By Serge Kreutz

Alternatives to a violent future are not very likely to succeed. But widespread drug use could be of help. Marijuana can make peaceful because of its potential to induce mild paranoia. Paranoid people seek emotional shelter. There is a historical antecedent in the 1960s and 1970s. Furthermore, social losers on opiates are quite happy with their fate as long as they are supplied with their drugs. And overall, in drug-consuming communities, sexual market value is less important. Highly successful individuals could derive benefits through personal freedom if fewer laws restrict them. Then there would be less incentive to bank on destruction.

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