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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 09:27 (249 days ago) @ Aunt Chelada

Applying the same logic of legalizing drugs to "rape, sex trafficking and child abuse" which have been going on since man walked this planet, we should legalize those horrendous crimes and just rely on education to solve and stop them.

That's a fallacious comparison and dubious logic. And most of that sex trafficking is to supply the US market along with tourist markets around the world, and Alabama, along with several other "red states", just basically gave its tacit seal of approval to rape and incest with a form of Sharia Law.

The lesson of Prohibition was quite clear and easy to comprehend, yet the entire world, especially the USA, worked damn hard to ignore it thanks to lobbying by Big Pharma, Big Tobacco and Big Alcohol. Banning booze, a popular recreational substance used by millions of citizens to relax, caused the growth of violent organized mafias that took roughly 40 years to get under control after Prohibition ended. Even more damage has been done to society by the banning of pot, cocaine, opiates and similarly used recreational substances. Prohibition 2.0, instituted almost worldwide at the insistence of the USA via the UN and other methods, has caused the growth of the same violent organized criminals to supply the multi-billion dollar a year market. The Chump is basing his entire election campaign on inducing his cult followers to hate the refugees fleeing the violence that is a direct result of this failed policy. The saddest thing of all is to see that almost half the US population has fallen for his con.

If you haven't already watched it, the Netflix series "Narcos" depicts quite faithfully how the USA imposed its failed policy causing massive violence and almost the complete failure of the government in first Colombia and later Mexico. You can thank the DEA and the CIA for practically forcing Mexico's pot traffickers to take control of the cocaine trade. And you can thank your good friends the Chinese for all the fentanyl and meth flooding into the USA. I don't believe gringos appreciate how much the Chinese are involved in drug trafficking. Their stated goal of course, in case you missed it when they declared it decades ago, is to beat the USA at their own game without having to fire a single shot. And it's working. And the USA is playing its own dirty game with Prohibition because it justifies the existence of billions of dollars in budgets for numerous agencies and thousands of personnel and the associated hardware they "need" to do their invented jobs. Don't forget Iran-Contra or make the mistake of believing it was an isolated incident. Dope flows north. Guns flow south. A nice and tidy arrangement thanks much to the NRA and people like Ollie North.

And now the Secretary of Education's brother, the mercenary owner of Blackwater, one of numerous mercenary groups employed widely by the US government to do dirty work military personnel are prohibited from doing, is facing murder charges. Any bets whether he gets off or not?

This is the rabbit hole the US federal government and the special interest groups it favors have led the USA down. One can only imagine how much worse all this is getting with this absurd Chump administration and its very stable genius who has alienated US allies while empowering Russia, China and North Korea more than ever before.

Time to wake up, Alice.

A bit dated but still a real eye opener: The CIA, Contras, Gangs, and Crack

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