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a time will come

Happy Jack

break out of nihilism

"The spirit of the depths took my understanding and all my knowledge and placed them
at the service of the inexplicable and the paradoxical. He robbed me of speech and writing
for everything that was not in his service, namely the melting together of sense and nonsense,
which produces the supreme meaning." - Carl Gustav Jung, The Red Book

kill the heretics

"Heresy is only another word for freedom of thought." – Graham Greene

"It is when your spirit goes wandering upon the wind, that you,
alone and unguarded, commit a wrong unto others and therefore unto yourself.

Much in you is still man, and much in you is not yet man,
But a shapeless being that walks asleep in the mist searching for its own awakening.

Oftentimes have I heard you speak of one who commits a wrong
as though he were not one of you, but a stranger unto you and an intruder upon your world.

When one of you falls down he falls for those behind him, a caution against the stumbling stone.

Yea, the guilty is oftentimes the victim of the injured,
And still more often the condemned is the burden-bearer for the guiltless and unblamed.

stand up

You cannot separate the just from the unjust and the good from the wicked;
For they stand before the face of the sun even as the black thread and the white are woven together.

And when the black thread breaks,
the weaver shall look into the whole cloth, and he shall examine the loom also.

Let him who would lash the offender look unto the spirit of the offended.

If any of you would punish in the name of righteousness
and lay the ax unto the evil tree, let him see to its roots;

And verily he will find the roots of the good and the bad,
the fruitful and the fruitless, all entwined together in the silent heart of the earth.

What judgment pronounce you upon him who though honest in the flesh yet is a thief in spirit?

What penalty lay you upon him who slays in the flesh yet is himself slain in the spirit?

And how shall you punish those whose remorse is already greater than their misdeeds?"

- Khalil Gibran, The Prophet

witch hunt

"At one time - not so very long ago - it was considered monstrous wickedness
to maintain that old women ought not to be burnt as witches. " - Bertrand Russell

"With reference to phenomena of a ponerogenic nature , mere proper knowledge alone can begin the healing of individual humans by helping their minds regain harmony." - Andrew M. Lobaczewski

"This tendency to dismiss the suffering of those who genuinely suffer strikes me as a contemptibly low blow, because it tries in effect to remove from the persecuted ideological deviant in question the very thing that could help give him relief from his suffering.

Meditation on the wrong one has suffered can lead a person at first to mere self-pity, but it can also eventually bring him to a greater understanding of his enemies, and perhaps even, in the long run, to forgiveness of them.

But forgiveness can only follow an awareness that one has been wronged.

Heaping scorn on one's claims to having been wronged, even when one plainly has been wronged, is thus at once the most brazen and uncharitable act, since it represents both a sheer denial of reality (i.e., that the man persecuted for his beliefs suffers) and an attempt to block the wronged man's only course back from bitterness and toward reconciliation with his fellow man."
- Andy Nowicki

"People engaging in honest religion were, are and always will be heretics. The word heretic comes from a Greek verb interpreted as "to choose." Heretics are those who choose when some small orthodoxy declares the choices closed because they – only they – have found the truth. So yet another name for the spirit of honest religion, the spirit of heresy, is the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit that may never be fenced in, the Holy Spirit that is larger than all creeds, all gods, and all religions." - Davidson Loehr

Ultimately, what distinguishes the madman from the visionary poet is the way in which the individual is treated by the people around him or her.

"Our "increasing mental sickness" may find expression in neurotic symptoms.
These symptoms are conspicuous and extremely distressing."
Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Revisited

Socrates is forced to drink poison.

Jesus of Nazareth is nailed to the cross for heresy.

Hypatia of Alexandria is stripped naked and dragged through the streets
by an imperial Christian mob, flayed with ostrakois and set ablaze while still alive.

good intentions

Between the 12th and 14th centuries, punishment was given a religious quality by associating it with purification before a supreme being. The Imperial Christian sycophants inflicting pain con-vinced the general populace that they were only instruments in the hands of their supreme being performing a service by purging corruption from the targeted victim. This type of thinking foreshadows the eugenics movement. Imperial Christian authorities claimed that if the tortured victim suffered sufficiently on earth, he would not have to undergo the sufferings of eternal damnation. The people accepted the Imperial Christian authorities story: believing that the purification of the tortured victim exorcised the evil from within the society – the cancer could not spread.

Infliction of physical pain was rationalized, justified, and blessed.

Eternal Damnation (from Latin damnatio) is the concept of never ending physical torture and psychic torment in an some type of eternal life in death for actions committed while physically alive contrary to presumed Will of God.

In Ancient Egyptian religious tradition, citizens would recite the 42 negative confessions of Maat as their heart was weighed against the feather of truth. If the citizen's heart was heavier than a feather they would face torment in a lake of fire.

Zoroastrianism developed an eschatological concept of a Last Judgment called Frashokereti where the dead will be raised and the righteous wade though a river of milk while the wicked will be burned in a river of molten metal.

Abrahamic religions such as Christianity have similar concepts of believers facing judgement on a last day to determine if they will spend eternity in Gehenna or Heaven. A human "in damnation" is said to be literally emotionally or physically living in a state of Hell - a state where they are emotionally divorced from the Divine and/or in a state of physical degradation due to posionous environmental factors.

Eternal Condemnation is a term that is closely related to Eternal Damnation but there is implied with the term itself that this Eternal Condemnation may not be from a deity that chooses to reside outside reality and yet have effect within reality.

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"For cannabis-related knowledge, or hundreds of other "sins" - owning a devil's tool (dinner fork), reading a sorcerer's book or speaking in tongues (foreign language), having a different faith, having the witch's habit (taking a bath or falling into a river) the people in Western Europe were tortured or put to death without trial during the medieval Roman Catholic Church's 500-year Inquisition (12th to 17th centuries). While most suffered, some profited handsomely. The Pope could declare anything "heresy," and use it as an excuse to legally rob, torture and kill his enemies or anyone else accused. For over 300 years, inquisitors divided up the property forfeited to them by suspected witches and heretics. Whoever denounced you got 1/3 of your property, 1/3 went to the government and 1/3 went to the Papal hierarchy." - Jack Herer

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Meister Eckhart is condemned by Roman Catholic bull in agro domini. Dies at papal court in Avignon. Bull in agro domini withdrawn in 20th century.

William of Ockham branded the pope John XXII a heretic as, at the time, the office of pope was bought and the pope declared authority over all things, temporal as well as spirtual. William of Ockham was condemned and excommunicated for his opinions and forced to flee to exile in Bavaria.

Elderly Grand Master Jacques de Molay of Knights Templar (Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon) and Geoffrey de Charney, Preceptor of Normandy, were burned alive at the stake in Paris on March 18, 1314. Jacques de Molay called out from the flames that his accusers and condemners, Pope Clement and King Philip IV would soon meet him before God. Pope Clement died a month later, and King Philip IV died in a hunting accident before the end of the year. In 2001 the "Chinon Parchment", found in the Vatican Secret Archives, absolved the Templars of all heresies in 1308, before the formal papal decree disbanding the Order in 1312. King Philip IV was deeply in debt to Knights Templar and their demise canceled that debt.

Pietro d'Abano also known as Petrus De Apono or Aponensis was an Italian philosopher, astrologer and professor of medicine in Padua. Pietro d'Abano was accused of heresy and atheism, and came before the Inquistion. Pietro d'Abano died in prison before the end of his trial in 1316.

John Hus consistently elevated the Bible over tradition and viewed the Bible as the only binding principle in life. John Hus taught that Jesus, not Peter, was the foundation of the church, publicly denounced the selling of indulgences and called into question papal infallibility.

