View Full Version : Nixon and the beginnings of the War on Drugs

9.26.17, 5:53 PM
Something to consider when you look at the current situation concerning drugs.

"You understand what I'm saying? We knew we couldn't make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin. And then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities, We could arrest their leaders. raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did."

http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/23/politics/john-ehrlichman-richard-nixon-drug-war-blacks-hippie/index.html (http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/23/politics/john-ehrlichman-richard-nixon-drug-war-blacks-hippie/index.html)

10.4.17, 11:00 AM
Makes me wonder, is this why we aren't cracking down on illegal guns?

10.29.17, 3:30 PM
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/white-privilege-helps-explain-the-opioid-epidemic_us_59f0d806e4b078c594fa14a9?ncid=engmodus hpmg00000003