Monday, November 09, 2015

We are all in danger, and the "Gentler War on Drugs"

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Image result for alabama frat tasing police images"First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me." `Martin Niemöller`

I saw the video of the police going all Rodney King on that frat boy and gal down in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. [Video]

All I have to say is that at some point even these  kids dripping with white privilege will see that if power goes unchecked they, too, will become victims of injustice at some point in their lives.

Now here we have these "normal" college kids waking up to the police gone wild as well.  Let's see if their parents and loved ones become more sympathetic to the plight of young men of color the next time that they see them getting the business from the police in live and living color.

Finally, in case you didn't notice, America has a heroin problem. States with lily white populations have seen an explosion of heroin use over the past few years and it is devastating a lot of these smaller communities far from those evil urban areas. 

Of course we know that there will be no draconian drug laws like the ones passed during the crack epidemic that affected mostly poor people and people of color in the inner cities of America.

That won't be the case this time around, and I am quite sure that America will have a different response to this latest drug crisis.

"The New York Times recently published an article titled, “In Heroin Crisis, White Families Seek Gentler War on Drugs.”

In the piece, middle-class white families, mostly from suburbs and small towns, detail their traumatic experiences with heroin addiction, also known as “smack.” One white New Hampshire man interviewed for the piece talks about how he viewed people battling addiction as “junkies” until he recognized their faces in his own high-achieving, privileged daughter.

Here are some revealing numbers from the piece:

* Deaths from heroin rose to 8,260 in 2013, quadrupling since 2000 and aggravating what some were already calling the worst drug-overdose epidemic in United States history.
 
* Nearly 90 percent of those who tried heroin for the first time in the last decade were white.
No wonder “compassion” is the word of the day.
 
The article includes the personal and political positions of GOP presidential candidates Carly Fiorina, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie, all of whom have expressed that there is a need to decriminalize addiction. This is a glaring departure from the policies of the party of Ronald Reagan. It was through his backroom dealings with Nicaragua’s Contras that the war on drugs (pdf) intensified as crack cocaine and guns flooded inner cities, laying the groundwork for mass incarceration that has ravaged black communities; yet, here are his political descendants struggling to frame addiction as the health issue it has always been without making the GOP look like the party of hypocrites that it has always been.
 
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton also has had to step into the breach in an attempt to sanitize the insidious racism that shades her husband’s legacy at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Former President Bill Clinton was complicit in the passage in 1994 of the omnibus crime bill, which included the “Three Strikes Law,” thus expanding the war on drugs. He has since acknowledged and apologized for his role in the devastation that the bill caused for black families, but it’s much too little, much too late.

Here are some revealing numbers from the piece:

* Deaths from heroin rose to 8,260 in 2013, quadrupling since 2000 and aggravating what some were already calling the worst drug-overdose epidemic in United States history.
* Nearly 90 percent of those who tried heroin for the first time in the last decade were white.
No wonder “compassion” is the word of the day.
 
The article includes the personal and political positions of GOP presidential candidates Carly Fiorina, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie, all of whom have expressed that there is a need to decriminalize addiction. This is a glaring departure from the policies of the party of Ronald Reagan. It was through his backroom dealings with Nicaragua’s Contras that the war on drugs (pdf) intensified as crack cocaine and guns flooded inner cities, laying the groundwork for mass incarceration that has ravaged black communities; yet, here are his political descendants struggling to frame addiction as the health issue it has always been without making the GOP look like the party of hypocrites that it has always been.
 
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton also has had to step into the breach in an attempt to sanitize the insidious racism that shades her husband’s legacy at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Former President Bill Clinton was complicit in the passage in 1994 of the omnibus crime bill, which included the “Three Strikes Law,” thus expanding the war on drugs. He has since acknowledged and apologized for his role in the devastation that the bill caused for black families, but it’s much too little, much too late." [More]

Hmmm, it seems that the "first black president" wasn't looking out for his constituents after all.

*Pic from totalfratmove.com
 








55 comments:

PilotX said...

Hmmmmm, whites with drug addictions? Say it aint so.

PilotX said...

Looks like the Fox news crowd crazies on the right are starting the war on Christmas shit again.

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2015/11/09/3720449/starbucks-war-christmas/

Lance Cockstrong said...

