Why oh why do we start wars against inanimate objects and abstract nouns?

Further to Liberal Conspiracy‘s post on the need to decriminalise drugs, occasional commenter Richard W directed me towards this graph.

File:US incarceration timeline.gif

The much shorter War on Terror doesn’t seem to be producing much less human misery.

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There are also times when our two unwinnable wars meet, poppy production in Afghanistan for instance.

https://i1.wp.com/stopthedrugwar.org/files/opium_poppy1986_2006.jpg

I declare a meta-War on The War Against Inanimate Objects and Abstract Nouns!

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2 thoughts on “Why oh why do we start wars against inanimate objects and abstract nouns?

  1. I have long found peace in my own personal belief that all drugs should be legal and available to all at discounted government rates.

    Crime and in turn incarceration would plummet, to focus on other crimes and also we could tax the crack.

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