Monday Open Thread
The convictions of the local dealers aren’t a victory by any stretch of the imagination. It’s a loss for their families, our community and the country, and proves the insanity of the system we have set up. Throwing 60-year-olds in prison for making money in a capitalistic society accomplishes zero. Cocaine is still available in Aspen. Nothing has changed. Meet the new boss; same as the old boss.
On the absurdity of the war on drugs:
You may have noticed that reports of murders in Mexico have decreased lately. It’s not because the narcissistic American media has decided to ignore another foreign country, it’s because that after 70,000 needless deaths the turf wars have been won. In case you’re wondering, the Sinaloa cartel came out on top.
Those 70,000 deaths, and even the murder in Aspen, are because of the laws the government has in place to stop the drug trade. Without prohibition the black market wouldn’t exist. We’ve proven that the murderous problems will immediately disappear when we legalized booze after Prohibition. That we are so foolish to leave such a lucrative black market in business and to allow such carnage is truly the definition of insanity. Drugs didn’t murder these people, government policy did.
This is an open thread, all topics welcome.
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