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BUILD BACK BETTER?!?! - Part 2 Drug Policy

PREFACE

Within a year, the regime has trampled everything related to civil liberties down to a vague dream from a distant past. Nappie-bearing cult members of the Holy Corona Church have undergone gene therapy and are participating in an experiment whose consequences no one can predict. In the meantime, the regime is throwing some chunks to the plebs to show their 'good' side. In that respect they are no different from husband-swapping guys, child molesters or the first best bank robbers. The hostages, read the majority of the population, see any marginal reduction in pressure on the social context or economy as a gesture of goodwill. But of course it is not. Its purpose is to bind them even more to their own oppressor. How that process works exactly, see the explanation in the article THINKING ABOUT - Part 4: Stockholm Syndrome.

Despite the firm promise that there would be no economic crisis, members of the regime have served on the World Economic Forum. Gosh, why should there be such a forum, I wonder. There would be no crisis, so what can be fixed? But apparently it is all broken and the 'elite' or whatever has to go through, is going to rebuild the world under the motto 'Build Back Better'.

But let's not beat around the bush, the world as we know it today is the result of years of mismanagement by the collective political mob. After all, their Personal Intervention in question will make everything better. At least, that's the red line of election promises in every election.

Now the same figures claim that they are going to do better. And on what grounds should we have confidence in that? Past results? I do not see any fundamental shift in the way in which the administrative political-civil service apparatus functions that should give rise to this. So let's see how that 'building' takes shape and shape, what result it produces.

In Build Back Better?!?! - Part 1 I discussed the deeply sad results of previous infrastructure regimes. In this section, we look at what they do about drug policy.

PART 2 - DRUG POLICY

The regime, they say, is deeply concerned about our health. Obviously, this is a LIE in capital letters, given their years of cutbacks in healthcare and the 'scaled-down healthcare' that we can now enjoy, against full payment of our health insurance premium.

As usual, successive regimens don't look further than their noses when it comes to drugs. Anywhere in the Netherlands you can score any drug within an hour.

Alcohol, legaal maar schadelijker dan menig harddrug.

Above: Alcohol, perfectly legal but more harmful than most hard drugs.

Most people think of drugs as cocaine, ecstasy (MDMA), heroin, weed, crack, speed, and so on. But look at the site of the Jellinek Clinic alcohol and tobacco are listed first. The two are completely legal and no one will deny that using these two has no health effects. An hour of browsing that site opens up a world for you. For example, sleeping pills and sedatives are also drugs. These are increasingly being prescribed to the great satisfaction of Big Pharma.

An astonishing number of drugs are mentioned on the site of the Jellink clinic. The red line is simple. All are prohibited except for two: alcohol and tobacco. And one dangles in between, cannabis.

Coffee shops

In 1976 the Opium Act is amended. From that moment on, a distinction is made between hard and soft drugs. With this legislative amendment, an attempt was made to separate the approach to hard drugs and cannabis. At the end of the eighties, it appears that the sale of soft drugs mainly takes place in so-called coffee shops.

Above: Many coffee shops are united in it VOC; Covenant Lifting the Cannabis Ban. The members are ordinary entrepreneurs who want to get rid of the sphere of illegality.

Then there will be, how typically Dutch, an official (!) Tolerance policy. In 1991 the Public Prosecution Service (OM) conducts it AHOJG policy in. That letter mash stands for: no posters (advertising), no hard drugs, no nuisance, no juveniles, no large quantities. Apparently coffee shops are effective in protecting young people from hard drugs because legalization takes place over time. The great architect of this was Van Agt (CDA). The accompanying legislation was as crooked as a straight banana. Coffee shop owners were allowed to sell weed but not buy it at the back door. Growing cannabis also remained prohibited. I don't know how you can put this together. But I'm not confused enough for that, I guess. If not the CDA. The CDA attributed qualities to coffee shop owners as if they were the Lord Himself. After all, the Lord also created out of nothing. True, heaven and earth, but that is only a gradual difference.

