Hollywood Liberals: What About Cocaine And Party Drugs?
The woke elite of Hollywood seems oblivious to poverty and child labor in countries that produce and distribute cocaine for their consumption.
Home2Home, a documentary by a 24-year-old German bicyclist, provides a glimpse into the poverty and violence in countries involved in the production of the cocaine consumed by the affluent in the United States.
An illegal immigrant in Guatemala warns solo bicyclist Dennis Kailing: “El Salvador? You should be careful… People say they kill people like they kill chickens.”
Indeed, El Salvador has the highest homicide rate in the world.
Kailing narrates warnings by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs that fatalities due to violent crime have doubled in El Salvador and involve use of firearms or thrusting weapons, armed robberies, murders and rapes, kidnappings and the blackmailing of citizens, assaults with car bombs, etc.
“Single travelers should be extremely cautious.” the ministry warns.
But Kailing, who has pedaled through mountain ranges, is determined. “I will just go and.. pray.”
Spoiler Alert: The documentary pictures a terrified looking Kailing biking a short stretch in El Salvador, eating at a Subway sandwich shop that is protected by a guard holding a large pump action rifle while little girls in provocative dress mill about outside, and lying wide-eyed in bed, beside his bike, in a dumpy hotel room. Then he’s off.
For decades, cocaine has been Hollywood’s drug of choice, so much so that its use effectively has been normalized.
Cocaine featured prominently in the recent defamation trial by actor Johnny Depp against his ex-wife Amber Heard. A picture introduced into evidence showed lines of cocaine on Depp’s breakfast table, along with a plastic tampon tube used to snort cocaine.
In 2000, California reclassified possession of cocaine from a felony to a misdemeanor offense. Non-violent drug crime defendants now have the option of getting treatment in exchange for supervised probation. Many CA residents are frustrated with the prevalence of homelessness and crime in San Francisco and beach communities.
Is cocaine next on the push to decriminalize drugs?
Kaine traveled through 41 countries in 760 days by bicycle.