"There but the grace of God Go I" - Jesus Christie

James Bold said...

"we know that there will be no draconian drug laws like the ones passed during the crack epidemic that affected mostly poor people and people of color"

It was the "Black community" who demanded draconian drug laws to deal with the "scourge" of crack cocaine and the associated violence over territory.  The Congressional Black Caucus insisted on it, and the executive and judicial branches went all-in on getting crack makers and dealers off the streets.  They gave Blacks everything they asked for.  Refusing would be "racist".

But it turns out you didn't actually want them off the streets.  You wanted "something" done, but nothing that actually involved, you know, preventing the makers and sellers from making and selling (and killing each other, "snitches" and bystanders) because that "put fathers in prison" and stuff.  As it turns out, giving Blacks everything they ask for is also racist.

White people won't be demanding the same extreme responses because they think things through first.  You really are your own worst enemies.

PilotX said...

I didn't want them off the streets? Yes I did. Why do you insist on making statements about what I want?

dinthebeast said...

The war on (some) drugs lies at the root of the police problem we are experiencing. Well, that and plain old racism. The police might not feel like they need to over react so often if people didn't hate them so much. People in poor communities fear and distrust police because if you live there, you know someone who has had their life ruined by the police and the courts. That's not something that you can just ask the police to ignore. They are human beings also. I know lots of white drug addicts. What might get some of the right kind of attention is some wealthy white drug addicts. Poor folks tend to be ignored even when they're white. Although wealthy people already have more treatment options, so that might not work either.
Portugal tried decriminalization, and last I heard, it was going rather well.

-Doug in Oakland

PilotX said...

Good insight Doug. I just jumpseated with a Southwest crew based in Oakland. The FO was an attractive Asian young lady. If I was 5 years younger and single you and Granny would have a new neighbor.

Yīshēng said...

Guess those negroes at Mizzou aren't to be played with.

#BlackCollegeStudentsMatter

#BlackCollegeFootballPlayersFinallyStandUp

James Bold said...

"I didn't want them off the streets? Yes I did."

Thy continuing failure to understand the second-person plural pronoun is noted, PilotX.  I hope for the sake of thy passengers that thou art not so dense when e.g. calculating required fuel loads and weight & balance.  Either that, or I hope thou art busted back to flying light twins full of freight before anybody gets hurt.

Yīshēng said...

Aww damn PX, what ARE you thinking saying that 'ish around here with Chung Fu Pinky posting here, lol??

Plus you KNOW once an Asian woman goes "Black", an Asian man is just a "tickler", ROTFL!!!

lilacpr2000 said...

Ahahahaa! That video was so funny! I enjoyed watching that ish go down!

They're dragging those white boys out and slammin them to the ground, now thas what I'm talkin 'bout mmmhmm! hehehe

And...hahaha...the way that cop went crazy with the billy club? Bam bam bam bam bam! He was pounding away,like there's no tomorrow ahahaha!

His arm is gonna hurt the next day for sure...but, oh well, I'm glad they were heroined up, so they prolly didn't feel much anyway...too bad! ;)

I disagree though, now that it's the white boys, they should continue with the gestapo tactics, I wanna watch! xD

lilacpr2000 said...

BTW I found the video here:

http://totalfratmove.com/police-beating-tasing-in-tuscaloosa/

watched it twice :)and I may watch it again :)))

Limpbaugh said...

You made a lot of good points Field. I can't help but remember the cops taking Dylann Roof to Burger King though. And I know it wasn't one of your points, but I see why "all lives matter" is an insult to the Black Lives Matter movement. That's where we're at now. Police brutality against black people is way out of proportion.

But it is also true that things like the militarization of the police should be of concern to everyone. There is an urban legend that the FEMA camps were built in case too many people saw through the 9/11 inside job. I don't know why more people didn't. Things like videos of the collapse of Building 7 and the Larry Silverstein confession are dead giveaways. Then after a year of telling us how ISIS sells little girls into sex slavery, etc. all of a sudden Russia is killing "good terrorists. It's only a matter of time before people wake up. I just hope it doesn't cut into my computer time here at the camp real bad when they do.

PilotX said...

Thy continuing to not understand sarcasm is duly noted James. We don't have to calculate W&B because that's handled by central load planning.
Hope you don't have a job dealing, well with anything. For the record James I answered your question so your turn, do you have a college degree?