In 1414, the Council of Constance guaranteed Jon Hus safe conduct to Constance and back. Jon Hus was sent to prison and tortured in several attempts to get Jon Hus to recant. Jon Hus refused them all.

Jon Hus was placed on a high stool in the middle of the church and sentenced to death. The authorities placed a hood over his head and then condemned his soul to Satan. Jon Hus responded, "And I commit myself to the most gracious Lord Jesus."

Hands bound behind his back, Jon Hus was chained to the stake. Wood and hay were piled up to his chin. Rosin was sprinkled on it. Jon Hus was given one last chance to recant and be set free. Jon Hus refused and said, "I shall die with joy today in the faith of the gospel which I have preached." As they lit the flames around him he sang out twice, "Christ thou Son of the Living God, have mercy upon me."


Jon Hus was immolated singing and praying.

An Inquisitorial tribunal convicts Joan of Arc (Jeanne d'Arc) of cross-dressing on May 30, 1431. Joan of Arc was condemned to be burned alive. They tied Joan of Arc to a tall pillar. Joan of Arc asked for a cross and a crucifix was brought from the nearby church. As the flames rose several eyewitnesses recalled that she repeatedly screamed " a loud voice the holy name of Jesus, and implored and invoked without ceasing the aid of the saints of heaven".

Jean Tressard, secretary to the King of England, was seen returning from the execution exclaiming in great agitation, "We are all ruined, for a good and holy individual was burned."

The worried English authorities tried to put a stop to any further talk of this sort by punishing those few who were willing to publicly speak out for Joan of Arc.

Joan of Arc is beatified on April 11, 1909 and canonized as a saint on May 16, 1920.

William Tyndale, Tindall or Tyndall was educated at Magdalen Hall, Oxford where he was admitted to the Degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1512, the same year he became a subdeacon.

William Tyndale was made Master of Arts in July 1515, three months after he had been ordained into the priesthood.

The Master of Arts degree allowed him to start studying theology, but the official course did not include the study of scripture. This horrified William Tyndale, and he organized private groups for teaching and discussing the scriptures.

William Tyndale was a gifted linguist, a speaker of tongues, fluent in French, Greek, Hebrew, German, Italian, Latin, Spanish and his native English. William Tyndale subsequently went to Cambridge (possibly studying under Erasmus, whose 1503 Enchiridion Militis Christiani - "Handbook of the Christian Knight" - he translated into English.)

William Tyndale believed the way to God was through God's word and that scripture should be available even to common people.

In 1526 a full edition of the New Testament translated into English by William Tyndale was produced by the printer Peter Schoeffer in Worms. The book was smuggled into England and Scotland, and was condemned by Cuthbert Tunstall, bishop of London, who issued warnings to booksellers and had copies burned in public.

Cardinal Wolsey condemned William Tyndale as a heretic and demanded his arrest.

William Tyndale was tried on a charge of heresy in 1536 and condemned to be burned at the stake.

William Tyndale was strangled and his dead body burnt on 6 October 1536.

William Tyndale's final words reportedly were, "Oh Lord, open the King of England's eyes".

Most of the King James version of the Bible was directly taken from William Tyndale's translation.

King James Version

Michael Servetus was convicted of heresy by the French Inquisition. Shortly thereafter Michael Servetus attended a sermon by John Calvin in Geneva and was arrested. Michael Servetus was found to be a heretic, was condemned to be burned alive and was burned alive.

Nahuatl Oceltol was an indigenous priest of the Aztec Empire who was put on trial during New Spain's Inquisition. Nahuatl Oceltol, means jaguar. In the fall of 1536 Nahuatl Oceltol was placed on trial before the Inquistion. Several witness' recalled how Nahuatl Oceltol used his demonic power to predict when rain was going to occur. Nahuatl Oceltol was banished for witchcraft (Yes! All weather forecasters should be imprisoned!) and disappeared when a ship carrying him to Spain disappeared.

Pomponio Algerio is boiled in oil by the Inquistion in 1556 for saying "The Roman Catholic Church deviates in many things from the truth."

John Frampton, an English merchant from the West Country, was imprisoned and tortured by the Spanish Inquistion. John Frampton escaped from Cádiz in 1567. John Frampton translated The most noble and famous travels of Marco Polois into English.

"Over time, the relationship between pain and proof took on a religious character. Before the development of a criminal justice system, the ordeal of torture had become a common test of innocence. The assumption was that anyone telling the truth would be strengthened by God and survive; liars, abandoned by God, would get what they had coming." - Jina Moore

Garcia de Orta was a Renaissance Portuguese Jewish physician, naturalist and pioneer of tropical medicine. Garcia de Orta was a speaker of tounges confident in Portuguese, Spanish, Hebrew, Latin, Greek and Arabic; Garcia de Orta's work shows that he also had some knowledge of Persian, Marathi, Sanskrit and Kannada. Garcia de Orta died in 1568, apparently without having suffered seriously from the Inquistion, but his sister Catarina was arrested as a Jew in the same year and was burned at the stake for Judaism in Goa in 1569.

Giordana Bruno is burned at the stake in 1586 for claiming the Earth revolved around the sun after being found guilty of heresy by a Inquisitorial tribunal.

Luis de Carabajal the younger, the first Jewish author in America, is put on the rack in 1596 by a Inquisitorial tribunal. Luis de Carabajal throws himself out of a window to escape further torture.

Francisca Nuñez de Carabajal was burned at the stake by the Inquistion for being a practicing Jew in 1596. Doña Francisca and her children, Isabel, Catalina, Leonor, and Luis, were also burned at the stake, together with Manuel Diaz, Beatriz Enriquez, Diego Enriquez, and Manuel de Lucena for being practicing Jews.

The Friulian miller Menocchio, also known as Domenico Scandella, philosophical teachings earned him the title of a heresiarch during the Inquistion and he was burned at the stake in 1599 on orders of Pope Clement VIII.

Cesare Corte was an Italian painter of the Renaissance period, active mainly in his natal city of Genoa. In 1612, Cesare Corte was imprisoned by the Roman Inquistion for espousing Lutheran beliefs and possessing Protestant literature. Cesare Corte confessed underwent a public abjuration of his heretical beliefs on August 11, 1613 in the church of San Domenico, and was condemned to life in prison. Cesare Corte died within weeks of his imprisonment.

Isaac de Castro Tartas, a Jew, is burned at the stake in 1647 by the Inquistion. Isaac de Castro Tartas last words as he was immolated by the flames were "The Lord our God is One!"

On August 4, 1692, Cotton Mather, a Premillennialist (openly proclaimed a belief in a literal millennium similar to Pentecostalism), delivers a sermon warning that End of Days is near at hand and portrays himself as leading the final charge against the legions of Satan. The Salem witchcraft trials used water (like George W. Bush's waterboarding) and burning to elicit confession.

On August 17, 1692, George Burrows, a minister and graduate of Harvard, stands on the gallows and stuns the crowd by loudly proclaiming his innocence and then reciting the Lord's Prayer without hesitation or error, a feat thought impossible for a wizard. George Burrows is hung as a wizard anyway on Cotton Mather's recomendation.

