Thursday, August 12, 2010

A Wallet Extraction Scheme

Drug Prohibition is the Global Warming of the Right.


Susan's Husband said...

I think you're completely off base with that. It's very easy to point at the ill effects of recreational pharmaceuticals, unlike the putative harm from global warming. A factual debate isn't whether permitting such use is harmful, but whether it is more or less harmful than trying to stop it.

M. Simon said...

The Husband,

Let me preface my remarks by saying they are about the Right in general and may or may not refer to your position.

It is easy to impute Climate Change to the actions of man and when you try to reason or present economics to the warmists they suddenly get all stupid.

The Right is equally resistant to the scientific arguments about drug use. They get stupid about economics there. Refuse to look at the data and impute the failings of prohibition to the drugs.

If you read nothing else read this and get back to me:

A well known secret

And if you have time for the actual science (as opposed to government propaganda) may I suggest:

PTSD and the Endocannabinoid System

And this nice one about price supports for criminals:

The Drug War as a Socialist Enterprise by Milton Friedman

Did you know that Modern Prohibition was invented (with help) by Progressives? Good company huh?

And why not throw in some corruption for fun?

"The Latin American drug cartels have stretched their tentacles much deeper into our lives than most people believe. It's possible they are calling the shots at all levels of government."- William Colby, former CIA Director, 1995

Which is to say - you are one of their useful idiots. Just as the CO2 fanatics have their useful idiots.

And finally:

Addiction Is A Genetic Disease

Now exactly how can the police cure a genetic problem? I know! I know!!!! We kill all the druggies.

How To Put An End To Drug Users

Of course the pharma companies are working as hard as they can to prevent their customers from switching to some street stuff.

The War On Unpatented Drugs.

Drug Testing Lowers High Tech Productivity


I would love to debate the issue with someone who knows the literature of both sides. All I get are propagandized "Reefer Madness" fanatics.

And if you can stand a heart breaker this is good:


M. Simon said...

Willful blindness is not just a problem of the left.

My take: you are probably close to figuring it out. And when you do you are going to be madder than h3ll.

M. Simon said...

Short version: your government is lying to you.

But you knew that? Didn't you? There is big money involved. Why wouldn't there be big lies?

Susan's Husband said...

"It is easy to impute Climate Change to the actions of man"

No, it's not. One can even argue about whether global warming is a net loss for humanity, or whether warming is in fact occurring. That's a strong contrast.

My stated position is that such harms occur. You call me a "useful idiot" and a "Reefer Madness fanatic" in response. I can only conclude that your belief is that no such harms occur anywhere, anytime, to anyone.

One need merely read your first link and note the recurring qualifier "most" which would seem to validate my position, not yours. I read several of your other links and not one actually refutes my position. Are you really promoting the view that there are *no* harmful effects at all, to anyone, from self medication?

M. Simon said...

Nope. I do not say harms do not occur. What I say is that government makes them worse just as alcohol prohibition did.

We have a failed state on our Southern border.

And we have a drug + crime problem.

I'd like to reduce that to a drug problem.

But please: do tell me how police can solve individual medical problems. And if they can do that perhaps we could put them to work on cancer.

BTW did you read any of my links?

The NIDA says drug addiction is a genetic problem. Please explain how the police can fix a genetic problem? Perhaps they can fix the people who are genetically disposed to over weight.

Because the war on drugs mentality is leading to a war on food. What is your BMI?