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  •  Cocaine didn't cause this, either.... (1+ / 0-)
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    oldpotsmuggler

    I've done my share, and I never considered the possibility that it might be acceptable to steal from working people. Ever.

    I don't doubt that there was an entire culture associated with the bankster thieves, and that cocaine was a part of that culture, but blowing a few lines doesn't make you a gangster or a thief.

    •  Cocaine is an ego drug (3+ / 0-)
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      SixSixSix, SouthernLiberalinMD, Woody

      and that sort of personality type loves it.

      It's always been a rich man's drug.

      Why do you think penalties for powder are different from crack?

      Yes it's broadly stated: this is a comment not a dissertation.

      You don't have the the ego  or the stunted moral development needed to make a living exploiting and ruining people .

      •  Well, sure.... But the coke isn't the cause. (1+ / 0-)
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        skohayes

        It IS an ego drug, but it's not just a rich man's drug. It's always been quite popular among the working-class people I know. It doesn't turn you into a sociopath or a monster or a con man. Our street gang culture is just saturated with marijuana use. Obviously, the marijuana is not to blame for the criminality of that culture any more than cocaine is to blame for the criminality of the bankster culture.

        My main thing is that I think the entire drug war is a nightmare. Demonizing one drug, to make another drug look better seems counter-productive to me. It's the same type of mentality that has allowed coke-snorting rich men and politicians to support awful, draconian sentences for crack without any shame or mercy.

        I think we get each other's points here, really... I am pretty damn sure we have the same goals anyway. Smarter drug policy, and the unholy wrath of Satan on the thieving banksters. Right?

        You don't have the the ego  or the stunted moral development needed to make a living exploiting and ruining people .
        Thanks. Haha

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