{In English folk tradition all the symptoms of "bewitchment” resemble the ones exhibited in those afflicted with ergot poisoning. The convulsive symptoms, such as crawling sensations in the skin, tingling in the fingers, vertigo, tinnitus aurium, headaches, disturbances in sensation, hallucination, painful muscular contractions, vomiting and diarrhea, as well as psychological symptoms, such as mania, melancholia, psychosis and delirium were all symptoms reported in the Salem witchcraft records. Their was an abundance of rye in the Salem region as well as perfect climatic conditions for the tainting of rye with the ergot fungus. The ergot alkaloid ergotamine is an immediate precursor of lysergic acid diethylamide and therefore shares some structural similarities.}

Baruch (Benedict de) Spinoza was forced to flee his home in Spain during the Spanish Inquistion.

"Under the tolerant rule of the Mohammedans, the Jews began slavery and began to prosper. They, who had been poor and bedraggled peddlers for centuries, now became wealthy and powerful traders. They traveled everywhere, from England to India, from Bohemia to Egypt. Their commonest merchandise in those days was slaves. On every highroad and on every great river and sea, these Jewish traders were to be found with their gangs of shackled prisoners in convoy." - Rabbi Lewis Browne

When Napoleon Bonaparte conquered Spain in 1808, a Polish officer in his army, Colonel Lemanouski, reported that the Dominicans who were in charge of the Inquisition blockaded themselves in their monastery in Madrid. When Colonel Lemanouski's troops forced an entry, the inquisitors denied the existence of any torture chambers. The soldiers searched the monastery and discovered them under the floors. The chambers were full of prisoners, all naked, many insane. The French troops, used to cruelty and blood, could not stomach the sight. They emptied the torture chambers and blew the monastery up.

María Francisca Ana de Castrowas a Spanish immigrant to Lima, Peru renowned for her beauty and hauteur was arrested by the Inquistion in 1726 as a practicing Jew. María Francisca Ana de Castrowas was burned at the stake in 1736.

On January 8, 2009 a woman in rural Papua New Guinea was bound and gagged, tied to a log and set ablaze on a pile of tires. Villagers judged her to be a witch.

"It is not likely that any society at any time will suffer from a plethora of heretical opinions. Least of all is this likely in a modern civilized society, where the conditions of life are in constant rapid change, and demand, for successful adaptation, an equally rapid change in intellectual outlook. There should be an attempt, therefore, to encourage, rather than discourage, the expression of new beliefs and the dissemination of knowledge tending to support them.

The very opposite is, in fact, the case.

From childhood upward, everything is done to make the minds of men and women conventional and sterile. And if, by misadventure, some spark of imagination remains, its unfortunate possessor is considered unsound and dangerous, worthy only of contempt. Yet such men are known to have been in the past the chief benefactors of mankind, and are the very men who receive most honor as soon as they are safely dead." - Bertrand Russell

Suffering creates a change of attitude. Attitudinal change is never beneficial for the person who causes the suffering.

Chinese charater for suffering


"Only when we learn to live from the heart and feel the suffering of others as if it were our own do we truly become compassionate." -Karen Armstrong

"It has been said in a Judaic-Christian-Islamic context that separation from God, the Fall, is the source of all suffering. Buddhism names attachment as the cause of suffering, but careful examination reveals its teaching to be nearly identical to that of esoteric Western religion. Attachment, to the impermanent, delusory 'ego' and all those things that reinforce it, maintains a separation from the rest of the universe from which we are not actually separate.

As for separation from God, what is God but that which transcends our separate selves and interpenetrates all being? On the origin of suffering, Eastern and esoteric Western religion are in fundamental agreement." - Charles Eisenstein

"There is a growing element of scorn on the part of the American public for those human beings caught in the web of misfortune, human suffering, dependency and deprivation."
- Henry A. Giroux

"The pattern is to curtail financing for services that might help the poor while ramping up law enforcement: starve school and public transportation budgets, then make truancy illegal. Shut down public housing, then make it a crime to be homeless." - Barbara Ehrenreich

Mental suffering due to intense emotional states.

Frustration, despair, fear, terror, anger, hate, lust, envy, pride and greed are all emotions that can and do cause emotional pain and mental suffering.

The complex and intensly stressful American social culture creates a longing to be freed from it burdens.

Entertainment conglomerates step up in providing the narcotic of television addition. The suffering victim, unable to cope with the daily stress of the American way of life becomes detached from existent reality, withdrawn into a fantasy reality of their own making.

humans have the innate ability to hide from themselves the true nature their own existence.

This innate ability allows us to confront a seemingly bleak situation that otherwise might entirely sap our will to live. Those with the ability to overcome their emotional suffering would be more likely to survive.

The mammal brain has several traits that cross over to all other mammals.

One such of these is feeling of emotion.

Emotional reaction occurs directly in response to sensory stimulation without conscious consideration in all mammals.

A good example of this would be fear.

Every mammal reacts with fear to sensory stimulation that ‘frightens' the mammal.

That mammal has a subconscious ‘bodily' response to that stimulation which is observed as the ‘fight or flight' response.

Astute observers will note after observing a variety of mammals, humans naturally included,
that emotional responses trigger bodily reaction.

Strong emotion in mammals is a biological triggering response to existing physical conditions which are triggered to enhance the chances for survival of the individual.

All humans are conditioned to observe the social mannerisms, culturally acceptable behavior and religious traditions of the social group to which they belong basically from infanthood.

Emotional responses, that are not instinctually provided, must be learned by the individual as that individual grows, both physically and mentally, toward maturity within the social group to which he or she belongs.

Emotional responses creating behavior that does not fit within the proscribed boundaries defined by the social group are condemned as breaches of acceptable behavior.

An individual that is plagued with emotional responses that are unacceptable to the social group will be ejected from and rejected by that social group as that individual's behavior is judged unacceptable.

The consequence of this rejection is alienation.

Alienation leads to an increase in anti-social behavior by the rejected individual.

This anti-social behavior is based on enhanced emotional responses greater than the initial emotional responses that had originally caused rejection from within the social group.

This emotionally boundless cyclic roller coaster is the base cause of emotional suffering in those that feel they have been rejected by their peers.

Individual's ‘lash out' at 'others' to relieve the pressure of this emotionally boundless cyclic roller coaster. At this point many are told they have a mental illness and must take antidepressants.

The cycle starts again.

An individual trapped in this cycle is experiencing intense emotional suffering.

The most simplest and easiest way to relieve oneself of this intense emotional suffering is to build a fantasy within which to live.

The individual must convince him or her elf that ‘everything will work out for the best'.

After all, it is in the best interest of the individual to adapt, to stifle unwanted and unacceptable emotions, besides the social group demands it.

How better to achieve this goal than to build a fantasy castle with high walls and wide moat that will keep those unacceptable, unwanted emotions in check as they dash upon the buttressed granite ramparts of the castle of the ruler of the domain of the self - which just happens to be you.

shit happens

All of us have built some type of fortress.

We have built these fortress' in order to survive socially within our social group.

If we have built our fortress' upon the solid ground of reality then we have an adequate foundation to support our fortress, but if we have built our fortress upon the shifting sand of blind faith then our fortress is in danger of collapsing.

The spirit of a mind that has built its fortress on the solid foundation of reality will be a beacon of light in the deep, dark night to the spirit of a mind that has built its fortress on the shifting sands of blind faith.

The spirit of a mind that has built its fortress on the shifting sands of the blind faith by accepting a belief system presented to it without carefully examining the actual claims made is suffering from the spiritual corruption of a sycophant.

The reality of life is a real and inherent danger to the spiritually corrupt individual as new concepts, ideas, intuitions, and understanding contrary to the fantasy reality built upon the shifting sands of blind faith dawn upon the consciousness of the spiritually corrupt sycophant.

Spiritually corrupt individuals experience real and truly searing emotional pain when sets of rules, precepts, and conceptual images are destroyed by the cold and hard reality of existence.

