Tonight on COPS: Dallas police kick black men in their groins for possessing substances of which WASP politicians disapprove!!!!!!!!!!!!
***Review of the TV show "Cops," submitted to the IMDB.
Americans outlaw psychoactive substances around the world, in violation of Natural Law, then they sit home and eat popcorn while watching minorities and morons get arrested on "Cops" for possessing substances that politicians have demonized. Marcus Aurelius used opium. So did Benjamin Franklin. Sigmund Freud thought cocaine was a godsend for his depression. Plato and Plutarch took part in the psychedelic-fueled Eleusinian Mysteries. The whole Vedic religion was founded to worship the metaphysical insights provided by a plant called Soma. Yet idiot America outlaws psychoactive substances and makes entire entertainment genres based on suppressing them. This not only violates the Natural Law upon which Jefferson founded this country, but it is the establishment of Christian Science as America's state religion: Christian Science: the religion that tells us that we have some moral duty to just say no to so-called "drugs." Thomas Jefferson didn't think so and he was rolling in his grave when the DEA confiscated his poppy plants in 1987. Cops is just the modern version of gladiator fights in ancient Rome and the Drug War is just a make-work program for American law enforcement.
NOTES: You can learn a lot about the evils of the Drug War by watching Cops, how the Drug War is a make-work program for law enforcement and causes police officers to have a weird obsession, not with how people actually behave but with what substances they may possess.
In one episode, a woman was pulled over on a domestic terrorism charge, but was never once questioned about domestic terrorism. Instead, the officer kept needling the suspect, asking her if she had any drugs in the car? No? Is she sure? What about the glove compartment? No? Well, had she ever used drugs?
The cop was absolutely obsessed with drugs.
Finally, he uses the terrorism charge to justify a search of the car (even though that charge had nothing to do with "drugs') and to his great delight, the cop found an awful horrible bad terrible evil half-bag of marijuana.
Then the cat-and-mouse game started up again: Was that the woman's marijuana? Had she used it? If not, whose was it? Where did they get it? Did she know she had it? Was she sure?
Most of the violent situations are clearly caused by alcohol. But that's the Christian go-to drug so no problem. Because the natural "drugs" don't cause such problems, the cops have to pry and badger suspects to find out if they have any on hand. What a titanic joke perpetrated on Natural Law by bigoted brain-dead politicians, completely unschooled in botanical science yet who set themselves up as Inquisitors to bar human beings from natural medicines, first and foremost by stigmatizing them with the pejorative epithet of DRUGS!
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The Clinton Administration broke the law in the late 1990s by colluding with the media to fashion TV show narratives to place "drug use" in a bad light.1
Alcohol is a drug in liquid form. If drug warriors want to punish people who use drugs, they should start punishing themselves.
Over 45% of traumatic brain injuries are caused by horseback riding (ABC News). Tell your representatives to outlaw horseback riding and make it a federal offence to teach a child how to ride! Brought to you by the Partnership for a Death Free America.
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You have been reading essays by the Drug War Philosopher, Brian Quass, at abolishthedea.com. Brian is the founder of The Drug War Gift Shop, where artists can feature and sell their protest artwork online. He has also written for Sociodelic and is the author of The Drug War Comic Book, which contains 150 political cartoons illustrating some of the seemingly endless problems with the war on drugs -- many of which only Brian seems to have noticed, by the way, judging by the recycled pieties that pass for analysis these days when it comes to "drugs." That's not surprising, considering the fact that the category of "drugs" is a political category, not a medical or scientific one.
A "drug," as the world defines the term today, is "a substance that has no good uses for anyone, ever, at any time, under any circumstances" -- and, of course, there are no substances of that kind: even cyanide and the deadly botox toxin have positive uses: a war on drugs is therefore unscientific at heart, to the point that it truly qualifies as a superstition, one in which we turn inanimate substances into boogie-men and scapegoats for all our social problems.
The Drug War is, in fact, the philosophical problem par excellence of our time, premised as it is on a raft of faulty assumptions (notwithstanding the fact that most philosophers today pretend as if the drug war does not exist). It is a war against the poor, against minorities, against religion, against science, against the elderly, against the depressed, against those in pain, against children in hospice care, and against philosophy itself. It outlaws substances that have inspired entire religions, Nazifies the English language and militarizes police forces nationwide.
It bans the substances that inspired William James' ideas about human consciousness and the nature of ultimate reality. In short, it causes all of the problems that it purports to solve, and then some, meanwhile violating the Natural Law upon which Thomas Jefferson founded America. (Surely, Jefferson was rolling over in his grave when Ronald Reagan's DEA stomped onto Monticello in 1987 and confiscated the founding father's poppy plants.)
If you believe in freedom and democracy, in America and around the world, please stay tuned for more philosophically oriented broadsides against the outrageous war on godsend medicines, AKA the war on drugs.
PS The drug war has not failed: to the contrary, it has succeeded, insofar as its ultimate goal was to militarize police forces around the world and help authorities to ruthlessly eliminate those who stand in the way of global capitalism. For more, see Drug War Capitalism by Dawn Paley. Oh, and did I mention that most Drug Warriors these days would never get elected were it not for the Drug War itself, which threw hundreds of thousands of their political opposition in jail? Trump was right for the wrong reasons: elections are being stolen in America, but the number-one example of that fact is his own narrow victory in 2016, which could never have happened without the existence of laws that were specifically written to keep Blacks and minorities from voting. The Drug War, in short, is a cancer on the body politic.
Rather than apologetically decriminalizing selected plants, we should be demanding the immediate restoration of Natural Law, according to which "The earth, and all that is therein, is given to men for the support and comfort of their being." (John Locke)
Andrew, Christopher "The Secret World: A History of Intelligence" 2019 Yale University Press
Aurelius, Marcus "Meditations" 2021 East India Publishing Company