Over the past several decades, there has been nothing that has been as quintessentially American as our prison industry. Thanks to the War on Drugs, America has taken the global lead in incarceration for economic gain. In this young century, America has even aggressively exported its prison know-how to the world.
And now we've reached an equilibrium in the Drug War, providing a steady stream of raw materials, both for incarceration and mass entertainment. A large enough portion of the population uses illegal drugs at any given time, so Law Enforcement can use that to justify "cracking down" on any segment of the population that suits their fancy. And the stories that result can be recycled into television show plots. The resulting worry among viewer/consumers is used to justify purchases of paramilitary equipment by local police. It's all quite a stable feedback loop.
We're ready to step up and take it to the next level!
Let's outlaw chocolate!
Among other reasons for this move:
Watch this space! I've set up a CafePress store to sell t-shirts and the like. Because just like every other player in the War on Drugs, I'm in this for the money!
Remember, MORE PRISONS = MORE MONEY!!
So let me present my bona fides in this regard.
I tell people, "I can't keep chocolate in my house, because I can't keep chocolate in my house."
At work, when somebody has chocolates out for people to take, I take all that propriety would deem prudent, and more. This isn't the case with other habit-forming substances and me. For instance, I drink coffee every day, but if I don't have any, I don't actually go steal some. Similarly, I drink alcohol frequently, but if I don't have any, I do without, rather than break into a liquor store.
It's chocolate that does me in, so society must change its ways!