Temporary insanity is real and occurs when these sets of rules, precepts, and conceptual images are destroyed beyond a capacity for the mind ruled by blind faith to accept.

Thrust into a nightmare world of the inconceivable, of an ordering of reality alien to reality as originally understood with blind faith, a reality of the 'other', these individuals can be expected to commit irrational acts.

The subconscious plays funny tricks on the consciousness of an individual feeling intense searing emotional pain.

Intense searing emotional pain demands release and drives evil, corrupt and irrational acts.

The spiritually corrupt will attempt to avoid that searing emotional pain while cheerfully passing that searing emotional pain along.

To inflict emotional suffering upon Our fellow man in any way is an evil unjust, unneccessary, spiritually corrupt, immoral and irrational act.

Those that are spiritually corrupt may find a jolt of pleasure, joy, happiness at their success in fulfilling a fantasy.

Unfortunately the spiritually corrupt have most likely inflicted emotional suffering onto other members of their social group in pursuit of fulfilling their fantasy built on the shifting sand of blind faith.

The spiritually corrupt are deluded in believing that the ends justify the means.

The spiritually corrupt are deluded in believing that their fantasy must be fulfilled at all costs.

The spiritually corrupt are deluded in believing that in fulfilling their fantasy they will have created Utopia for themselves or for their social group.

The spiritually corrupt are deluded in believing that after committing immoral or unethical acts they will not have caused even more spiritual corruption within themselves.

Natural Law requires those seeking spiritual redemption from spiritual corruption to face up to their spiritual corruption and through true contrition, which requires searing emotional pain and suffering, realize their spiritual corruption, take concrete steps to heal their cognitive bias' by noting and accepting their own mistakes in judgement and basing their new redeemed existence within reality upon a solid foundation .

A rejection of true knowledge of reality, the Law of God and of Natural Law is the quickest path to spiritual corruption.

It is unconscionable for any individual or social group to cause 'others' to suffer. To do so is to embrace greed, pride, wrath, envy, sloth, lust and gluttony, the seven deadly sins.

speak thje truth even if it kills you !
speak the truth - even if it kills you

demagoguery, the evil doers and the war on drugs

"Prisons are temples where devils learn to prey.
Every time we turn the key we twist the knife of fate,
every time we cage a man we close him in with hate."
- Gregory David Roberts

"Drugs Aren't the Problem": Myths About Addiction

The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered,
and It Is Not What You Think

As A Psychologist, Here’s Why I Changed
My Approach To Helping Teens With Addiction

Isolation Breeds Addiction — Not Drugs

Addiction and the Rat Park experiments

In 2008, 1 out of 100 American adults were incarcerated - the highest incarceration rate on the Earth throughout recorded history. One in every 31 adults, or 7.3 million Americans, is in prison, on parole or probation, at a cost to the states of $47 billion in 2008 even though crime rates declined by about 25 percent in the past two decades. Despite more spending on prisons, recidivism rates remained largely unchanged. One out of 89 women is behind bars or monitored, compared with one out of 18 men. - Pew Center on the States

"In the past 20 years, according the Federal Bureau of Investigation, violent crime rates fell by 25 percent, to 464 for every 100,000 people in 2007 from 612.5 in 1987." - Adam Liptak February 28, 2008

"America has the highest prosecution rate in the world of 48 per 1,000 people. America ranks: 8th in murders with firearms; 9th in car thefts per capita; 9th in rapes per capita; 10th in the assault rate; 17th in burglaries per capita." - 10/30/08

In 2007 California imprisoned residents at 4 times the rate it did in 1980.

"California's correctional system is in a tailspin that threatens public safety and raises the risk of fiscal disaster. The failing correctional system is the largest and most immediate crisis facing policy-makers.

For decades, governors and lawmakers fearful of appearing soft on crime have failed to muster the political will to address the looming crisis. And now their time has run out. State prisons are packed beyond capacity. Inmates sleep in classrooms, gyms and hallways. Federal judges control inmate medical care and oversee mental health, use of force, disabilities act compliance, dental care, parolee due process rights and most aspects of the juvenile justice system. Thousands of local jail inmates are let out early every week as a result of overcrowding and court-ordered population caps. The State may soon face the same fate." - Little Hoover Commission, January 25, 2007

California built 30 prisons since 1980 but inmate levels are double design capacity. A federal judge found that a least one avoidable death occurred per week through sheer neglect and ineptitude even though spending on health care was up 263% from 2000 to $1.9 billion.

(When you serve poison as food you can expect health care costs to increase!)

In June 2008 California withdrew $400 million in funding from the Los Angeles Unified School District and announced a new project that would be funded with the $400 million - a shiny new humane and cutting edge death row.

A federal three-judge panel ruled on February 9, 2009 that the California prison system must reduce overcrowding by as many as 55,000 inmates within three years to provide a constitutional level of medical and mental health care. Relying on expert testimony the federal court ruled that California, with the nation's largest prison system with more than 150,000 inmates, could reduce its inmate population by shortening sentences, diverting nonviolent felons to county programs, giving inmates good behavior credits toward early release, and reforming parole, which the experts predicted would have no adverse impact on public safety. The panel, composed of a federal appeals judge for the Ninth Circuit and two federal district judges, estimated the state could save $803 million to $906 million annually if it were to reduce its prison population. Federal judges have already ruled that the state’s failure to provide medical and mental health care is killing at least one inmate every month and has subjected inmates to cruel and unusual punishment - prohibited by the Constitution.

" Ernesto Zedillo of Mexico, César Gaviria of Colombia, and Henrique Cardoso of Brazil, "all conservative politicians, blamed the US emphasis on criminalization for the continuing toll caused by drug trafficking, and called for an approach based on public health, including the legalization of marijuana." - Associated Press

The war on drugs is unlikely to end because incarceration is seen by American aristocracy and Wall Street as a growth industry. The political will to end the war on drugs will not be forthcoming as an end to the war on drugs would cripple the fledgling growth and expected spectacular investment returns of the private prison industry. Through joint stock corporations soulless apostate Talmudists and those of like mind have invested capital in the hopes that an ever increasing number of citizens will break an ever increasing number on onerous laws designed to trap the unwary.

"Cornell’s (Cornell Corrections) Donald C. Wyatt facility later became a case study at the Harvard Design School’s Center for Design Informatics. This was an indication of the wave of business and investment opportunities that prisons and law enforcement presented to everyone from architects to construction companies to real estate and tax-exempt bond investors. Harvard’s case study mentions that Cornell arranged for the facility to be constructed by Brown & Root of Houston, Texas, then a subsidiary of Halliburton. (Brown & Root, now known as KBR, separated from Halliburton in April 2007 after 44 years as a subsidiary.) Brown & Root/KBR's construction of prison facilities was to become more visible many years later after its construction of detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay, prisoner of war camps in Iraq and its winning of contracts to build detention centers for the Department of Homeland Security." - Catherine Austin Fitts

"Inmates have become the raw material for a prison-industrial complex, shoring up perpetual profits for McJails. Corporate prisons are paid on a per-prisoner/per day basis, and thus they lobby hard for longer mandatory sentences. Inmates also provide cheap labor, and they are about to become, once again, guinea pigs for pharmaceutical trials. All of this signals the conversion of people into valuable ‘bio-mass." - Andrew Bosworth

Michael T. Conahan
Mark A. Ciavarella Jr.

enforcers and interpreters of American Aristocracy's social order
(Only a lawyer can become a judge!)

