“Covid, Cocaine Take Europe to a ‘Breaking Point’,” warned an April 12 headline in Barron’s.
The problem is that people in search of peace amidst the economic and other crises brought on by the pandemic have turned increasingly to drugs. “We are at the breaking point,” said Catherine De Bolle, a European Union official, in an interview with journalist Jan Hennop.
I read those lines while contemplating the United States’ own come-apart.
Desperation grows and leads to cravings for opiates that will bring peace. Governments enact new policies, and the policies petrify into rigid laws that become unyielding fossils — all in the name of protecting the people.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Wallace B. Henley