The circular escalation of the drug war

Enforce the prohibition of certain drug, black market emerges, violence increases, police militarize, drugs become harder, black market entrepreneurs become more violent/more creative, law enforcement becomes more violent/more creative, taxpayer billions are spent, thousands are imprisoned, massive surveillance state is justified by ensuing black market mayhem, federal bureaucracies now depend on the chaos of the drug war for their continued existence, therefore they have no interest in seeing a conclusion to drug war …etc.  The original purpose is long lost.  Prohibition becomes a jobs program for thousands state and federal minions.