Sunday, May 19, 2013

Storm clouds gather over America's forty-year folly

Storm clouds of common sense, and they are threatening to undermine the forty years of imbecilic futility we call "the war on drugs."

The Organization of American States is releasing a report that represents the most significant push-back yet by American allies in Latin America over the US-imposed drug war.

Recognizing that the human and fiscal costs of the drug war far outweigh the harm done by the actual drugs, America's allies are saying enough is enough.

But will their voices be heard in the US? A lot of law enforcement budgets rely on the status quo. The status quo also serves to mask aspects of racism and class war that society as a whole may prefer not to face.

So don't hold your breath.

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