This Mirror Has Two Faces.I am fed up with the War on Drugs.
But I am also fed up with the attitude of many who still think ( yes, even in 2011 ) that the root of the problem, the source of all evil can be attributed to only one country, one nation, one group of people, when in reality this is a world-wide problem that has affected us all and has caused the death of many innocents and brought sadness and violence to every corner of the world that has had to suffer it.
Even here on EP I have seen stories on the War on Drugs, where the blame falls completely on one side of the problem (namely, one country) and ignores the other ( Drug Users ) simply because it suits a political agenda. Politics, Religion but mainly Racism and Ignorance make these EP posters believe totally biased concepts where it is acceptable that one holier than thou country can totally blame another for all the troubles caused by drugs and forgets the hundreds of thousands of local users who are the ones that keep the drug business thriving, despite the War on Drugs.
It is a very one sided logic , not very rational and for that matter, not fair at all.
The drug problem as I stated above, is worldwide and not a matter that concerns and affects just one country.
According to some posters here who believe the world begins and ends in the USA , the blame of course, has to be on the dealers ( particularly on the foreign ones, as if the USA alone didn´t have its own drug mafia ) completely forgetting ( or purposely ignoring ?) the main source of income of said dealers which are the hundreds of thousands of American consumers or drug addicts that have kept them in business for decades. Many of said drug addicts are even glorified celebrities that are praised and adored by the public despite the well known fact that they are habitual drug users.
Sure, the dealers are hardcore criminals that must pay for their crimes but the same can be said of the thousands of druggies who have blood in their hands by being willing to pay absurd kinds of money to maintain their habits , completely indifferent to the chaos and turmoil they have created .
The drug problem as you see, has two faces : Supply and Demand.
Both, suppliers and consumers are equally guilty and therefore both must be held equally responsible for the thousands of lives lost in the War against Drugs and of all the tragedies and misery they have caused in this world.
Always keep that in mind.