A smack in everyone’s face

So why are street drugs illegal. I understand with so-called ‘legal highs’ etc., nobody knows what they might do to a person, particularly with long term use. We need to be cautious to protect the young from unknown and untested drugs.

But as for the good old fashioned types – which can be bought on the corner of most high streets in Britain nowadays – why are they illegal?

Pernicious

For now, let’s look at one of the most pernicious of street drugs – heroin. It’s obviously an extremely addictive drug, and I really do not recommend that anyone takes it without a prescription. It is a marvellous pain killer and used in hospitals across the land every day.

Far less damaging than methadone

Roads to Hell

So it’s not that dangerous when used properly. The greatest threat to the public comes from its addictiveness and the stronger drugs (eg. fentanyl) that it’s sometimes mixed with.
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So how do people become addicts? A certain number get hooked on prescribed morphine from a doctor or hospital. Apparently, after using it for three consecutive days it becomes very difficult to stop. But I don’t believe that’s how most people begin their addiction.

The majority of heroin users were introduced to it by a ‘friend’ or acquaintance who was already working in the ‘heroin industry’.
From pimps to pushers, and users to usurers, it’s been employed as a tool for exploiting the vulnerable for years. While it’s precursor – opium – has been used the same way for hundreds, or possibly thousands of years. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Opium-Warshttps://www.taxjustice.net/2015/02/27/hsbc-and-the-worlds-oldest-drug-cartel/

If there’s profit to be made – there’s a bank involved somewhere

It’s always been expensive stuff, and not easy to afford if you are unemployed or homeless. So how can someone afford to support such a serious habit when they are skint?

Means to an end

Some will shoplift or commit streetcrime, and some will rob houses. Probably the saddest of all, are those who are forced into and trapped in prostitution, by their habit. Many children are deliberately turned into addicts, and forced to work in the sex industry to pay for it. While migrants are smuggled into the country, forcibly addicted to heroin, and made to work as sex-slaves.

Rental slavery

If you use prostitutes then you are part of the problem. But I don’t suppose you’d care – you see people as commodities anyway. If you just stayed in and had a wank then this dreadful exploitation of human beings would not be happening. Or even better – try to form meaningful relationships with the people around you. You never know, one of them might like you enough to actually want to have sex with you.

Capitalism

But the simplest way of supporting a habit is to deal the stuff; it probably seems like it’s the most moral option too. The majority of people would choose not to steal, whereas heroin dealing is a logical extension of capitalism. Supply and demand.
Buying low and selling high, making a profit on each transaction. Possibly cutting it with brick dust or rat poison, or even other pharmaceutical opioids to make it more potent. Sounds like a typical entrepreneur – Alan Sugar would be proud – and the Dragons Den should embrace them.

Street-capitalism

Do we want a solution?

It seems to me that those already addicted are stuck between a rock and a hard place. Deal, kneel or steal – what a choice.

Surely the answer to many of society’s drug-related problems is for registered heroin addicts to be able to receive safe pharmaceutical grade heroin, from a specially registered doctor, who is authorised to prescribe it on the N.H.S.

Just think about it. If junkies got a regular safe supply from a doctor – for the price of a prescription – there’d be no need for them to deal the stuff to fund their habit.
Furthermore, they wouldn’t be trying to lure kids into a life of smack, and addicts wouldn’t need to go out on the rob or sell their bodies to pay for the gear. This would massively curtail the power of the vicious drug and sex gangs.

Painkiller

A life in a box

Let’s face it nobody starts taking heroin when they are at a good place in their life. It’s a desperate situation that gets people started. Morphine is a painkiller – I believe it mitigates against mental, emotional, and physical pain – which is why it becomes so popular with people who are suffering. Sadly it seems to be so effective that people get hooked very quickly.

I admit I’m no expert, and I have never knowingly taken it – well maybe once in the nineties, in a ‘brown speckled dove’. I have lost friends to heroin. I’ve known users and ex-users – smokers and injectors – and most of them were decent enough people.
Nobody wants to end up as a smack-head and social pariah, but it could happen to anyone. Heroin does not discriminate, it just requires a person to have had enough pain, misery or bad luck in their life – and for it to be offered to them at the wrong time.

Not that sort of speckled dove

A small aside

My daughter fell off a swing and broke her arm when she was about 8 years old. An ambulance was called, and when they turned up they offered her morphine as a pain killer. Okay, so far. But as they were administering it, the paramedics were telling her ‘You’ll like this, it will make you feel really nice’.