On February 12, 2009 judge Mark A. Ciavarella Jr., and a colleague, Michael T. Conahan, appeared in federal court in Scranton, Pa., to plead guilty to wire fraud and income tax fraud for taking more than $2.6 million in kickbacks to send teenagers to two privately run youth detention centers run by PA Child Care and a sister company, Western PA Child Care. Judge Michael T. Conahan secured contracts for the two centers to house juvenile offenders, Judge Mark A. Ciavarella Jr. was the one who carried out the sentencing to keep the centers filled.

“There was a culture of intimidation surrounding this judge (Mark A. Ciavarella Jr.) and no one was willing to speak up about the sentences he was handing down." - Marsha Levick

More than 500 sentenced juveniles had appeared before Mark A. Ciavarella Jr. without legal representation.

Former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella Jr. was sentenced to 28 years in federal prison for taking bribes from the builder of a pair of juvenile detention centers in a case that became known as "kids-for-cash."

Lawyers per capita per country:
America has a lawyer for every 265 people
Brazil has has a lawyer for every 326 people
New Zealand has has a lawyer for every 391 people
Spain has has a lawyer for every 395 people
Great Britain has has a lawyer for every 401 people
Italy has has a lawyer for every 488 people
Germany has has a lawyer for every 593 people
France has has a lawyer for every 1403 people

America, Brazil, New Zealand, Spain, Great Britain, Italy, Germany and France have the highest number of lawyers per capita. America has about 50% of all lawyers, about 37 % of the lawyers of these 8 countries.

Correlation between the number of manipulators of law and the incarceration rate?

"We have lost our own humanity when we allow fear and vengeance
to bring us to treat our fellow humans without humanity." - Carl Terwilliger

police states

"Illegal drug dealing is a government-protected monopoly, and this is the real source behind America's drug problem. Those who passed the drug laws in America did not have this as their intention, but it is nonetheless what the economist calls "the unintended consequence" of government intervention." - Richard M. Ebeling

"In my many years of psychiatric practice, I have never seen a patient whose drug abuse was positively influenced by some drugs being illegal. In general, people conduct themselves as if the laws do not exist. If the electorate begins to understand how much our personal security is undermined by the current wrongheaded approach, we may see a better system in the future." - Eric Foxman MD

"The argument that people need the protection of the state from dangerous drugs but not from dangerous ideas is unpersuasive. No one has to ingest any drug he does not want, just as no one has to read a book he does not want. Insofar as the state assumes control over such matters, it can only be in order to subjugate its citizens - by protecting them from temptation, as befits children, and by preventing them from assuming self-determination over their lives, as befits an enslaved population." - Thomas Szasz

"It is possible to stop most drug addiction in the United States within a very short time. Simply make all drugs available and sell them at cost. Label each drug with a precise description of what effect - good or bad - the drug will have on the taker. This will require heroic honesty. Don't say that marijuana is addictive or dangerous when it is neither, as millions of people know - unlike "speed," which kills most unpleasantly, or heroin, which can be addictive and difficult to kick." - Gore Vidal, 1970

"Nonviolent drug use represents the largest increase in our prison population since the so-called war on drugs began under Richard Nixon. Maybe we all need to pay attention to the fact that our prisons are built and run by private corporations, and that this has been among the fastest growing, most profitable industries." - Lillian Laskin

"The "war on drugs" is big money, so the shameless petitioning for more police and more jail cells continues. In 1978, before the "war on drugs," there were only 300,000 people in American prisons for all crimes combined. In 2007, there are almost 2 million people in prison, 800,000 in jail and the penal system supports 300,000 jail guards. In 1978 five times more was being spent on building schools than on building prisons. By 2007 federal and state spending for new schools dwindled to less than one-fifth that of prison building expenditures." - Jack Herer

Over the last four decades, the political leaders of America have committed themselves to incarcerating inmates at rates that ultimately rival the former Soviet Union and repressive Middle Eastern regimes. Prisons have grown overcrowded and understaffed in attempts to convert public prison systems into a private system. This increase in incarcerated individuals is a result of the "war on drugs" as a large percentage of the incarcerated population is incarcerated for illegal drug possession.

Marijuana will always be illegal even though it is a harmless drug in comparison to alcohol and tobacco. (And the only drug to stay in detectable amounts in the body for 30 days.)

(The tobacco sold in American cigarettes in not the tobacco the American Indians used but a much more potent strain used by the Carib Indians. American tobacco is not just tobacco. American tobacco cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 different chemicals including nitrosamines, crysenes, cadmium, benzopyrene, polonium 210, nickel, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons , dibenz acidine, b-napthylamine, urethane, nitrosonornicotine, toluidine, aluminum, zinc, magnesium, mercury, gold, silicon, silver, titanium, lead, copper, acetone, acetic acid, ammonia, arsenic, butane, cadmium, carbon monoxide, DDT/dieldrin, ethanol, formaldehyde, hexamine, hydrogen cyanide, methane, methanol, napthalene, nitrobenzene, nitrous oxide phenols, stearic acid, toluene, vinyl chloride.)

The reason marijuana will remain illegal is that everyone could grow it, there is no way for American aristocracy and the soulless apostate internationally controlled joint stock corporations to make money on marijuana and criminal penalties for marijuana possession, cultivation or use fill prison beds which again makes money for the soulless apostate internationally controlled joint stock corporations.

England, Italy and Germany have incarceration rates of around 100 per 100,000 of population whereas America had in 2002 an incarceration rate of 436 per 100,000 and went from spending $9 billion in 1982 to spending $49 billion by 1999 to incarcerate individuals. In 1985 America spent $36 billion on police, courts and incarceration a year while in 2005 America spent $167 billion. By the year 2004 there were 2.1 million prisoners behind American bars which is comparable to the rate of incarceration in Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin's Soviet Union and Saddam Hussein's Iraq. While incarceration rates skyrocket, schools are underfunded.

"The solution to the problem is to reduce the number of inmates in prison. All nonviolent drug offenders should be released. Any other nonviolent convict should also be considered for early release. Once this is done, you would be surprised at how much less crowded the prisons would be." - Greg Bristol commenting on the melt down of overcrowded California prisons

"We must learn to address serious social problems without indiscriminate recourse to prison."
- Jonathon Simon, professor of law

"There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible to live without breaking laws." – Ayn Rand

"Criminology has not invented a single deterrent for any type of crime. Rather, it has multiplied exponentially the number of behaviors classified as crimes, continually upgraded infractions to misdemeanors and misdemeanors to felonies, taken sentencing discretion away from judges with one-size-fits-all punishments and raised the ceiling for sentences far above the punishment fitting the crime. " - Roger William Brown

"The thought that the State has lost its mind and is punishing so many innocent people is intolerable." – Arthur Miller

Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, a Ronald Reagan appointee, noted in a speech to the American Bar Association that "our resources are misspent, our punishments too severe, our sentences too long" and urged the American Bar Association to study "the inadequacies, and the injustices, in our prison and correctional systems". The resulting study suggested that Congress repeal mandatory minimum sentences suggesting that the laws tend "to be tough on the wrong people".

" Longer mandatory sentences are worth so much to private prison stocks. A prisoner in jail for twenty years has a twenty-year cash flow associated with his incarceration, as opposed to one with a shorter sentence or one eligible for an early parole. Passing laws regarding mandatory sentencing or other rules that will increase the needs for prison capacity can increase the value of private prison company stock without those companies getting additional contracts or business. The passage of - or anticipation of - a laws that will increase the demand for private prisons is a “stock play” in and of itself." - Catherine Austin Fitts

Why do Americans allow politicians to use impassioned appeals to the prejudices and emotions of the populace, demagoguery, to control common working middle class Americans?