The coffee shop operator is only allowed to have 500 grams of merchandise in the shop. More is a crime. Selling more than 500 grams per day at 5 grams per customer is fine. The operator must then buy illegally (!) Several times a day. For that he must have a logistics chain with people who are in principle criminals. Because breeding is not allowed. Remember this one for a moment… Moreover, the back door purchase is a nuisance. Nuisance that the operator must prevent. And well, then street trade is also obvious (= nuisance and illegal). Even more crazy is that the 500 grams is not legal. There is official tolerance policy  in front of!

To prevent that purchasing hassle and inconvenience, various coffee shop operators bought larger quantities and stored it elsewhere. The Public Prosecution Service then prosecuted a number of them and hit the nose several times when they came to court, including in Almelo. The Public Prosecution appealed to the court several times, but failed Amsterdam, Arnhem, Leeuwarden and Den Bosch. In short, as long as there are no more than 500 grams in the case, there really isn't much of a problem. Exit OM.

Coffee shop policy failed

Between the lines you can read in reports on the coffee shop policy that the market for soft and hard drugs is growing constantly. And the accompanying half-hearted measures by the State of DDR Netherlands to slow down that growth. A bit like Hansje Brinker tries with his finger in the dike to prevent the dike from breaking while left and right is already a huge dike breach. A summary.

Thus came the Damocles law in 1999. Now a mayor could directly interfere with what was happening in coffee shops. Even with the legal (!) Sale of weed. In 2000, the AHOJG criteria will be further tightened, but at the same time mayors may independently determine with the police and the judiciary how much stock a coffee shop has in house. It doesn't get any clearer.

In 2003 the BIBOB law was introduced. This concerns an integrity assessment of companies when applying for a permit. Coffee shop owners are thus kept away from 'contacts with criminal organizations'. Excuse me? Weed cultivation is prohibited, buying at the back door is prohibited but we do allow coffee shops?!?! How is that entrepreneur going to avoid those contacts? Understand who can understand. And then there is the travesty of a government that will conduct integrity assessments. How hypocritical can you be? In government circles, corruption and nepotism thrives more than the weed in many cannabis farms!

In 2011, Opstelten, a member of the first Rutte regime, informed the Chamber: 'The drug trade has been expanded, professionalised and commercialized'. Talk about open doors. Everyone who reads in for a few hours draws that conclusion. But the urgency that this implies will not prevent further administrative tinkering, of course.

The Private Club and Residents criterion follows. You must join the shop and live in the place itself. Oh gosh, would that really stop the street trade? On the contrary; the B&I criterion is of course a stillborn child. Because soon the droppings are withdrawn on the private club story. The coffee shop owner is obliged to check passport or ID card before sale. Outside, people from elsewhere are waiting to take over the weed bought legally inside ...

Then comes the distance criterion. That should keep coffee shops away from schools and the like. Well, that works of course.

The report will be published in 2015 'The bankruptcy of toleration' with the subtitle Towards the cannabis law. In it, scenarios are worked out about cannabis; release, not release, the pros and cons of both scenarios. It is now 2021 and the fourth Rutte regime is still not ready to make a meaningful decision.

According to Statistics Netherlands, the turnover from the production of Dutch weed was in 2018 some 4,8 billion. That was 3,2 billion more than estimated ... And, believe it or not, because of that illegal turnover, the Netherlands must have extra transfer to Brussels because our economy was bigger than estimated. Logical, right?

The whole War on Drugs is a myth

According to it 2011 Count the Costs report by former President of Brazil Fernando Henrique Cardoso, the costs of combating drugs are greater than the benefits gained from fighting them. Top pieces in the fight against crime make firm statements about the War on Drugs. A few quotes:

'Our research showed that the so-called War on Drugs is undermining national security. Entire communities are devastated by an epidemic of drug abuse and crime. Addicts are being marginalized and stigmatized and criminalized ordinary law-abiding citizens for using an unlawful drug. - Nigel Inkster, MI6 Vice President

Prohibition creates violence because it drives the drug market underground. This means that buyers and sellers can only resolve their disputes by force and not through the appropriate legal channels. Violence was also the norm in the alcohol industry during Prohibition (US 1920-1933). Before and not after. Violence is the result of political policies that encourage a black market. Not of the product or the activity itself '. - Jeffrey Miron, Harvard Professor of Economics.

