15th June 2023, Bogota/Colombia
- Wishes 31 / 32 / 33
In the name of Peace and Justice.
I have three wishes today, which I present to you in the name of Peace and Justice - in the hope they may be fulfilled.
My today's wishes all concern drugs, such as Opium, Cocaine and
The production, selling and consumption of drugs is a
multibillion dollar business. It's mostly illegal, and it
generates untold billions of profit to criminal gangs and
traffickers - and unspeakable misery to untold millions of
This is a sorry state of affairs. And a totally unacceptable
one. It's a typical lose-lose situation, with no winners in
sight - except for the criminals, of course.
So, in my view, something has to change.
My wish (my first wish for today) is that production, selling
and consumption of drugs be totally legalized. In my view it's
within each person's own responsibility to decide whether or not
to consume drugs - just as everybody is free to decide whether
they want to booze alcohol or puff tobacco. We're all adult
people and like to be treated as such, nobody has to tell us
what to do or not to do when it only concerns our own health. We
want to be free to decide for ourselves what we eat for our
breakfast and how much sugar we put in our tea.
To declare drugs as illegal is an act of plain stupidity. It
changes nothing in the fact that millions and millions of people
the world over do consume drugs - except for the fact that they
do it illegally, with all the known negative consequences
This has to change, this has to stop!
Which automatically leads up to my second wish for today.
To legalize drugs is one thing. But to set rules as to the
production, distribution and selling of drugs is something else.
I think there must be such rules, very clear, precise, strict
rules regarding the whole process of production, distributing
and selling of drugs. This must be under government control at
any time to make sure there is no foul play in the whole
process, with producers licensed and protected by law,
distribution clearly regulated. and the end product officially
declared, correctly priced and sold in licensed shops.
This would end all criminal activities surrounding drugs, and
profits would go directly into government coffers instead of
into criminals' hands.
Which automatically leads to my third wish for today.
What to do with all those profits governments the world over
will garner in the future from drug business?
That's an easy question, begging for an easy answer - and this
is my third wish for today: All these profits must be used
directly, without any deductions nor deviations, for the benefit
of people's health.
We all know that the consumption of drugs is not very beneficial
for your health. We have to teach people this simple truth, from
an early stage, from the time kids go to school. The profits
from drug sales will be enormous, so budgets for such
educational programs can be generous.
This, hopefully, will create a win-win situation, without any
losers - even for the criminals who, hopefully, will find a new
job (maybe in a government agency, why not?) in a brighter
future, and who will thus find themselves on the winner's side
Such are my three wishes for today, which I present to you in the name of Peace and Justice, in the hope
they may be fulfilled.
In the name of Peace and Justice, thank you!