Yet Another Former Drug Warrior Attacks Prohibition
Thursday April 19, 2012 11:04 am Leave a comment
Fascinating to see increasing numbers of former high-placed employees of the various Prohibitionist Police States (like this one in the Guardian) declaring their Damascene conversions against Prohibition. Note first that they nearly always are FORMER employees. The few current employees who dare to challenge the naked emperor usually find their careers taking a nose dive (remember Brian Paddick ferinstance…), so incumbents are usually happy to take the Kings Shilling and continue to assist the oppressive regime.
There is also an emerging pattern in the utterances of the converted. They all point out – uncontroversially – that prohibition is the single major cause of organised crime around the world. We’ve known that since the ludicrous American experiment with alcohol prohibition and its creation of “The Mob” – together with its “necessary” antithesis, the FBI.
None, though, have made the obvious connection. The Powers That Be, having recognised the effect of prohibition on organised crime, also recognised how much power it “legitimised” for themselves (Power necessary in order to tackle the Problem they created in the first place). Hence today we can see that the main POINT of prohibition is precisely to sustain that organised crime around the world.
It provides the political cover for the excessive spending on authoritarian crime control measures, including the surveillance they need to monitor their increasingly well-informed and potentially rebellious populations. It provides the infrastructure necessary for the Prison State which is at its most advanced state in the “Land Of The Free” and it provides a handy slush fund for all the Black Ops that most governments occasionally find useful.
These connections are obvious to anyone who dares to see beyond the flabby nakedness of the Empire. That doesn’t yet include mainstream politicians or media, just us “mavericks”. If you’ve read this far, you’re probably also one of us. Glad to meet you…