No, I’m not talking about Bush II’s moron approach to foreign policy, although certainly that applies.Â In fact, it applies to all sorts of issues, but today let us look at drug policy.Â Here’s a story of people who actually do things that will reduce drug usage:
In the shadows of Frankfurt’s gleaming glass towers an undistinguished six-storey building serves as a safe injection area for heroin addicts.
Along with the heroin room, there is a medical station, a counselling centre, a crack-smoking room and on the top two floors, a 24-hour shelter, complete with a cafe run by the addicts.
The introduction of heroin-injecting centres in Switzerland has reportedly led to an 82 percent decrease in its use since 1990.
Of course, who would want there to be fewer drug users if it meant less cause for grandstanding?Â Why treat them when you can have a steady supply of people to throw in jail?Â We’re not so big on solving problems, more on talking about solving them.
Like I said, this covers a wide range of subjects that tend to divide liberals and conservatives.Â Here’s Iowa’s village idiot, Brian Pickrell, drooling on his keyboard:
Once again, liberals trying to show that â€œthey careâ€ (by distributing free condoms) rather than do whatâ€™s right. If they really cared about preventing HIV or AIDs, or the spread of STDs, or stopping unwanted pregnancies, theyâ€™d be promoting abstinence, instead.
See!Â If liberals really cared about these things, they would stop using an effective approach and use one proven to be ineffective, but allows pathetic and most likely hypocritical moralizing!
Folks who like to solve problems will sometimes take approaches that don’t leave lots of room for personal aggrandizement, except through success.Â The folks in Frankfurt can say, “We have dramatically reduced heroin use!” and can enjoy the social benefits.Â But they had to do the hard work.
People like the world’s dumbest man, Brian Pickrell, would much rather go for the quick fix of looking tough before actually achieving anything. Â Failure is a problem, of course, but that’s easy:Â get tougher!
Sex, drugs, Iraq n’Roll, it’s all the same to them.Â Talk lots of junk to cover up constant failure.Â I choose differently.