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The kick-off for an international campaign in favor of drug legalization was given by Gustavo Petro with his speech at the UN General Assembly, where he stated that the fight against drugs was lost and ways to legalize them should be sought.
The first to support the Colombian’s initiative were members of the Progressive International, followed by Bolivian coca growers’ leader Evo Morales and Spanish socialist congressman Gerardo Pisarello, which I reported on in this space at the end of last month.
A phase shift occurred on October 6 when President Biden issued a blanket pardon for those imprisoned for cannabis possession and asked the Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Attorney General to “expeditiously” review how marijuana is classified under federal law.
Once again, those who reacted first were those from Progressive International, whose founder, Senator Bernie Sanders, expressed his pleasure with the move by President and fellow party member, Joe Biden, saying, “We have a long way to go. I happen to believe that marijuana should be legal throughout the country”. It is no coincidence that Gustavo Petro is on the Board of Directors of Progressive International.
For her part, the mayor of Bogotá, Claudia López, also a socialist, applauded Biden’s decision and declared that “It is absurd that marijuana in California is legal and marijuana in Cauca is criminal. The time has come to move together in the same logical direction.”
Petro’s ambassador in Venezuela, Armando Benedetti, did not lag behind, and wrote this tweet: “Either alcohol is banned or nothing is banned! (…) It is scientifically proven that liquor is more harmful than many drugs. For the nervous system, for academic work, for interpersonal relationships, etc. So, either everything is banned or nothing is banned! This is for the puritans”. It is striking that Petro’s envoy holds this position right in the headquarters of the Cartel de los Soles.
It is not just a matter of opinion, since Petro’s proposal is already on the verge of becoming law, at least in Colombia. Last September 21, right after Petro’s speech at the UN, 25 Colombian congressmen from different political parties wrote a public letter, proposing to legalize the production and consumption of cannabis.
The letter was signed, among others, by Humberto de la Calle, Daniel Carvalho, Gustavo Bolívar, David Racero, Roy Barreras, David Luna, Ariel Ávila, Fabián Díaz Plata, María José and María del Mar Pizarro, Duvalier Sánchez, Katherine Miranda, Cathy Juvinao, Juan Sebastián Gómez, Wadith Manzur, Jorge Tamayo, María Fernanda Carrascal, Alirio Uribe, Heráclito Landinez, Luis Alberto Albán, Santiago Osorio, Diógenes Quintero and Andrés Calle.
Drug legalization is part of progressivism’s cultural war against Western civilization, as a doped-up and degraded youth is much easier to manipulate.
Nitu Pérez Osuna es una reconocida periodista venezolana en el exilio. Por muchos años fue una de las caras principales del canal de noticias más importante de su país, hasta que fue vendido a aliados de la dictadura chavista, por lo que fue despedida. Nitu Pérez Osuna es perseguida política de Nicolás Maduro y se ha dedicado a denunciar, no solo a la dictadura de su país, sino a los regímenes socialistas de todo el continente.