War on Drugs

Reminder: The War on Drugs Is Not About Drugs

Reminder: The War on Drugs Is Not About Drugs The War on Drugs. There are more African Americans in prison, in jail, on probation or parole than there were enslaved in 1850, ten years before the start of the Civil War. This is no accident, thanks in huge part to the War on Drugs. In a 1994 interview with Nixon advisor John Ehrlichman, he said, “The Nixon White House had two enemies: the anti-war left and black people. We knew we couldn’t...

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Corporate Media, Advertisers, and the War on Your Mind

Corporate Media, Advertisers, and the War on Your Mind It’s important to understand why television exists in the first place. Commercial tv exists primarily for delivery audiences to advertisers. It’s not there to entertain; it’s not there in the public interest. Its primary directive is to deliver audiences to the advertisers who are paying for your eyeballs. Now I want you to keep that in mind as I continue because it’s critical to understanding the role that corporate media has in our...

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