The War on Drugs employs millions – politicians, bureaucrats, policemen, and now the military – that probably couldn’t find a place for their talents in a free market, unless they were to sell pencils from a tin cup on street corners.
If you look at the drug war from a purely economic point of view, the role of the government is to protect the drug cartels.
The drug war is a total scam, prescription drugs kill 300,000 a year, while marijuana kills no one, but government, directed by corrupt politicians with personal agendas, spend billions a year ‘fighting’ it, because pot heads make for good little slaves to put into private prisons, owned by companies who fill the coffers of politicians, and financed by the banks who launder the drug money.
The government and the DEA view drug trafficking as more of a hazard to society when it moves through the poor area, than when it has to do with corporate boardrooms. The focus of the war on drugs is not primarily on the flow of drugs, but on what kind of people are involved in it.
Where do you think the CIA gets the money to conduct coups de etad, since they can’t overtly ask politicians to fund a covert, illegal, amoral operation? They’re in the most profitable business in the world: Drugs and money laundering. They supply information to the cartels: what the other agencies of the U.S. government are planning, what they learn about the Mexican government’s plans, what they learn about a rival cartel. They get paid in cash, which they use to finance coups d’état or provide financial support to a friendly government against possible insurrection.
The US wanted to supply the Mujahideen rebels in Afghanistan with stinger missiles and other military hardware. So the CIA let the Afghans produce and market their heroin. The CIA got a share of the profits, the Afghans got the missiles and Russia got fucked. And nothing has changed since then.
An HSBC employee blew the whistle on that bank’s money laundering for terrorists and drug cartels. He said America was losing the drug war because their banks were financing the cartels. The war on drugs is a total boondoggle.
México is in the grip of a murderous drug war that has killed over one hundred and fifty thousand people since 2000. It’s one of the most violent countries on earth. This drug war is a product of the transnational drug trade, which is worth up to five hundred billion a year and accounts for about four percent of all international trade.
The American government – corrupt politicians, bureaucrats that benefit from the drug interdiction and prison programs, maintains that there is no alternative but to vigorously prosecute their zero tolerance policy of arresting drug users and their dealers. That’s led to the incarceration of over five hundred thousand Americans for non-violent crimes. Meanwhile the flood of illegal drugs into America continues.
They’ve got it so it’s a thing of beauty…a ballet. The DEA and ATF arm the cartels and tell them when the Mexican government is planning a major strike against them. The influx or weapons and the information shared results in a higher body count. That increases the need for more men, bigger budgets, more power.
The cartels stay in business because the CIA needs silenced money to run their covert operations. So the CIA gets a cut of ten percent. The money goes into the U.S. banking system where it earns billions of dollars in profits for the big banks. The money is loaned to the private prison system that builds more for-profit jails.
Drugs are flowing into the country across porous borders and there are plenty of young, innocent drug uses to keep the jails filled. The private prison system is making millions, which it then feeds to legislatures to passed stricter drug laws.
The lesson is, if you’re Mexican and become involved in the drug trade, you should expect to die within a few years. If you’re a poor American, you should expect to spend decades in prison. But if you’re a wealthy banker, you can expect to live a long life of luxury.

My political commentary is meant to bring a heightened consciousness and real discussion to people intent on changing social, political, and economic conditions. Politics as usual is destroying our Democracy. Government corruption demands real political change, not just a new candidate in the old system. Political leadership only leads to self-serving agendas and self aggrandizement. Politicians eschew social causes for personal enrichment. Political power corrupt morality and rationality. The result is criminal behavior and Constitutional crimes.

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