Is there a ceiling for heroin use? Apparently so…

‘K, this isn’t a post about the virtues of tax-funded “harm reduction”, so please humour me and allow me a little diatribe…

~rant/on~

I’m one of those right/libertarian meanies who likes watching people in wheelchairs being forced to park at the outside edge of the Walmart parking lot and wheel in and out of traffic to get to the handicapped-unfriendly, normal-people-doors and wants the state out of his life if he hasn’t committed violence or theft. But with liberty and freedom comes self-responsibility; you want drug programs? Not with my cash. Get your grubby hands out of my pockets and take care of your own business if you’ve acquired an addiction…

…and don’t give me shit about “harm reduction” saving legal and medical resources. There would be less harm if the government would look at the whole picture and study why the drug war is futile, why organised crime is so powerful, why state methadone programs are not very successful, why the police-budget and resources are stretched, why health-care costs are higher than they need to be… then get the hell out and stop making such a fucking mess of it…

…now that would be “harm reduction”.

The point is, all drugs should be legal and taken out of the black market and allowed in the open market, and social programs for the drug-addled squished underfoot. This would radically lower drug prices for the under-class, save as much money as any fucking soul-crushing welfare program and justly disallow positive rights for parasites who otherwise develop a sense of entitlement to my hard-earned money.

~rant/off~

…Thank you for your patience.   ;D    Maybe I should have saved that rodomontade for another post but, well, I just had to get it out of m’system.

~Junkies die in the streets. Lots ‘n lots of them. Why? I have an idea why, and when I think of it, I become pretty fucking angry; angry at the tsk tsking Immaculate who cannot stand the thought of people doing things they wouldn’t do, for fear of some mythical “breakdown of society” that would leave all and sundry raving and slavering in the streets, eyeing wives and daughters and productive mens’ wallets while businesses, houses and government buildings burn to the ground. This is the demographic that could, with a collective word, tell the politicians, “enough is enough”, and free the markets just a little more and allow a product in that should never have been taken out

…I don’t blame the pols, the cops, or Big Pharma; the blame, and the power, lie completely with the Conservative Immaculate.

You see, there’s something that’s been going on for a few years concerning drug legalisation; The Swiss heroin experiments allow users to buy unlimited amounts of clean product. “What?”, you gasp. “These junkies are going to die in a twisted carnival-land of smack! They’re gonna wind up, one on every street corner, swaying and nodding in unison, knocking their heads on newspaper stands and light poles!”

Sorry to burst your righteous bubble, Moses. You probably don’t want to hear this, but apparently there’s a limit to how much heroin a junky craves. And when the junk is clean and free of contaminants, properly inexpensive and legally accessible, the junky not only doesn’t crave more and more, but tends to find employment, become a social member of society and uh… not die…

…you see, when drugs are legal and in the markets, people just like you and me who haven’t necessarily hurt anyone, who were once stigmatised as criminals and sub-humans scurrying about, like cockroaches, searching for drugs in and out of the cracks of the surface-world and the under-world… suddenly aren’t criminals.

Suddenly, these people are allowed to breathe, to pause, to take their bearing, to walk out of the night and out of the cracks in the concrete with dignity, to watch the sunrise while walking out their homes rather than wearily stumbling into them, to make a plan and carry it through… because society has finally let these isolated ones know that one who takes a drug isn’t necessarily a thief or a thug; just a person like everyone else.

~The evidence from the Swiss Heroin Program suggests that when a user isn’t stressed by everything surrounding the illegality of the drug and he feels safe, secure and included within his society, there is an upper limit to his drug use; when he can see over his once-smoggy horizon, and into better, fertile lands, the evidence suggests that he is more likely to be inspired and motivated to change his priorities, make better and life-affirming plans, look less favourably on his past and the drug that fueled it and start taking less and less of it…

…we don’t need social programs to make this happen… we just need the will, wit and wisdom to let it happen…

…legalise it.

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