I do have an opinion on the Drug War.
First of all, I believe the drug war is a great success. That is because I do not think Soros is the main beneficiary. I believe the Banking Cartels are the main beneficiary.
I believe illegal drugs create a black market value that promotes their distribution and benefits the banking cartels, which are higher up on the political food chain than the drug Cartels.
Illegal drugs are the reason for the cartels and most of the crime and violence related to them. However, the argument in support of drug legalization is not just the users as suggested below. There are also many people that simply believe that it is not a responsibility of the Federal Government and that individual states are the proper venue to handle their own drug laws as they see fit. There are also others who do not believe the government should prosecute anyone unless there is evidence of a victim. In large I support this, because, just like seat belt laws, I do not think it is the role of government to protect me from my self.
Consider these facts.
1. Marijuana was made illegal because of fraudulent testimony in court to support an agenda. Since that time drug use has not decreased but has increased.
2. People associated with the Banking cartels have helped fund efforts to keep drugs illegal. Why? Because it would hurt their financial cartels. For example, the banker benefit by funding a failed war on drugs, further enslaving the people with more debt. This makes the non users victims as well as their property is violated to fund the war, which does little more than keep the value on such drugs profitable for them as they are connected with the smuggling operations as well.
3. The Alcohol industry has also funded to keep them illegal because it would hurt their business.
4. The DuPont family and industries have helped fund the criminalization of marijuana along with the Hearst company, both with sole intent of preventing competition created by industrial uses of the plant.
America’s first marijuana law was enacted at Jamestown Colony, Virginia in 1619. It was a law “ordering” all farmers to grow Indian hemp seed. There were several other “must grow” laws over the next 200 years (you could be jailed for not growing hemp during times of shortage in Virginia between 1763 and 1767), and during most of that time, hemp was legal tender (you could even pay your taxes with hemp — try that today!) Hemp was such a critical crop for a number of purposes (including essential war requirements – rope, etc.) that the government went out of its way to encourage growth.
Hemp was the primary crop grown by George Washington at Mount Vernon, and a secondary crop grown by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello.
The United States Census of 1850 counted 8,327 hemp “plantations” (minimum 2,000-acre farm) growing cannabis hemp for cloth, canvas and even the cordage used for baling cotton."
Harry J. Anslinger
Anslinger was an extremely ambitious man, and he recognized the Bureau of Narcotics as an amazing career opportunity — a new government agency with the opportunity to define both the problem and the solution. He immediately realized that opiates and cocaine wouldn’t be enough to help build his agency, so he latched on to marijuana and started to work on making it illegal at the federal level.
Anslinger immediately drew upon the themes of racism and violence to draw national attention to the problem he wanted to create. He also promoted and frequently read from “Gore Files” — wild reefer-madness-style exploitation tales of ax murderers on marijuana and sex and…
Harry Anslinger got some additional help from William Randolf Hearst, owner of a huge chain of newspapers. Hearst had lots of reasons to help. First, he hated Mexicans. Second, he had invested heavily in the timber industry to support his newspaper chain and didn’t want to see the development of hemp paper in competition. Third, he had lost 800,000 acres of timberland to Pancho Villa, so he hated Mexicans. Fourth, telling lurid lies about Mexicans (and the devil marijuana weed causing violence) sold newspapers, making him rich.
Hearst and Anslinger were then supported by DuPont chemical company and various pharmaceutical companies in the effort to outlaw cannabis. DuPont had patented nylon, and wanted hemp removed as competition. The pharmaceutical companies could neither identify nor standardize cannabis dosages, and besides, with cannabis, folks could grow their own medicine and not have to purchase it from large companies.
I believe that marijuana and other drugs should not be used for recreational purposes and that is supported by Section 89.
However, the main purpose of section 89 I believe is stated in verse 4:
In consequence of evils and designs which do and will exist in the hearts of conspiring
men in the last days
Consider that one of the biggest drug smugglers has been intelligence agencies, which were connected between the Banking cartel and Governments.
For example, I am sure you have heard the song "Secret Agent Man” by Johnny Rivers? It was the popular theme song to the James bonds movies. However, that song was actually written by Johnny about his friend who was a CIA operative smuggling drugs for the CIA. That friend was Adler Berriman Seal (July 16, 1939 – February 19, 1986). If you have seen the CLINTON CHRONICLES, you know a bit more about Iran CONTRA and Mena AR.
"Operation Casablanca", completed in 1998 by the U.S. Treasury and the U.S. Department of Justice, was such an operation, dubbed by Treasury "the largest drug money laundering case in U.S. history" ("Operation Casablanca Continues Its Sweep," Press Release, U.S. Department of the Treasury, May 20, 1998)
The indictment charged Mexican bank officials and Venezuelan bankers. Several American banks, including Citibank and Bank of America, testified or were cited for failure to supervise their own operations. The international ring was linked to the Colombian Cali cartel. The operation seized more than $100 million in domestic bank accounts and cash."
I watched the documentary "OPERATION CASABLANCA" I find it astounding that men risked their lives and lured Mexican drug lords to the states in which they were then busted. That was quite a feat in my mind. However, what came next in the documentary is what disturbed me. These successful under cover agents (with concealed identities and blackened faces) were expressing frustration that the operation was shut down. The reason stated for their frustration was that they were getting close to U.S. public officials. Immediately then these amazing agents were dismissed as not being credible?
I ask again, who is the biggest benefactor of illegal drugs? Is it Soros? I have not seen the evidence to support that. I believe it is the Banking cartel and the same corruption that drew the blueprint for THE FEDERAL RESERVE, THE UNITED NATIONS, THE CFR etc. THESE PEOPLE fund both sides of wars for financial gain and power, why would it be any different with the drug war in which banks are the biggest beneficiary?
here is one example of a Bank involved in Drug money laundering, with no convictions...
Federal prosecutors have no problem putting low-level drug traffickers and money launderers in prison; the conviction and sentencing statistics are impressive. Nevertheless, when the giant Wachovia Bank was caught laundering more than a third of a trillion dollars illegally transferred from Mexico, nobody went to jail and the fine was easily paid. “Wachovia's involvement in big-time money laundering paralleled the period of a murderous escalation in violence in Mexico's Drug War that has claimed the lives of over 40,000 Mexicans since 2006 alone.
The U.S. government won convictions against 23,506 drug traffickers nationwide during 2010, sending 96 percent of the offenders to prison, according to U.S. Sentencing Commission statistics.
Yet one of the biggest entities busted by the feds for involvement in drug trafficking last year received just a wrist-slap deal from federal prosecutors with nobody getting prison time.
During 2010, the U.S. government also won convictions against 806 persons involved in smaller-time drug-related money laundering, sending nearly 77 percent of those offenders to prison. - Wachovia bank drug money by Linn Washington, Jr.
Anyway, I hope that gives some new perspective on the designs of conspiring men and why they push drugs in the black market. Something that could never be achieved with decriminalization.