the intent of which is not to prevent drug abuse (which it encourages), but to create a climate of distrust, fear, hostility, alienation, divisiveness, and violence within our society. The so called "War on Drugs" is in reality a war waged primarily against the young, the poor, the non-white and the socially disaffected to the advantage of the Elected, the Corporate, the Privileged and the Few.
Crystal Meth, as the paper pointed out, is no different than speed, methamphetamine, a barbituate. Its been around on the streets for decades. Its used by the army pilots who drop bombs on Cdn soldiers.
There is no epidemic, the numbers of actual hospitilizations and deaths where Crystal Meth is used is perfectly normal for street drug use. There is no increase...
Mind you, I have not tried it so I don't know for sure. But the kids on TV who say "its so crazy, you just want more more more from the first time out" are just excited, and being coached, and are merely describing a basic first trip on any mood-altering drug [other than pot, which does not do that].
In fact, I allways thought that the way they describe how it is made, where the chemicals are and how to do it all are SIMPLY BEING ADVERTISED with all this exposure.
They WANT us to try it. the War on Crystal Meth is a promotion campaign. The stories of the CIA bringing in cocaine to pay for various missions, etc., are within the bounds of this morality.
The pharmaceutical industry is one sector behind it, parlaying the War on Drugs into the idea that "pharmaceuticals are the only drugs we take". How nice for them... to bad for us they are more dangerous than street drugs!!
As for the War on Drugs in general, here is a link to a Harm Clock:
"Is the War on Drugs a War on YOU? "[/b]