Waarom is er maffia?

(Nav de bomaanslag op de Telegraaf en Pijper media)

Aan het begin van de vorige eeuw heeft de VS gezorgd dat er gewelddadige maffia ontstond, door alcohol te verbieden, zijn Al Capone c.s. groot geworden. Nadat het verbod werd opgeheven, is de groei van de misdaad gestaakt. Hetzelfde gebeurt nu met het drugsverbod.
Het argument dat drugs slecht voor je zijn, en dat daarom het verbod goed is, houdt geen stand, want:
* er worden nog steeds drugs verkocht, zelfs in gevangenissen kun je eraan komen.
* explosies en beschietingen zijn ook slecht voor de volksgezondheid
*het kost bakken vol geld en weerhoudt mensen ervan een productieve functie te beoefenen, door ze voor narcoticabestrijding in te zetten.
Dus verzaakt de staat haar zelf-opgelegde zorgplicht door het drugsverbod in stand te houden.

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“Capitalism is slavery!” vs “Socialism is slavery”

Another one from the anarchist fora on Facebook: which is the ideology that depends on (is most responsible for) slavery, capitalism or communism? Since communism is socialism refined to perfection, the two terms can be used interchangeably.
Ancoms keep reverting to “In capitalism, if you don’t work, you die of starvation.”
This makes sense, but does not turn work into slavery.
One argument against it, might be: “In capitalism, you own yourself, so if you wish to go hungry, you go right ahead and spend your money on things other than food. So working for money means you are a slave to nobody but yourself. If you don’t like a particular job, you quit and find something else (not necessarily in that order).
In socialism (not in Marx’s fairy tale version, but in the cold hard reality of life), nobody will work, because it’s more comfortable to sit on the sofa, get over your vodka binge of the previous night. Because initiative is not just not rewarded, but actively oppressed under socialism, there is not much else to do other than get drunk. You get the same amount of goods, whether you do something for them or not. That means there is no stimulus to achieve anything. So all human progress will come to a halt in Marx’s dream world.
Unless the small handful of central planners designs initiatives, which can not be smoothly, naturally introduced by entrepreneurs, but instead have to be forced through with brute violence, putting people to work in “corrective camps” (Gulags), to chop enough wood in the frozen tundra of Siberia for export, to enrich the centrally planning state apparatus. And to build train lines (which cost thousands of lives and hardly get used: no capitalist would waste such amounts of labor, time and money, only a Stalin would do that to punish people for not being perfect commies), to dig up nuclear material to make bombs.
Or speaking of death by starvation: central planning of the whole chain of agricultural production (production of tractors»digging up enough iron ore»planning for the mining industry, which requires people to be fed» planning for the agricultural sector)

Reden dat het drugsverbod blijft bestaan

Kijk naar Capone, de misdaad is groot geworden in de VS dankzij het alcoholverbod.
Dus de roverheid bezorgt zich lekker veel werk en macht door de maffia groot te maken met dit verbod.
Dat is het enige waar het die psychopaten om gaat: macht (en rechtvaardiging: “kijk, jullie hebben ons nodig om de maffia te bestrijden, kijk hoeveel doden die maffia-oorlog eist; zonder ons wstonden jullie hulpeloos tegenover de maffia)

Common sense gun laws

Certain politically active folks have decided, in very poor taste, to exploit the killings of 17 children in the #FloridaShooting to try to have their political way, to have the government pass “common sense gun laws”. There is only one kind of common sense gun law, and that is the one that removes guns from the hands of people proven to use them to kill., meaning military personnel (as well as drug dealers) ’cause let’s face it: the US is the most experienced/prolific attack force on the planet. No country is safe from US meddling, it’s far from conspiratorial for Russians to fear attack by the west/USA, when in violation of agreements with Russia, the USA is moving NATO ever closer to the Russian border.
In fact, this may be a bit far fetched, but worth considering nonetheless: the reason GWB started the war in Afghanistan to justify putting a NATO base that close to Russia. Consider this:
To reach that North Atlantic Treaty Organization-base, members of the treaty have to swim south, out of the Noryh Atlantic, past Morocco/Mauritania/etc, into the South Atlantic; go round the cape of good hope, then on the east of Africa, you go back up north again, through the Indian Ocean, into the Arabian sea, then walk ashore in Pakistan, and walk a bitmore until you’ve reached (the NATO-base in) Afghanistan.
Afghanistan did not pose any kind of threat to the USA, the president didn’t even so much as cough in the direction of the US emmissary at some international meeting. The excuse of “having to kill Osama bin Laden” was no more than that, an excuse. They did manage to kill Osama (remember that as governor of Texas, GWB signed off on a record number of death penalty-executions, so the yearning to primitively exact murderous revenge was perfectly in character for him.)

According to Brown university, the human toll for the pointless war in Afghanistan since 2001 is (in 2016): https://news.brown.edu/articles/2016/08/costs-war 173000 killed and 183000 seriously injured (I presume those were only Americans, not Afghans or other NATO-members). Wow, such an effective way of defending the people, Mister secretary of Defense, sir (or miss, I dunno and don’t care). Starting a war to send them to their death or to permanent retirement due to horrible mutilation.

The world would be so much of a nicer place if all armies got disarmed.
Te people will have to do so by themselves, because there’s no chance that politicians will agree to do that themselves, voluntarily.
If only the people would stop signing up! That would help the economy so much. And many sign up due to the bad economy, thereby keeping the economy down, and keeping the flow of new assassins steady. Better to start a business of their own. Of course, bloody occupational licensing makes this needlessly difficult.

Drug dealers

Nixon’s “war against drugs” caused the deadliest war in the history of the American people, the “war over drugs”. Just like the prohibition made Al Capone filthy rich and caused so many gang killings in the strets of Chicago – killings that went away after prohibition was lifted the war over drugs kills many people, also puts many in jail (for victimless & non-violent crimes), breaking up families, causing so many children to have to get raised by single parents. And thus making them ripe to become the next generation of gang members. The most infuriating bit is: that politicians know about this, and deliberately continue on, thwarting any attempt to put a stop to the cycle of injustice, for the sake of continuing the violence.
Fortunately, there are people on the Christian right that recognize that breaking up the nuclear family causes more damage than it supposedly fixes.
So: remove guns (and the authority to use force, to arrest people) from the #DEA, in,order to sharply reduce gun violence.

Drug bans should be decentrallized

Let individual communities ban drugs (if they choose to), people that are principially opposed to the ban, or that like to use drugs, can then move to a different community. Try doing that with the state; that state will just bribe/pressure neighbouring states to adopt its policies, ad infinitum, until the whole world is homogenous. In its victimization of the perpetrators of this victimless crime.

Drugsoorlog in Brazilië

De junta neemt Nixon’s “War on drugs” wel erg letterlijk, door de macht aan het leger over te dragen. Ik heb een betere, meer duurzame, meer menselijke en ook goedkopere oplossing: schaf het verbod op drugs af! Dat verbod maakt dat mensen bereid zijn, om meer te betalen voor de drugs, wat bendes lokt.
Wat een imbeciel, die president.

Locked (in a spiral)

I guess I’ve divined the motivation for what lies at the core of DC’s policy, both foreign and domestic: the desire to lock people in #prison.

When the #warondrugs ran out of capacity to satisfy the junta’s desire to lock people behind bars, they invented

the #waronterror to be able to send armed thugs to other continents to collect new prisonfodder.

And FYI: #Trump fits the pattern very well, sctually, he takes it very much farther , by proposing to fence in the country, under the guise of keeping out Mexicans.