Thursday, August 13, 2009

Someone else has noticed...

A few posts back I cited the "war on drugs" as an example of good intentions gone awry.

Someone else has noticed:
The war on drugs needs a timeout
[Christian Science Monitor, 11 Aug 09]
... not that anything'll change...


  1. I don't think the intention of the war odn drugs was EVER benign.

    It was always about controlling undesirables--blacks, mexicans, hippies...

    Especially when a drug bust on your record would prohibit that person from applying for good jobs, etc.

    (attempted burglary, for example, was easily expunged...)

  2. Replying to Woody -
    yeah, you're right - the intention may not have ever been benign, but just another tool for control of undesireables...
    ... but for the rhetorical purposes, I'm willing to suspend disbelief and PRETEND that the fiasco was based on good intentions.