[WAR] Duterte backs down "war on drugs" as "UN Special Rapporteur" Agnes Callamard surprise visits

Mirimir mirimir at riseup.net
Sat May 6 19:06:36 PDT 2017

On 05/06/2017 03:26 AM, John Newman wrote:
>> On May 6, 2017, at 6:39 AM, [some asshole] wrote:
>> Probably shoulda CCed the list.
>> Our middle "Western" ground of "The War on Drugs" is an absolute,
>> utter failure, if your intention is to reduce drug use and remove the
>> incentives from the drug market.
>> If your intention is to maximise profits, and create as many problems
>> in society as possible so that people stay focused on shit, and don't
>> have time nor energy to unite behind real problems, like almost
>> completely undemocractic governments, extensive corporate violations
>> of our humans rights, and the private banks, then The War on Drugs is
>> the greatest invention since sliced bread.
>> From this narrow perspective, almost ANYthing is better than the War
>> On Drugs - whether the extreme of Duterte, or the liberal "sanity" as
>> some view it of treating adults as adults, rather than treating all
>> of society as children, and allowing individual humans to do as they
>> choose, with regards to their own bodies (more below).
> Wrong, WRONG you goddamn hypocrite. The extreme of Duterte is NOT
> better than the "war on drugs", it's merely the logical extension of
> the entire absurdity, taken to a fucking horrific level. 


> Obviously you understand drugs prohibition is an absurd outrage on
> human freedom and the cause of all the violence associated with
> "trafficking", as well as nearly all the problems associated with
> addiction, and everything that this spills down into. Why are you
> such an unabashed apologist for authoritarians? 

In a word, lulz :)


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