They were right, she did like it – she still remembers the high. But how responsible is it for paramedics to act like the morphine marketing team? I know they were doing their job – and generally doing it very well – but should they be telling children, ‘this is morphine it’s really nice, you’ll enjoy it’. For that could very well be the first step on the road to addiction, for an injured impressionable child.
My daughter still remembers the effect, and that was more than 10 years ago.

Time to change the paradigm

Pins and needles

Imagine if heroin was available on prescription, from a doctor and specialist, surely crime rates would plummet. Police resources could be redeployed, and there would be far fewer new addicts.
The users could be helped to use it safely, and programmes could be put in place to help addicts quit.

If they did quit, there would not be the pressure from fellow addicts, and old patterns of behaviour, to lure them back. There would also be little financial incentive for old acquaintances to reintroduce them to that paradoxical drug.

Chase jobs not dragons

Apparently, heroin doesn’t necessarily impair your ability to work, so perhaps addicts could be helped to find gainful employment – if they weren’t running around all day chasing their next dragon.
It all just seems so simple.

The heroin – like most street drugs – is not brought into the country by junkies. It is imported by businessmen, with money and connections, who make a profit from the misery of others. Capitalism and moral bankruptcy is the cause, wasted lives the effect.

Who benefits?

If we remove the possibility of outrageous profit from a drug, it ceases to be of interest to the wealthy parasites who currently prosper from the vile business. Unfortunately, those who profit the most from the illegal drugs trade, are the same financial elite who profit from all the other immoral industries. These same people also have tremendous influence over governments and lawmakers.

The crown estates

Ultimately, those at the top of the illegal heroin trade, have too much to lose from making it available on prescription. It’s a similar situation to alcohol prohibition in the U.S.A. in the 1920s. The gangsters make a fortune, and the criminals for whom the gangsters work, are the people who make the laws. They just get the ‘lower orders’ to do all the dirty work for them.

For example, they currently have squaddies guarding their poppy crops in Iraq and Afghanistan. The invasion of those countries wasn’t only about securing the oil supply, avenging 911, expanding Greater Israel, threatening Russia, training terrorists, creating a climate of instability and insecurity thus increasing arms sales, shoring up the petrodollar, and prosecuting an insane Holy war.

So useful but so easy to misuse

Nothing new under the sun

A similar thing happened with America in the Korean and Vietnam wars. These wars allowed the U.S.A. access to a rich source of the drug – the golden triangle – which produced most of the world’s opium in the 1950s and 60s. The C.I.A. imported the heroin to the States in bulk, via Air America, to fund their ‘black ops’ in other parts of the world. The Hells Angels – largely made up of war veterans – were integrated by the C.I.A. as a supply chain for this illegally imported drug.

The Golden Triangle[1] is the area where the borders of Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar meet at the confluence of the Ruak and Mekong Rivers en.wikipedia.
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There is evidence that all the above happened, but what is provably true, is difficult to say. However, there could not have been any illegal drug industries without involvement from those with connections in very high places.

Pharma

Pharmaceutical Corporations,

Call me cynical, but do multinational pharmaceutical companies really exist to make you and me healthier, happier people; constantly developing wonderful remedies for all our ills?

Curing the common cold, eliminating cancer or curing eczema, asthma, or Alzheimer’s, or any of the autoimmune diseases inflicting so many people.

Happy

Apart from antibiotics, what pharmaceutical products actually cure anything?

Certainly none of the above will ever be eliminated. Yes, they can sometimes mitigate or alleviate some of the symptoms, but they never seem to cure anything – there’s no money in it.

Pills

The cash cow was always perpetual chronic illness. Take one (or ten) pills a day for the rest of your life (hopefully).

Now they make a fortune from selling vaccines, either to individuals or to governments. You can even vaccinate yourself against gullibility now.

Immune systems evolved, I believe, through an organism’s exposure to disease – it’s combatting of that disease, remembering how, and passing that information on to it’s offspring. Those with efficient immune systems were more likely to survive to pass on their genes. How can we have a strong and effective immune system if it never has to work hard?

Drink

It always pissed me off as a kid that I was told not to drink from rivers and puddles, or it would make me ill – whereas my dog could drink from streams, puddles, swamps, and even toilets, without a problem. Surely we ought to be able to drink the same water. When did we lose the ability to drink fresh water from a stream? (When we polluted it I suppose.)

These pharmaceutical corporations exist for the sole purpose of making a profit. It’s like a fucking iPhone; they want you constantly upgrading, expanding, or updating your meds.

Then, if you can afford it (or are important enough to your employer), they encourage you to go private. Because you deserve better than those N.H.S. scum.

What a way to undermine the N.H.S.

You have to go and have a checkup next, and they look for medical problems in places you didn’t know you had. Doctors gagging to get their fingers up your arse, violating your rectal dignity. I know of this – my friend told me all about it, and he was still talking about it months later.

