Hello boys and girls once again I am here to talk to you about things that you should never do, and since we have spoken so much about drugs, drug trafficking drugs, selling drugs, and drug production as the things you should never do, it only seemed right things come full circle and we address the war on drugs. I’m speaking not just to the layman, but also to the future world leaders that could be reading this right now. So much commerce revolves around drugs and drug use that it would seem a war on drugs would be the exact opposite of what you would want if you ran a country. That is unless of course those that ran the government were simultaneously benefiting from drug use, treatment, criminal prosecution, and production. You see prior to the industrial revolution corporations influence in the government hadn’t reached the level of being able to control policy. The railroads led to a swell in commerce. Suddenly industry leaders had influence. After all that is what money buys in this world, the power to influence millions. Power ,unfortunately, give birth to greed and corruption. I don’t know what you do with your free time, or if you or anyone you know is apart of something like that. That’s your personal business. However if you were, starting a drug war would probably be right up your alley. It will most likely lead to distrust for the government and unrest among the populace so you should NEVER, EVER, DO THIS! if insist on not heading my advice though, fine. Following the blueprint of the good old red, white, and blue, here is how you start a drug war.
If we want to get this thing right we have to go back before the time of the drug war. You see there was a time once when all drugs were legal. I guess legal because no one in charge really thought of the best way to get a long term monetary benefit from them at that point. I mean opium was very popular after the Civil War. Cocaine came into the forefront around the 1880s. Coke was popular. It was used in health drinks and was common in many snake oil remedies of the time. The thing is as these homemade remedies begin to spread, the government and big corporations noticed the addictive properties of these dime store concoctions. Opium and cocaine addiction in the late 1900s had reached, at that point in time, epic proportions. The drugs that were being used in what were once seen as natural remedies became crutches to people that couldn’t get off of them.
In 1914 the Harrison Act was passed. it was the first federal drug policy in the history of our great country. The real start of the drug war. It restricted the sale of cocaine heroin and marijuana. the act itself targeted physicians who we’re prescribing the drugs to addicts on maintenance programs. These guys were making money hand over fist. That’s just what your regime will need. maintenance programs and drug rehabs. It is a tough process to kick a drug addiction, and the right policies could make it particularly expensive. Its no secret that since the industrial revolution most government systems in place around the world began to operate less like officers of the people and more like corporations. Our government needed to eradicate the small time competitors in order for their big business buddies to take over the marketplace. The Harris Act did just that. more than 5,000 physicians and pharmacist were convicted, jailed, or fined in 1919 alone. the drug use in this time period led to the creation of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics in 1930 headed by Harry, Jay, and Slinger. All the pieces were in the right place. What came next was a series of policies that established a cycle of self destruction for drug addicts with politicians and corporations set to reap the profits.
The Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 made cannabis officially illegal. Blocking growth and use of cannabis in this country was key to the drug war initiative. Hemp posed a huge threat across many major industries. Health-care, paper, textile, and even fuel. Every major player in these markets would take a hit if hemp were to producers were allowed to thrive.
The Boggs Act of 1951 introduced mandatory sentencing for drug convictions. The harsher penalties for use and distributions of class a narcotics caused exponential growth in the American prison complex. Cannabis was considered a gateway drug which led into harder drugs use and distribution. Not always true but given time the classification would make it so, and now that you have labeled and identify your Market while simultaneously destroying your competitors you then can create a market of your own.
The propaganda of the 1940s and 50s was used to sensationalize drug use. The general population was split into two separate factions. Those that believed in the hysterics and were scared of the terror widespread drug use would cause, and those that just didn’t believe in the insane claims made by the powers that be. Much of the country was still in a rural state and careful manipulation of the media made this large section of the society easy to control.
The narcotic addiction Rehabilitation Act of 1966 marked the start of the drug abuse treatment industry. It specified that narcotic addiction was a mental illness. Much like alcoholism drug addiction is a disease. Although alcohol use was still, and is still considered recreational, illegal drug use is still a crime. The nature of our society and our national sentiment made both of these formats profitable. On one hand legal alcoholism and alcohol use induces profits due to taxation, abuse treatment, and production regulations. On the other illicit drug use feeds the economy through seizure of all profits and properties owned by dealers, abuse treatment for addicts, and jobs for the whole judiciary system to boot.
The War on Drugs was first officially declared in 1971 by President Nixon. The truth is the drug war had already started years before. We were all unaware of this fact so by this point we had already lost. That’s right, we the people lost, and it happened 50 years ago. Once the rehabilitation act was in place and the money started rolling in for the pharmaceutical companies, and we were doomed. All subsequent acts and legislature was all to feed the beast and keep the ball rolling. Tricky Dick’s Drug war declaration has kept this cocaine laced snowball rolling for half a century.
Nixon believed that to combat the drug problem in America we needed a new all out offensive which led to the 1973 creation of the drug enforcement agency. their initial mission was to intercept and thwart drug trafficking through Mexico. A big bad enemy was created. One we had to fight with all our might. That’s how it’s done you put a face on the demon that you have created to hide your true intentions. Now that you have your populace cowering in fear of the drug Menace. You slip in like the hero promising to eradicate the drug scourge. Thanks to the rise of lobbyist politicians form alliances with drug companies that will create medicines to treat those addicted, for the right price of course.
In the 80s president Reagan instituted even harsher drug policies. The prison industry along with the abuse treatment industry once again began to boom. Once again, under the guise of wanting to help they further embed the cycle of drug addiction into our culture. Addicts went to clinics and just traded one addiction for another. The funny thing is that if you fast forward to the present day the policies haven’t changed much. The advent of the internet has lead an increase in societal awareness, but is it too little too late? The whole thing seems to have spiraled out of control, or has it?
Whether legal or illegal drugs makes mountains of money. That fact cannot be denied. The greed that lies behind the decaying facade of the American judicial system cannot be hidden anymore. The policies are is place. The war is on, and who can be sure about where to begin when it comes to stopping it. That’s not what I’m here for though. I’m here to tell you how to start the war, and if you follow the tried and true method of the united state government you’ll do just fine. Now, even though we all seem to be pretty much screwed while the politicians and corporations make off like bandits, I still must say. To you potential corporate bigwigs and you future politicians around the world, YOU SHOULD NEVER, EVER, EVER DO THIS! I’m serious please don’t.