(September 27, 2023) At this moment, the latest figures concerning "accidental death caused by drug mis-use", indicate that the Netherlands is experiencing about 1/19th of the U. S. accidental death rate from drug mis-use. In other words, at the moment, Americans are nearly 20 times more likely to die accidentally from drugs than Dutch people.

Why are hard drug deaths at the moment so beyond belief horrible in the USA? What is the secret from Holland that will help us succeed here, as the Dutch have succeeded in nearly preventing hard drug deaths?

    Why Dutch people rarely die accidentally from mis-use of drugs in Holland:

  1. Back 1968-1975 or so, the Netherlands and Europe in General, as well as the USA, all experienced a massive upward spike in accidental heroin deaths, mainly from the return from the Vietnam war of many heroin users. Also, many Americans had gone AWOL to avoid the draft, and had relocated to Canada or N. Europe mostly. But those who actually went to Vietnam often returned addicted to opiates, such as heroin. All wars are like that.

    Around 1975 in the Netherlands. a court decision resulted in the beginning of societal acceptance of "semi-legal" marijuana usage in the "pot coffee shops" there. And the Dutch began to reject all non-prerscription usage of opiates such as heroin and other hard drugs.

  2. I have to admit that psychiatric care and medicines are available to everyone in the Netherlands free of charge (after massive taxes). Therefore, the idea of buying and using unregulated street drugs is not popular with any Dutch people, really. However, most other European countries with similar socialist healthcare systems have accidental death rates from drug use which are much worse than statistics describing the Netherlands.

  3. The oldest stock market in the world is the Dutch Amsterdam stock market, which is still in operation in 2023.

  4. Dutch children, in general, are taught from an early age that hard drug usage is stupid, and should be minimized. In other words, if prescribed any drugs, even hard drugs, by a doctor, follow the directions on the bottle very carefully, and don't share your prescription drug with others.

  5. Adults are also reminded of the above rules regarding prescription drug usage.

  6. There is also a national policy to discourage street hard drug usage, especially recreational hard drug usage. This is part of Dutch society norms.

  7. If someone wants to use recreational drugs, they are encouraged to use beer socially, or "soft drugs" after school or Saturday night rather than "hard drugs" or hard liquor. This advice begins for younger teens.

  8. The Dutch disdain for hard drugs is a nearly universal social obsession in the country. The entire nation is virtually hypnotized with the mantra, "Don't use hard drugs".

  9. Except for legal medical usage, usage of soft drugs (cannabis and hashish) is sometimes not tolerated at homes located in multi-family dwellings. Pot users often must go to the special "coffee shops" or other special places here and there to use weed.

  10. Legal medical pot users, and those few who live in detached single family dwellings, may use weed at home without any problems, but if push comes to shove for the non-medical user, if someone calls the police, the recreational pot user must agree to stop using it since cannabis is still technically illegal except for medical usage and in the pot coffee shops. "Defacto legality" is sometimes used to describe the situation for non-medical usage.

All police in Holland belong to the same one police force. There is just the "national police of the Netherlands". I also conjecture that the emergency telephone number hooks up with that same "national police" if we call 9-11 (in Holland call 112) anywhere in Holland. This means the first responders are all controlled by the national police, and cannot operate differently.

The national police of the Netherlands, have been promoting the, "Say Yes to Soft Drugs" thing for a long time. If they stop you anywhere in that country when you're driving your car and search you for weapons or contraban, the police will not confiscate your soft drugs, but they will confiscate your illegal hard drugs, your unregistered guns, whatever.

I just happen to know the fact that there is only one police force in all of Holland. So it is easy to have a national anti-hard-drug policy there. You could also say that police policy, not law, is what rules the Netherlands, just as it does anywhere.

What I don't know is whether or not this is a lucky coincidence, or if it were done according to a plan to rule over the whole country with one drug policy.

The other two legs of Dutch drugs policy would have to be the emergency hospital system (first responders), and the fire departments. All of these first responders would have to be following the same, "anti-hard drug" policy as the national police.

If you say that hard drugs are still available in the Netherlands, I say, "reluctantly available".

The other thing is that an anti-suicidal policy would tend to be self sustaining. If the Dutch start promoting hard drugs, the Dutch will disappear from the earth just as the Americans are slowly dying out as a race.

All the nations on earth who promote hard drugs, or other forms of suicide, will become extinct eventually.