The Opiod Epidemic Is Piercing the Illusion of Legitimacy
Given that the opiod epidemic is at an all time high, and is so high that it is causing a decline in life expectancy, it is newly relevant that the US military restored the banned poppy/opium industry by guarding the poppy fields of Afghanistan, which are the source of 90% of the world’s opium.
In 2001 the Taliban eradicated the opium/poppy industry for moral reasons, and then the US government went in and restored it! (To be fair, the US military are just following orders, and most probably feel sick about it.) To some this is old news, because the war in Afghanistan is the longest war in US history, but now, some self-described veterans are online claiming that US troops do not guard the poppy fields, and that this rumor is being spread only by non-veterans.
Although it seems like veterans should know, these videos prove otherwise:
Although the officer doesn’t admit that the US military restored the poppy/opium industry, he does admit that they guard it, and he explains that the US is trying to get the farmers to grow grains and vegetables instead. However, we can deduce with certainty that the poppy farmers obviously never switched to grains or vegetables given that the opium industry is at an all time high, and of course, the US military is still there, which means that, years after restoring the poppy/opium industry, the US government is either still guarding the fields, or else it has eliminated the threat to the fields and no longer needs to guard them.
Given how all of the obvious results of the longest war in American history, which is still ongoing (as of December 2017), are all highly undesirable to the American people, we can deduce with certainty that the US government, and thus the US military, serve someone other than the American people. Could the US government still be fighting the longest war in US history just to give tax dollars to defense contractors and other cronies, given how the only other obvious results have also been harmful: 1) the opiod epidemic in the US, 2) the damage to the US economy, 3) the injury, death, or suicide of American troops, and 4) the creation of new enemies as a result of occupying and killing so many innocent people?
One clue is another, less obvious, result of the war in Afghanistan—the US government is perfecting asymmetric warfare. In fact, the US government has been practicing asymmetric warfare almost continuously since the Vietnam war began.
Asymmetric warfare is where government forces find and kill any resistance within an indigenous population. Now consider that there would be no reason to devote such an extreme amount of effort to perfecting asymmetric warfare unless one were planning to conquer the largest, wealthiest, and best armed indigenous population on earth. The US government, and those it serves, are thus planning to fight the American people, but that can’t be the goal of mere defense contractors, so the US government must be primarily serving someone else.
The opiod epidemic—the newest result of the war in Afghanistan, completes a compelling argument that the US government serves players who want to be able to successfully fight the American people. In fact, the opiod epidemic may thus actually be a deliberate attack on the American people.
Although the results of the Afghan war form a compelling argument that the US government serves players well above the President instead of the people, it is not an ironclad proof. However, we already have an ironclad proof that these players exist and are globally dominant. The results of the Afghan war merely strengthen an already ironclad argument.
We can neutralize the players if we pierce the illusion of legitimacy, because they are not omnipotent, and if their front men lose the illusion of legitimacy, then they will be finished. However, the window of opportunity is closing, and the opiod epidemic is a string we need the people to pull on to unravel the the illusion of legitimacy.
I know the zeitgeist is to hide and be self-sufficient, but what good would it have done to become a hermit in rural Russia during the Bolshevik revolution, and then to have to lived the rest of your life in the USSR? You might be thinking you could have escaped, but what if the USSR had been global?
In the end, it’s the things you didn’t do you will regret most.