Most viral videos on the internet involve music or groups of people dancing like the people they just saw on another viral video or animals being cute and/or eating each other. In other words, things that are less than important in the grand scheme of things.
So it’s not every day that a video containing actual good information goes viral, like the one below. It comes from the organization Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP). It features the group’s co-founder, retired Police Captain Peter Christ, who speaks at length with a news station about the failures of prohibition and why we should try a different path.
As of this writing, the video (from October of last year) has over 217,000 views and has generated over 1,000 comments. It has likely been seen by thousands of people who never considered drug legalization as an alternative to the massive violence and criminal activity brought about by prohibition.
Growing up, most people are told that drugs are bad and they need to be illegal to protect society. But what most people are not told is how prohibition enriches the most violent individuals among us and increases violence by driving up the price and profit margin for those illegal drugs. With more profits to be had comes more violence to protect those profits and to try and grab a bigger piece of the cash cow.
Spread the word and let’s make this video even bigger. How about 1 million views!?!