A perfect example of their use of demagoguery is the demonization of users of outlawed drugs or controlled substances. These individuals are living on the periphery of social norms and quite typically are poor, uneducated and/or mentally impaired. So when they are down, keep them down! Besides they generate a better revenue stream in jail!

Drug users, unless they are given exceptions like American aristocrats Betty Ford and Teddy Kennedy or American aristocracies mouthpiece Rush Limbaugh, are ‘other'. 'Other' men and women must be imprisoned because they are evil doers and must be made to pay societies penalty for their spiritual corruption which is imprisonment. And there is a lot of money to be made!

This draconian war on drugs is not a war on drugs.

This draconian war is a war on people that use drugs that have not been approved by the federal governmnet for consumption, drugs that a pharmaceutical corporation does not have a monopoly on or drugs that have not been prescribed by a properly licensed physician.

People typically use drugs because of spiritual corruption coupled with emotional or physical suffering.

"I had my deep secrets, and I assumed my male friends had theirs, though none as shameful as mine - that when I was 5, I was forced into a sexual act by a gang of kids who laughed at me. I didn't reveal that secret until I was 60 years old and in a 12-step program into which I'd stumbled because of the booze and drugs I'd used to Novocain the pain of my shame and self doubt." - Karl Fleming

Drug abusers are corrupt but are they so corrupt that their lives are considered worthless
except by the prison guards that bring home big fat paychecks?

Families are destroyed. Children become wards of the state and then follow in their parents footsteps to prison.

Men and women that commit violent acts should be locked up for the safety of society. Men and women that do not have a doctor's prescription for their choice of drugs should not be locked up. They should be treated for substance abuse and treated humanely.

"Prohibition of alcohol fell flat on its face. The prohibition of other drugs rests on an equally wobbly foundation. As a cop, I bore witness to the multiple lunacies of the ‘war on drugs'. In declaring ‘war on drugs', we have declared war on our fellow citizens. War requires enemies we can demonize, fear and loathe. As a nation we are long overdue for a soul searching coldly analytical look at the ‘drug scene' and the war on drugs. Such candor would reveal the futility of our current policies, exposing the embarrassingly meager return on our massive law enforcement effort of $167 billion a year. It is time to accept drug use as a right of adult Americans, treat drug abuse as a public health problem and end the madness of an unwinnable war."- Norm Stamper, former chief of the Seattle Police Department.

A new method of rooting out the evil doers has surfaced.

In rural East Texas, methamphetamine labs often operate unnoticed.

Misdemeanor drug charges in Smith County; about 100 miles southeast of Dallas, are as common as drunk driving arrests according to district attorney Matt Bingham.

In the last six years, the Troup police force sent just 2 drug cases to the district attorney's office.

Major Mike Lusk, head of criminal investigations for the Smith County Sheriff's Department, said Troup police had sent a total of two drug evidence samples to the Texas Department of Public Safety crime lab since 2000. "We do that much in an hour." - Major Mike Lusk

"It appears from the current investigation that the problem is not with the Troup Police Department prosecuting innocent people, it is that they were not prosecuting guilty people." - district attorney Matt Bingham

So if you work in law enforcement you are expected to make numerous drug busts every year . Those that do not make numerous drug busts will be singled out and prosecuted for their failure to do so. After all, we are in a war against the non-prescription drug using evil doers.

"America contains 4% of the Earth's population and has incarcerated 25% of all imprisoned people on Earth. Twenty years ago America spent $36 billion on police, courts and incarceration a year while today it spends $167 billion. The economic costs of a criminal justice system that emphasizes punishment and incarceration at the expense of rehabilitation and the potential for recovery are unsustainable." - Joe Domanick, senior fellow in criminal justice at USC Anneberg's Institute for Justice and Journalism.

"Since 1975 California criminal justice policy has developed haphazardly, through laws passed by politicians whose chief goal was to appear to be tougher on crime than their opponents. Any attempt to have a serious discussion about California criminal justice policy (or the lack thereof) has been stymied by campaign accusations designed to scare voters and weaken reform-minded candidates. One obstacle to serious reform in the California prisons is the California Correctional Peace Officers Association, the correctional officers union, which wields tremendous political power. Even legislators who understand the issues involved in transforming the prison system have been unable to do what they need to do because of the union's willingness to use dollars and scare tactics against reform-minded politicians." - Jeanne S. Woodford, resigned as acting CEO after 28 years in the California Department of Corrections.

Weak corrupted individuals are condemned to a bleak life. When it comes to criminal justice, safety and peace of mind are precious commodities, and the assumption is that any expenditure to incarcerate these 'evil doers', as all 'evil doers' are just a step away from committing a heinous violent crime, is a just expenditure.

"Reserve costly prison beds for people we are afraid of, not for people we're mad at. Too many prisoners pose no physical threat to us. We're not afraid of them; we're mad at them. There are ways to punish them in the community, holding them accountable to do honest work and pay restitution." -Pat Nolan, member of California State Assembly from 1974 to 1994, GOP leader from 1984 to 1988, spent two years in federal prison for taking bribes.

Murderers, robbers, rapists and pedophiles should be locked away at any cost. But should we really do the same in cases involving nonviolent crimes such as drug possession and petty theft or are that are based on extenuating circumstances of mental illness?

During the Dark Ages the mentally ill were often manacled and beaten.

Today in America the mentally ill are increasing being incarcerated for life.

When it is understood that mental illness has contributed to relatively minor crimes that mental illness is taken into consideration - as an increased threat to society.

People with severe mental illness are medicated, sometimes with neuroleptics which are very strong tranquilizers, so that they have a basic understanding of court proceedings, they are then considered to be sane and convicted as violent deviant criminal offenders.

Stephan Lilly, 42, was convicted of assaulting his wife in 1997.

In 2005, a verbal threat against his wife went down as second violent felony and strike two.

Upon release Stephan Lilly was paroled to a group home for those with mental illness but denied the medication that made him sane enough to go to trial.

After hearing voices that told him to run around, due to his withdrawal from the neuroleptics he had previously received in jail, Stephan Lilly got into an altercation with a guard. The legal system made Stephan Lilly addicted to extremely potent neuroleptics, then aburptly withdrew them and expected him to remain calm.

At Stephan Lilly's trial the prosecutor noted Stephan Lilly had a criminal record going back to 1981 having been convicted of DUI, controlled substance possession and misdemeanor assault.

The prosecutor noted Stephan Lilly had been medically diagnosed as schizophrenic.

The prosecutor labeled Stephan Lilly a violent deviant criminal offender.

For a verbal threat and physically detaining the guard, who remained uninjured yet shocked with fear, Stephan Lilly, received 25 to life for his third strike.

Two of the these three strikes were based on what was considered criminally violent verbal threats. Felony speech!

"The conditions of Los Angeles County jails that were reported recently shock the conscience and haunt the soul. The lack of medical care and unsafe conditions for inmates reflect our society's lack of concern for the less fortunate. Los Angeles is a city of Dickensian extremes, and nowhere is this more visible than visiting an inmate at county jails. They have a sickening pall of gloom. They devitalize the inmate for life, and the detrimental effect to a man's spirit is just as deadly as the physical germs that filled English prisons of the 18th century. As a society, we must make every effort to make our jails a humane and safe place for those who are incarcerated." - Jeffery A. Lowe

California prisons now hold around 34,000 mental ill prisoners.

