The Drama on the World Stage…
What a show hmmmmmmmmmm? Here in India, a most radically polarizing govern-ment is driving wedges into the cracks it hopes to en-flame as convenient, political expediency demanding.
They have taken that most manufactured of isms…patriotism and it’s far uglier cousin, Jingoism, mixed it in with bizarre crackdowns and even stranger, ham fisted and heavy handed behaviour by the police-mafia. Students and teachers in jail, shut off from the world, water and power cut off, almost a Waco like madness descending on Hyderabad University’s campus. JNU students being charged under the most serious sedition act.
Almost as if they are trying to create strawman figureheads later to be martyred/jailed/villified or elevated, again, as political expediency demands.
This while continuing the process of balkanization of this nazion, sorry, nation….divide and rule….
You know, it’s just time to boycott politics. Totally and completely starve this disgusting beast of any attention. Make no demands from them. We are enough, aren’t we?
Then there is Syria, Turkey, ISIS, Israel, Blood Oil smuggling, Oil crashing, the American election, Brussels …what to say of the American election….
Or should I say the American erection….given that the battle for the repugicant nomination has fallen to tabloid, national enquirer charges of prostitution and near naked picture of potential future first ladies….ugly ugly ugly…..someone famous once said, I it was Mecken…..people get the govern-ment they deserve. We here in India definitely have ours.
So, in case you think that this drama is anything but that, get a load of this…
In an interview conducted by Harper’s Dan Baum nearly 22 years ago, former Nixon domestic policy chief John Ehrlichman admitted what many have known ever since the beginning – that the Nixon administrations’ War On Drugs was a giant lie.
To clarify, it was not Nixon’s police state that was a lie. That was very real. It was the justification used for the war, the fearmongering, and the panic-inducing hype produced by the White House that was a monumental obfuscation.
Ehrlichman doesn’t mince words when he discusses the War On Drugs and it is not inference suggesting that the justification given for the War on Drugs was a lie. In fact, Ehrlichman even states that the policy was in order to attack political rivals and alleged “threats” to the Nixon administration like “blacks and hippies.”
“The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people,” Ehrlichman said.
“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,” Ehrlichman said. “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.”
The same lies used to criminalize Marijuana AND hemp worldwide…
So, there you have it…obligatory US GI guarding drug crop and link to full article below….
Link to article above…