The history of the drug war tells us stories filled with vicious propaganda… engineered to direct ill feeling against drug suppliers and users. Often the motive behind the propaganda was an attempt to discriminate against certain groups of individuals known to have a high incidence of drug use. Professional groups also benefited from new laws regulating and outlawing drugs.
With liberty-violators like Jeff Sessions threatening to expand the drug war, it’s time to expose the dangerous nonsense of these anti-drug crusaders.
It was a rainy Monday in December. Alicia said her and the girls were going Christmas shopping and would be gone for several hours. She didn’t invite me, which I considered fortunate since I don’t like shopping. They left so I decided to listen to some of my favorite music. I didn’t know, I would never see her again, that our love relationship had collapsed
I rolled a joint and put on Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours; however, I remained completely oblivious to her intentions, although I’m sure her late night activities spawned some rumors. Looking back, I believe my emotional intelligence had evaporated because of my recent heavy intake of Prozac. Yes, I was back on it. It didn’t seem to have a positive effect on me, because my only ambition was to sit around and get high. It isn’t any fun losing purpose and hitting rock bottom.
Alicia and I celebrated New Year’s Eve by drinking fine wine and smoking some potent marijuana. We talked, laughed and swayed to the music. Finally, we started crashing well before midnight, which would end the party. She said she had something that would pick us up. She went to the kitchen and came back with some coke and it wasn’t Coca Cola. We snorted some and the good times continued. My recovery seemed complete. See the previous article Prozac and the Crack-Up Boom.
Normally, I don’t like cocaine, but it did the job. I started feeling pretty good and rolled another joint, pouring us some more wine. I felt we would be ready to celebrate the New Year with some pleasure and ecstasy. How wrong I was.
It was Sunday night in late April. My girlfriend Alicia and I were filling out our forms to apply for unemployment. My former company forced me out of my management position and she had resigned from her position. The atmosphere at the dining room table was thick with tension and our intake of wine didn’t help it any. Apparently, many months of taking Prozac didn’t improve my external situation.
As we wrote, we also bickered over, who knows what. She finally blew her stack and threw a glass of wine in my face. I didn’t take kindly to that and called her a few choice names. She outdid me when she ended her verbal attack with the words “You’re nothing but a no-good loser.” Well, I guess her real feelings for me finally rose to the surface. All I could do was take another drink of wine and wonder how I got into this sorry situation. At that point, I doubt if anything could help my state of mind and that included the high dose of Prozac in my system.
The following statement from Mark Thornton about the Drug War…and the incarceration of innocent men and women ought to make your blood boil.
“Federal prisons are renting out their prison populations to large American corporations for pennies on the dollar as cheap labor pools.
This diabolical practice not only spreads the benefits of continuing marijuana prohibition to large American corporations, but it also handicaps smaller businesses that are trying to compete. Ventura (Jesse Ventura) names Whole Foods, Walmart, AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, BP, Starbucks, Eddie Bauer, Wendy’s, McDonald’s, and Victoria’s Secret as all being implicated in this scheme. The inmates are paid 0 to $1 per hour, they are required by law to work, and the corporations that hire them receive their slave labor and a $2,400 tax credit per inmate.”
I will state that we are neither pro-drug or anti-drug. Because we exist as Objectivists …we remain neutral on whether you should or should not use drugs. That’s your choice…although we don’t recommend using them. Still, we will leave it up to you. However, we are 100% against the Drug War.
The Integrated Individual could partake in certain drugs…in order to reach accelerated states of awareness. However, he (she) takes charge of his thoughts, feelings and actions. He understands the supremacy of reason…and would never do anything to sabotage it. Drug addiction is completely out of the question.
Since conquering illusions and understanding reality is a daily quest…he makes his decisions based on cause and effect relationships. For that reason, he completely supports the legalization/decriminalization of all drugs.
Here is an excerpt from the new Kindle book Defeat the Lies of the Anti-Drug Crusader.