One of the worst defeats in US history is the losing war against drugs. Every year, the US spends billions in its ridiculous battle to stop drugs from entering the country. But the pushers and dealers are only fulfilling a supply-demand function. Their function is to supply or fill the enormous demand for drugs (recently heroin) on the part of millions of addicted Americans.
Drugs are now an integral part of American culture. The Beatles sang about drugs in "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" (LSD). Bob Dylan sang about a dealer (Mr. Tambourine Man). Opium was once fed to babies in the form of "soothing syrup." But now narcotics are running wild in many areas of the US. Every day I read about a city or state that is overrun with heroin. The latest is NYC.
And I've wondered why this is. My thought is that most people live under fear and ... Log in or subscribe to continue reading.
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