06/29/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Dancing for Rain in the Eye of a Hurricane

I'm fed up to here!

The logic of the drug war has been proven to be lacking in countless ways, yet it continues. More than 22,000 are now dead in Mexico's barbarous and bloody war. More than 39,000,000 non-violent users have been arrested in the US. Prisons and jails remain at or near unconstitutionally over crowded levels. We've squandered more than a Trillion dollars trying to stop the flow of drugs and we've wasted more than 10 Trillion dollars in continuing the flow. Teens still have the easiest access of all to contaminated drugs, sold by armed gangsters in back rooms and alleyways.

War is peace.
Peace through war.
A hundred years of prohibition,
Needs a hundred years more.

We gotta' fund
The terrorists and gangs.
To save the kids,
We gotta' do the same damned thing.

Where is the logic, the common sense, the embrace of reality itself?

That will be the topic of discussion this Sunday evening, May 2nd. The Drug Truth Network will broadcast a live discussion with El Paso city councilman Beto O'Rourke who is a daily witness to the horrors inflicted on his sister city of Ciudad Juarez and Houston city councilman and former police chief Clarence Bradford.

The winds of prohibition howl as the irrational maelstrom blows. Pipe dreaming warriors raise their eternal chant, dancing for rain in the eye of a drug war hurricane.

Listen to Cultural Baggage & Century of Lies, live at 6:30 to 7:30 PM, central time online at KPFT We will take a few listener calls to 713-877-9-420-420.

From Houston to El Paso, it's a Texas revival of truth and understanding.

Hundreds of our programs featuring interviews with judges, congressmen, scientists, doctors and other experts in the drug war are available at Drug Truth Network. The DTN shows for 05/02/10 will be online by Monday AM.

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