|Stop the war|
EXTRACT: Given that the ‘war on drugs’ is not only failing, but is positively counterproductive - a war that can never be won - the question we have to ask is: why on earth are they still pursuing it? The only explanation is that it is used as a means of social control. It is aimed at those below and it is very rare now that a top pop star or actor is arrested for drugs use - only the poor schmucks get done. Sir Mick Jagger will never be arrested again - something I will bet the farm on.
Yet use of illegal drugs is just as common at the top. I wonder what the results would be if, say, delegates to the Tory conference in Manchester agreed to be tested for certain substances. I suspect many of those attending would be high on one thing or another. And the same is true, of course, for the City, BBC, newspaper offices, West End and even - heavens forbid - the House of Commons. The hypocrisy stinks.