These days it’s not hard to see the wheels of government churning out policy to favour big business and corporate interest. Away from us, the citizen, it’s a new period of TTIP-ing in the faces of everyone, and where mainstream lobbying will bear the fruits of our oncoming dystopian Robo-Cop like future. One where the state and public answer to the almighty corporation, and the word “dictator” is replaced by “C.E.O”. A world where metallic cyber-polis have regular system failures, and inevitably start killing innocent people because they are still running cost effective Windows 95. At the current rate, we are heading towards a time where everything we have will have been patented and copyrighted by the few interests on the top of the corporate ladder. Where the long distant memory of free choice, and informed policy based on evidence and science is replaced by the whims of corporate lawyers behind closed doors away from public scrutiny. You can be sure that the current ‘banning paradigm’ will get worse before it gets better, and that the bans will not apply to those making the policy.
Most recent on the list is the UK government’s ban of ‘’Psychoactive Substances’’. The bill will effectively ban most legal highs in the UK. The MPs, when debating, clearly had no clue what they were talking about (I’m sure you gasp in shock to hear), you can see them misunderstand medical data, mispronounce the names of what they were passionately banning, and having the general intelligence and demeanor of an old dog licking its spent, furry dog balls.
Historically, prohibition is a story of failure – raising criminal violence and status. In Portugal, the ‘War on Drugs’ was so ineffective that it lead to criminal gangs running the streets, and a heroin epidemic that makes Govanhill look like little house on the prairie. After the national decriminalization of all drugs in Portugal around 10 years ago, the crime rate plummeted and heroin addiction was dealt with as a medical problem rather than a criminal issue. Socially and ideologically, the country has done a reverse and is currently getting stronger both socially and economically. The same can be said for Holland where decriminalization has been extremely profitable, and has taken power away from criminal elements as well as massively advancing medical knowledge of addiction. In Holland you can buy ecstasy, for example, then take it to a hospital where they will test it for you and tell you everything that is in it. By regulating drugs you can get honest data and ensure a higher quality product. Even in the USA, places like Colorado and California have legalized some drugs, showing a progressive step in the right direction for a western nation. One of the boldest and most outspoken advocates is Uruguay, where the enigmatic President Jose Mujica made Cannabis completely legal in a bid to stop funding terrorist organisations and give power back to the people. These policies were based on practical data and evidence, instead of our tactic of prudish British hypocrisy. These are flourishing examples of the effectiveness of decriminalization on a large scale. The same successes for prohibition cannot be found anywhere it seems. Prohibition actually appears to have the opposite effect, and is endemic of areas with violent crime. These policies give power to the criminals who sell dirty products which inevitably leads to health problems, and even death in rare cases.
The MP’s who make the effort to ban all these mind altering substances will be found post-debate – sitting in the pub drinking alcohol and smoking tobacco with no sense of irony or hypocrisy. Crassly reiterating their point to each other about how they will protect the next generation of tax payers from themselves, protecting the moral and social fabrics of our nation. It’s a stupidly narrow debate – where the parties involved have never partied in the true sense of the word, and in turn have never gained the first-hand experience to actually talk pragmatically about the issue. It’s like asking a priest about fucking – he will say not to do it for the good of Jesus, but what would he know? The people in positions of authority that attempt to dictate our conduct simply don’t know. They have literally no idea what they are talking about. Their job is to maintain the status quo with one system of business for us, and another for them. The crushing of the individual is the end game. As George Orwell once said “all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others”. We, the sexy public, have to bend over and wait for further policy enemas, while the dictating ruling class is fist deep in young boys, brazen embezzlement, drugs, prostitute scandals and illegal wars – all paid for by us.
On the plus side, this is great news for the UK’s flourishing private criminal sector! Brace yourselves for “The Popper Wars” in the future – perhaps a war where gangs of stabby bams will get their cash pile from a substance that is primarily used to ease the anus for penetration, which is ironically what is happening to us by way of government policy. The underground sale of Poppers and Legal Highs (soon to be just “Highs”, I guess…) is a fantastic and dignified business model when you consider it. If you desire more comfortable sodomy in your life, you will be able to pay a criminal for the pleasure. It could even give rise to a ban on anal sex if the same lawmakers are left in charge (and their current level of wisdom prevails), and we may yet be privy to a Westminster debate discussing the pros and cons of ass fucking – which, in the end, is the best thing we can really hope for.