“Hey, Thomas Edison, you dumbass… you failed so hard to invent a lightbulb, just give it up already” — All the people who never escaped the status quo.
w.r.t. to the war on drugs, we haven’t been using “every tool at our disposal” properly. It’s failed because it’s trying to just punish away a mental health issue. Our failure stems from a lack of understanding, and our persistence in a failed approach is sad and pathetic… …but that does not mean that we should give up on trying to fix or reduce the damage of drug abuse. It just means that what we tried isn’t working, and we need to try something else.