is not a viable rationalization to say that you don't want to condone it, so you can't support clean needle programs.

There is a difference between condoning something and simply recognizing what is, and what can be done to make things better. The fact is, not only do such programs work in regard to drastically reducing disease transmission, they also help people get off the drugs altogether.

The places where needles are available, are often places where addicts can sign into drug programs. People who make them available can get to know their names, and let them know they care and that help is available. Indeed, many of the people distributing the clean needles are recovering drug addicts themselves, and can be more effective than police and law enforcement ever could.

Another point in this overall conversation is that most people's drug of choice is alcohol. They aren't just drinkers because the other stuff is illegal. They simply choose alcohol. It's natural to drink beverages, in general. Boozing has always been (and will likely always be) humanity's favorite drug.

If boozers wanted to switch to crystal meth, they, by and large, would have done so, long ago. They aren't waiting around hoping for the day it's decriminalized. They just aren't interested. The drinkers who are interested, don't need permission. They already tried it, for the most part.

Another point to consider is that when marijuana is in good supply, drug abuse tends to go down. Many people will tell you that they get in trouble with alcohol (or some other drug), when weed becomes hard to get.

Of all the substances that can be taken, marijuana is by far, the least harmful, as well as the most helpful. People on pot are usually mild mannered and relaxed. That becomes even more pronounced, the more that is ingested.

With alcohol, it's quite the opposite. The more that people imbibe, the greater the chance something out of hand is going to happen.

Furthermore, a study in Europe indicated that a driver under the influence of weed has a considerably less chance of getting into an accident than she would if she were straight. That is because it's just natural to be cautious on weed. Most gamers who smoke marijuana are acutely aware of a significant gain in hand-eye-motor coordination, and score higher on video games than when they are not in an altered state.

The same study showed that a driver under the influence of alcohol is eight to ten times as likely to crash her car, than if she were driving sober. Unlike marijuana, alcohol makes you less cautious, and take more risks. Hand-eye-motor coordination is lost, on booze. Gamers will tell you that video game scores plummet when they are drunk.

The National Organization For The Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) reported that, ”…states that have experienced a significant increase in the total number of authorized medical cannabis users have in general experienced no proportional corresponding rise in traffic fatalities, and most have experienced a decline in overall fatal accidents.”15) (NOTE: NORML has a “no driving” clause in the organization's, “Principles of Responsible Cannabis Use” statement.)

Many people only binge drink when their marijuana supply runs out. If drugs are decriminalized, weed should be plentiful, and no doubt, lives will be saved on the highways.

The decriminalization of drugs would be a huge victory for liberty, in general. We have been losing so many of our rights, for quite some time. In fact, the war on drugs really started the move toward tyranny. Richard Nixon, in 1972, was the first president to mention, “the war on drugs,” but Reagan, in the mid 1980s, is the president who should be blamed for the initial move to militarize the police departments, under the guise of stopping illegal drug use.

Reagan's “zero tolerance” laws that continue to this day, which take away cars and homes which are suspected of being associated with drug activity are outrageous. The Reagan era is when the rapists and murderers first started being let out of prison to make room for drug users.

That is also when police first started knocking the wrong neighbor's door down, often shooting the dog while beating up and arresting the house occupants at the wrong address. That culture of police abuse has gotten to the point today where you can get shot and killed just for asking a cop, “Why?”.

If drugs were decriminalized it would be such a great step in the right direction. It should make a difference in the way the police interact with the citizens. They may actually learn to be respectful if the boogeyman of drugs was taken from the police repertoire.

Even people like me who never use drugs, and hence, never have drugs on them, would feel much safer around police. It would be beneficial to the cops as well, who would be treated with more respect by the people who are no longer getting harassed and being searched for drugs.

The way things are now, cops are pulling people over and saying they look suspicious, so they need to search for drugs. Police are actually doing roadside anal and vagina examinations.16) In some cases, people are sent to hospitals for many hours of intrusive procedures to see if they hid drugs in their anus and/or vagina.17) 18) Adding insult to injury, the hospitals send them bills, in the thousands of dollars range.

This is clearly an indication of a breakdown in society. If these types of things continue to become more common with police, there will be rioting in the streets on a regular basis. The cabal in control actually wants that to happen. Their goal is dictatorial control and massive population reduction.19)

They are gearing up for a civil unrest, and possibly civil war. Domestic agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security have purchased billions of rounds of ammunition.20) Police departments, even in some truly small towns have armored vehicles and tanks.21)

Before it gets to the point of civil unrest, or worse, we need to win the information war, especially on the topic of the phoney war on drugs. Please send the link to this post to your email contacts. Post it on social media. Have this conversation with everyone you care about.

The time to wake up and help others wake up is now. The window of opportunity is closing. If you are already aware of the truth revealed in this post, but you are not actively engaged in spreading that truth, there is no justification for your lack of action.

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Addendum:

As bad as illicit (illegal) drug abuse is, the fact is that it pales in comparison to legal drug abuse, created by, “the system.” Our minds and bodies and being decimated by pharmaceutical chemicals.

Prescription pills are being pushed to the end user on ubiquitous TV ads, even though the end user can't get them legally without a prescription. Viewers are being brainwashed to go to their doctors and ask for pills by name. Doctors tend to fulfill the request because they don't want to lose the customer.

Whatever happened to the idea that doctors go to school for many years and pass difficult exams to be in a position to know best what to prescribe (if anything) for their patients? Now, all we need is an effective TV ad to know more than the doctor.

It's a total and shameful sham. Luckily, there are laws in effect that require the pharmaceutical companies to list the official side effects during the commercials. It boggles the mind that millions upon millions of people can watch those commercials and still go to their doctor and request the drug.

The people who are awake, see the ads and know to stay away from the drugs. Death is one of the most common effects. Yeah, sign me up for that one, doctor!

A lot of the drugs are, “anti-depressants,” which tend to increase depression. The side effects almost always include thoughts of violence and suicide. Guess what? It's not just thoughts. People kill themselves and others as a direct result of taking those drugs.22) It is virtually automatic whenever there is a mass shooting, to later find out that the person was on psychiatric medicine.23)

There are those who say that the people doing the killing knew they needed help, so they went to a doctor who tried to help them, but the pills did not work for them. In other words, they are creating the argument that the pills didn't cause the homicide and/or suicide. They just weren't able to prevent it from happening.

Many times, the people saying this, have a very high IQ, which just goes to show you that having a high IQ does not mean you will always be able to understand situations that should be obvious.

When the drug inserts and commercials come out and directly warn you that violence and suicide is one of the effects, and when every mass shooter is on these pills, you don't need to be a rocket scientist to understand what is happening. (Ironically, I bet there are rocket scientists who are in denial about this.)

Drugs do not solve problems. They can mask symptoms, at least for a while, but the problems get driven deeper into the body and/or mind of the person taking the drugs. It is the height of irony and hypocrisy that so many of the people who are apoplectic regarding the conversation of legalizing or decriminalizing drugs, couldn't imagine life without being able to pop the pills their pusher doctor sold to them.

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