the privileged society
We look around and say what’s wrong with these people? We watch television shows and movies that glorify drug use. We see on them “heroes” getting high. We read the gossip pages and see the glory of drug use. We listen to the music and drugs are glorified.
No one pushes back, and I have long wondered what price we are paying for this.
It seems to me almost every time I check into a crime, drugs are involved. I watch a reality show (like 48 Hours) and the great majority involving murder are related back to drugs. We hear of people abuse, generally tied back to drugs. We hear of car mishaps, drug related. Robberies and street crime, related to drugs.
What is the price we are paying? Why is there no talk of this price?
In the opinion of this writer, it’s because we have so much and people feel entitled. They think they are the “in crowd” by participating in the use. What they are doing is right.
Does it matter they are buying on the street, enforcing the crime wave? Not to them.
Does it matter where the profits are going? Deep into the underground and eventually to drug cartels that maim and kill? Not to them.
Does it matter that they are destroying the fabric of the nation? Not to them.
You see they only care about their privileged selves. As long as they get their high life is good and nothing else matters. Do they care about laws? Of course they do, look at how they vote and want to hold others responsible, just not laws that apply to them.
Here’s a few statistics for you.
In 1973, there were 328,670 arrests reported by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) for drug law violations.
By 2010, there were 80% more arrests for drug possession (1,336,530).
In 2019, there were an estimated 1,558,862 arrests for drug law violations.
more trump news
Would a third party headed by Donald Trump divide the party?
The Suffolk University-USA Today survey showed that 46 percent of the respondents would leave the Republican party and join the Trump party.
59% want Trump to run again in 2024.
80% believe that Republic senators who voted to convict Trump were motivated by political calculations.
One of those senators, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, is going to face a primary.
Now, she has been serving in the Senate since 2002 when her father, former Gov. Frank Murkowski, appointed her to finish his term after he won the governorship.
She has won three terms to the Senate but has never won a majority of the vote. She won 48.6% of the vote in 2004, 39.5% in 2010 and 44.4% in 2016.
She lost the 2010 primary to a tea party-backed candidate, Joe Miller.
But then ran as a write-in candidate and won, defeating both Mr. Miller and the Democratic candidate to keep her Senate seat.
Will she do it again in 2022? We’ll see. Trump’s people think she’ll lose.
Trump senior adviser Jason Miller said:
“The only chasm is between Beltway insiders and grassroots Republicans around the country. When you attack President Trump, you’re attacking the Republican grassroots.”
Trump news today:
Today the Supreme Court denied his attempt to halt a New York subpoena for nearly a decade of his tax records.
The move paves the way for the Manhattan District Attorney’s office to get the documents and present them to a grand jury in a criminal probe.
did this really happen?
This story broke in the Washington Times today. As you read it, think of the charges they wanted to bring against General Flynn for talking to people 5 days before Trump was inaugurated. They said he was guilty of conducting his own foreign policy.
Iran’s foreign minister, Javad Zarif, met with Robert Malley, who was President Obama’s Middle East adviser, in an apparent bid to undermine the Trump team and lay the groundwork for post-Trump relations. One of those was former Secretary of State John F. Kerry, who met with Mr. Zarif during the Trump years. So did Obama-era Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. They, along with Mr. Malley, were top U.S. negotiators of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).As part of the deal, Tehran promised to limit its nuclear enrichment activities in exchange for economic sanctions relief and access to tens of billions of dollars in frozen bank accounts.