For instance, why isn't there more reporting on the bombshell revelation that "the war on drugs" was all a lie, and that the ulterior motive of our government at the time was to push drugs into the black neighborhoods in order to destroy the social fabric of our community?
I would like to thank former Nixon aide, John D. Ehrlichman, for confirming what most of us black folks knew all along: That it was all a big scam. And it now makes stories like this one about Reagan and his band of merry men, seem all the more credible.
"An eye-opening remark from a former aide to President Richard Nixon pulls back the curtain on the true motivation of the United States’ war on drugs.
John Ehrlichman, who served 18 months in prison for his central role in the Watergate scandal, was Nixon’s chief domestic advisor when the president announced the “war on drugs” in 1971. The administration cited a high death toll and the negative social impacts of drugs to justify expanding federal drug control agencies. Doing so set the scene for decades of socially and economically disastrous policies.
Journalist Dan Baum wrote in the April cover story of Harper’s about how he interviewed Ehrlichman in 1994 while working on a book about drug prohibition. Ehrlichman provided some shockingly honest insight into the motives behind the drug war. From Harper’s:
“You want to know what this was really all about?” he asked with the bluntness of a man who, after public disgrace and a stretch in federal prison, had little left to protect. “The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. 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.”In other words, the intense racial targeting that’s become synonymous with the drug war wasn’t an unintended side effect — it was the whole point." [Source]
But I get it. We don't want to stir up the Negroes and let them know what their government is capable of. Let sleeping dogs lie.
Finally, I would like to once again remind Americans that right-wingnut conservatives are the biggest hypocrites on the planet. Especially when it comes to matters of sex and morality. We read about it time , and time , and time , again. These self-righteous do- gooders tell us to do one thing publicly, while they do something quite different when the lights go down and they are behind closed doors.
Yes, guys like Bill Clinton, John Edwards, and Gary Hart played the field, but they weren't preaching to the rest of us and telling us how God fearing they were.
The latest fraud comes to us from the state of Alabama, where the governor (who looks like he should be starring in one of those AARP insurance ads) has been allegedly getting his freak on with a top aide.
"Alabama's scandal-scarred governor was refusing to quit Thursday after he was accused of sleeping with his top political adviser — and after steamy excerpts from a purported telephone conversation between the alleged adulterers emerged.
"Baby, lemme tell you what we're gonna have to do tonight," Gov. Robert Bentley can be heard telling someone named "Rebekah" at one point. "Start locking the door. If we're going to do what we did the other day we're going to have to start locking the door."
Bentley, who does not deny it was him on the tape — but has refused to admit to a sexual relationship with Mason — was back at work.
Meanwhile, his alleged paramour, Rebekah Caldwell Mason, issued a statement to Alabama Local News that dodged the question of whether they had an affair, but accused their accuser — fired Alabama top cop Spencer Collier — of gender bias.
"As a wife and working mother, I commute four hours a day to serve on a team alongside some of the most dedicated and talented people in the state, who are committed to helping our people," Mason said.
"Unfortunately there are still people who are set on hindering the ability of women to work in the political arena. I am proud of what I have accomplished in my professional career."
Collier blew the whistle on Bentley and Mason during a Wednesday press conference that send shock waves through the Alabama statehouse. He claimed he was fired from his post as head of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency on Tuesday because he refused to cover up the governor's affair... Pressed to explain how he can claim they didn't have sex, Bentley answered: "That is not a physical relationship, making those statements."
I am sure you do, Gov. I am sure you do.
*Pic from socialworkhelper.com
** Pic from cnn.com