Friday, 24 September 2010

More drugs, anyone?

This is what happens when Americans want drugs, and the authorities decide that it's all the fault of the suppliers, not those demanding the product - a line of countries wrecked by violent capitalists.

What's the answer? Legalisation would benefit consumers and the countries inbetween, but I'm wary of legalising addictive substances - perhaps decriminalisation would help to treat addiction through the health system, but I doubt it would put an end to criminal distribution and all the violence which comes with it. I do know that the current system has fuelled a 40 year civil war in Colombia, a long one in Peru, and is bringing Mexico to the condition of a failed state - all so Americans can party harder.

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