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Stop the madness of the war on drugs

History illustrates that social madness is common-place.

In the Middle Ages, flagellants assumed self-mortification would repel Black Death.

The Boxer Rebellion believed “magic boxing” would stop bullets.

Such social gestures, however vain and self-indulgent, codify vital social rallying cries for self-promoted paragons and mores.

Fascism is today’s prime vision of social mania — a bundle of tightly bound sticks, highlighting unity above all, cursing any dissent or rational thinking, magic boxing for the masses. Such kowtows to ruling oligarchs and corporate blessings belie the Wall Street-driven, highly ineffective cult of Bill Wilson’s 12-steppism.

From a fascist wellspring of war, depression, and prohibition, Wall Street conceived such twisted front groups. The Oxford groups’ investiture in the murky, devious dogmas of Nazi-inspired fairy tales spawned 12-steppism: an appeal to sentiment over substance. The brutal fact is that the insane subculture of 12-steppers is the upshot of an absurd war on drugs.

Stop the madness.

Pete Holcomb


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