Anonymous said...

Blogger PilotX said...
Good insight Doug. I just jumpseated with a Southwest crew based in Oakland. The FO was an attractive Asian young lady. If I was 5 years younger and single you and Granny would have a new neighbor.

10:37 PM
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Uh, Asian women don't date bm. You would stand a better chance with a ww. Latino women don't date bm either in Oakland. You see, Mexicans are racists and wouldn't be caught dead with a bm.

PX, you obviously don't know much about the racist climate in Oakland. Do yourself a favor. Stay out of Oakland. Whites hate Blacks and so do Blacks.

Don't believe me? Ask Doug in Oakland.

PilotX said...

Everytime someone tells me not to go somewhere and I end up going there I always have a good time. I've been to Oaktown and it was cool. Good music. Tupac and Digital Underground were Oakland based for a bit and those are my boys. I would be alright but thanks for the concern anon.

PilotX said...

You may be right Doc,she knew one of my frat bros and lived in milwaukee previously. I'm sure some brotha will lock it down. Ha!

Anonymous said...

Brother Field, I think you and other FN Negroes feel some sympathy for those unsuspecting Whites getting hooked on heroin. How in the world would they know it was addictive?

What I don't understand is how did this happen to white families? I mean, this is serious. Don't you agree?

I am sure James Bold agrees and so does JOSH.

Anonymous said...

Blogger PilotX said...
Everytime someone tells me not to go somewhere and I end up going there I always have a good time. I've been to Oaktown and it was cool. Good music. Tupac and Digital Underground were Oakland based for a bit and those are my boys. I would be alright but thanks for the concern anon.

12:48 AM
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Now see. Every time someone tries to help you put them down. You ungrateful ass.

PilotX said...

My aren't we sensitive.

dinthebeast said...

Anon@12:40:
That's funny, when I was first moving to the East Bay, there was a judo champion who was half black and half Asian. Can't remember his name, but his dad ran the Salesian Judo Club and nobody could touch him.
Also, I'm not aware of the kind of blanket prejudices you allege, you see all kinds of couples around here, and we're pretty diverse.


-Doug in Oakland

James Bold said...

"What I don't understand is how did this happen to white families?"

What I've read suggests that one major route is via Oxycontin abuse.  Heroin is currently very cheap, cheaper than the prescription pharmeceuticals.

Anonymous said...

You love the NYT, don't you Feeled? They lick your butthole just how you like it licked. They say all the right things - "Justice for ------!"; "Black Lives Matter!"; "Whites Are Too Priveleged!", etc., etc.

It's like a newspaper made just for you.

PilotX said...

So some folks don't deserve justice? Blah lives don't matter? Sounds like the nyt is a good publication.

Bill said...


The FieldNegro said...
Of course we know that there will be no draconian drug laws


You say draconian, I say Biden's drug law.

If the law was bad enough you keep mentioning it, why not mention who was behind the law?
You would if a right-winger wrote the law.


Hmmm, it seems that the "first black president" wasn't looking out for his constituents after all.

Puff Daddy is making the same point about the "second Black president."

A Black Panther Forever said...

Black people did not make any federal laws in regards to drugs in America. Drug laws have been here for centuries. Some early laws- Tea Act, Opium Laws, alcohol and laws for weed- were made for governmental taxation schemes. After WWII with the returning soldiers laws that governed drugs were then used to govern man's behavior as well as his (sic) well being. From these eras US also wanted to protect the number one addict of the times- the white women. So we see that the white race is really not a late-comer to the drug game.

Modern day laws were in placed to now increase the punishment for drug use as well as sale. 1970 LSd, amphetamines and barbiturate. Here again these laws were to protect the hippie generation by putting them behind bars. (Protect you from yourself). These are the laws of my youth and I know that many were saved from incarceration by the officer's discretion. Also these drugs- mostly used by whites- rarely sold on the streets. You had to know someone. Many Black youth got busted by being the go-between. Plus whites were scared to enter into certain areas. Even me.

The late 80s/early 90 crack came on board in the Black neighborhoods of America. Wherein cities had one or two open air markets for heroin, there were way too many crack open air markets. This was a drug that the Blacks use for an economy, albeit, a bad commercial entity. Also on the East Coast there were new arrivals that coming from countries where life was not valued- they were the dealers and they did not play. It was a a business. I contend laws did not slow crack down, two decades of putting Blacks in jail diminished the customer source. Society can now make money off of the penal systems. Stocks are up. Also the younger generation saw the misery crack of the older generations.

