Back at it. And this week, like all weeks it seems, is not uneventful.
- I don’t support the death penalty.
- Drugs are sold because they are profitable. (Hello capitalism.)
- Addiction is a disease
- Dealers exploit addictions, much the same way tobacco companies did (do), and, perhaps, social media companies do…
How to fix it.
I don’t know. Lots of possible ways. Killing the drug dealers just makes gaps for other drug dealers to come in. And in a world where dealers will kill each other to make room in the market, who among them wouldn’t be happy to have the President sanction those murders?
I personally like the German way. It is illegal, but there are buildings where users can go to partake in the hard stuff. (Marijuana should just be legal all the way around.) In these buildings, there are clean beds, clean needles, medical professionals, access to help, and the cops don’t go in there. So, you’re safe. If you have a problem, there are people there to help. When you’re ready to admit that you have a problem.
Less drug-related crime, less festering on the streets.