Vorig jaar werd 225 ton chemisch afval gedumpt alleen al in Brabant. Dit bedreigt het grondwater en de drinkwatervoorziening.

Above: In 2020, around 225 tons of heavy chemical waste was dumped by ecstasy labs in Brabant alone. The waste poses a direct threat to public health through the pollution of our drinking water.

The report sums up the effects: more than 100 billion a year for combating without measurable results, the drug environment parasitizes the weakest communities, undermines security and fuels conflict, has enormous environmental impacts from deforestation and pollution, creates crime and enriches criminals, a threat to public health, spreads diseases, undermines human rights, stimulates stigmatization and discrimination.

And finally, the most shocking conclusions: (1) politics neglects to teach worldwide lessons about what is abundantly clear to any sane person; the War on Drugs is hopelessly lost. And (2) are hardly or not at all open to alternatives.

Situation in the Netherlands

De police academy concludes in 2018 that the Netherlands has a top position in the international world of synthetic drugs. The street value of ecstasy and amphetamine produced in the Netherlands is estimated at just under 19 billion euros. That is comparable to the turnover of Albert Heijn. Mind you, we're talking about only two drugs. In the Netherlands only.

In Brabant kost een xtc-pil 2 Euro. In Australië 25 dollar. Tel uit je winst...

Above: An ecstasy pill costs about 2 Euro in Brabant. In Australia 25 dollars. Count from your profit ...

For Dutch weed and hash, the turnover is estimated at just under 9,6 billion. Cocaine 6,8 billion. Heroin 5,7 billion. The total is estimated at more than 41 billion. And, as it turns out after some more digging, all those numbers are on the conservative side and based on intercepted, smuggled drugs. That is only assumed 10% of smuggled drugs is intercepted. Other sources talk about 2%… Then the turnover of all those other drugs like crack, methamphetanine, GHB, ketamine, smart drugs, poppers, mushrooms, etc., etc. is not included.

This is offset by a budget of 12,6 billion for the police and the judiciary. Of that, 75% is spent on combating drugs and drug possession, and mainly on weed. Moreover, it appears that the vast majority of drug arrests are for possession; the end user and small street dealer. The real big boys stay out of harm's way. And if one gets caught, it is only a Pyrrhic victory, a victory that takes so much effort that it is in fact a defeat. The resulting vacuum is immediately filled in addition. Furthermore, drug-related crime has not yet been included, such as burglaries, bicycle theft, pickpocketing, etc., etc.

How many villas and Ferraris can you have?

All that drug money that is being made has to be laundered. We leave the small street dealer aside for a moment. He can lose his profits through groceries, some smaller luxury items. With the brokering it is getting more difficult, but with the big boys, we are talking about hundreds of millions, even billions. Transactions in the drug circuit are paid in cash. The money is literally weighed; so many garbage bags of x kilo notes of 250 Euro. In that vein ... Just keep in mind that 12,6 billion annual budget of the police and the judiciary.

When laundering hundreds of millions, billions, you have to invest big in real estate, stocks, companies. The help of banks is indispensable in this regard. In 2009, it was discovered that two major banks, HSBC and Wachovia, were directly involved in drug money laundering. Between 2003 and 2008, Wachovia alone was responsible for 420 billion  (!) of one cartel. The punishment for Wachovia? Deferred prosecution and confiscation for a total of 160 million, 2% of that year's profits. The Sinoloa cartel earns 3 billion annually. The Latin American cartels put together, 64 billion. And all of that for cocaine alone.

Hoe witwassen werkt; banken spelen een centrale rol.

Above: This is how black drug money is laundered. Banks play a central role.

But closer is also a hit.  Rabobank was prosecuted in 2017 for laundering drug money. In 2018, Rabobank settled for 298 million. ING settled for 775 million to avoid prosecution. If you are big enough in the money, the State of DDR Netherlands is quite willing to let itself be bought. Zero tolerance is reserved only for the small end user and small dealer but does not apply to fat directors of large banks. But that's just the tip of the money laundering iceberg. According to the WODC, this amounts to 16 billion euros annually in the Netherlands alone. The drug environment is rapidly infiltrating our entire society through money laundering and investing in normal companies. Because as you know, money is the universal key that fits every lock.

