Wednesday, October 05, 2005

The raw (and ugly) truth about the war on drugs

Great article at NewsTarget.com about America's love affair with prescription drugs and fear of illegal drugs.

Here's a snippet:
But wait a minute, you say. Those legal drugs are different from marijuana. They're FDA-approved drugs, prescribed by a doctor. They have a medical purpose.

Oh really? Ritalin has a medical purpose? What medical symptoms does Ritalin treat, then? What measurable physiological state is addressed with Ritalin? There are none, of course. Ritalin is an authority drug. It keeps children in line. It makes teachers feel less stress and parents feel less guilt. Ritalin is a mind-altering narcotic, and yet millions of children are on it today. Its purpose is not to help children, but to make life more convenient for those who manage children.

1 Comments:

Blogger FreeThinker said...

Yep, this Drug War is insane!

October 05, 2005  

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