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Mexican and U.S. Attorneys General Confer to Strengthen Cooperation on Drug Violence | The NORML Stash Blog

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4 responses to “Mexican and U.S. Attorneys General Confer to Strengthen Cooperation on Drug Violence”

  1. Brian Kerr

    “Mexican and U.S. Attorneys General Confer to Strengthen Cooperation on Drug Violence”

    Says it all. So the Mexico and the US are going to cooperate to create MORE drug violence.

    Disgusting.

  2. Paradym

    So, people often tell me I’m really smart. I think it’s just because I’ve always loved to read and didn’t read much fiction growing up. Nonetheless, I am far from being a Nobel candidate and very often feel and know how very ignorant about a great many issues I am. I could be better educated and more successful, so how smart can I really be anyway?

    Anyway, why is it that the solution to this problem seems painfully obvious to me? I’ve actually read a lot about the dynamics of this whole drug war situation because I didn’t want to be just another person who took a stand solely because it benefited what I wanted as opposed to what the evidence should lead me to. I’m a skeptic and don’t believe anything unless there’s enough evidence to merit it. But people believe stuff that supports what they want instead of what’s supported by evidence all the time: creation vs. evolution, vaccines causing autism, homeopathy, etc. When looking at the facts on the drug war from all perspectives I keep coming to the same solution. It’s so obvious. It’s the Jenga block that’s holding up the whole structure. Prohibition is the root cause of many of the problems we face in our country and in the world. As we here all know, it supports (to varying degrees) street gangs, drug cartels, prison industry, legal systems, law enforcement, pharmaceutical/food/fiber/fuel/rehab industries, religious organizations, racism, classism, the list goes on. They are interwoven into each other, one requiring the other in order to exist. Remove the prohibition block and the structure tumbles. While I think most who support prohibition are simply ignorant (willfully or not), I do think there’s an underlying fear of what might happen to the economy and the balance of power if prohibition were ended. If I’m Senator Jones and break ranks by coming out against prohibition, I’m no longer going to be Senator Jones, and probably disgraced in the process by those powers that wish to maintain the status quo. If I somehow get 10-15 others on my side, sure we’ll get a little air time but any legislation will be torn apart and buried before any vote. I’m not saying it’ll never happen, but it’s a huge quagmire of interwoven interests that seems to cause our leaders to remain ignorant of the obvious. Prohibition is a large contributor to many of the problems we face in society.

    /rant

  3. mr reuben

    Didn’t Obama just recently say that when you put more pressure on the cartels the violence is likely to increase. We have some dumb motherfuckers in our government.

  4. High East

    I wish I was wrong but I predicted this while everyone was feeling warm and fuzzy about Obama.

    I think we are going to see a ramp up of the drug war and not a softening of policy. Hillary and Eric are going to turn the dials up to 11. You watch and see. They will Keep the prison economy propped up by sticking it to the marijuana users. We will get more DEA thugs to bash in our doors paid for by our tax dollars.

    They will create a new prison economy in Mexico like the one we have here and encourage the Mexican authorities to keep them filled like we do.

    They will sell arms and helicopters and other tools to fight the extended drug war into Mexico and other nations.

    They will have the backing of Dusty old U.N. members and they will twist the arms of other nations to be harder on marijuana.

    Will they succeed? I sure think they are going to try before they surrender to us.

    Maybe it’s time we just start professing our intent to break these prohibition laws no matter what they do.

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