Trailer for Breaking the Taboo: documentary about the disastrous results of the war on drugs

Tony Papa of the Drug Policy Alliance says, "Breaking the Taboo, a film narrated by Morgan Freeman about the global drug war, is premiering in December. This is my quote from the film which sums up the insanity of the war on drugs in one sentence: 'If you can’t control drug use in a maximum security prison how could you control drugs in a freee society?'"

Narrated by Morgan Freeman, this groundbreaking new documentary uncovers the UN sanctioned war on drugs, charting its origins and its devastating impact on countries like the USA, Colombia and Russia. Featuring prominent statesmen including Presidents Clinton and Carter, the film follows The Global Commission on Drug Policy on a mission to break the political taboo and expose the biggest failure of global policy in the last 50 years.
If you can’t control drug use in a maximum security prison how could you control drugs in a free society?


  1. “If you can’t control drug use in a maximum security prison how could you control drugs in a free society?”

    I guess you could try not having a free society but that…wait…oh.  OH.

  2. The last three Presidents (at least!) used illegal drugs at some point. Even the people waging this war don’t believe their own rhetoric.

    1. What gets me about the drug use of our last 3 presidents is that had they been caught, under the laws they support, they would have been arrested and possibly jailed, ending any hopes of political advancement. In other words, they have admitted committing crimes which would preclude them from ever being president.

  3. To be fair, they can’t stop violent crimes in prison, either, so that rhetorical question doesn’t strike me as the strongest argument for decriminalization.

    1. This is not about just decriminalization, but rather Getting Help for a drug addict for recovery. Tjis would reduce murder,prostitution burglary etc. How many millions of tax dollars would be saved if we did not have to pay to keep addicts imprisoned

      1. Thanks! I wasn’t sure if that meant another trailer, or info packet, or what. I guess I just didn’t consider a full release on Youtube. 

  4. In a few years time a documentary like this will come out, but against the War on Terror.

    I predict by the next Presidential election the gubmint’s just gonna declare us all terrorists. Repression, ho! 

      1. Oh they realize it. The whole war on abstractions thing is just to keep the corruption going and people too worked up to be able to End it.

        Then again look at the 1800’s. Just as corrupt as now.

  5. Both the Taliban and the terrorists of al Qaeda derive their main income from the prohibition-inflated value of this very easily grown crop. The coca plant experiences a similar transformation and traject. This means that Prohibition is the “Goose that laid the golden egg” and the lifeblood of terrorists as well as drug cartels everywhere. Only those opposed, or willing to ignore this fact, want things the way they are.

    * Without the legalized regulation of opium products Afghanistan will continue to be a bottomless pit in which to throw countless billions of tax dollars and wasted American lives.

    * The hopeless situation in Afghanistan is helping to destabilize it’s neighbor, Pakistan, which is a country with nuclear weapons.

    * The civil war in Mexico has deteriorated so badly that it is bordering on the farcical.

    There is nothing conservative about prohibition. It enlists the most centralized state power in displacement of domestic and community roles. There is everything authoritarian and subversive about this policy which has incinerated American traditions such as Freedom and Federalism with its puritanical flames. Any person seeking to insure and not further compromise the safety of their family and of their neighbors must not only repudiate prohibition but help spearhead its abolition.

    “Narcotics police are an enormous, corrupt international bureaucracy … and now fund a coterie of researchers who provide them with ‘scientific support’ … fanatics who distort the legitimate research of others.… The anti-marijuana campaign is a cancerous tissue of lies, undermining law enforcement, aggravating the drug problem, depriving the sick of needed help, and suckering well-intentioned conservatives and countless frightened parents.”  – William F. Buckley, commentary in The National Review, April 29, 1983, p. 495

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