JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: I DON’T THINK IT IS REALLY RIGHT TO CALL HEROIN USE A “SOCIAL ISSUE” – THE REASONS PEOPLE USE DRUGS – AND THE CREEPY GOVERNMENT OUTFITS PROFITING FROM IT   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE GUARDIAN

Could a heroin vaccine cure the west’s drug epidemic?

I don’t know that it is accurate to call heroin addiction a social issue.

Of course, it has social effects.

But I think the original impulse is escape, escape from many serious mental afflictions as well as escape from the often-unending dreariness of life for many.

There has always been this kind of activity, going back to the cheap-gin fueled Industrial Revolution.

Life can be exceedingly drab and difficult for many. Not intelligent enough to get an interesting job. Too ugly to attract the opposite sex. Too painful from many physical and mental conditions. Or just feeling oppressed with life at home or a highly unsuitable spouse.

That fact is just part of the human condition.

I cannot condemn many who take drugs, and I well know we have neither the resources or magic to change their lives.

It is an important footnote on any discussion of this to remember that when the United States needlessly invaded Afghanistan, they destroyed the harsh control over growing opium poppies imposed previously by the Taliban.

Supplies soon shot up all over, price went down, more addicts resulted, and drug gang wars in cities of the United States were intensified.

It is often said, and I don’t know the truth but do suspect there is some truth, that the CIA has used the drug trade in Afghanistan as a nice source of off-the-books income.

They certainly did do the same thing in Vietnam in the 1960s, as several have documented.

Posted August 31, 2017 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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