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the drug war will end

and that's when the United States will start working on the drug problem 



Whenever anyone tells me that the war on drugs isn't really a a war, usually two words will put an end to that discussion:  SWAT Raids.  These repeated acts of violence that unfairly impinge upon innocent citizens, destroying homes and leaving behind casualties remind us that the war on drugs is a war against all citizens in the US and those countries which have agreed to uphold a zero tolerance policy in their countries. 


The outcome of the WOD is already known: everyone loses, and the only ones who get the peripheral benefits from the war are those drug dealers who are too elusive and organized to be caught.   


So why do we continue with the WOD?  Because it took 71years (1900-1971) for the US Government to introduce a solution.  It means nothing whether the solution is effective or not, the government has chosen to make it seem effective by introducing manipulated statistics, new categories among causes of mortality and morbidity.  A drug overdose can now be refined to a greater degree of granularity. (For those who want the truth on the data, subtract the various contrived categories and add the  numbers back to the main category, drug overdose).   

Until the 1990s, the majority of the general public felt that that WOD was necessary for reasons that only propaganda can underscore.  About 1995, there was a turning point as real-life situations began surfacing even more than before.   Since 1998, support for the WOD has dropped steadily.  In 2006, 77% of the US general public disapproved the WOD.  In January 2008, 84% disapproved of the WOD.  The biggest supporters to end the WOD are the younger generations in their teens, 20s, 30s, and early 40s.   It is possible that the baby boomers will become the catalyst to end the WOD when they can't get prescription medication as geriatrics. 


For now,  the government sees the WOD as a success.  How they can conclude that a success is a teenager who can easily access a controlled substance while a 45 year old with a chronic disorder requiring a prescription for a controlled substance is unable to get it from a physician is beyond comprehension. 


Why can't we add Drug Use Education to the WOD? DUE promotes the truth about drugs (good and bad).  During the preparation for any war, information throughout the nation must be consistent.  During the midst of Operation Desert Storm, a history textbook was being used that presented a favorable view of Suddam Hussain.  In one sentence, the President of Iraq was described as a "hero... supportive of US interests", and indeed Suddam had been, but during a war, the enemy must never be presented in such favorable light since this weakens the goal of government.  This is why so many healthcare professionals are reluctant to support a positive position on drugs.  It is also another indication that the WOD is truly a war -- a suicidal war.   



In 2005, I was gathering information to determine the interest level in a program such as Drug Use Education.  Most of the responses I got from the Palm Springs Unified School District and later, the Los Angeles Unified School District showed mixed emotions splattered with questions that I could then, barely answer. 


One response from an administrator in one of the LAUSD districts was interesting enough to print here since it explodes misconceptions about pro-positive drug education programs. 


"We already tried educating the kids in our school district.  We told them if anyone asks you to try a funny-looking cigarette, a pill, or a powder, don't say anything, just run the other way.  But we still have a lot of wise asses who want to know what the stuff looks like, what does it do, how do you take it...  You tell them what they should know and they'll ask questions that are only going to get them into more trouble.


"So when you start saying that you've got a unique program concept that teaches kids about drugs and prevents them from running into trouble, I like hearing that someone's working on it, but it scares me...  If we could teach these kids less about drugs, we'd be much better off.  I realize that they'll learn it in the streets, but for us, that's been about 15% or less.  Half of them won't even remember the next day what they did.  So the 7% that might get hooked, we bring them in here and tell them that if they don't straighten up and fly right, we're going to kick them so hard in the ass that our shoe will be  sticking out of their mouth...   They get the point and so far only one kid has dropped out since I first came here 9 months age.  One kid!  That's a damn good record...  I don't think I want to drag 468 kids through a drug use education program to teach them about something that we don't want them to know anyway.  When they get out of here then they can do anything they want.  I'll give them your address and send the the entire graduating class to your doorstep.  Then you can teach them whatever you want, but as long as they're on my watch, I'd rather they never heard the word 'drug' except as the past tense of the word 'drag'.  And I don't even want them using that word around here either!   So thank you, but no thanks!"



until the medical industry puts their weight behind the patient and not the government, healthcare will continue to fail; pain medication providers will face incarceration and threats, and one day only the very wealthy will have access to advanced forms of medical care, while the remainder of the population are left to lead disposable lives until we are replaced by anthropomorphic robots.





The war on drugs, like the war on terrorism, originated from fear.  The targets are those among the general population, and not the drugs or the terrorists.  The scope of the problem with the war on drugs has demonstrated American animosity for the disabled, the elderly, and anyone who is ill.  In the American society, people who are disabled have been ridiculed by the the federal government since the Reagan administration.  Even during the Clinton administration, zero tolerance tactics remained law.  A major factor that bolstered the Obama campaign is the promise for "change". 

The general public wants change... it's just a question whether that change meets individual expectations.