So, I was listening to "Prison Song" by System of a Down and I had an epiphany about stephen harper's irrational vendetta against the safe injection site INSITE:
So to sum up, heaps of evidence suggests Insite saves lives, while the federal government has acknowledged before the Supreme Court of Canada that it hasn't evidence to the contrary.
From the moment the Conservatives came to power in 2006, they insisted that the decision on Insite's future would not be guided by politics or ideology. The evidence would settle it. But as the evidence of Insite's effectiveness steadily mounted, the Conservatives' hostility to the facility never wavered. They wanted to close it then. They want to close it now.
And so what we witnessed last week at the Supreme Court was nothing less than a naked admission that Stephen Harper's government doesn't give a damn about evidence.
My insight about harper and insite is that harper isn't being irrational really. He wants to use the "War on Drugs" for the same reason that US-American politicians do. He wants to criminalize the population and make work for the enforcers of corporate rule, the police and the prisons. (Obviously he wants for-profit prisons, the better to funnel money back into his campaign coffers and to provide work for ex-conservascum politicians.) In this case (as in other cases - see my last post!) money is no object.
Insite is a grave danger to this project. A successful alternative to the police-welfare program called the Drug Wars is like a dart hitting a balloon.