Ya, Right! Check out Iran Contra and find out who the politician was that started and used that slogan. And, how his administration (not him personally because he was never connected) became a large part of the American drug trade.
Drugging You Into Submission II -- Nearly 70% (70% seems a little high, however I haven’t been to college for years) of all college students are taking a drug to help them with their college academics (school work) and most of these drugs are medically prescribed. Students say that these wonderful drugs make them more alert, more able to concentrate or focus and able to do more without sleep. These unknowing (I was going to say ignorant, but that sounds a little strong for the future leaders of government and industry) college students sound a great deal like amphetamine addicts in their descriptions of “smart drugs”. Have you ever heard of “Tweakers”? Amphetamine Tweakers need very little sleep, can demonstrate amazing focus and concentration, can maintain focus and concentration for extended periods of time, have an abundance of energy, can perform tasks well (at first), feel good about themselves while they are using their drug (at first), think that they are doing well (while they are under the influence), most have become addicted and as the result of their drug of choice, most have great difficulty maintaining a functional, productive life. College students believe that they have their drug use under control, that the drug is working for them and that sounds so much like a Tweaker. I will leave “smart drugs?” now, as a point to ponder.
We humans have used many different drugs for many years, for many reasons and their use, along with the reasons for their use are increasing drastically. As stated earlier, college students use drugs regularly, our soldiers are being prescribed drugs to better tolerate the conditions of war (I have some experience with war and I would never want to have a tolerance of it), truck drivers are being prescribed speed to help to keep them alert and I know a counselor who is taking drugs so that he would not be abusive to his family. Psychotropic drugs are everywhere and where all of this will end can’t be predicted, because this is just too new.
The government supports and facilitates the increases in drug use and abuse by enacting legislation that makes drugging easy and profitable. Drugged people are easily controlled, think less clearly and if they become addicted are easily enslaved. The tonnage of drugs produced and used in the U.S., as a concept, is as difficult to understand as are the frightening social implications. In this article we have been concerned only with the broad class of Amphetamine/Speed type of drugs and there are many more.
Drugs are an accepted part of American Society, mainly because of the Pharmaceutical industry. They are in business to manufacture and sell drugs/prescriptions, they spend large amounts of money on advertising, they invest large amounts of money educating medical doctors and they invest large amounts of money supporting politicians that pass or support legislation friendly to them, Big Pharma (all quite legal). Then, add in the non prescription drugs and America is a nation that consumes drugs, medications, chemicals by the semi truck load. I am suggesting that we do the brave thing, become independent of them and but for a few individuals, this is doable and very possible. Such bravery will require people to do for themselves and the first thing to do is to take responsibility for you. Robert Brown