Re: Drugs - what makes them do it?

From: Dan Fabulich (
Date: Tue Jan 11 2000 - 10:24:07 MST

'What is your name?' 'J. R. Molloy.' 'Do you deny having written the

> Drug use threatens the ruling class, which itself remains immured in
> existential angst.

I've heard this argument from conspiracy thrown around lightly a great
deal over the years; I have yet to hear any particular justification why
this is the case.

As far as I can tell, drug use DOESN'T threaten the ruling class in any
way at all. When people take it upon themselves to break laws, THAT
threatens the ruling class, and thus drug users do threaten government
wherever drug use is illegal, but that's not a justification for any kind
of conspiracy to MAKE it illegal.

Indeed, if anything, "opiating" the masses seems like EXACTLY the sort of
thing we'd expect a totalitarain government to do.

You might argue that the Government is acting foolishly, then, but not
that it's covering its own backside by outlawing drug use.

Am I missing something big here?


      -unless you love someone-
    -nothing else makes any sense-
           e.e. cummings

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