Saturday, July 20, 2002

Drug War Lite

I have previously (July 10th below) blogged my feelings on the drug War, but this item is genuinely hilarious. It seems that in Malaysia, where they execute druggies, the poor dope fiends have found that they can get high by sniffing cow dung! And get this: the really, really big problem for them is not that cow shit is poisonous, or that users might die, but "[W]e are worried as this method means addicts can get high for free."

A Freudian slip or what? The prohibitionists themselves admit that their real agenda is merely to increase the price! Public safety, and public health, are seemingly secondary to this central concept that feeling good must be made to be expensive. In this singular moment of clarity, the truth stands revealed.