Friday, June 17, 2011
The 40 Year War
On June 17th, 1971, Richard Nixon declared a "war" on drugs. It really should have been called a "war on some people who use some drugs", as pharmaceuticals have obviously been given a pass. Fourty years later we have the worlds highest rate of incarceration, drug gangs, and millions of lives ruined, but plenty of 'illegal' drugs available. Could we declare 'peace' now? Because this war will never be won.
Long time blog friend badtux the snarky penguin has a great piece, An anniversary on the topic. Well worth reading.
(Also, I apologize for the lack of posts lately. I just really haven't felt much like blogging about stuff recently.)