Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Solana talking about drugs

'Javier Solana: failed war on drugs. We need a new vision.
Eminent personalities are meeting today in Geneva to discuss the differences between drug traffickers and local and artisanal production of drugs, decriminalization of marijuana for personal use and other topics during a symposium that seeks a global debate about drugs, their use and trade.

The committee is composed of former presidents of producer countries, European politicians and eminent personalities from the arts and civil society who will discuss the potential benefits of drug legalization.

José Zepeda: It seems that it is very timely meeting of this Committee, and I say it seems that what exists so far, to the international level, policies or local initiatives but there is no Latin American policy, no policy European Union, over the issue of drugs.
Javier Solana: I think it's true what they say, and the answer is in some ways the creation of this Commission, which will try to do analysis and give some action, policy change has been taken in recent years, the "war on drugs", to call in some way, some have used this terminology, which I think is a failure.Therefore we must seek a new vision, which takes better account of two problems: the treatment of a person who unfortunately has a negative relationship with the drug, either because it is linked in a way so hard to leave her should be treated with the dignity that every human is trying to help, to address the health and medical components that have this problem, and from another point of view, we are seeing international criminal organizations are gaining ground. Both show that there is some failure in the policy that has led so far and worth a new look, a different perspective from the global perspective.

JZ: These two sectors that appear very strong in the public arena, those who are prohibitionists, who did not want anything from legalization, and others who do wish to move toward legalization. Are these sectors that have prevented one way or another, the search for practical solutions and harmonious?
JS: Little by little there is to be moving toward a term I would describe as "decriminalization of drug use."That would be a way forward, where we could find common ground between one and another. Without a doubt, this is the effort to do, and I think in that direction will be the recommendations of this Commission, when you finish your work and you can make them public when they finish their work.

JZ: Mr. Solana, you know that one of the workhorses of politics, at least in the international arena of Latin American countries, has been the pursuit of shared responsibility, both consumers and producers. Do you share that view?
JS: I fully agree here is everyone's responsibility, and that collectively, as any problems that have an almost global dimension, solutions also need the commitment, participation and accountability of all parties.

JZ: When you talk about decriminalization of the drug issue, we are talking about a long term process.
JS: We're talking about a process that can be long or may be less long, I dare not tell time. I believe we must also address the different drugs differently, but I think the cannabis, for example, there are countries which, more or less open, are addressing the issue of cannabis in a different way, trying to decriminalize use." Link

Just happened today I read the influence of Masonic Lodges in the Creation of English Secret Service CIA (going back to the times of Queen Elizabeth) and again CIA's influence in the creation of LSD (which was created at Sandoz, a Warburg-owned company) and their help in spreading it into the counter culture of the 60ties. The socalled "Anti-Establishment" could easily have been a social engeneering project with the long term goal of weaken the masses, together with the introduction of Far-Eastern Spirituality and Meditation methods to get them better attached to the "hive mind"-mass group consciousness and such can be better controlled....

see more here: The Ascendancy of the Scientific Dictatorship: An Examination of Epistemic Autocracy, From the 19th to the 21st Century, by Philip D. Collins and Paul D. Collins

here is an excerpt, but you better should read the book, for the part I related to! Link part 1, Link part 2

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