Originally Posted by Group9
And, most agents are probably more like the drug dealers themselves than true fanantics, in other words, mercenaries
Cheers for the response
I am not surprised - was just interested to see how the "boots on the ground" viewed it all. I guess same as any job, nod along with the boss as required, do what is requested (even when it involves a chunk of stupidity
)........and cash the cheque
I can't disagree with your view greatly, except perhaps that I don't see any
recreational drugs being freely available as a problem for a society!
As Boatman says, folks having been getting off their nuts for one reason or another since year dot
. I doubt very much the percentages have greatly changed of those for whom doing so becomes a major personal problem. But a personal problem only becomes a problem for a society either by weight of numbers - or by intentionally making it so, like with a costly and unwinnable "War on Drugs".
In the West most folks have access to plenty of mood and mind altering substances that are not only legal
but actually do f#ck up peoples lives every bit as much as drugs. Principally among them is alcohol
......but you could also spend yer life sniffing stuff like gasoline
quite legally and cheaply....and nowadays for most people in the west illegal drugs are likely only a few footsteps (contacts) away.......but most folks choose not to do most of those things, and the rest not to the point of self destruction. Must be a fundamental reason for that which has nothing to do with da Gubberment - I reckon most folks have a limit on own stupidity, those who don't will always find a way to do so......IMO the trick is to let them do it in a way that does not cost the rest of society in cash and / or being a PITA
I blame the Puritans for the modern day illegal drug "problem"
IMO the cure for the drug problem is.......Heroin! - accept no substitutes
at no cost in cash terms for the user, just in control via the medical
profession. Have a problem with crack? take Heroin and problem is sorted
.........Most junkies don't want to be doing crime because most junkies is lazy
and would be happier instead off their heads.....and often enough are the freindliest people in the world - well, at least when they are "sorted"
...........but I suspect I am a little bit ahead of my time on this approach
........but would make a nice dent in the deficits.....