are at War; its more dangerous to us and our national security than
wars in Iraq.
the drugs War.
break down of normal society due to drugs is probably as big a
threat to us all as is global warming and other catastrophes.
Everyone realises a danger when it effects live’s dramatically;
like seeing the Asian tsunami on our TV screens, we immediately give
funds to help. Other major problems go unnoticed, as they are not on
our ‘radar’. The problem pops up from time to time in the news
and fades away.
increasingly it is our children that are in the frontline of drug
abuse, and so many families experience this, that it should be
a major cause for concern.
breakdown in law and order in Colombia and parts of Rio, may be a
warning for what our own future may be like and the growing
statistics in USA Europe where much of all crime is drug related;
robberies to feed habits etc. indicates this.
Latin America corruption has made no go areas in the Rio Favellas,
in Colombia the entire nation is in drugs turmoil. Many USA cities
have gangs, related to drug sales that become rich and violent. The
monetary rewards for the sellers of drugs is huge, and that’s how
it undermines our society, a little bribe here and there, up, up the
chain it goes, probably on that route its origins, drug connected
orientation, becomes disassociated and as a result you see only
misguided operations and political fudging taking place. Methods to
tackle it become ridicules, like burning poor farmers field in Peru,
locking up a high ranking drugs baron every ten years to pacify the
need for firm action, appointing Drugs Zars and so on it all fails
to stop the flow. They even developed a fungus to kill off ALL coca
plants! Such a fungus would escape run rampant and probably destroy
all plants, losing all the good qualities found and the livelihoods
of all the poor peasant farmers, and also destroy the Quechau
Indians reliance upon Coca as a sacred plant. Every schoolboy can work out that if demand is
there supply finds a way. Stopping demand is needed by education and
its very difficult to do. However stopping supply at a close level
to demand can be achieved.
most effective way to address the war on drugs is to stop it closer
to the demand and targeting the underlying reasons that drive
pushers to push drugs; they do so for financial gain – take away
the gain. A special
task force of non corruptible officers might shoot drug dealers on
site in our cities just like the border patrols in Asia and South
America – what really is the difference?
South America and Asia drug smugglers are often treated in a deadly
serious manner, on the borders with Afghanistan the Iranian army
shoot to kill drug smugglers. Its OK there but our PC leaders will
not want to do this here.
insidiously we slide towards the Colombianisation of our towns and
more moral approach might be to Stop the Pushers by taking away
their illicit gains their unauthorised income etc then there is no
reason for them to benefit so it will dry up the distribution close
to the demand and not ruin the poor farmers in poor nations.
nothing to do with farmers growing crops, and in South America these
crops like Coca are part of their culture and are not abused. It is
everything to do with the way we deal with it closer to home.
dealers do so for gain, they often swank, drive expensive cars, have
gold ornamentation, expensive clothes and own houses etc. This is
the area to tackle. We the parents of the generation now most at
risk, should as our representatives to bring about laws to stop and
force suspects to prove the source of their income, if its not from
any known legitimate source it should be confiscated.
has never been tried. Everything that has been tried so far has
failed, and you have to ask yourself why?