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Monday, September 26, 2016

TIME TO END THE #PHILIPPINES DRUG WAR ON PEOPLE



A ‘drug list’ that includes mayors, judges, and congressmen is not something new. It is a repeat of what happened in the Prohibition Era.
Efforts to reduce use are also futile as more people seek to explore their levels of consciousness. The state and its cronies are threatened by psychotropic substances because these substances open the minds of people to ideas, ways of doing things – ways that have long been known, used, benefited and profited from by the elite but hidden from people.
If more people started going within, there will be less consumption of the crony goods because opt to stay at home and have less interaction with the commercial world. A reduction in beer and cigarette consumption as people use psychotropics. The reduced interaction with the commercial world and emergence into a breakaway culture, therefore, has the potential of driving down state revenue from cigarettes and alcohol.
The killings that are in the TV headlines create an atmosphere of fear so that the state can present itself as the solution to the fear which the state itself created.
Murder isn’t the answer to drug use. The law can’t be used as an excuse to murder people.
Destroying an oligarch doesn’t change things. The destroyer simply becomes the new oligarch in the same old oligarchy. What changes things if the oligarchy is destroyed – and the way to do that is to use people’s initiative and exercise people’s sovereignty – and repeal all protectionist regulations / abolish all state agencies and auction them off as private franchises in a market system.
The answer to these issues is not more state intervention but more freedom.
http://antipinoy.com/the-state/time-to-end-the-philippines-drug-war-on-people/

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