Drug War Quotes

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1920: The year that made the decade roar
Eric Burns

A Narco History: How the United States and Mexico Jointly Created the 'Mexican Drug War'
Carmen Boullosa

Aleister Crowley: Quotes
Aleister Crowley

Ceremonial Chemistry: the ritual persecution of drugs, addicts, and pushers
Thomas Szasz

Children of the Drug War: Perspectives on the Impact of Drug Polices on Young People
Damon Barrett

Coca: Divine Plant of the Incas
W. Golden Mortimer MD

Cosmos and Transcendence: Breaking Through the Barrier of Scientistic Belief
Wolfgang Smith

DMT Entity Encounters: Dialogues on the Spirit Molecule
Anton Bilton

Drug War Capitalism
Dawn Paley

From Chocolate to Morphine: Everything You Need to Know About Mind-Altering Drugs
Andrew Weil

From Fighting The Drug War To Protecting The Right To Use Drugs
Doug Bandow

Interview With Thomas Szasz: by Randall C. Wyatt
Thomas Szasz

Physics: A Science in Quest of an Ontology
Wolfgang Smith

PIHKAL: A Chemical Love Story
Alexander Shulgin

Psilocybin: A Trip into the World of Magic Mushrooms
William Griffiths

The Fire Next Door: Mexico's Drug Violence and the Danger to America
Ted Galen Carpenter

The Nature of Drugs Vol. 1: History, Pharmacology, and Social Impact
Alexander Shulgin

The Power of the Poppy: Harnessing Nature's Most Dangerous Plant Ally
Kenaz Filan

The Truth about Opium / Being a Refutation of the Fallacies of the Anti-Opium Society and a Defence of the Indo-China Opium Trade
William Brereton

The Varieties of Religious Experience
William James

Unaccountable: How the Establishment Corrupted Our Finances, Freedom and Politics and Created an Outsider Class
Janine Wedel

Wall Street Journal
Milton Friedman

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.

Brian Quass
The Drug War Philosopher

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.

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)
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