I am aware that there are genuine medical reasons for this practice to be widespread (sorry about the pun).

If you are one of those people whose life was saved by a timely anal probing, then I am truly pleased that you allowed it – I’m certainly not saying I’m right all the time.

Personally, if I feel okay, I won’t go to the doctor? Let sleeping bugs lie.

According to Bruce Lipton in his book ‘The Biology of Belief’ he explains how epigenetics influences our health. (Click here for further reading).

So much of your health depends on how well you perceive yourself to be. If you are told you are ill, and you believe that prognosis, you will become ill.

Subconscious

Our subconscious has a massive effect on our wellbeing – it can kill or it can cure. So much of our health is about belief, from placebos to evil eyes; our beliefs become our experiences.

I know what I’m saying goes against much medical advice, and if you think you may be ill, then you should definitely get yourself checked out by a professional.

But there is a massive industry out there that really needs you to be unwell. They only profit from the sick.

There are so many cancer charities now, and an awful lot of well-paid people working in the Cancer Industry – in both the medical field and for the charities themselves- executives, directors, researchers, fundraisers etc.

Snake oil

Call me cynical, but why are there more and more people, each and every year, developing that wicked disease? It seems like for every cancer they put into remission, they recommission a new one.

A controversial opinion I am aware but;

“Everyone should know that most cancer research is largely a fraud.” (Dr. Linus Pauling 1986, Nobel Laureate)

‘We have lost the war on cancer. At the beginning of the last century, one person in twenty would get cancer. In the 1940s it was one out of every sixteen people. In the 1970s it was one person out of ten. Today one person out of three gets cancer in the course of their life.
The cancer industry is probably the most prosperous business in the United States. In 2014, there was an estimated 1,665,540 new cancer cases diagnosed and 585,720 cancer deaths in the US. $6 billion of tax-payer funds are cycled through various federal agencies for cancer research, such as the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The NCI states that the medical costs of cancer care are $125 billion, with a projected 39 percent increase to $173 billion by 2020.
The simple fact is that the cancer industry employs too many people and produces too much income to allow a cure to be found. All of the current research on cancer drugs is based on the premise that the cancer market will grow, not shrink.’

Causes

Part of the problem appears to be that your G.P. only ever treats effects – seldom does he/she look for causes. They address the symptoms, nothing more. It’s not the G.P.’s fault; they are only practising what they’ve been taught. They’re under tremendous pressure from Big Pharma and the Government.

I suspect that the root cause of all disease is known to those at the top of the medical tree. But, if it ever became common knowledge that most illness is the body’s response to toxins, stress, diet, and lack of exercise, we might decide to change the way we live.

Pollution in air and water, bad diet, pesticide-infested food, unhealthy electromagnetic frequencies, and damage to our mental health, are some of the more harmful agencies assaulting our immune system on a daily basis.

‘Here, try this and if it doesn’t work, come back and see me in a week.’ Familiar? Certainly, in the U.K. So much useless medicine is being prescribed and consumed. How much damage is caused by inappropriately prescribed medication?

Effects

As for the pills for depression (I’m not a doctor ) but what the fuck. Do they really ‘cure’ anything? I don’t think so. They are a revenue stream.

In fact, they may cause more harm than good according to North Wales Department of Psychological Medicine, Prozac can make even healthy people suicidal.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2000/may/22/drugs.uknews)

This is just the tip of the iceberg, that our Titanic mental health industry is heading towards.

Suck on that

Judging by the number of pills prescribed, and the number of people with mental health issues, life has never been so difficult. What did people do in the past, before happy pills and suicide? How did your great-grandparents cope?

Yeah, they probably drank heavily, smoked heavily, and took laudanum.

Apart from the trauma based and genetic mental health issues that people have to overcome, I feel that many of our psychological problems derive from the state of cognitive dissonance – into which we have been placed – by the absurd contradictions of life. The paradoxes we have to live with are overwhelming, and they damage our mental wellbeing.

Madness

Sometimes, we take drink or drugs, or we gamble – or exhibit other self- destructive behaviours, as a response to the ‘madness’ of it all. You can’t make the shit go away by taking pills or drinking too much. The best you can do is temporarily numb the pain.

Life can be very hard, and many of us experience great difficulties in our life. Sadness and misery are real –  but we all need love, understanding and patience, and also time to absorb our lessons – not mind-numbing drugs. They’re just trying to turn you into pharma-zombie-junkies; but that’s okay because you get your drugs from a professional, who’s been to university and is, therefore, ‘qualified’.

You never know, it might help!