16 May War on Blacks: Nixon’s war on Drugs racially motivated
For years, there have been conspiracies that there was an agenda to incarcerate and annihilate the black race. In the late 80’s we learned that the CIA implanted drugs into the Black communities. We learned that both the FBI and CIA tapped the phones of civil rights leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Seale. We’ve also known through personal anecdotes, several key members were wrongfully incarcerated as an act to dismember powerful activist groups.
Although, the above information has been noted as facts. People were still hesitant to believe that the government would perpetrate such a systemic act of racism. It was believed that race was not an issue and that everyone had an equal opportunity to pursue happiness.
In recent years, we are very sure there is no such thing in this country. In fact, our sources come straight from the horse’s mouth.
In the April 2016 Issue of Harpers of Harper’s Magazine there was an article titled Legalize It All: How to win the war on drugs. The author reveals the true agenda of the war on drugs. John Ehrlichman, a domestic-policy adviser to Nixon, revealed in an interview that the war on drugs had had “two enemies: the antiwar left and black people.” Because the constitution doesn’t allow the government to make it illegal for being against the war or black, they had to find other ways to vilify these groups. Instead they got the “public to associate the hippies [anti-war left] with marijuana and blacks with heroin.” They criminalized both groups heavily. Lastly, they disrupted both the antiwar and black communities by arresting their leaders, raiding their homes, breaking up their meetings, and slandering their names through the media. In fact, they knew exactly what they were doing and it was clear their agenda was to tarnish these groups.
Interesting enough, the author stated that John appeared to have felt no remorse concluding the interview with a shrug.
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