It is not drugs that cause the problems, it’s the wholly unwinnable war on drugs

At a dinner party a couple of years ago I was lucky enough to be sat near one of my heroes, Roger Scruton — like being a couch away from Socrates at a symposium. But then, halfway through, the great man began sounding off on one of the two things he is completely and utterly wrong about (the other one being pop music): drugs.

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3 thoughts on “It is not drugs that cause the problems, it’s the wholly unwinnable war on drugs”

  1. Very daring article James and on the whole spot on. Can’t thing of anyone else who would dare to write such an article in this way. Loved the ketamine/czarist ball episode!

  2. Spot on from me, too, James. In the TV documentary series you referred to, former Govt drugs advisor Nutt made a telling point. He said something like ‘[the government position] is clearly not about the science, it’s about morality.’ I have yet to hear a politician from either end of the political spectrum confidently articulate just which moral principle is invoked to justify drug prohibition. Could it be that pleasure ought to be earned thru’ hard graft, without shortcuts, or is it about protecting the vulnerable, or both, or something else? I’d like to hear what members of our new government would answer to a carefully-crafted question along these lines.

    As I understand it, evolution is about the interaction between the individual ‘organism’ and the ‘environment’. Recreational drugs are increasingly part of the contemporary ‘environment’, and should perhaps be considered as an evolutionary force. Those who don’t handle them respectfully or are taken over by them will simply die, and it shouldn’t surprise us.

  3. HAS NO ONE NOTICED THAT OUR WARS, OUR WEATHER, THE BAD VACCINES, ETC PLUS THE PRESENT EXONOMY AND TAKE OVER BY GOVERNMENT ALL GOING IN THE SAME DIRECTION……….SYNCHRONIOUSLY?

    CHECK OUT WHAT SCIENCE ALREADY IS AWARE OF….NIBIRU 12/21 / 2012

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