Posts Tagged: war on drugs

Forty-thousand lives will be lost this year to the terrorism in Mexico caused by US drug policy. Since the US has shown little or no interest in stopping the terrorism it’s causing, can we at least have the decency to welcome and shelter Mexican citizens crossing our Southern border? The United States Government has a moral obligation to facilitate easy immigration by all Mexican people seeking to escape the holocaust WE have caused in their homeland.  Those caught smuggling drugs from Mexico into the US are particularly vulnerable and must be given safe harbor.  For them,… Read Article →

Many would agree that Mexico is our best neighbor. Not only do we share a 2000-mile border, we share many common interests in commerce, international policy, religion, and the environment. So why do Americans disregard, or simply ignore, the terrorism and wholesale murder of thousands of Mexican citizens caused by the US-led War on Drugs? Why don’t we care that our best neighbors are enduring the worst terrorism of the 21st century? Perhaps it’s arrogance or discrimination.  Maybe both.  The fact remains that a majority of Americans don’t know what’s happening in Mexico – or… Read Article →

I’ve been reading Johann Hari’s article, The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think, which the Huffington Post published last week. I’ve seen many references to the article on the internet, so it’s evidently spread quickly and been read by many. It’s basically an excellent essay. Flawed, mostly by ommission, but indubitably worth reading. I disagree with Hari’s premise that addiction is caused by loss of connected’ness in society. There is too much evidence that genetics, early childhood trauma, brain physiology and chemistry, and other factors play significant… Read Article →

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