MAKING MONEY FROM MISERY
The Toronto Sun interviewed Toronto Police Superintendent Gord Sneddon about a drug bust. Sneddon said that the members of the drug ring were from various ethnic backgrounds. “There was one common denomintor here and it was the desire to make money from the misery of other people,” Sneddon said.
Are drug dealers bad because they make a living off people’s misery? What about undertakers? Don’t they rely on people’s misery to earn a living? And before the undertakers’ turn, don’t doctors, nurses and other health practitioners make a living off other people’s misery. Then there are the police. Do they not have employment because of people doing bad things to other people? And people doing bad things to other people keeps judges, lawyers, and jail guards employed.
“There was one common denominator here and it was the desire to make money from the misery of other people.” – Toronto Police Superintendent Gord Sneddon
Drug dealers would not make any money if there was not a high demand for drugs. Is giving people what they want making their lives miserable?
Never mind the high demand for drugs or answering that last question. Let’s make drug dealers’ lives miserable by trying to make prohibition work.