in the arsehole of diogenes

NEO-HERACLITUS_____________Qweir Notions in the arsehole of Diogenes: weBlog of a septuagenarian Binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Saturday, 2 April 2016

Since the outbreak of the "War on Terror"

are you freer now  as a woman, gay, a member of a religious minority, 
or someone who professes no religion 
in Iraq, Libya, or most of Syria 
than you were under the dictatorship of Saddam, Qaddafi, or Assad ?
asks John Gray [here].
And since the many declarations of War against 'Drugs'
from the beginning of the 20th century onward,
have transnationally powerful mafias and drug cartels diminished ?
In the 1970s I shared a prison cell with a young student
who was serving a nine-month sentence for mere possession
of a small amount of Moroccan hash, handed down
by a magistrate who bought cocaine and raped little girls and boys.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Auban,
What is it that makes human beings accept these war on drugs or terror so passively, naively, stupidly? Here a microtrafficer can get a harsh sentence while another accused of the same "crime" is the current president of Paraguay? So you spent time in jail there. Well I hope you don´t have to go through that at present. We are in dangerous times. Take care. Raúl.

auban said...

Fortunately the War on Shoplifting - even in the UK - has ended. But not, of course, in the USA.
see my page www.beyond-the-pale.uk/shoplifting.htm

auban said...

PS

Have you seen this excellent monologue by the wonderful ex-President of Uruguay ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GX6a2WEA1Q