January 16, 2012
The Dollar Vigilante
“The War on Drugs has failed – everybody knows this. Prohibition does not work.” –KTRN
Looks like the Netherlands has a unique crime problem – it doesn’t have enough criminals! According to ncl.nl, “The Dutch justice ministry has announced it will close eight prisons and cut 1,200 jobs in the prison system. A decline in crime has left many cells empty.”
The Dutch have an amazing strategy for reducing crime that the US might want to imitate – they don’t make everything illegal! The Netherlands has long been known for their enlightened attitude towards drugs, prostitution and other “victimless crimes”. They treat such decisions as a matter of personal choice. No need for big brother to stick its nose in every nook and cranny sniffing for drugs.
On July 1, 2001, another country, Portugal, decriminalized all drugs including cocaine and heroin. The result? Drug usage and deaths due to drug usage decreased dramatically.
Meanwhile on the shores of the puritanical Fasco-Communist Police State of America the picture is very different. After years of forced stupor in the indoctrination camps (called schools), suddenly grown slaves aren’t even allowed to self-medicate with dried flowers of the cannabis sativa plant.
Having learned nothing from the disastrous prohibition of alcohol in the 1920s and 30s, the US war on drugs is the single biggest boot on the neck of the civilian population in the USA. Even the CIA gets in the exploitation game by funding its black budget with a special “crack tax” levied on inner-city youth. The criminal gang known as the DEA deploys nearly 10,000 tax feeders to prey upon the police state population, including nearly 5,000 Special Agents, 500 Diversion Investigators, 800 Intelligence Research Specialists, and 300 Chemists. And after they have squeezed as much blood money as they can, many are thrown in a cage to work for pennies a day in the largest work camp population in the world.
In the US in 2010, over half (52.1%) of the 1,638,846 total arrests for drug violations were for marijuana – a calculated total of 853,839. Of those, an estimated 750,591 people (45.8%) were arrested for marijuana possession alone.
The following chart shows the total amount kidnapped per country, showing the US is by far the largest of any country on Earth. The US has 5% of the population of the world but does 22% of the kidnapping.