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Old 01-31-2015, 04:42 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Bondi Bad Dog View Post
Many European countries 'ignore' marijuana use or at most treat it as a misdemeanour and not a crime. Interestingly, many European countries also supply clean needles and heroin to chronic addicts and some countries give no punishment for any possession of any drug for personal use.

It was proven long ago that de-criminalization / legalization / normalisation of drugs DOES NOT lead to any general increase in general usage,

Drug addiction is a sickness, making it a crime only makes things worse.

Of course the United states is the biggest and most repressive police state in the world, imprisoning 5% of your general population and 25% of your male African American population.

Legalizing drugs nationwide would lead to a fifty per cent drop in prisoner population which is bad news for the prison business which is one of the biggest industries in your country.
The US is all sorts of fucked up. I'm sick of people pointing out misguided reasons why. Black people in America can't be integrated effectively. The only way to lower the black incarceration rate is to go back to Jim Crow and let them do their thing while only intervening when shit gets serious or they roam into civilized areas.

Since that ship sailed a long time ago, there is no option but to clash with them as we pretend they can play by the same rules. Some of the recent shootings by cop come to mind as perfect examples.

Drug legalization is the same concept. Legalizing all drugs would literally eliminate many addicts and allow the lowest segment of our population to contently use to their heart's content while the state could support them much easier, less money and resources. The nanny state crowd can't have this. Tearjerker stories on the news about addicts dying or using with impunity in the open doesn't fly here. We have to pretend we're trying to stop them while playing this bullshit game of 'find the money'.
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