hatever we call the drug-war mindset, it exists, and, in my view, is part of a centuries-long pathology of western culture, which clings to the following anti-democratic assumptions:
War is good.
Right wing "ends" justify any "means" in South America.
It's okay to torture our enemies.
Developing thermonuclear bombs makes sense.
Folks can be hounded out of society for non-crimes, like being communists.
Natural Law and due process can be overruled in "drugs" cases.
We can bomb "them" into submission
Treaties with native populations are meant to be broken.
Thermonuclear bombs were worth pursuing.
Concern for civil and human rights stops at our border.
It's no surprise therefore that those who hold this mindset are opposed to drug re-legalization. Empathogenic drugs like psilocybin and MDMA could bring us all together and make these politicians, and their politics, irrelevant. That's why the powers that be feed us the unscientific lie that godsend medicines have no positive uses whatsoever, for anyone, ever.
If NIDA covered all drugs (not just politically ostracized drugs), they'd produce articles like this: "Aspirin continues to kill hundreds." "Penicillin misuse approaching crisis levels." "More bad news about Tylenol and liver damage." "Study revives cancer fears from caffeine."
Right. In fact, the drug war can be seen as a way for conservatives to keep America's eyes OFF the prize. The right-wing motto is, "Billions for law enforcement, but not one cent for social programs."
"When two men who have been in an aggressive mood toward each other take part in the ritual, one is able to say to the other, 'Come, let us drink, for there is something between us.' " re: the Mayan use of the balche drink in Encyc of Psych Plants, by Ratsch & Hofmann
Prohibitionists having nothing to say about all other dangerous activities: nothing about hunting, free climbing, hang-gliding, sword swallowing, free diving, skateboarding, sky-diving, chug-a-lug competitions, chain-smoking. Their "logic" is incoherent.
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