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Say What? UNODC Panel Says Criminalizing Drug Use "Not Beneficial"

Yep, you read that right. The global anti-drug bureaucracy doesn't think it's a good idea to criminalize drug use.

As the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) notes:

Today, a key working group of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) announced the release of groundbreaking recommendations discouraging criminal sanctions for drug use. The Scientific Consultation Working Group on Drug Policy, Health and Human Rights of the UNODC – which includes Nora Volkow, head of the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) – is releasing the recommendations at the High-Level Segment of the 57th UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs. The working group recommendations say “criminal sanctions are not beneficial” in addressing the spectrum of drug use and misuse.

DPA was happy to hear it:

"There is simply no good basis in science, health or ethics for bringing someone into the criminal justice system solely for drug possession," said DPA executive director Ethan Nadelmann. "Hopefully the UN’s recommendations will help accelerate the global trend toward ending the criminalization of drug use and possession.  That certainly would make an enormous difference in the United States."

And so are we. While decriminalizing drug use does not remove all the harms associated with drug prohibition (especially since it would still leave a huge black market in drug production and sales), it would be a huge step toward recognizing the humanity of drug users. In the US alone, it would also save about 1.5 million each year from being saddled with arrest records.

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Scientific drug policy IMPOSSIBLE without scientific governmentn

The awesome ironies, and astronomically sized absurdities, that surround drug laws DO fit into a pattern of social facts. However, that pattern is something that the vast majority of people do not want to know about. On the first level of social facts, governments are the biggest forms of organized crime, controlled by the best organized gangs of criminals. On the next level of social facts, there must necessarily be some kind of human ecology, and there is! However, the history of that human ecology system was based on human murder systems, through the history of militarism, where the death controls depended upon successful warfare being based on backing up deceits with destruction. That was the foundation upon which was later built the political economy system, which was based on backing up frauds with force. Overall, governments today are almost totally based on legalized lies, backed by legalized violence.

The reasons for that situation is that there must necessarily be some combined money/murder system, and there is! However, the real history of that has always been based on deceits and destruction, then frauds and force. For several Centuries, the international bankers have been able to dominate the political processes more and more, by applying the methods of organized crime, such as bribery, intimidation, and assassination of those who could not be bribed or intimidated. Due to that almost all politicians became puppets for the biggest gangsters, those banksters. Their main achievement has been turning the monetary system into a State Religion, where private banks get to make the public "money" supply out of nothing, as debts, while governments enforce that fraud, by forcing everyone to pay taxes using that privatized fiat money, and through laws which made that privatized fiat money legal tender.

That is the basic background that one must understand, to comprehend how the vicious spirals of the funding of the political processes, as well as other social institutions, such as the school systems, as well as the mass media, have resulted in society being almost totally dominated by integrated systems of legalized lies, backed by legalized violence. Within that context, the majority of the "war on drugs" was the war on marijuana. That the single best plant on the planet for people, for food, fiber, fun and medicine, could be rebranded as "marijuana that is almost as bad as murder," demonstrates the degree to which it was quite possible for huge lies, backed by lots of violence, to dominate civilization.

On a deeper level, the persistent problem is that there must necessarily be some human ecology, inside of which operates some political economy. However, due to conflict between people who could not agree upon those systems, the resolutions of those conflicts have resulted in the people who were the best at being dishonest, and backing that up with violence, prevailing. Thus, human realities became systems of organized lies, operating robberies, where the benefits from those lies and robberies went to those who were able to make and maintain the established social systems which accomplished those purposes. (Such as the biggest banks launder the most illegal drug money, and thus, skim the most money off of the illegal drug trade.)

During that history, the United Nations primarily became a tool of the international banksters. Therefore, the UN is run by professional liars and immaculate hypocrites, who promote false fundamental dichotomies, and their related impossible ideals, which actually make the opposite happen in the real world. In that context, it is ironic, to say the least, to watch the manifestly blatant absurdities of drug laws going through psychotic breakdowns, since they never really made any scientific sense, because there was barely even the slightest bit of genuinely objective science regarding how societies really operated. Rather, the biggest bullies' bullshit social stories dominated everything.

Therefore, from money law, to murder laws, and everything in between, such as marijuana laws, those human laws were actually based on the ability to back up lies with violence. Indeed, the only convoluted connections between the laws of man and the laws of nature have been the abilities to back up lies with violence. The "war on drugs" always was part of the general history of warfare, where success was always based on deceits. However, there also always was an infinite tunnel of those deceits, and so the lies were different on every level. The deeper dilemmas are that there must be an overall human ecology, which necessarily has as its core its death controls. Upon that basis is built a political economy, which has its monetary system as its core. Both of those have developed in ways where the maximum possible deceits and frauds prevailed. Therefore, it was inside that context that the "war on drugs" developed too, which tends to be inversely perverted, so that some of the best drugs were made the most illegal, while some of the worse drugs were made the most legal. That was no an accident, but rather the consequence of our society really being directed by its death control systems, which were based upon the general history of warfare, where success was based upon the best at deceits.



UNODC Had No Choice

The decline and fall of the U.S. drug war is evident to all those paying attention.  Ignoring the obvious would have resulted in the UNODC being charged with human rights crimes for continuing to promote a pattern of human oppression and inhumanity.


This is not the first time the UNDOC has come out strong against prohibition,or at least against attacking the users.Then they turn around and want more and stronger action against the traffickers.Which is fine in theory but in practise,the users and the traffickers are usually the same people at the level the UN and law enforcement works.The real movers and shakers in the drug business are far too clever to attract the attention of the UN.Even if they did become aware of these people they would never dare or be able to go after them because the entire world economy is run by these people.We have already seen how impotent the law is when confronted with the financial kingpins that run the world economy and are also in charge of the world wide trade in illicit drugs.These people never get their hands dirty and never find themselves in the same place as the product they move around the world.It's their minions that come under the eye of law enforcement and even though they are often wealthy in their own right.They are just the hands on guys in a very big business.No-one wants to confront the reality of the world wide trade in narcotics.The biggest drug ring in the world is run by the CIA.They've been caught more than once but who has done any time for it?Oliver North has a show on Faux Noise.He moved a lot of cocaine for Reagan and financed an army with the cash.Everyone remembers air America.Hollywood made a movie about that one.

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