told delegates attending a Rome drug enforcement conference that even limited steps to legalize recreational drugs "are not only highly questionable from a legislative standpoint, but they fail to produce the desired effects."
Likewise, Francis said, providing addicts with drugs offered only "a veiled means of surrendering to the phenomenon."
"Let me state this in the clearest terms possible," he said. "The problem of drug use is not solved with drugs!"
Francis has described drug addiction as evil and met addicts on several occasions. When he was , he devoted much of his pastoral care to addicts.
The Popes endorsed safe DILUTE cocaine in 1898 and 1904, only to turn against it after a falling out with coca popularizer Angelo Francois Mariani over their revelation of their despicable 2nd 30 Years War plan against Eastern Germany and Poland as revenge for the Reformation and the 1573 Polish Commonwealth stance against the Roman Catholic Church's St Bartholemew Days Massacre.
Too bad France continues to disgrace itself by remaining a Catholic nation.
Pope Francis SJ ha audacity to smear contraband drug dealers as a class as "dealers of death" [sic]:
An excerpt from a speech of this Jesuit Pope in 2013:
To embrace – we all have to learn to embrace the one in need, as Saint Francis did. There are so many situations in Brazil, and throughout the world, that require attention, care and love, like the fight against chemical dependency. Often, instead, it is selfishness that prevails in our society. How many “dealers of death” there are that follow the logic of power and money at any cost! The scourge of drug-trafficking, that favours violence and sows the seeds of suffering and death, requires of society as a whole an act of courage. A reduction in the spread and influence of drug addiction will not be achieved by a liberalisation of drug use, as is currently being proposed in various parts of Latin America. Rather, it is necessary to confront the problems underlying the use of these drugs, by promoting greater justice, educating young people in the values that build up life in society, accompanying those in difficulty and giving them hope for the future. We all need to look upon one another with the loving eyes of Christ, and to learn to embrace those in need, in order to show our closeness, affection and love.
Yet it is Coca leaf- the SAFEST stimulant that they banned, in order to protect the most dangerous- cigarettes of Virginia Bright Leaf Tobacco- a substance that did NOT exist in nature but which was specifically bred to increase sales and profits via increasing addictiveness; this was invented in Virginia - which sociopathically calls possession of Cannabis presumable packaged for sale as low as 1/4 oz as a felony" utterly ABUSING that term. It is Virginia Bright Leaf Tobacco cigarettes that kills nearly ONE HALF MILLION ANNUALLY in the USA- yet is absent from the 'Controlled Substances Act', and even exempt from retail product ingredient labeling requirements. It's the supports of such a drug control scheme that are the dealers of death.
Is it any wonder that the Jesuit Superior General who would have been behind this- Luis Martin - who died April 18, 1906 of HORRIFIC CANCER necessitating an amputation of one of his arms before spreading to his lungs, killing him, just as USDA's treasonous to freedom of medicine and diet and public health Harvey Washington Wiley was in Rome for a Pharmacy conference.
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