The US driven War on Drugs is the pointy end of globalism, the tyranny of the New World Order made manifest.
All over the world nations have been treaty grid-locked into drug prohibition policies which, when it comes to achieving their stated goals – reduction of drug supply, drug abuse and crime - do not work and cannot work.
In fact drug prohibition policies have escalated drug abuse, created a heroin plague, made the use of dangerous drugs more dangerous, corrupted our police services, escalated crime and the fear of crime, and created enormous social dysfunction and paralysing community division.
The more Australian governments have spent on prosecuting prohibition, the more drug deaths we have suffered.
So what has drug prohibition achieved? Social control and an assault on our civil liberties so pernicious, and on such a scale, that our forbears, the founders of democratic liberalism, could not never have imagined.
Drug prohibition has been the excuse for proscribing our civil liberties and arming our (corrupted) police with new powers of search, surveillance and arrest.
Drug prohibition is at heart a war by governments on the private use of some of Nature’s most useful healing herbs. But it is more than that. It is a war by governments on their peoples. And in particular it is a war on youth.
All over the world where US drug prohibition policies have become law, prisoner populations have increased. An estimated 80% of the 7,500 full time prisoners in NSW jails have been convicted on drug related offences.
The incarceration industry, which has been created by the Drug War, comes with its own in-built growth imperative. This is a monster more dangerous than drugs. Let us always bear in mind that the privatisation of jails spells the creation of a new slave class.
If this sounds alarmist it is because it is alarming when our governments start building and opening new jails at a faster rate that they build hospitals or universities. How is it that there is no public money to fund university scholarships, yet our governments will happily pay out about $60,000 a year per person incarcerated?
We who believe in freedom will not rest until we see reform of these bad laws.
We are aware that white settlement of Australia began as the tyranny of an English penal colony. Our forebears (white and black) struggled long and hard for freedom and democratic reform. Now we see those hard won liberties subverted and Australia slide into becoming a penal colony of US foreign policy.
The US alliance is killing (and jailing) our kids again.
The time has come to draw the line. The choice is either we suffer individually and separately a deepening of our oppression, or we stand together in a struggle for freedom.
Let us stand with all those who speak up and speak out for justice. On the path of peaceful social change, there are many footprints to follow – the Buddha, Jesus Christ, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela and all the freedom rides, protest marches and peace pilgrimages that have gone before.
Let us clean up the mess of prohibition in this generation. Let us speak out for the victims, casualties and prisoners of the Drug War. Let us bear witness to the suffering and injustice created by drug prohibition policies.
Come aboard the Freedom Ride. Let us go to the gates of the jails and count the prisoners of the Drug War."