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Lonestarblue

(10,711 posts)
7. The attitude toward drugs is such a failure in this country.
Tue Oct 11, 2022, 08:01 AM
Oct 2022

Too many people see drug addiction as a moral failing rather than a sickness that can be treated. Since Nixon started the War on Drugs to lock up as many black voters as possible, we have spent billions upon billions to no effect. That money has served to split many black families because black drug users are targeted over white ones, and many more black people are in jail for drug use.

We have enriched the Mexican drug cartels beyond belief to supply the illegal drug market while not policing big pharmaceutical companies that supplied legal drugs to create generations of opioid addicts. And we are still spending that money today, essentially throwing it to rich people instead of legalizing drugs and putting the money into treatment programs. One would think that we would have learned from the utter failure of Prohibition that the government trying to regulate what people see as moral behavior is useless and only leads to worse outcomes.

Not only do we not learn, though, we’re doing it again with abortion because the right wants the government to regulate women’s moral behavior and punish them for what they see as immorality. Abortion in some areas will be sent underground, especially in poor communities where women have few choices. Many of them will not be able to spend days traveling to another state for an abortion because they lack the money, can’t take the time off work, or have no one to take care of the kids they already have. Such women are also less likely to have access to the Internet to order abortion pills.

The cruelty toward fellow humans of many in this country never ceases to disgust me. So many of them claim that they love God and God loves us all, and in the next breath they purposely condemn some to death or to lives of poverty and misery. We as a country embrace violence and cruelty, and I blame much of that on white supremacy and privilege.



They have no... 2naSalit Oct 2022 #1
And afterwards, laugh peppertree Oct 2022 #13
This Farmer-Rick Oct 2022 #14
True. ...nt 2naSalit Oct 2022 #15
They live by the motto, "Nice guys finish last" PatSeg Oct 2022 #17
It makes all the difference. I was the sister in a similar situation more than 40 years Vinca Oct 2022 #2
This is damaging to Biden the same way that ... RealityBasedNewYorkr Oct 2022 #3
Very good point! yardwork Oct 2022 #8
"The cruelty is the point." Nt raccoon Oct 2022 #19
How did they get this recording??? Bev54 Oct 2022 #27
I wondered that, too Leith Oct 2022 #30
Rupert Murdoch can find that conversation... Kid Berwyn Oct 2022 #4
My take exactly. n/t Hugin Oct 2022 #6
An "A" for you. jaxexpat Oct 2022 #21
I believe someone leaked it to Faux Noise FakeNoose Oct 2022 #23
It's ironic that they're trying to make an issue of that, while GoCubsGo Oct 2022 #5
Odd - When he tells so many other lies about everything else - soldierant Oct 2022 #31
The attitude toward drugs is such a failure in this country. Lonestarblue Oct 2022 #7
They should definitely decriminalize drugs and stop arresting people for small amounts. Ligyron Oct 2022 #11
This underscores how contemptible the right wingers are Mr. Ected Oct 2022 #9
Don't forget saint Rushbo, the man of the people... rubbersole Oct 2022 #10
Oh, but that was okay... Ligyron Oct 2022 #12
Rushbo sent his housekeeper to buy his OxyContin. OMGWTF Oct 2022 #25
Hannity thinks this is damning? 867-5309. Oct 2022 #16
Can you imagine the Slobfather Jilly_in_VA Oct 2022 #18
Soooooo. . .the russian propaganda network thinks this phone call (and niyad Oct 2022 #20
They really are Bettie Oct 2022 #22
Is there a clip available of Hannity's narration of this? RVN VET71 Oct 2022 #24
These fucking assholes. Snackshack Oct 2022 #26
The only damage this can do to Biden is that people who had no intention of halfulglas Oct 2022 #28
They don't know what to do with Joe Roy Rolling Oct 2022 #29
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