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War on drugs creates organised crime

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The war on drugs is one of the permanent wars waged for the exclusive benefit of the war profiteering plutocracy, not only arms dealers and private military firms, but also the agencies, institutions and organisations that exist to normalise, legitimise and promote the permanent war industry.

Like the fraudulent war on terror, the endless war on drugs is clearly antisocial and profoundly undemocratic.

Enabled by ignorance and prejudice, fueled by hatred and bigotry, these wars inflict untold harm and suffering on individuals, families and whole communities.

These wars provide no social benefit but yield massive profits for organised crime and the war industry.

Creating enemies by demonising minorities and inflaming social divisions serves the interests of those who profit from conflict. Which is why so much time and money is spent on pro-war propaganda and tough-on-crime rhetoric.

While officials announce their pretext for war and pundits debate the details, few dare admit that war is not the means to an end, but an end in itself.

The damage inflicted on the population by the war on drugs is apparently of no concern to those who are just following orders, but it should concern those who claim to represent the people, our elected representatives.

Sadly it seems they’re mostly co-opted and controlled by the vested interests that thrive on permanent war.

John Scrivener, Main Arm

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