As a sidebar. I was on both sides of the drug game. I was in the medical field and saw the carnage up close and I also used the white death to survive the hell of Vietnam and at times thereafter. By the grace and mercy of God. I have only encouragement for any human that has an addiction. and yes, I know that today there is more compassion- with the (white) face of drug use, they see their love ones- unlike the first drug laws in America that prohibited the use of alcohol by Native American and "other uncivilized people".

To the active addict you see, give encouragement, I used methadone and suboxone to be here today 19 years clean.

Whitey's Conspiracy said...

My money is on white people thinking the collateral damage to our own an acceptable cost of oppressing black people. I was a lot more optimistic 10 years ago than I am now. Obama's ascent to the presidency showed the hidden truth about us & our racial attitudes: we long for the days of apartheid & vigilante terrorism.

Lance Cockstrong said...

@James Bold 9:54PM -

James you are missing the point. Which is, it doesn't matter what the black community wants. Did the black community want draconian drug laws? Maybe, but that is not why we got them. And only now that "White Families Seek Gentler War On Drugs" do we see the likes of Fat Jesus Christie and Jeb Can Fix It! now getting in touch with their inner drug addict.

Kinky_Con said...

"Of course we know that there will be no draconian drug laws'

Just like we know there won't be majority white cities destroyed, no national organized white gangs created and there won't be 1000+ murders a year because of this alleged problem.

That is why there will be a different response to this alleged crisis.

But of course field won't be honest and he will play the race card...


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" It was through his backroom dealings with Nicaragua’s Contras that the war on drugs (pdf) intensified as crack cocaine and guns flooded inner cities, laying the groundwork for mass incarceration that has ravaged black communities; yet, here are his political descendants struggling to frame addiction as the health issue it has always been without making the GOP look like the party of hypocrites that it has always been."


Time for field to put on his tin-foil hat and repost his favorite moonbat, leftwing conspiracy theory that be scaring him and blahs so much.

No one tell field that all that was debunked decades ago....

Kinky_Con said...

PilotX said...

Looks like the Fox news crowd crazies on the right are starting the war on Christmas shit again.

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2015/11/09/3720449/starbucks-war-christmas/



Don't the left just hate when they political correct bullshit and they hatred for Christians is exposed....

Kinky_Con said...

Yīshēng said...

Guess those negroes at Mizzou aren't to be played with.

#BlackCollegeStudentsMatter

#BlackCollegeFootballPlayersFinallyStandUp



Maybe dr. queen can tell us the exact reason for firing the president of "Mizzou". Because the white liberal media and blahs are cheerleading the firing without giving the exact reason why he was fired.

Anonymous said...

Blogger PilotX said...
So some folks don't deserve justice? Blah lives don't matter? Sounds like the nyt is a good publication.

2:29 AM
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Black lives DO matter, if you take their lives seriously. Some people are just ignorant to their own blockages to raising the consciousness of Americans that "BLM". Calling Blacks 'blahs' is one of them. That is as degrading as any thing James Bold could call us.

The trouble with Negroes who demean and deface their own is they are part of the racist problem against Blacks. However, they are so self-centered in themselves they could give a flying fuck how it impacts their own people.

PilotX is far more dangerous to black dignity than any white racist could ever be. But Blacks have known Negroes who love to sabotage their own because they believe White is superior and therefore it's ok to call us what the wm calls us.

lilacpr2000 said...

A Black Panther Forever said...

To the active addict you see, give encouragement, I used methadone and suboxone to be here today 19 years clean.

4:45 AM
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God bless, and thank you for that testimony.

Not nearly enough is being done by government to address this situation.

Over here, day and night you see the arrests of the small fry dealers in the housing projects of the island. Yet the stuff keeps pouring in! Weird right?

Anonymous said...

SAP2, thanks for the straight up truth. Btw, there are programs that are basically free that help addicts become sober and stay sober. Some of these programs 'can be' powerful once one has had enough of addictions that often leads to death.

Bill said...


The FieldNegrto said...
Of course we know that there will be no draconian drug laws


Another example of how far the dumbocrats have jerked left in the last 15 short years.