"Our prisons are crowded for one reason: We have too many people behind bars. Many of these inmates are violent, but many more are not. The only way to resolve this penal crisis is to take a hard look at who is in prison and why, and ask ourselves whether everyone behind bars really needs to be there. We could start by finding a more appropriate way to deal with those prisoners who are more mentally ill than criminal, who were re-incarcerated for technical parole violations that pose no public safety threat, whose offense is mere drug possession, or who are serving 25-year mandatory minimum sentences for non-serious, nonviolent third strikes." -Sharon Dolovich, professor at UCLA School of Law.

Isn't it appropriate to give thought to introducing both economic and social costs into the sentencing equation?

"'Tough on Crime' sentencing laws have to be judged by outcomes and matched with fiscal responsibility. Despite ample evidence and recommendations, policy-makers have been unwilling to take on the problem in a purposeful, constructive way.

Between 2003 and 2007 the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation budget surged 79 percent.

California taxpayers legitimately can ask what return they are getting in increased public safety and question the trade-offs the State implicitly makes in spending an increasing portion of its general fund dollars on incarceration.

The status quo is not acceptable.

Despite the rhetoric, thirty years of 'tough on crime' politics has not made the state safer." - Michael E. Alpert, chairman Little Hoover Commission, January 25, 2007

When an individual is punished in California for simple possession of a controlled substance, a substance the doctor has not prescribed, the standard incarceration of two years costs taxpayers $62,000. For a three striker, 25 years, the cost goes to $750,000 and many convict's returning to street, with no rehabilitation, will one day be three strikers. In 2005 13,000 incarcerated individuals, 9% of California prison population fit into this category.

"Locking someone in a crowded cage for days or weeks does not merely give them an incentive to beat their addiction. It also can be quite harmful, instilling a sense of despair, possibly exposing a person to drugs, diseases and frequently violence behind bars, and interrupting work, family and medical care. There is no scientific evidence that jail improves drug abuse treatment outcomes." - Dave Fratello

A individual convicted of petty theft in California - a theft of less than $400 - who is sentenced to serve any time in jail may be charged with a felony if caught stealing again and punished with up to three years in state prison. In 2004 roughly 5,500 individuals are serving prison sentences in California for this crime, including more than 100 serving a minimum of 25 years for petty theft as a third strike.

"A society is judged by how it treats its most disenfranchised populations, and that should include California's 172,000 inmates, their children and families." - Julia Negron

And California is on the 'liberal' end of the spectrum. In North Carolina Junior Allen, 65, was released in 2005 after 35 years of incarceration for stealing a black and white television set worth $140 in 1970. Junior Allen said, "I am glad to be out. I have done too much time for what I did!"

This is Les Miserables by Victor Hugo revisited.

Economic costs just to incarcerate the Californians convicted of drug possession or petty theft was $573 million in 2005.

Those sentenced to 25 years to life will effectively be wards of the State for as long as they live.

These costs are direct economic expenditures but what about social costs and indirect economic expenditures?

Divorce, loss of property, alienation from children all are costs that should be factored in as well. Three years in prison effectively eliminates any social connections that are not made in prison or criminal enterprises.

Does anyone truly expect someone that has been incarcerated for 25 years to become a productive law abiding citizen?

Austrian psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, who used the drug himself, was the first to broadly promote cocaine as a tonic to cure depression and sexual impotence. In 1884, he published an article entitled "Über Coca” (About Coke) which promoted the “benefits” of cocaine, calling it a “magical” substance. Freud, however, was not an objective observer. He used cocaine regularly, prescribed it to his girlfriend and his best friend and recommended it for general use. Freud reported exhilaration and lasting euphoria, which he said were the same as “a normal euphoria of a healthy person."

Although Freud mentions many possibly uses (in asthma, stomach problems, anesthesia, and recovery from wasting diseases), most doctors (Freud included) thought that cocaine’s major therapeutic value would be in psychiatry. Freud hypothesized that cocaine could be successfully used to intervene in alcoholism and morphine addiction, by slowly replacing the alcohol or morphine with cocaine, and then discontinuing the cocaine. While noting that cocaine had led to “physical and moral decadence," Freud kept promoting cocaine to his close friends, one of whom ended up suffering from paranoid hallucinations with “white snakes creeping over his skin." He also believed that “For humans the toxic dose (of cocaine) is very high, and there seems to be no lethal dose." Contrary to this belief, one of Freud’s patients died from a high dosage he prescribed. "

The psychological withdrawal effects of cocaine appear to occur mostly in habitual users, when frequent use begins to cause permanent neurobiological changes.

"One of our most infamous contemporary laws is the 100 -1 difference in sentencing between crack cocaine and powder cocaine.

Under federal drug laws, prison sentences are usually tied to the quantity of drugs the defendant trafficked. For example, selling 5,000 grams of powder cocaine (about a briefcase full) gets a mandatory 10-year prison sentences, but so does selling only 50 grams of crack cocaine (the weight of a candy bar).

Working for the House Judiciary Committee in 1986, I wrote the House bill that was the basis for that law.

We made some terrible mistakes.

If logic prevails, in the next Congress we may finally see an end to one of the most unjust laws passed in recent memory.

And that might correct the biggest mistake of my professional life.

Because crack is no longer a big news story, people mistakenly believe our anti-cocaine policy has worked.

Not so.

There is no scarcity of cocaine.

Since 1986, the price of cocaine has fallen and the quality is better.

Research from the United States Sentencing Commission shows that three-quarters of the federal cocaine defendants - powder and crack - are just neighborhood dealers or couriers.

For a generation, anti-drug policy has been built on factual mistakes and tough-sounding rhetoric."

- Eric E. Sterling, president of the nonprofit Criminal Justice Policy Foundation in Silver Spring, Maryland, was counsel to the House Judiciary Committee, principally responsible for anti-drug legislation, from 1979 to 1989.

The "war on drugs" is a silly metaphor that many law enforcement officers never use to describe this social problem." - John J. Coleman

The United States Coast Guard and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration announced March 21, 2007 the record maritime seizure of 42,845 pounds of cocaine aboard the Panamanian flagged motor vessel Gatun on March 18. Previously, the largest cocaine seizures by the Coast Guard were: 30,109 pounds from the stateless-vessel Lina Maria, on Sept. 17, 2004; 26,369 pounds from the Belize-flagged vessel San Jose on Sept. 23, 2004; and 26,397 pounds from the Cambodian-flagged vessel Svesda Maru on May 1, 2001. Columbia has received $4.7 billion since 2000 from the American government to curb cocaine production. Cocaine prices fell in 2006 by 12% and purity increased from 68% to 73%. American officials estimate that 800 tons of cocaine was exported from Columbia in 2006. In 1980 Afghanistan produced 200 metric tons of opium. In 2006 Afghanistan produced 6,724 metric tons of opium - more than 30 times as much opium as in 1980. Approximately 448,000 Afghan families cultivated opium poppy in 2005-2006. In 2006- 2007 approximately 9000 metric tons of opium were grown.

