lastfutures

lastfutures wrote

They're also doing a live action show set in prison later this year.

Oh that sounds awesome, they should have done that sooner now that I think about it. The show has sorta gone downhill over the years but I still enjoy it, there's always some hilarious scenes.

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lastfutures wrote (edited )

I'm not saying it's liberating, I'm saying it's the reality of the situation. The focus needs to be on harm reduction not abstinence, the latter kills. Of course we need treatments available & all that too. If a user doesn't get it from you, they'll get it from someone else. Until addicts choose to seek help or a different life they'll use (not they need to seek help, you can live a fine life while using with the right circumstances), and that is not up to their dealer. Having a reliable dealer with a predictable safer supply is way more important than whether there is one more or less dealer on the street.

I'm not trying to strawman or attack you, I'm just trying to point out that I think your ethical question is misplaced, your focus seemed to be on limiting supply as something that helps.

edit: And I am intimately aware of the fact that addiction is not liberating, but if the dealer down the street doesn't sell me what I need, I'm just going somewhere else (somewhere potentially more dangerous) - I'm not checking into rehab or whatever.

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lastfutures wrote (edited )

Who are you to tell addicts when they need to ween themselves off it? Plenty of addicts will be on their drug most of their life whether you approve of it or not.

Of course the best solution is a legit safe drug supply, ie. heroin from the state or medical labs or whatever, but until then people need to get their drugs from somewhere. Prohibition doesn't work & just kills people, no reason to villainize drug dealers, especially if they do the best they can.

edit: I'd recommend the Crackdown podcast for more radical drug politics. It comes from Vancouver's drug user's union (who are responsible for the safe injection sites and are currently close to getting safe non-fentanyl laced opiates from the state).

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