Sad story about the AMERICA'S

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, July 23, 2020, 11:07 (176 days ago) @ Ernie Gorrie

Midalake wrote:

I am ready for the United States to partner with who ever wants to be rid of this VERMIN. It should be a blanket KILL THEM ALL and let GOD sort them out!:jam:

The basic operating model of the USA is consumer capitalism. As long as there is a demand for products there will be supply. The cost will be determined by supply and demand. “Price” is only one aspect of “cost”. Cost includes human lives.

The USA tried eradicating the supply decades ago by cutting off the air and maritime supply routes from South America to Florida and nearby states. Of course, the demand remained, the suppliers remained, and the alternative routes through Mexico were developed. (Canadians can be glad that the narcos chose Mexico and not Canada as the route to access the US market.)

“Kill them all”? We have seen what happens when cartels are seriously damaged. New “leaderships” fight it out for control.

“Kill them all”? Imagine the bloodbaths that would occur as new, inexperienced suppliers entered the market.

As long as the demand for drugs in the USA is there, there will be suppliers. I think that either the demand for drugs in the USA has to drop dramatically, or safe, regulated, cost-effective supplies have to be made available.

“Kill them all”? Wasn’t that the US strategy in Vietnam? We know how that worked out.

Thanks for being such a clear-headed voice of reason with your thoughtful, insightful replies, Ernie.

No nation is equipped to win any so-called war on drugs. The multi-billion dollar a year demand ensures the narcos will always have more money and access to more resources than any government. The sad part is that with the incarceration or death of each capo, the successors seem to be more violent and less bound by any moral or ethical considerations. So arresting people like El Chapo only gives us more violence, not less, and the consumers never even notice a blip in the supply.

The capos of 30 years ago seem like gentlemen compared to the violent barbarians of today who appear to enjoy the cruelty of torture and dismemberment. All wars create monsters who thrive on the suffering of others. The war on drugs is no different.

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