In California the state Campaign Against Marijuana Planting has not even dented marijuana production. In 2005 over a half a million plants were destroyed. In 2006 1.7 million plants were destroyed of the estimated 21.7 million plants grown. In 2007 over 2.2 million plants had been seized with only one sheriff deputy and one grower shot to death by September 11. At an estimated $35.8 billion average between 2003 and 2005 marijuana is by far the largest cash crop in America. Marijuana is the top cash crop in 12 states, one of the top 3 cash crops in 30 states, and one of the top 5 cash crops in 39 states. Marijuana is the largest cash crop in Alaska, Alabama, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia. States in which production exceeds use include Hawaii, Tennessee, Kentucky, California, West Virginia, Arkansas, Alabama, Washington, and Alaska. If Columbia and Afghanistan and all nations producing Class I narcotics - marijuana, cocaine and opiates - are to be considered narco-terrorist states should not America be considered a narco-terrorist state? Global trade in illegal drugs was around United States$400 billion in the year 2000; that, added to the global trade value of legal drugs at the same time, adds up to an total amount higher than the entire amount of money spent for food in the same period of time. In April 2009 agents of California's Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement seized 95 pounds of black tar heroin -street value estimated at $10 million - in Anaheim, the home of Disneyland.

"I started in the war on drugs at the very beginning.

I went undercover in 1970. I worked the first 14 years undercover.

I have followed the war on drugs ever since. When I retired I felt bad about my role in implementing what today I consider an unjust war on drugs.

The war on drugs was coined and created by Richard Nixon in 1968. As the federal funding started pouring in, we went from a seven-man unit to a 76-person bureau of narcotics. When you increase any organization by 11 times overnight, you set up a great deal of expectations, and since cops are judged mainly on the number of arrests they make, the expectation was that in the coming year we'd arrest at least 11 times as many people for non-violent drug offense as we did the year before.

We were supposed to arrest drug users: Not an easy job in 1970 for several reasons.

First, we didn't really have much of a drug problem in 1970. Those of us old enough to look back to those times, we know the main problem was soft drugs: marijuana, hashish, psilocybin mushrooms, LSD - the mind-altering drugs. We targeted young folks, folks in high school or college or in between, little friendship groups, because there were no drug dealers. And our bosses didn't know how to fight a war on drugs, which was a problem. But they knew one thing: They knew how to work that federal cash cow. So they had to make the war on drugs look like it was an absolute necessity.

We started arresting everybody we could put our fingers on. I infiltrated a group of maybe 15 young people. Friday night, school's out, work's out, somebody'd say "You wanna get high?" And a few people would take them up on that, and of course I was always there to take them up on that. One of the friends who happened to have access to the family car could go and get drugs — because I was working the suburbs and there just were no drugs in the suburbs; you had to go to New York City to get them — and he'd ask what do you want? One person says get me a couple joints, one says get me some acid, and when they came to me I'd put my order in too, for this tiny bit of substance.

An hour later they'd come back and hand this stuff out to their friends.

And when they handed it to me they became a big-time drug dealer.

And I would stay in that group until I got everybody in the group.

Which was easy because whoever made the run before didn't want to do it again; they weren't even getting gas money.

These were just young people accommodating each other.

In 2002 I sat down with four other police officers and we decided we were going to try and do something.

We decided first - what should law enforcement people be trying to do?

We boiled it down to the very essence - we were interested in reducing the incidence of death, disease, crime and addiction.

And sadly, folks, all four of those categories are just made infinitely worse by the war on drugs itself.

We decided we wanted to end drug prohibition, just like we ended alcohol prohibition in 1933. As law enforcement we knew that the very day after we ended that terrible law, Al Capone and all his smuggling buddies were out of business. They were no longer out on the streets, killing each other to try and control that lucrative business. They were no longer killing us cops trying to fight that useless war. They were no longer killing our children caught in crossfire and drive-by shootings: all the things we have today.

We knew that if we came up with a system of legalized regulation of drugs today we could take all the violence out of this equation.

All of it.

And if we treated drug abuse we could actually start helping these people instead of destroying their lives.

We've already spent more than a trillion dollars on the war on drugs, since 1970. And what do we have to show for that money? And by the way, it's $69 billion more every year that we'll throw down the same rathole.

After 37 years we've made over 38 million arrests for non-violent drug offenses.

We've quadrupled the number of people in our prisons in a twenty-year period.

We've made building prisons the fastest-growing industry in the United States.

Despite all this money spent, and all these lives destroyed, today drugs are cheaper, they're more potent and they're easier for our children to access than they were in 1970 when I started buying them as an undercover agent.

In 1969 you could count the number of arrests for non-violent drug offenses in the tens of thousands. That first year when we started this campaign that number went up to 415,000.

If we were doing anything to interdict drugs, the price would go up, not down, right?

The supply would go down, not up.

Instead, when I was a young trooper in 1970, kicking down doors and executing search warrants a good seizure for a local cop might be an ounce of cocaine or a quarter-ounce of heroin. Look at what we're seizing today. In 2002, in a single seizure we seized ten tons of heroin and in another single seizure 20 tons of cocaine.

So that's a failed policy, with unintended consequences any way you look at it." - Jack Cole, 26 year veteran New Jersey State Police, executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

"Every friend of freedom must be as revolted as I am by the prospect of turning the United States into an armed camp, by the vision of jails filled with casual drug users and of an army of enforcers empowered to invade the liberty of citizens on slight evidence. Most of the harm that comes from drugs is because they are illegal." - Milton Friedman, economist and recipient Presidential Medal of Freedom

At the end of 2005 seven million Americans, about 3% of the total American population, was incarcerated or on parole or probation. The total number of inmates rose 35% from 1995 to 2005. Drug crimes - up 64.8 % from 1996 to 2003 - accounted for the largest increase.

"Drugs are a tragedy for addicts. But criminalizing their use converts that tragedy into a disaster for society, for users and nonusers alike. Our experience with the prohibition of drugs is a replay of our experience with the prohibition of alcoholic beverages. Illegality creates obscene profits that finance the murderous tactics of the drug lords; illegality leads to the corruption of law enforcement officials; illegality monopolizes the efforts of honest law forces so that they are starved for resources to fight the simpler crimes." - William J. Bennett

"Corruption is endemic in the enforcement of drug laws. Many people who have cash and property seized are never charged with a crime. Many police departments are dependent on drug related seizures for basic budget items." - Clifford A. Schaffer

In California in April 2007 Govenor Arnold Schwarzenegger annonuced his new plan to borrow $7.4 billion to ease prison overcrowding by building new prisons. At that time 172,000 inmates were packed into space intended for 100,000 inmates.

"More prisons being built throughout the state is not an indication of success, it is an indication of a failed society." - Armando Cepeda

While common citizens are incarcerated for prolonged periods for minor infractions if you are a member of American aristocracy you are likely to be given a minimum sentence or no sentence because of your ‘service to the country'.

Patrick Kennedy takes after his uncle, Teddy, by driving under the influence - DUI. Patrick Kennedy crashes after nearly side swiping a police officer. The police quietly drive Patrick Kennedy home. Common lower and middle class working Americans, evil doers, would have been incarcerated. After all is said and done Patrick Kennedy gets a slap on the wrist, 50 hours community service, fines as ‘donations' of $350 and probation for a year.

Justice for American aristocracy reigns in America!

How long will common lower and middle class working Americans allow the American aristocracy, the 'owners' of the corporate-industrial-mass media-military complex, to continue to manipulate us?

"The drug war has failed because it defines any use of an illegal drug as abuse in need of treatment, forced if necessary. The drug war has been building for almost 100 years. It began with the flawed logic of prohibitionists such as Richmond Pearson Hobson and Harry J. Anslinger to punish anyone who used or sold drugs they didn't like. As the situation deteriorated, Nelson Rockefeller, Richard Nixon and then Ronald Reagan escalated the war. Academics predicted failure but were ignored." - John Chase

The truth is this - drugs are not illegal in America because of an overriding concern among politicians for the health and safety of the American people. Drugs are illegal in America for only one reason and one reason alone - to protect the profits of pharmaceutical manufactures.

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