The history of the drug war tells us stories filled with vicious propaganda… engineered to direct ill feeling against drug suppliers and users. Often the motive behind the propaganda was an attempt to discriminate against certain groups of individuals known to have a high incidence of drug use. Professional groups also benefited from new laws regulating and outlawing drugs.
Between 1898 and 1914, there was widespread publicity against cocaine. It was linked with blacks, the poor and criminals, with the idea they were one and the same. In 1903, Coca Cola removed cocaine from their soft drink because of pressure from southern politicians, fearing cocaine-crazed blacks. Drug laws were one of the methods used against blacks. They were also barred access to liquor in many states. The press stirred things up with sensational, but unsubstantiated stories about a massive black crime wave. Maybe, you’ve heard about the Jim Crow laws.
The Hearst newspapers fired up sentiment against marijuana use by minorities with statements such as: Mexicans under marijuana’s influence were demanding humane treatment…looking at white women and asking that their children be educated while the parents harvested sugar beets; and other “insolent” demands. How insolent can you be to demand humane treatment!
Here’s another example of extreme prejudice and oppression.
In 1910, the Public Safety Director of New Orleans wrote, “that marijuana was the most frightening and vicious drug ever to hit New Orleans. From 1910 through the 1930’s the D.A., Public Safety Commissioners and New Orleans newspapers suggested that marijuana’s insidious evil influences manifested itself in making the “darkies” think they were as good as “white men.” Have things really changed. Look at the number of minorities imprisoned for drug offenses.
The Emperor Wears No Clothes by Jack Herer supplied me with the above information.
Certain groups had a personal stake in supporting drug laws. Pharmacists benefited by the banning of interstate sales of cocaine by mail order firms. This put cocaine sales under their exclusive control. By turning millions of Americans into criminals, lawyers found a bonanza of new business. The Anti-Drug Crusader gained more political power, and lawyers grew rich and powerful. This activity resulted from the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906, which evolved into the Harrison Narcotics Act of 1914.
As mentioned, circumstances are no different now. Many victims of drug laws are Blacks, Hispanics and other under-privileged groups who use cocaine and other drugs to escape a poverty stricken existence…a hopeless existence often created by the government’s anti-capitalistic policies. They deal drugs on a lower level just to survive.
Here’s a demonstration of the extreme the government will go to…in order violate your personal liberty and freedom. Drug laws passed in 1988 called for penalties up to $10,000 for simple possession. Did the Anti-Drug Crusader wonder how the poor user would pay these extreme fines? After all, drug prohibition drives up the price the user must pay over 1000%…further impoverishing him and enriching the drug lords.
The Marijuana Propaganda
Well, the marijuana propaganda is even more ridiculous…calling marijuana a killer drug as was done in the 30’s. The press and the film industry, with backing from the Anti-Drug Crusader, were responsible for the state of absurdity this propaganda reached.
The propaganda movie “Reefer Madness” is shown on college campuses and cable T.V. as a comedy, “Cocaine Fiends” is also billed as high comedy. It portrays unsuspecting victims taking “headache powder” for weeks before they discover they are hooked on cocaine. You might tell me that was the 30’s and we now more sophisticated. Well, in the late 80’s, they ran anti-drug commercials that” rivaled those two movie “classics”.
One commercial showed an egg frying, the announcer then stated “This is what drugs do to your brain, any questions!” Well here’s a question. Do you have any evidence substantiating this?
Another commercial showed a young man who has been smoking marijuana for years and is unwilling to find employment. How does he pay for it, if all he does is sit around and watch TV? The commercial proves nothing.
Harry Anslinger – Evil Anti-Drug Crusader
Have you ever heard of Harry Anslinger of the Bureau of Narcotics? Well, here was a man who hated Blacks and Jazz. He kept files on such jazz greats as Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, Les Brown, Count Basie, Jimmy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton and Cab Calloway. He even kept files on the Milton Berle show, the Jackie Gleason show and the Kate Smith program. Makes you wonder if he liked Kate Smith’s version of “God Bless America” I think we can qualify Harry Anslinger as an Anti-Drug Crusader.
By the late 40’s, Anslinger thought he possessed enough evidence for the “Big Bust” of the jazz musicians. The reason the bust didn’t go down was his superior at the Treasury Department, Assistant Secretary Foley didn’t approve of the round-up.
We should know by now that proof and scientific objectivity don’t matter to the Anti-Drug Crusader. During the hearings for the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, Harry Anslinger (propagandist par excellence) claimed the marijuana user was a criminal given to rape, homicide and other crimes of violence. He said continued use of marijuana led to insanity. He never provided any evidence to substantiate these claims.
Maybe there was another reason for his absurd statements. A law known as “Parkinson’s” states bureaucracies will always attempt to find work for their members. It is obvious all the hysteria and propaganda concerning the “drug menace” was an attempt to expand the powers of the drug agencies. They succeeded…their powers still keep thousands of narcotic agents employed.
The newly revived liquor industry supported outlawing marijuana…fearing widespread use would supplant the consumption of alcohol. The Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 was supported by special interest groups and built on widespread propaganda. The bill was passed with little opposition. The enemies of personal liberty and freedom had won another battle.
In light of the preceding facts, it’s obvious that exposing the propaganda tactics of the Anti-Drug Crusader will devastate his hopes of victory. He expects others to accept his ridiculous claims. He evades the fact his arguments lack substance and scientific objectivity. He hopes his favorite propaganda weapon “drug users are losers” will turn defeat into victory.
