July 13, 2018
Donald Trump, God bless him, has suggested the death penalty for drug dealers.
What he has not suggested, however, is the mechanism by which this penalty should be inflicted, which is by a man in a black mask on a motorcycle with a semi-automatic handgun.
A new report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the number of overdose deaths involving the potent narcotic fentanyl and variations of the drug nearly doubled between the last half of 2016 and the first half of 2017.
The report analyzed overdose deaths that tested positive for fentanyl and similar compounds from July 2016 to June 2017 in 10 states: Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, West Virginia and Wisconsin. From July 2016 to December 2016, the CDC found 764 fentanyl and fentanyl analog-related deaths in the 10 states. In the following six months, from January 2017 to June 2017, the CDC tallied 1,511 overdose deaths involving the drugs.
When legitimately prescribed, fentanyl helps patients managing extreme pain, such as caused by cancer. It is typically dosed in the form of tablets, patches or intravenously. However, illicit forms of the drug are commonly sold as a powder or pressed into pills. Fentanyl and chemically similar variations, known as analogs, have been sold on the black market and can be extremely potent.
One such analog is the drug carfentanil. It is 10,000 times as potent as morphine and used to tranquilize elephants. The drug was found to be responsible for overdose outbreaks in Ohio and West Virginia in 2016. The CDC found that deaths associated with carfentanil jumped 94% from 421 to 815 in the 10 states studied during the 12-month period.
We have a crisis here, people.
And the reason we have a crisis here is that Barack Obama did nothing about opioids, because it was a problem that overwhelmingly affected the disaffected white community which he was intent on further disaffecting as he used the federal government to wage a race war against us.
This is yet another mess Donald Trump has been left to clean up.
He has joked about Philippines President Rody Duterte teaching him how to deal with drug dealers.
Duterte of course simply sends men on motorcycles in ski masks to shoot them in the street.
The crisis in America has reached such levels that it is only sensible to declare martial law and start sending special forces men to assassinate drug dealers in the streets, Duterte style.
I don’t know how anyone can possibly disagree with this.
People are already dying in massive numbers. If deaths are what we are worried about, only a tiny fraction of a fraction of the deaths would be happening if we simply deployed assassins to kill these drug dealers in the streets.
What is the counterargument, exactly?
If it isn’t “dying is bad,” then wtf is it?