Monday, March 16, 2009

Why they don’t give up

As usual there is some talks about”death drugs” and those elusive”Internet drugs” in Swedish media. So when police don’t chase after the mafia and kingpins (that exists thanks to the government) they are now also going after those poor toddlers that happen to buy drugs online. It seems like there is no end to new drugs showing up, and there aren’t either, but the police and the government doesn’t get it. There is literary millions of ways to build chemicals together to induce a high. If you outlaw one, two others take its place. And people, who want to get high, will get high. There is no way around it. Actually I do think most politicians knows this, but it’s not politically correct to be “loose on drugs” and in the back of their minds they know that one of the biggest reasons we “need” government is to “protect” us from those crazy drug addicts and drug dealers. If the government doesn’t do that we would all get infested with horrible diseases and our children would waste away in the alleys, puppies would melt away and kittens would get tortured. So government can’t give up for the reason that it would mean that people actually might start thinking governments are the problem, not the solution. Because if we liberated all people to do what they want with their own bodies and crime rates went way down (which they would) and mafia would hardly exist anymore (which would be the consequence of liberalizing drugs), then suddenly we have people who not only can decide over their own bodies, but also have got a small whiff of the idiocy that is government and we can’t have that.

The police are actually even more liberal on drugs than you might think. I have actually never spoken to a police officer that believes in the war against drugs. But they stand to lose both importance and maybe even their jobs. A huge part of all offenders are on drugs or are fighting over drugs. So if those people no longer are criminals and you can get heroin at your local supermarket, we can cut down on law enforcement by a big percentage.

And the journalists don’t really care one way or the other, their reason to writing about this is to get people to buy papers and watch TV. And let’s admit it, you are more likely to buy a paper if it says “New killer drug kills” (which it of course doesn’t do if you know what you are doing) on the FrontPage then if it says: “Crime bosses don’t make money anymore”.


  1. Nice effort gubben men du måste jobba på din skriftliga engelska.
    "horrible deceases" :-0 eller diseases?
    Consequent’s eller consequence?
    drugaddicts eller drug addicts?
    In English you use särskrivningar ;-) And so on and so forth......

  2. thanks! And I am. Working on it I mean. Keep them coming.

  3. I think we should legalize light-drugs like Cannabis - we have Alcohol legal and that works allright... (kinda)

    Harder drugs however I think it's best to keep in a illegal market.

  4. “loose on drugs” should be "soft on drugs". Hard to remember these small things? But don't blame cannabis! It doesn't make you forget things, right...?

  5. Dålig Engelska