Sylvester Stallone says, at the age of 65, he is ready to don his jungle gear again and star in Rambo 5.
The actor says he is working on a script that will see the former Vietnam veteran fighting his final battle.
With what? Reality, plausibility, drug lords. Yes, drug lords. He is going to be taking on AstraZeneca and Pfizer in a bid to prevent them rigging the price of prostatitis medication. “Rambo V: Sometimes a Man’s Gotta Pee.” No.
In an interview with MTV, Stallone hinted that the veteran mercenary’s last showdown could take place in Mexico, in a battle against the drug cartels. He claimed Rambo’s “destiny” was “to go out in a blaze of glory”.
Magic. Perosnally, I wouldn’t regard getting involved in that nasty, evil, “little” war as involving glory in the slightest. I suspect the average Mexican would put that statement much more strongly. The US-led War on Drugs is destroying Mexico. Perhaps in some areas it has destroyed society there almost beyond redemption. A while back I considered a post but the subject was too enormous and too dreadful and the solution too obvious to go further. But suffice to say the dead number in the tens of thousands (are Code Pink doing anything?) and the effect on civil society via increased militarism and police corruption are utterly corrosive.
I can think of few better empirical examples of the failure of drug prohibition. I wonder how many conservative NRA members are vehemently anti-drugs? I recall their slogan, “When guns are outlawed only outlaws have guns”. Very true. Works if you substitute “drugs” for “guns” too.
Now that suggests a solution does it not?
But no! Instead of that all it needs is one all American hero with a huge collection of firearms (presumably he’ll have a sort of caddy for those) and a bus pass.