To sum up; in last Tuesday’s Part 1 we discussed why the private sector will not make and sell recreational drugs. In last Thursday’s Part 2 we discussed why the federal government won’t do it. Here today in part three, I will dispel the myth of the War on Drugs.
First of all, since the Vietnam era the word WAR has lost its true definition. There hasn’t been a true War since World War 2. This is not to belittle the courage and bravery our military has shown from Korea up to and including Afghanistan. What I’m saying is that they had their hands tied. In an actual War the goal is to kill the enemy, destroy its land, cut off supplies, and inflict so much unrelenting horror that they are forced to unconditionally surrender.
In World War 2 we bombed cities and towns, killed hundreds of thousands of men women and children. We vaporized 2 Japanese cities, sank countless ships, shot airplanes out of the sky and turned tanks into broiler ovens that cooked the men inside alive.
That’s how a real war is fought and why we all must do our best to avoid it.
And when a War is declared it should only be to eradicate something truly evil, like the Nazi’s or slavery or genocide and you don’t stop until the job is done.
The word WAR has become a catch-phrase, the war on poverty, the war on illiteracy, the war on drugs.
There has never been a war on drugs!
There will never be a war on drugs!
Why? In order to succeed the war on drugs must be fought like an actual war and with the current hypersensitivity of the American people that will never be permitted.
Here’s how a real war on drugs would be fought.
The president asks Congress to declare war on drug traffickers and smugglers, and to treat them as a covert enemy invasion force. As such they would be viewed as spies and executed.
There is one tenant of war that goes back centuries. If you are a soldier of a country, wearing that country’s military uniform, you may surrender and will likely be held prisoner until the war is over. However, if you are caught committing an act of aggression against a country and its people without wearing the uniform of the enemy, you are considered a spy and executed (see Nathan Hale)
An actual war on drugs would last about 3-4 years. It would eradicate drug usage in the United States and be as horrifically brutal as the Civil War. And as during Lincoln’s presidency, Habeas Corpus would be suspended and anyone who publically opposes the war will be jailed until it is over. In addition, Executive Order 12,333 which prohibits assassination would be rescinded as it is not a law but a proclamation.
Once again it would be brother against brother, one radically against recreational drug usage, the other staunchly supporting a person’s right to live their life as they please.
The internet would be filled with videos of drug traffickers and dealers being killed without arrest or trial 24 hours a day.
Scenario #1, a military helicopter chases a powerful cigarette boat and demands the crew surrender and prepare to be boarded. They refuse, increase speed and hold up a small child to show that if fired upon the child will likely be killed too. Under the present war on drugs, the helicopter would back off and look for an alternative to bring the situation to a close.
During a real war on drugs, the helicopter would issue a second warning and if not obeyed, would launch a missile and destroy the craft with all on board. If any manage to survive, they would be strafed.
Scenario #2: A family of four crosses the border, their car is stopped, 2 kilos of heroin is found inside one of the kid’s toys. The family is lined up against the car and shot dead.
Scenario #3: The government seizes drugs smuggled into the country, executes the smugglers and injects a slow acting poison into the drugs and releases it into the black market. Drug users die, drug dealers die, the customer base dies.
Scenario four: Substantial cash rewards would be paid out for information leading to the capture and execution of drug traffickers and dealers.
The above my friends, is what a real war on drugs would be like.
And that’s why it will never happen. We’ll continue with the same drug policy we’ve been using since the sixties until something pulls the pin, like the citizens of an American border town being wiped out by a drug cartel when they attempted to fight back.
If that happens, you won’t need to reread scenarios #1—4. You’ll be living it.
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