So why does "the dark man" have a problem with drugs? The guy sets himself up in sin-city Las Vegas. People appear to be partying their minds out. They drink, they smoke cigarettes, it looks like they gamble... yet Flagg crucifies people for using drugs? Is this Stephen King's politics and a slap at Reagan and the "War on Drugs" or am I missing something more important here? There seems to be a disconnect where a monster like Flagg allows cigarettes and whiskey and wild, wild women but goes all nutty over "drug users".