Once the party of "tough on crime" has become the party of sanctuary cities.

Speaking of sanctuary cities...
Even the citizens of far-left San Francisco have had enough and voted the "sanctuary city" sheriff out of office.

Anonymous said...

As a bm, i was hoping to hear these young bruthas and sistas address the rising crime rates on the campus and the reason why so many responsible for these crimes are my bruthas and sistas.

Bill said...


Ready For Hillary
https://twitter.com/danielle_melfi/status/663769219704741888

Couldn't they even photoshop in a single Black face?

Chief Whooteemoo said...

"Now here we have these "normal" college kids waking up to the police gone wild as well. Let's see if their parents and loved ones become more sympathetic to the plight of young men of color the next time that they see them getting the business from the police in live and living color."

The majority of people getting da business from the po-po have been what they have always been-white. Maybe will wake up and see they ain't the only only victims of the police and big government.

Chung Fu Pinky said...

PilotX said...
The FO was an attractive Asian young lady. If I was 5 years younger and single you and Granny would have a new neighbor.



Only in your dreams Dasante. No self respecting Asian girl wants angus when she knows kobe is the best.

PBJ said...

Josh,

Doesn't it get tired and boring playing the victim so much?

PilotX said...

Nah, MJ was the best ever. I'm from Chicago.

PilotX said...

Digital Blackface Alert 11:31am!

PilotX said...

Digital Blahface Alert anon 9:58am!

PilotX said...

I'm shocked Kinky is a paranoid believer in a "war on Christmas". He's the perfect Fox News demographic. Sad. Oh well, back to my war on Boxing Day.

Anonymous said...

Please note the video with JOSH's indignation re: Christmas not on Starbucks cups.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/11/10/donald-trump-starbucks-holiday-cup/75506574/


Kinky_Con said...

Surprise. Surprise. Looks like the poop swastika was a hoax. I wonder if any of the other alleged racial incidents actually happen?

Kinky_Con said...

PilotX said...

I'm shocked Kinky is a paranoid believer in a "war on Christmas". He's the perfect Fox News demographic



"First they came for Jesus, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Christian.

Then they came for,nativity scenes and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Christian.

Then they came for all things Christmas, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Christian.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me."



Libs by they actions prove the "war on Christmas" is real.

ThatDeborahGirl said...

When it was crack it was about pathologies and the natural inclination of black people to be morally weak.

White people do not want to hear anything about race pathology or moral philosophy now that the the problem is heroin in their communities.

Seriously, white people refusing to recognize the humanity of anyone other than white people is a serious mental illness. The relentless refusal to believe that only they are truly human and anyone else is "other" is sick.

So what are the excuses now that this plague of addiction has fallen on them? But they'll plead for mercy and they'll get it because white, meanwhile my brown brothers and sisters are still suffering from their lack of empathy.

darkandlovely said...

There was never a war on drugs. It was a war on black and brown people. What’s in black and brown neighborhoods today is coming soon to a cul-de-sac near you.

PilotX said...

Because being 80% of the population, having several channels on every cable plan, radio stations in every city/state and a church on damn near every block just tells me there is a conspiracy to take them out. The proof of this plan? A few well intentioned dogooders saying Happy Holidays to be more inclusive rather than Merry Christmas to please a bunch of over sensitive ass-hats. Tough life being a paranoid conservative. This particular asshat is sure "they" are after him. I guess you can always become James Bold's butt buddy and he can protect you.

PilotX said...

Interesting take Deb. Truth!

Josh said...

"Seriously, white people refusing to recognize the humanity of anyone other than white people is a serious mental illness."

Deborah, you've never trolled me or spoke a bad word at me, so trust that I'm not trying to have a go at you. I'm just wondering if you fail to see the blatant irony in this statement.

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Okay, PBJ, now you can mention something about Josh. I finally posted on this one! lol You were seeming a little delusional there for a bit.

Anonymous said...

My money is on Rick Santorum winning the GOP debate tonight. Anyone who can convince PX to start calling his people by another name like 'blahs' has got to be a winner.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Rick is kicking ass in the debate.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I am watching the debate live! I couldn't do that when MSNBC was in charge. What a relief to have FOX running the show.

They make things so simple and free! Their moderators are leagues above the last ones.