Anti-money laundering measures

From 2021, a cash transaction of more than 3000 Euro will be considered criminal. Well, that's gonna cut it off with the drug lords. And for the little guy who wants to get some money from the bank, you can, but you have to tell them what you need your own money for. At the ABNAMRO you can, with safety belts on, withdraw 10.000 euros of your own money PER YEAR! Yes, your own money on which you have already paid tax and on which you also have to pay withdrawal costs and receive zero interest!

Trouw  reports that 'in no sector can the measures largely eliminate the risk of money laundering'. According to Transparency International Nederland, the findings are hardly based on actual data and are not very in-depth. ' Then there is also doubt about the expertise of the 'experts'. But not that the regime cares, the described measures are a fact and based on magical wishful thinking and aerial cycling. In the meantime, the drug barons have to breathe because of laughter because money laundering via virtual currencies, offshore companies or via commodity trade is not or hardly hindered by the measures. The only person affected is the ordinary law-abiding citizen. What else is new.

Narco status is already a fact

A report will be published in 2019 'The back of Amsterdam ' about drug crime in Amsterdam. That report makes, how could it be otherwise, devastated the approach of the State of DDR Netherlands. Grapperhaus responds to the report: 'The Netherlands is not yet a narcotic state, but it threatens to become one within a few years if firm intervention is not taken. Then here is a minister with sunglasses and not someone who is just democratically accountable '.

Ah, gosh, is democratically accountable? Who? Grapperhaus? He does not wear sunglasses but has injected millions of fellow countrymen from other drug dealers, one of which is called Pfizer.

Legalization

The more you search the net, the more voices you will find arguing for the legalization of soft drugs in any case. Opponents say everyone will be on drugs. This appears to be a misconception, as shown by the experiments in the US and Portugal.

In addition, tobacco and alcohol are also considered drugs, are also addictive and, after all, are legal. So why not legalize soft drugs anyway and, for politics not yet negotiable at all, but very much needed, also hard drugs? Various experiments abroad show that legalization does work. The effect? Less crime, less nuisance, more tax income for the state. Who can be against this?

The answer to this is simple. Two groups of hardliners are against. The inveterate crime fighters, afraid of their job, who believe that the War on Drugs can be won while 50 years of history proves irrefutably the contrary. That zero-tolerance brigade is in reality the drug world's greatest mainstay. With their pathetic attempts to conquer the drug world, they keep the entire drug circuit running smoothly.

And the second group that believes that legalization will get the entire population on drugs and the health damage will be enormous. That too is one misconception. Even it, I hardly dare to say it, is RIVM opinion as far back as 2009, the RIVM wrote: '… the legal drugs alcohol and tobacco are assessed as more harmful than many of the currently assessed illegal drugs (except heroin and crack).'

Conclusions

The War on Drugs is meaningless and maintains a criminal circuit unparalleled. The drug policy pursued in our country can best be described as DMDKO policy (Mopping-with-the-tap-open policy). The result is marginal. The efforts of the police and the judiciary are mainly aimed at small fish. The really big boys stay out of harm's way. About 75% of their available resources are deployed in a meaningless fight that appears to be solely intended to boost the image of politics.

Due to this one-sided focus, other crimes are hardly investigated. The white-collar crime at banks, and more of that fine, responsible for the banking crisis of 2008, huge-scale money laundering practices and all kinds of unsavory 'products' of which hundreds of thousands of law-abiding citizens became victims, are structurally left out of the picture.

And all of this is the result of years of political mismanagement. The successive Rutte regimes have also done nothing to have any measurable effect on the negative spiral. In fact, they have been diligently helping to perpetuate it with their mismanagement.

And now those same narco-democrats who helped millions to get the injection are going to rebuild our country? Past results make you fear the worst.

I wish you freedom and the wisdom to handle it carefully,

Karel Nuks

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