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War On Drugs Lyrics

America can not afford another Viet Nam War
Another prolonged foreign war will tear the system down from the inside
The enemy is you, the enemy is me
We got the war on drugs
We're the enemy
What it means is incarcerate all the young black men
What it means is incarcerate all the Mexicans
What it means is incarcerate all the poor whites
What it means is incarcerate all the homeless
At what point does it become ok for a person to
Stand up and say out loud
It's racist,
It's genocide,
It's slavery,
It's a police state
America can not afford another Viet Nam War
Another prolonged foreign war will tear the system down from the inside
America can not afford another prolonged foreign war
Thank God we have George Bush to find us an enemy within our own borders
The enemy is you, the enemy is me
We got the war on drugs
We're the enemy
What it means is incarcerate all the young black men
What it means is incarcerate all the Mexicans
What it means is incarcerate all the poor whites
What it means is incarcerate all the homeless
It's all been done before in the last world war
It's a solution for unemployment,
Internment
My enemy is a fucking pig
My enemy lives up in the capital
My enemy his name is Grey Davis
My enemy his name is William Bennett
My enemy wears a gun and a badge
My enemy he guards the Mexican Border
My enemy is building a prison just for me
My enemy he throws down law and order
My enemy is not a heroin junkie
My enemy is not a speed freak
My enemy is not a skid row alcoholic
My enemy does not sleep on the street
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Jun 11, 2001
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stupid song is all i have to say. the war on drugs is real, it's about preventing people from ruining their lives any more than they already are. it's not just incarceration, it's help and support, and it gives those that struggle an opportunity to be free of addiction. I WOULD FUCKING KNOW.

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BlackLungFever, you couldnt be more wrong. Addiction is a terrible thing and if I could convince every drug abuser out there to stop I would do everything in my power to do so, but this just isnt being accomplished. Drug abuse needs to be dealt with using treatment and help, not incarceration. The war on drugs is punishing these people for something they cannot control. Aside from the abusers, the war on drugs is taking freedom away from recreational users. People need to be able to make their own decision about which poison they want to use, be it alcohol, marijuana, or cocaine, it makes no difference. Thats my 2 cents :)

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ok maybe we have a different definition of the war on drugs. the kind that Fifteen describes is definitely a crime against humanity. however the war on drugs doesn't just take place in california. where i'm from, the war on drugs helps keep them out of schools and playgrounds. there is no three strike penalties, addicts are not stuck in jail, there are treatment programs, where they can try to improve their lives. there are so many instances when a user has been forced to "wake up" and realize what's going on when confronted with the consequences. that doesn't happen if you ignore the problem. i know there are multiple and complex issues in this argument, and I would probably say we're on the same page. but for jeff ott to deem an entire effort to crackdown on drugs as racist...while obviously true in many cases...is an overgeneralization. still i think in most areas it was a massive failure that led to racism, homelessness, and mass disenfranchisement of society.

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