Pubdate: Thu, 16 Aug 2001
Source: Eugene Weekly (OR)
Copyright: 2001 Eugene Weekly
Author: Craig Daniels


One reason the wretched "war on drugs" keeps going on is that people have 
trouble taking an honest look at any situation involving their acquiescence 
in evil, no matter how obvious. The WOD has criminalized millions, torn up 
their families, seized their property without due process. Many people have 
been shot dead in their homes by police and gangs. These have mostly been 
harmless people who just wanted to be left alone to their peace and 
pleasures, maybe kids that you knew, maybe your own.

Impeaching those five Supreme Court justices might help, but just "taking 
back" control of both houses of congress by the Democrats won't. One of 
former Vice President Gore's big brags on his own White House web site was 
about how he and Clinton had escalated the "war on drugs."

Yes, "the war," and how true: with government, police and the "justice" 
system seeming ever more like the apparatus of an army of occupation. I 
sure hope to be around when it's finally over. I want to see the class 
action law suit, official apologies, horrendous settlements, squirming, 
pictures in the paper of the perpetrators. I want to see local "Vichy" 
ex-officials try to change the subject in conversation.

"What did you do in the war, Daddy?" How will you answer?

Craig Daniels

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