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fishermanAmericans promote drug trafficking.

Maybe not intentionally. Already, the uptight rebuttals are forming in the heads of readers. “Not me. I donate to charity. We’re good people from good neighborhoods.” But the truth is the truth; hard as it is to accept America is responsible for their drug problem.

Meet a New Mexican fisherman – for sake of identity, we will call him Juan. Juan is a poor man with limited options. He has a family, friends, the same as everyone else. Juan fishes along the rivers to find food for his family. With any luck, he will catch a few fish. With a lot of luck, he’ll find a big fish that will sell so he can treat his family to a little more. And then Juan is approached by the drug cartels. The cartels are looking for a way to get more drugs into America without being discovered. Juan happens to draw little attention and provides a valuable source of transportation. They approach Juan, offer him money to carry the drugs to various checkpoints. Juan transports his load to the agreed checkpoint, only instead of receiving money he is shot and tossed into the water. The drugs make it into the country and unfortunately for Juan, no one hears his story.

Promotion of Drug Trafficking

What does this have to do with how Americans promote drug trafficking? An excellent question. And the answer will come back in a question of its own. If there was no demand for drugs here, would Juan have died? It is true: Juan could have died a number of ways that day. A storm could have rolled through and capsized the boat. An alligator could have rolled it and taken the fisherman under. He could have passed out from drinking and fallen in. But Juan died due to the demand of drugs in America. The references are all around us. In popular music, artists talk about popping mollies and dancing all night. In television shows and movies, drug dealers are actually cast as “good guys” and audiences root for their success. America is even becoming a marijuana accepting society. The madness is spreading. Awareness about the dangers of drugs, while available, is not good enough.

Americans are spoiled. Drug problems begin with a person being a little too rich, or too into the nightlife, too sad and depressed to face the trauma that pushes them toward a quick “feel good” fix. There is too much internalization and self-victimization and not enough awareness, rationality, and thought. Since when has a temporary fix helped in the long run? Since when has a “get this quick” turned out to be a legitimate bargain? The same is true of drugs. If you turn to harmful substances looking to quickly get rid of your personal problems, strap yourself in because you are heading down a long, deep, dark path to addiction. And the wildest thing is you are not even paying the terrible price. Drug dealers producing their products through organized methods are forcing their people into slavery. They are killing the middle man so they do not have to pay them. They are going after the families of people who want to get out. They are blackmailing people into silence, and Americans keep their industry in demand.

Stopping the Drug Problem

In order for the drug problem to stop, Americans have to stop wanting it. Get into rehab if you have a drug issue. Find help if you are hesitant about it. Rule of thumb: if you have to wonder about whether or not you have a problem, you have a problem.

Addiction is a madness that is killing billions every year.

References

Slate.com – http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2013/12/cocaine_trafficking_horrors_users_are_complicit_in_the_atrocities_of_the.html