You NEED to watch this


I’d like to preface this post, by saying I am not an advocate of drugs. I also feel it is not my business to police other people’s use of alcohol or drugs. It’s not yours either, unless it directly affects you in a negative way. No doubt, the world, especially the U.S. seems to have a drug problem. What to do about it is another matter.

The so called war on drugs, has failed miserably. There is more drug use now, than ever. Think-prohibition. That spawned big crime, speak easy’s and illegal use. To say we’re successful, because our prison population has exploded and there have been more arrests, is ludicrous.

We have more people in U.S. prisons than anywhere else in the world. More than our entire military. We always want to be number one, but for this ? Much of our prison population is there due to drugs and many are for non-violent, petty drug use. What’s wrong with this picture ? What needs to change ? Obviously something.

Politicians are afraid to touch this subject, for fear of not being re-elected. How popular do you think they would be if they became part of the solution ? Think of all the money the U.S. would save on incarceration costs, guards, police, etc. Think of all the billions of profits the U.S. could make on tax revenue, much like we do on cigarettes and alcohol. Think of the huge monetary loss to drug cartels, resulting in far less crime.

Watch this very important video. It might give you a totally different perspective. I think it offers some solutions. What do you think ?

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About aboomersvoice

First and foremost, I'm a baby boomer and damn proud of it. The ones reading this post survived. Some didn't..We are the generation that crashed through barriers, broke through the norm and made our own rules. We paved the way for others to follow their bliss. One of the largest breakthroughs was probably equal rights and opportunities for women. Thank you Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan. We burned our bras, well, most of us did. We marched against politics we didn't believe in, staged protests not knowing we could easily be silenced by a bullet, experimented with drugs, meditation and guru's. We traveled with backpacks across the country and throughout the world..We had a voice. We had a choice. We had a mission. We had freedom and we were united. I am a writer, traveler, explorer, observer and participant in life. I am part of the expansion of baby boomers who still believe in the original message of peace and love. Take this journey.with me. Who knows where it will take us next ?
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10 Responses to You NEED to watch this

  1. Summer says:

    Hallo

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    Have a nice day

    Sweet greetings, Summer

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  2. Thank you for posting this. It really does give you something to think about.

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  3. Muriuki MD says:

    Drug abuse is a problem even in the third world. Our problems of large scale abject poverty, unemployment, disillusionment and bad governance are the rationale of drug abuse here. I think in the West and particularly the US, culture plays a huge contributory role. Young people have role models in the entertainment industry who exhalt drug use. The fast paced life sometimes needs a fun detour and for some, drugs provide that detour. The get-rich-fast mentality has pushed more people to go into peddling and trafficking. People’s need to get high and to experiment, sometimes, inevitably leads to dependance and addiction. An attitude of permisiveness and a liberal media aggravates the situation. However, those affected by drug abuse and related matters are mostly of the lower economic classes. With an unstable economy, unemployment rates rise ergo the lower economic class expands and drug abuse follows suit. The war on drugs should not just focus on apprehending petty drug offenders or netting traffickers and drug lords. Rather, it should have broader focus, one that also involves repairing the economy, creating opportunities for self development for the people on the ground, providing better avenues for solving societal problems and engaging the society in constructive activities.

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  4. iamforchange says:

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    Posted on December 9, 2012

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  5. Paul says:

    I’m not sure how my wife found this but we watched it when it first hit the internet a couple of nights ago. It really makes a lot of sense and you caught the flavor of the entire 1 hour video succinctly. I’m very surprised there aren’t any comments. Whether pro or con or on the fence about drug use it should make you think.

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  7. Thank you so much. I am honored and appreciate your support and dedication. Always.

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  8. Clanmother says:

    Hello, I have just nominated your blog for the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award:

    http://ontheroadbookclub.com/2012/12/08/thank-you-dear-kitty/

    Please accept my kind regards without any obligation. This is my thanks for being an inspiration to me on my blogging journey.

    Rebecca aka Clanmother

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