Friday, April 2, 2010

The Insanity of It All

We also never question our four-decades-old War on Drugs, which has produced cheaper drugs of higher quality at lower prices in thousands of U.S. cities and towns. It has helped create one of the largest prison populations in the world. If our drug policy were a ship, it would be called the Titanic.


The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, yet expecting different results. When it comes to the so-called drug war, the evidence is clear - our society's efforts to stem the flow of drugs for the past 100 years or longer are not only fruitless, but are counterproductive.

But it is doubtful that rationality will gain a foothold among policy makers anytime soon. The criminal justice industrial complex is too depended on this failure to give up easily.

1 comment:

Michael said...

Awesome Article! We are in essence wasting money on the "War on Drugs" There is no war on drugs. It's way to powerful and it's time to wake-up and realise that. But as you said the criminal justice system will not give up that easily. Even seeing it for themselves they still dont want to fail. I think we failed a long time ago with the "War on Drugs" Again Awesome Article and a great insight!