Tuesday, August 11, 2009
These are additional comments on the last Belmont Club thread regarding Afghanistan and the Drug War, so I am posting them here lest they be lost in the end of a thread.
My fondest hope is that the Plum Island gang can come up with some virus, bacterium or fungus that will eradicate 90% of the world opium crop. Addicts lack Free Will and without that they are less than human. Without Free Will a person is a slave and a slave is incapable of participating as a member of a soveriegn political community.
Aug 11, 2009 - 7:02 am
Almost twenty years ago when NYC was overrun by crack cocaine I learned that most of the trade came from a couple of small cities in the Dominican Republic. The NY Times ran an article detailing the wealth that the drug trade brought to the town of San Francisco de Macoris, complete with satellite dishes and fancy cemeteries, Dominican Journal; Filthy Rich With a New York Cocaine Connection. It made sense to me then and it makes sense to me now that we destroy the fancy houses and cemetery monuments paid for with the blood of our citizens.
Aug 11, 2009 - 9:17 pm