Friday, January 8, 2016

The War On Drugs

My El Chapo Cap DTLA

Geez, is El Chapo on the NRA board?  When El Chapo was captured he was armed with machine guns and assault rifles and pistols along with thousands of rounds of ammunition.  Was El Chapo invited to speak at the next NRA convention?  Just like El Chapo, the NRA is entwined in the cluster of intrigue and violence of the "War on Drugs" that began in the past century.  

For many decades the NRA has been an essential advocate of the US arming up for the failed "War on Drugs."  The "War on Drugs" was splattered on the world in 1971 by the despotic and racist cabal of the Nixon Kissinger Whitehouse.  Of course, the NRA gets 100% behind anything that sells more guns.  

The "War on Drugs" was part of the Nixon Kissinger propaganda spin to distract the American rubes from their own heinous criminal acts including paying for murder in Southeast Asia and in Chile and Argentina and later in Columbia and El Salvador.  

Just like redneck speed traps in southern towns, the DEA and other federal and local police agencies have quotas to keep the money coming in.  Local cops confiscate everything found in drug arrests including homes and even the silverware in "Drug Houses."  After the conviction the agencies auction off the bounty. 

An additional benefit was how the "War on Drugs" could be used by local law enforcement and judiciary to lock up brown and black people to stop them from voting.  The felony convictions for drug possession for millions of Americans prevented them from voting in elections.  In most Southern and Mid-Western states, to regain voting rights requires a lengthy process and legal fees out of the reach of most poor black or brown people.  

And are we in America not sick of the fear factor of the tea party republicans and their shills?  Again listen to what Gore Vidal said about the "War on Terrorism" that is exactly the same scam as the "War on Drugs:" 

"You can't have a war on terrorism because that's not an actual enemy, it's an abstract.  It's like having a war on dandruff.  That war will be eternal and pointless.  It's idiotic.  It's not a war.  It's a slogan.  It's a lie.  It's advertising, which is the only art form we ever invented in America.  And we use it to sell soap, wars and presidential candidates in the same fashion." 

Money transforms lies into truths.  Thank you tea party libertarian Pay-Per-Vote™ republicans all over America. 

The "War on Drugs" and the "War on Terror" are both dire sicknesses caused by ruinous billionaires who don't want to pay their taxes and the criminals they put in positions of power. 

The "War on Drugs" is a war on freedom and human values. 

The abuse of drugs, all and any drug, is an illness. 

It is a horrible illness.  But Illness is not a war.