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War on Drugs

Thie category showcaese articles examining the creation and execution of policies pertaining to the War on Drugs and the damage done in the name of public safety.

Nameless City

A dark poem examines the effects and consequences of the War on Drugs and the concomitant prison industrial complex in a surrealist interpretation, includes a graphic illustration by the author.

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America’s War on Drugs: An Ongoing Moral Panic

The US century old war on drugs is not a war against intoxicating substances. It's a war against people--usually people of color--and the ultimate expression of Fundamentalist Protestant prerogative power exported to the world.

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Our Cost of Empire

This historical portrait deconstructs the underlying causes and costs of the failed War on Drugs (WOD) as well as the factors motivating it. He elucidates the high cost of the Cold War, the Military Industrial Complex, and the cost of the mass incarceration and the Prison Industrial Complex created by the War on Drugs--now morphed into the New Jim Crow.

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The Triumph of Rationalization

“And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name.” Revelation 13:1-3.

And the beast called itself GOP and written upon its seven heads are: Avarice, Cowardice, Entitlement, Homophobia, Ignorance, Misogyny, and Racism. And the meek shall cry out in agony. And the beast shall be slain by the Lamb, in their name. And the beast's name shall be erased from the minds of men forever.

Amen