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A rant about cocaine

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Abitwobblynow Fri 21-Dec-12 02:43:11

The subject of coke makes me see red and come over all old testament.

Do people who use this 'harmless, no big deal, I don't use it much' drug have any idea how it is made, and the impact THEIR PERSONAL BEHAVIOUR has on the countries where it comes from (and all the courier countries in between)?

I would like to wave a totalitarian wand and do a mass testing of the population. Then everyone who tests positive be chucked into a military transport plane and flown over to Latin America.

Then, be given wellington boots, a donkey, 4 huge sacks of coca leaves, a tarpaulin, a drum of diesel and a spade, and made to walk their spoiled selfish western arses up the slopes of the Andes to find a mountain stream.

Then, after climbing steadily uphill for a long time, to dig a swimming pool-shaped hole and line it with tarpauline. Then damn the stream. Then, pour in all the coca leaves and start treading, treading, treading with their already blistered soft feet.

then, pour in the diesel and tread some more. Feet will be raw by now. They will now be into several days of hell. Then, carefully undamn the stream and pour all that polluted shit water down the mountainside to contaminate all the environment below it, and harvest the tiny little bit of concentrate that has been panned into a carefully built corner, slightly lower than the others.

Then, to sell what they made to some murderous psychopath, for $200. Days of work and all that destruction, for $200. And not to worry about the 10000s of % profit mark up, because there is nothing they can do anyway.

Then, drag their exhausted fat asses down the mountainside, and go into the mortuaries of the towns. I think they should be given the task of sewing the heads of all the people who have been decapitated back on. And go on mortuary duty and collect the decomposed bodies and pick out with tweezers all the blow fly maggots, so the relatives can have some sort of body to work with in the funeral.

Then, go and talk to all the widows, the children who have lost their fathers, the widows of the journalists and government workers who were brave enough to stand up to the cartels who were gunned down and decapitated. They can reminisce whose head they sewed on!

Then, come back and tell the rest of us how snorting cocaine is 'no big deal' angry.

And these are people who preach organic, meusli and Greenpeace shoving shit up their noses! angry angry angry

You nasty, hateful, destructive HYPOCRITES! Look at yourselves and who you are hurting!

Cut and paste to anyone you know who is a 'casual user'

sashh Fri 21-Dec-12 03:09:29

Can I add to that

And take your children with you so they can carry drugs accross boarders, risk being killed, raped or just have the drugs that are inside them burst.

CuttedUpPear Fri 21-Dec-12 03:13:04

Thank you for posting this. I couldn't agree more.
Everybody should know about this.

Abitwobblynow Fri 21-Dec-12 03:38:50

If you have facebook, can you put it on and ask to share?

Countries ruined, crops not grown, criminals being more important than the government, because of our thoughtless selfishness.

expatinscotland Fri 21-Dec-12 03:40:31

I couldn't agree more!

MrsTerrysChocolateOrange Fri 21-Dec-12 03:56:14

Having had an Ex-H who was partial to it, let me tell you that the consumer end isn't victimless either. Nasty, nasty drug.

MyCannyBairn Fri 21-Dec-12 05:29:54

Arseholes drug on many levels. Well said OP.

JazzAnnNonMouse Fri 21-Dec-12 05:36:17

I didn't know how cocaine was made, thank you for educating me. I also didn't know it caused damage to the environment.
Things like this should be taught in school IMO - yes we learnt about drugs but only about the consequences of us taking them not about the consequences on a larger scale.
A few years ago I did a few lines here and there, wouldn't ever again a) because I have a child and have grown up and b) because of reading this.
Glad you posted smile

hiddenhome Fri 21-Dec-12 05:43:39

YANBU

I didn't know any of that about how it was made or the impact it has sad

hf128219 Fri 21-Dec-12 06:00:04

But, unfortunately, it is how many countries survive.

BelleDameSousMistletoe Fri 21-Dec-12 06:49:08

It may have become how many countries appear to survive but it is NOT a force for good. "Cocaine capitalism" is widely regarded as having an overall negative impact on the countries dragged into it and for many it is possibly the only work they can get - legitimate business/agriculture having been forced away.

Have a look at this for example.

I think "it's how countries survive" is an excuse used to justify taking drugs.

Bunbaker Fri 21-Dec-12 06:56:57

"Things like this should be taught in school IMO"

I agree. Excellent post Abitwobblynow. I'm pretty sure I remember seeing a TV programme about how cocaine was made. It might have been Bruce Parry's Amazon.

LoopsInHoops Fri 21-Dec-12 07:04:51

Excellent post

Selks Fri 21-Dec-12 07:07:16

I agree, but did you really have to use 'fat' as a derogatory term OP? Thanks for that. hmm

BeanieStats Fri 21-Dec-12 07:08:53

If you hang on long enough we'll have some self indulgent wanker along in a moment comparing it to coffee or chocolate.

(Excellent post BTW).

PetiteRaleuse Fri 21-Dec-12 07:13:42

Brilliant post.

RobinsBaubleSparkles Fri 21-Dec-12 07:25:27

Applauds.

MrsKeithRichards Fri 21-Dec-12 07:40:24

Great post. I used to gasp at the irony. People I knew were loudly declaring how they'd only buy fairtrade at a dinner parry yah. Then the coke came out.

exoticfruits Fri 21-Dec-12 07:41:01

Well said OP- I agree but have got nowhere when I say so on threads. I think that it is utterly appalling that pathetic,over indulged people in can take it for 'fun' without a thought about those it is hurting in the production.
It would be a wonderful thought if we could force them to do it!

exoticfruits Fri 21-Dec-12 07:42:23

Pointless buying fair trade products if you buy coke.

sockmuppet Fri 21-Dec-12 07:42:58

I agree with your post but it's not just drugs is it? The insatiable appetite for cheap goods from abroad imported by multi nationals has a devastating effect on the environment and terrible working conditions for the producers who are squeezed to breaking point.

Our western houses are over full of cheap plastic products and we live in a throw away society that is having a terrible impact on the environment, wildlife and working conditions in the poorest countries.

So, to add to this can people also think about their over consumption too.

hf128219 Fri 21-Dec-12 07:44:12

Belle - an excuse to take drugs? it's a reason a lot of people able to feed themselves.

FobblyWoof Fri 21-Dec-12 07:48:25

I'm pretty sure it was the Bruce Parry documentary as I've seen it too

TitHead Fri 21-Dec-12 07:51:34

Thank you op, and well said. I have personally have never touched the stuff due to my past experiences with people that did. I had no idea how it was made though.

takataka Fri 21-Dec-12 08:00:22

Half of your objection applies to chocolate as well. And infact some clothes that are produced abroad

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