The War on Drugs has become the longest and most costly war in American history, the question has become, how much more can the country endure? Is this a war of convenience? Convenience being a well intentioned design for profit rather than seeking to truly eradicate the international drug trade?

There were about 6000 violent drug related deaths in Mexico last year by people who sought to control the drug market. Why so many? Why the desperate attempt to control said drug trade? Could it be that it would be quite profitable on the Mexican side of the border? And if it’s that profitable for Mexican nationals, what does it say about the people who benefit from the trade in this country. Just something to think about since everybody is so concerned about where there tax dollar goes.

I mean, while there has been debate about closing our southern border, overlooked is the fact that Heroin has made a comeback in this country. Well, I could be wrong, but isn’t it ironic that it has all the while we’ve been fighting a war in Afghanistan? Especially since Afghanistan is a major supplier on the world market?

What I do find funny is how you never hear about the crack epidemic. Sure I know its explosion on the scene in the 80’s was devastating, and was largely termed an epidemic. There was much marketing of it being as such enough so to create new sentencing laws. I don’t know if it worked because I still see crackheads around the way everyday. So now the new thing – well not really new – is methamphetamine; a drug which has been around for decades. Its primarily consumers are non-minorities, but it has become the new scourge of society. Well, if it’s so bad, and its effect is felt mainly in the non-minority collective, how come its not termed an epidemic?

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RiPPa is the creator, publisher, and editor-in-chief of The Intersection of Madness & Reality. As a writer, he uses his sense of humor, sarcasm, and sardonic negro wit to convey his opinion. Being the habitual line-stepper and fire-breathing liberal-progressive, whether others agree with him, isn’t his concern. He loves fried chicken, watermelon, and President Barack Obama. Yes, he's Black; yes, he's proud; and yes, he says it loud. As such, he's often misunderstood.