28 Nov 2009

Cocaine, LSD, Methamphetamine, Ecstasy, Heroin, Marijuana and so forth

Let’s talk about an issue that everyone says is prohibited and makes people unhealthy but that's very rare to see any advertising against it: DRUGS.

Tell me something: who did tell you that drugs make your body sick and is considered illegal? In the school? Your parents? When talking to your friends? Probably one of those. Have you ever noticed that is VERY RARE to watch on television or cinema any propaganda against drugs? It should be one of the most efficient ways of telling people about the power of destruction of drugs. However they do not do it.

It’s left me thinking about it.

By watching TV, I noticed that at some intervals, journalists say some reportages about cases of drugs. It is related to artists, players, businesswomen/men, politicians and all sorts of people from high society. We know that drugs is part of luxury.

We all could see that Andre Agassi, a former World No. 1 professional American tennis player who won eight Grand Slam singles tournaments and an Olympic gold medal in singles, wrote a book in what he confesses he made use of crystal methamphetamine.

It is only one case among so many others.

How many artists have you heard about that use or have used drugs? It is almost like part of any artistic party! I’m not going to cite names anymore; it isn’t my intention on this text. I just want to take your attention to this because who make drug cartels working are the high society! Cocaine, for example, means luxury.

How many films have you ever watched where “drug addicted” are shown inhaling cocaine, smoking marijuana and all kinds of drugs? As we see, there’s only propaganda in behalf of using drugs. So, if it is just like this, it’s absolutely understandable why the US never won the war on drugs inside Colombia.

It isn’t easy to fight against a market which moves on more than $70 billions only in the US, exceeding revenues by corporations such as Starbucks! Perhaps, it is a reason why there’s no advertises telling people that drugs like heroin, LSD, cocaine, marijuana, crack, methamphetamine, ecstasy, mandrax, dagga, barbiturates, etc, are harmful to our bodies and minds. The value and interest behind those drugs are higher than we can even imagine.

Thinking on this and looking at Rio de Janeiro, I feel sorrow for people who suffer with this (just to comment on an isolated example).

Let me explain.

For a long time Rio’s police have been fighting on drug traffickers and cartels that took over hills and shantytowns along all the city. I see it as an endless fighting.
The criminals use all types of weapons, ranging from grenades to antitank rockets. They fight not only the police but also rival gangs. Everyday lots of innocents, that are taken aback for street fighters, die in reason of those battles.

Why do those many people die?

Yes. These innocents die everyday to give way to drugs arrive in middle and high classes society. Those combats take place to make an artist party more lively and enjoyable. It happens because there are politicians and even some police officers who win a high amount of money to leave drug cartels make theirs “business” without being bothered. They die to give place to lives of orgy and luxury.

There are too much money involved in.

Well, looking all over it, we can see that the high and middle class are somewhat sponsors of all those deaths. So what? It’s fine to be a famous addicted, isn’t? It’s chic!
Deaths? Well, it doesn’t matter! What matter is to have lively parties and enjoy life (even if this joy is just an illusion)!

Welcome to hell, my old chap!

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