The war on drugs again? Really?
I am not a regular watcher of the President’s daily Covid briefing, generally because I can’t stand how the man acts and I think he knows nothing about what he is talking about.
Thus, I am surprised I paid any attention at all to Wednesday’s White House briefing, which started out with what looked like the Joint Chiefs and the Attorney General blustering on about drugs.
Which is what it was.
Why? Why, when the nation is wrapped around itself with anxiety about this wretched virus did the president and his guys decide to go on and on about drugs from the outside and the new U.S. Navy bid to grab them.
First, our drug problem is pretty much home grown, you know? Put thousands of dollars o the table and shout “opiates” and I guarantee someone will show up with lots of stuff to sell. It’s a demand problem. You can build walls, unleash the navy and Coast Guard and anyone else you want but until you attack the gaping hole at the center of the American heart, you are not going to solve that problem.
We will do just about anything to feel good, including injecting ourselves with substances that a vet would use to kill a sick dog, just to get high. It’s why we drink, smoke, snort and whiff too much just to feel something. It would be much better to fall in love again, you know?
I don’t have anything more to say about this. The people from south of the border who supply drugs are just responding to market demand. You want to wreck that market, find a way to curb the demand.