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24 May 2010 @ 08:42 pm
I decline to believe that the War on Some Drugs is working  
Especially when I read in the news that ultrapure heroin, costing $10/bag, is becoming common in the US. This stuff is apparently so pure that it's killing its users -- according to the article, some of them are dying before they get the needle out of their vein or the straw out of their nose.
 
 
 
A Wandering Hobbitredbird on May 25th, 2010 02:01 am (UTC)
Like blaisepascal, I am cynical and skeptical here, in part because the "oh god, the drugs are getting purer!" story seems to come around every few years, along with the periodic "drugs are turning up in the suburbs, oh no!" ones.

Cynically, the War on Some Drugs is working: it continues to provide large numbers of jobs, largely for rural white people; be an ongoing argument for increasing police budgets and excuse for police misconduct; and to remove black people, especially black men, from the electorate. It isn't protecting the purity of our precious bodily fluids, but if that was ever the purpose it has long since ceased to be so.