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War as Escapism

Submitted by Thinking CAP on Sun, Feb 26, 2012 - 1:01 am

War is a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.

Attributed to: 
Thomas Mann

This pretty much sums up the Drug War. Don’t like the Native Americans? Prohibit their peyote and other sacramental plants. Don’t like the Chinese and want to harass them out of the country, hopefully? Outlaw their opium. Mad at the Mexicans? Malign marijuana. And on and on …

Personally I think the above saying applies to many things other than drugs.

But in the end, the cowards who can’t humble themselves …