Friday, July 31, 2009


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Illegal imprisonments

Today in Swedish newspapers we can read about how one man have been convicted for pimping prostitutes and another one, one of Sweden’s most notorious criminals, has been found guilty of smuggling drugs. In other words, not actual crimes. (In the prostitution case, however, the man in question had, also, molested a minor, but that is something different.)Drugs as well as prostitution should, of course, be legal since those things are something we do to ourselves and our own bodies. If you have been convicted for real crimes like rape, burglary or robbery is one thing, buying a commodity to sell it to others, crow your own crops or sell parts of you to others is something else.

There is no rational reason for such laws since all they do is force people underground, makes drugs/prostitution more expensive and more profitably which consequently leads to mafia organizations emerging.

There is no humanitarian reason for such laws because the illegality makes drugs more dangerous to buy. Instead of buying drugs at the supermarket people need to buy it from a shabby man in the alley and the information of what you are buying isn’t always available hence more overdoses.

Instead of going to a clean, healthy whore-house where everyone is tested for AIDS, hepatitis and such, people need to get blow jobs in basements or anal penetrations in some crappy apartment.

In addition, there is no economic reason for it. Because of all the additional danger, thanks to the law, people get hurt more often and end up, more frequently, at hospitals. Because of higher prices people do more crimes to found their habits, and because of prostitution being illegal it means higher risks for both seller and buyer. The government also “must” throw billions of tax payer money to stop these “crimes” in addition to having police officers and lawyers, which could chase after real criminals like murderers and bankers, instead need to focus their attention to “crimes” that have no victim. All this, and much more, means that the cost is extremely high in comparison with the humanitarian and moral alternative.

We should legalize all drugs which would empty most prisons, save hundreds of lives each year in Sweden alone, and it would free much needed founds for hunting real criminals and it would eliminate every criminal organizations that thrive upon this madness. But, most important of all; it would make us, the individuals, kings over our own bodies. If I want to inject, eat, nibble on or smoke any kind of drug, that is my problem, not yours and certainly not the governments. Why should anyone have the “right” of telling me what to do with my own body?

We should legalize prostitution which also would save lives, make the trade healthier and everyday life much easier. This would also be a staggering blow to many criminal organisations since prostitution also is a big revenue source. Sure there are abnormalities on the fringes of the sex-trade, like slaves being smuggled or child molestations. But those irregularities would be much easier to handle and come to grips with if the mafia got a staggering blow and legal prostitutes were available to the law instead of hiding from it. Most whore-houses would, for competitive purposes, see to it that their business is clean.

Prostitution and doing drugs has always been mankind’s favourite past times and this will never change, but hopefully the law will change so less people get hurt and we can spend time worrying about some real problems, like the economy.