Re: Drugs - what makes them do it?

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Tue Jan 11 2000 - 09:19:00 MST

>>From Wired News:
>Britain's anti-drug coordinator says his country is winning
>its war against drugs -- even though he seemed to have more
>questions than answers at a press conference Monday. While
>Keith Hellawell claimed the plan to reduce hard drug taking
>by 25 percent by 2008 is on track, he as much conceded that
>the scourge remains a society-wide problem. "The fastest
>[growing] groups of drug users are around the nightclub
>scene," he said. "They are achievers, employed, and with
>disposable income. What makes them do it?" If Britain's drug
>czar can't answer that question, then who can?

Their longing to transcend existential angst makes them do it.

>Drug users are achievers, employed, and have disposable
>incomes... then why the war against drugs?

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

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