Even do i just read now rather than posting, i will say some things because im outraged...
I know that its harder to discern the extremes and consequences of the drug war in a 1st World country that imports drugs rather than manufactures, and has an expensive infrastructure (AKA Police-State) so that the violence is only exersiced from State to citizens... because also, money laundering from Cartels actually benefits your county's elite - how many banks would not have died if it wasnt for the liquid assets the Cartels provided for you?
But people (specifically you RWHN), if you would pull your head out of your 'Murrican egocentrical perspective butt, you could perhaps consider the effects of prohibition ON OTHER COUNTRIES.
USA's drug black market funds Mexican and South American Cartels... the USA also forces their stupid prohibition agenda upon the Mexican government, and what is the result?
BETWEEN 60,000 TO 100,000 DEATHS IN 6 YEARS
So fuck off.
I brought this up earlier, but it was waved aside by RWHN.
Mexican kids aren't on the list to be protected when he says "the children".
I think i posted that from visceral outrage, and also a morbid curiosity on how he can rationalize an answer to that... also, offering up a larger context so that what is happening might become clearer, just in case anyone is sitting on the fence... prohibition isnt just about ruining individual marginal lives, but compromising the well-being of entire countries which might not be directly apparent.
It's worth it to RWHN.
The lives of people killed, locked up, and disenfranchised by prohibition don't matter as much as whether or not a small percentage of kids start smoking pot.
It's a perverse kind of myopia.