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Dispatch 24: Return to America: Drugs, Drugs, Homeless, Drugs
This drug problem in America is of epic proportion. I’ve not seen anything like this in Asia or Middle East. Or even in America until now. I spent six years in Europe and never saw it this bad.
These drugs are destroying a lot of people and places. I am no longer ambivalent on the war on drugs. This will make a lot of people angry but I know what I am seeing. These drugs are poisoning our country. China went through this with the Opium Wars and this devastated China. Now China ships drugs the world ’round.
I no longer buy any idea that a war on drugs is bad. These American streets are littered with people who do not bathe and who crap everywhere. They live on the sides of major highways. I even saw one camp in a medium a few weeks back.
This is wrong, America. We are watching people rot in the streets.
The Opium Wars were two wars waged between the Qing dynasty and Western powers in the mid-19th century. The First Opium War, fought in 1839-1842 between the Qing and the United Kingdom, was triggered by the dynasty’s campaign against the opium trade; the Second Opium War was fought between the Qing and Britain and France, 1856-1860.
An ancient Chinese saying, “What goes around, comes around”. The Middle Kingdom has a long memory.
Personally I’d be good with mandatory execution for both users and dealers.
Hard times make hard men.