Monday, June 29, 2009

War on Drugs: Collateral Damage

1980's: US declares War on Drugs. US gets help with drug busts from shipping company boss. Shipping company boss, in effort to fight drug trafficking, throws cocaine overboard. Drug lords torture and extract repayment from shipping company boss. US seizes fleet, destroys business, accuses family of drug trafficking, and kicks family out of the country in order to sweep the matter under the rug and avoid reimbursing family for money extorted by drug lords.

Fast forward to today: Wife of shipping boss begins hunger strike at White House in a desperate attempt to obtain justice. Good luck.

I cannot help but believe that this family would have been much safer (and still in business) if they had sided with the drug lords instead of the government.

Funny, isn't it, how the government claims that its War on Drugs is to protect families, yet they ruin families left and right in the process of conducting said war.

1 comment:

The Capitalist said...

The War on Drugs is the reason why street gangs like the Crips and Bloods exist. If you want to get rid of these gangs, end the War on Drugs. Gangs get their revenues from black market drug deals, if there is no black market, gangs will not be able to sustain themselves. The War on Drugs has cost many innocent people in our country their lives because of gang violence in urban centers.