Tuesday, 10 November 2015

The American War on Drugs became the Global War on Terror... What's next?

In June of 1971 American President, Richard Nixon, declared the 'war on drugs'.  With the presidency of Ronald Reagan, the expansion of this 'war', by his wife's highly publicized campaign of "Just Say No", rose the prison incarceration rate from 15 inmates per 100,000 adults in 1980 to 148 per 100,000 in 1996.  Today, half of American prison inmates are there on drug offenses. - https://www.bop.gov/about/statistics/statistics_inmate_offenses.jsp.  $51 billion dollars are spent annually in the U.S. for the war on drugs.  Less is spent in Canada, but it relatively corresponds.  Most of the illicit drugs of today were first introduced, over the counter or through prescription, legally by doctors.  The war on drugs created more social problems and fear of drug addicts than ever before.

Enter the War on Terror.  On October 7, 2001 (one month after 9/11) President George W. Bush declared a worldwide War on Terror by imposing new security legislation, overt/covert military operations, blocking financial means 'to fund terrorism', and inciting the leaders of other countries to follow suit.  The civilian body count from this war is widely disputed, ranging from 1.3 - 4 million, mostly Muslims.  The continuing war on terror has allowed governments to further erode the rights and freedoms of people all over the globe.  Since 2001, the U.S. has spent 1.7 trillion dollars on this 'war'. Canada's spending is in the 100's of billions.  The war on terror has created more societal problems and fear of terrorists than ever before... BTW: if you still believe that 9/11 was perpetrated by 19 Arab terrorists with box-cutters, and not controlled demolitions planned and executed by parts of the U.S. Government with the inside knowledge of at least two other countries, well, take the time to go through the unwavering evidence by professional architects, engineers, those who study the laws of chemistry, physics and thermodynamics, as well as U.S. government officials and eye witnesses. 

Besides being a huge boost for the economy (because wars do that)
The U.S. and Britain 'secured' the Iraqi oil fields, and preserved the American dollar
as the world's reserve currency. 

Millions of people worldwide are tired of the charade.  They're tired of being tied to a system that creates war in order to make money, hold unrestrained power, and methodically reduce sovereign rights.  The very constitutions that were put in place to protect citizens from an overreaching government have been cut apart...  let the overstepping begin.

American rights that have been lost:

Canadian rights that have been lost:

These expensive and deadly wars have bankrupted the morale and faith of the very people they are supposed to be protecting.  The agenda behind these wars are based on greed and ultimate power. We can't feel that government has our best interests at heart - it has no heart.  We are not protected.  We are not free.  And we are not unruly children who need parents to send us to our rooms for our own good.  We are intelligent individuals who can no longer allow this type of rampant restriction of our very natures. 

On the eve of Remembrance Day, I honour all those who valiantly fought for all they knew was right. We should learn from them. We dishonour them by allowing those in power to take our god given rights away.

What's Next?  
The Evolutionary fight for Humanity in all it's Glory.

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