In some cases, this slogan may be true, however in most it isn’t. Individuals who use drugs for recreational purposes often lead successful lives. Obviously, they aren’t “losers”. The Anti-Drug Crusader doesn’t like his pet theories proven wrong…so he tries to turn these people into losers anyway, subjecting them to arrest and imprisonment, damaging the individual’s reputation and practically destroying his chances of making a living. Now he can say “drug users are losers”.
This sounds absurd, but the Anti-Drug Crusader refuses to acknowledge logical arguments.
The Anti-Drug Crusader preys on the prejudices of the common man. He knows the first step in paralyzing man’s desire to seek truth and justice involves confusing and poisoning his mind. Propaganda is one of his favorite weapons because it replaces the truth. Once things reach an emotional state of hysteria and fear, reason takes a permanent vacation.
Fortunately, it’s possible to possess the necessary knowledge to destroy the lies of this violator of personal liberty and freedom.
About the Book
Defeat the Anti-Drug Crusader
Stop the Anti-Drug Crusader Before He Destroys Your Personal Liberty and Freedom
Defend Your Individual Rights
It has been 28 years since I advertised the first edition of “Defeat the Lies of the Anti-Drug Crusader” under the title “How to Win the Drug War” in High Times, Liberty and other magazines. Even though at the time it wasn’t a smashing success, it was popular enough for lovers of individual freedom to use it in debates against the enemies of personal liberty and freedom. It had a positive effect on the readers who ordered it…and by friends of theirs who were given a copy. I received letters verifying this.
Although circumstances change with the passage of time, the laws of Human Action remain the same. They are eternal and unchanging. Because of this…much of the first 7 chapters of the new edition of “Defeat the Lies of the Anti-Drug Crusader” is unchanged; however, I added quite a bit of detail (8 more chapters) for your clarification and sent us time traveling into the future. In addition I did some rewriting to enhance your reading pleasure.
Many of the references are historical, referring to periods in the 20th century. Unfortunately, ignorant people continue to return to mistakes of the past…repeating them over and over again. As you can see, the treachery of the Elite and their governments never seems to change.
Discover why drug prohibition can’t succeed and never will. You have the pleasure or displeasure (depending on how you look at it) of seeing the Anti-Drug Crusader in action. As a Soldier of the Elite…he stands as the deadliest enemy to anyone who embraces personal liberty and freedom. Since you obviously want to enjoy freedom of choice, he is your enemy. The following expose will give you the information you need to protect your individual rights.
You will discover…
the “7 Deadly Sins” the Anti-Drug Crusader is guilty of.
Here’s one to whet your appetite. He will deal with the detrimental effects of his actions, by resorting to more of the same poison. (Ironically, he is similar to the drug addict in this respect.)
As you can see the Anti-Drug Crusader poses a deadly threat to anyone desiring to enjoy the substance of his choice.
The Anti-Drug Crusader skillfully uses propaganda…
to obscure the truth. He will exaggerate, distort and even lie in an attempt to enforce his belief on others. Chapter 5 completely exposes his bald-faced lies and propaganda.
In Chapter 6 you discover …
Many shocking instances of injustices inflicted in the name of drug legislation. Thousands of individuals have been jailed for years for exercising freedom of choice. The court system deals out stiff penalties to drug offenders. In order to jail them, it releases violent criminals and thieves from prison early…exposing Americans to more robbery, rape, assault and murder. Now that’s really protecting an individual’s life, liberty and property!
Every page supplies you another powerful insight to defeat the Anti-Drug Crusader’s lies and propaganda. Each one of the sixteen chapters puts another nail into his coffin. You will reduce him to a babbling idiot. IN EVERY DEBATE, DISCUSSION OR ARGUMENT YOU WILL BECOME UNDEFEATABLE. He will not be able to defend himself against your penetrating attacks. The power of your reasons to End The Drug War makes you unstoppable.
Here’s what you will prove beyond any doubt.
You, not the government, own your life.
The Anti-Drug Crusader believes otherwise, making him the number one enemy of liberty.
“Society” does not exist, only individuals acting according to their subjective values.
There are two types of exchanges, voluntary and involuntary, only the latter being criminal.
Drug exchanges are voluntary; they are not crimes.
The laws of economics control the drug trade. These laws prove any interference with voluntary exchanges causes undesirable effects.
Drug laws always result in disastrous social consequences.
The Anti-Drug Crusader covers up the terrible consequences of his deeds, with the use of lies and propaganda tactics.
Injustice runs rampant as users and non-users alike pay a heavy penalty in the loss of life, liberty and property.
Drug laws violate the laws of human action (economics). They could eventually cause the collapse of our criminal justice system.
There is only one solution; legalization and decriminalization of drugs.
But wait a minute…there is more. In the tradition of the great science fiction writer Philip K. Dick…we travel to the year 2020 and chronicle the events leading up to July 4…independence day. In addition, we introduce you to a new drug.
So not only do you capture the weapons to demolish the anti-drug crusader…you get the thrill of traveling to the future…in Chapters 12 thru 15.
Become a powerful advocate for the legalization and decriminalization of drugs. You will powerfully defend your personal liberty and freedom.
You have every right to live by your values…not some false morality the Anti-Drug Crusader imposes on you. That evil, liberty violator is happy to send you to prison for expressing your individual rights. Now we have the spectacle of Attorney General Jeff Sessions accelerating the Drug War. It’s time to stop him…permanently.
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