Fitzroy history – being a drug dealer was so much easier in the nineteenth century

Fitzroy history – being a drug dealer was so much easier in the nineteenth century

Before prohibition and the absurd ‘war on drugs’, importing opium into Australia was routine, at least as long as you paid the correct import duty on your smack. As reported in The Argus, Friday, 3 June 1892, p6, a North Fitzroy resident of Chinese descent called Goon Sang, who worked as a vegetable hawker, was prosecuted in the Fitzroy Police Court for not paying import duty on over 200 pounds (about 100kg) of opium.…

legalise all drugs now

Update 10 March 2009: no one listens to rational opinions on drugs like mine. Maybe when an establishment voice like that of the Economist says exactly what I have said below about legalising drug use, western politicians may listen.

It is time for the Australian government to legalise and / or decriminalise the sale, distribution, possession and consumption of all recreational drugs.…

Rudd is an idiot

The honeymoon is over. The Rudd Labor government has made its first obviously completely stupid policy decision. He wants to perpetuate the irrational and impractical policy of trying to eradicate opium poppy production in Afghanistan.

I’ve written twice previously about western opium hypocrisy and Afghan poverty and the consequences of stupid western policies about the world drug trade – we are the real terrorists.…