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Old 12th January 2018, 11:24 PM
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I rewatched this documentary on the war on drugs in the US yesterday. I really reckon its a great and terrifying piece of work that goes way beyond the issue of drugs. It's from 2012 so i assume most have seen it but given recent developments in the US i found it even more disturbing in many ways. It's called 'the house i live in,' and i'll embed it in case anyone is interested in watching it. It goes for 148min so you'd need to set aside some time, but its well worth it.

A profound doco. 148 minutes passed unnoticed. I was stopping and rewinding.

We need to reboot the world afresh from its history. Break with the past.

It seems human nature begets the Chain of Destruction:

Identification- drugs and users
Ostracism- learn to hate, criminalise, isolate. Felons aren't employed, can't vote etc
Confiscation- seize their property and then their person
Concentration- in ghettos and prison. Hopelessness. Black market. Corrosive incarceration industry.
Annihilation- sterilization

The war on race is becoming a larger class war.

Legalisation is the first step. Then socialism in the long term.
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I rewatched this documentary on the war on drugs in the US yesterday. I really reckon its a great and terrifying piece of work that goes way beyond the issue of drugs. It's from 2012 so i assume most have seen it but given recent developments in the US i found it even more disturbing in many ways. It's called 'the house i live in,' and i'll embed it in case anyone is interested in watching it. It goes for 148min so you'd need to set aside some time, but its well worth it.

Gripping doco Pip. Watching the cops tell of their despair reminded me of a couple of incidents that I was involved in as a young cop. The first was when I was a probationary cop at Blacktown and we attended a bust where this poor guy got most of his life's possessions ripped off from his flat. In his rush to call the police he forgot to hide his bong and a very small quantity of weed in his bedroom. My senior partner found it and said in a loud voice, "Well, well, well, what have we got here then?" He then arrested the poor sap and we took him down to the station to get HIM charged!

Another occasion was when I was a court constable at Penrith District court and I watched a young couple in their twenties getting tried for possession of 3 marijuana plants that they were growing for their own use under lights in a wardrobe. They had no criminal records and were primary school teachers that gave evidence that they regularly did voluntary work for their local Lion's club. They also coached soccer locally. The judge handed down a sentence of 6 months gaol time, as he stated that how would anyone know that they weren't dealing to the kids that they had under their control? Both of them burst into tears, as he had fucked their young lives with that sentence.

On the very same day a heroin dealer got tried for possession. The detectives that I knew had knowledge that he was dealing to most of the addicts in Penrith, but had no direct evidence as yet. He got 3 months as he stated he would never deal and used H for pain relief for his crook leg.

So much for "justice".
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