The war on drugs has made rich people richer, taken away voting rights for a huge number of PoC and leftists. It's militarized the police.
The war on drugs was a fascist coup.
And remember that they admitted it: https://jezebel.com/nixons-policy-advisor-admits-he-invented-war-on-drugs-t-1766359595
Oh, this is interesting: http://www.businessinsider.com/nixon-adviser-ehrlichman-anti-left-anti-black-war-on-drugs-2019-7
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At the time, I was writing a book about the politics of drug prohibition. I started to ask
Ehrlichman a series of earnest, wonky questions that he impatiently waved away. “You
want to know what this was really all about2” 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 ot 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.”
I must have looked shocked. Ehrlichman just shrugged. Then he looked at his watch,
handed me a signed copy of his steamy spy novel, The Company, and led me to the
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