The billions worth of drugs to weaken societies
In the mid 19th century, the British flooded China with the drug opium that resulted in widespread social and economic problems. Most of the drug was being imported from India. The rulers of China saw that their society was weakening. So they tried to solve the problem by trying to stop the British from their lucrative drug business.
This resulted in the first Opium War with the victors, the British, imposed unjust treaties on China giving the former widespread access to territories and opportunities. For what could a weakened society put up against people who knew the bad effects of drugs and adopted measures to stop these from destroying their troops?
Now the Chinese are making use of what they learned from their debacle from the Opium Wars. They are now using drugs to weaken societies that are resisting their claims or plans of exploiting the riches of the South China Sea. We are referring to the South East Asian countries like Vietnam and the Philippines.
The recently caught billions of pesos worth of shabu are the same as the blocks of that drug floating around our territorial waters and those of Vietnam. Since there are also other countries like Japan, Taiwan, and Malaysia who are resisting China’s overtures, perhaps it will not be long before these will also be having shabu problems.
Any country of drug addicts cannot win a war against a decently armed country with disciplined soldiers. The Chinese know these by experience and they are using it against us.
On the other hand, even a small country with a healthy and determined populace can resist, even defeat, the most powerful country in the world. Look at how Vietnam drove away the Americans in shameful defeat.
The moral of the story is for our leaders to do everything to fight the drug war and all kinds of vices. Otherwise, our country, with the weakened moral fiber of the populace can be readily taken over by any of our neighbors who are presently salivating over our rich natural resources.**