What can be done about this situation?
Well, the uneducated need to be educated in this matter.
The sacrifice of drug users, who supposedly are unable to judge what is best for them and to regulate their own lives accordingly, on the altar of "society," which presumably means to terrify others from judging what is best for them and regulating their own lives accordingly, is in fact and goes far beyond the point of what Schopenhauer considered "wickedness and cruelty." Indeed, one may be left with the impression that the drug laws are simply the of people drunk with power whose concern is not about justice or righteousness, or the good of the citizens, but who wish to make examples of those who for no better purpose than to display their authority and frighten citizens into obedience.
You must intervene in this matter.
And even if this strikes some people as unjust, that supposedly we ruin the lives of drug users, the explicit response is often that this is done , in which case draconian penalties visited on criminalized victims are simply a kind of .
Greek and Roman moralists rather admired certain kinds of suicide.
I am not suggesting that we should all become activists in the literal senseof the word, but even without joining an organization, without being "officially" an activist,even if you are not a 100% vegetarian, there are still so manylittle and big things that we all can do to help animals and to support theanimal rights cause! Dont think for a moment that any "little" action that you arecapable and willing to take would not make a difference, because "if itwasnt for every drop of water, there wouldnt be an ocean" (quotingBriggite Bardot, on the same issue).
Even excuses the suicide of virtuous pagans, such as .
On the other hand, the two hunters in the Bible, Nimrod and , are both depicted as villains. The tells the story of a great , , who was punished with years of kidney stones and other painful ailments because he was insensitive to the fear of a calf being led to slaughter; he was relieved years later when he showed kindness to animals. (Talmud Baba Metzia 85a)