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3.25.2011

The War on Drugs is a War on You



Just in case you weren't sure, yes, the war on drugs is, and has always been, a war on non-whites. This excellent new online book, "Tremble The Devil" does a superb job of presenting the straight facts about the war on drugs and explains how it has been used as a tool in an ongoing war against the underclass and specifically black people in the U.S. He takes a (for once the word is justified) new look at the nature of terrorism (and what that really means) and the seemingly inevitable retribution that's coming. You can't look at downtown Detroit and Baltimore and not see the future of the U.S. as ghettos and gated communities and that won't happen without even more violence than we're already seeing because of the war on drugs. Every day there's another Oscar Grant or another no-knock raid that kills an innocent man. The future is Juarez. Take a look and see if you want that to happen to Detroit or St. Louis or Los Angeles. It's just a matter of time at this rate.

The anonymous author, who claims to be a retired DoD analyst, also manages to get the story of Malcolm X right. This book is one of the very few things I've ever read that doesn't try to paint Malcolm X as a racist hatemonger. Overall, excellent read, check it out, "Tremble The Devil". (To get his summary of the War on Drugs, check out a recent blog entry by the same author, Because We Destroyed Ourselves. For more information on the CIA/crack connection, read Cockburn and St. Clair's Whiteout: The CIA, Drugs and The Press.)

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