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Richard Nixon, in his effort to silence black people and antiwar activists, brought the War on Drugs into full force in 1973. He then signed Reorganization Plan No. 2, which established the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Over the course of five decades, this senseless war has waged on. At a cost of over $1 trillion — ruining and ending countless lives in the process — America’s drug war has created a drug problem that is worse now than ever before.

This is no coincidence.

For years, those of us who’ve been paying attention have seen who profits from this inhumane war — the police state and cartels.

This horrendously corrupt and violent drug war has gotten so bad, that it is getting pushed into the mainstream. In an extremely rare move, A&E Networks, a subsidiary of ABC and the Walt Disney Company, will be addressing the government’s role in the drug war in a four-part documentary series on the History Channel, titled, “America’s War on Drugs.”

In this documentary, History channel promises to delve into items that, up until recently, were considered ‘conspiracy theory.’ CIA drug dealing is one of those such items. According to the description on A&E:

“America’s War of Drugs” is an immersive trip through the last five decades, uncovering how the CIA, obsessed with keeping America safe in the fight against communism, allied itself with the mafia and foreign drug traffickers. In exchange for support against foreign enemies, the groups were allowed to grow their drug trade in the United States. 

Promising to be one of the most explosive television series in recent history, the show intends to expose the CIA’s connection to the crack epidemic.

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Night one of “America’s War on Drugs” divulges covert Cold War operations that empowered a generation of drug traffickers and reveals the peculiar details of secret CIA LSD experiments which helped fuel the counter-culture movement, leading to President Nixon’s crackdown and declaration of a war on drugs. The documentary series then delves into the rise of the cocaine cowboys, a secret island “cocaine base,” the CIA’s connection to the crack epidemic, the history of the cartels and their murderous tactics, the era of “Just Say No,” the negative effect of NAFTA, and the unlikely career of an almost famous Midwest meth queen.

If the CIA trafficking cocaine into the United States sounds like some tin foil conspiracy theory, think again. Their role in the drug trade was exposed in 1996 in a critical investigative series “Dark Alliance” by Gary Webb for the San Jose Mercury News. The investigation, headed up by Webb revealed ties between the CIA, Nicaraguan contras and the crack cocaine trade ravaging African-American communities.

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The investigation provoked massive protests and congressional hearings, as well as overt backlash from the mainstream media to discredit Webb’s reporting. However, decades later, officials would come forward to back Webb’s original investigation up.

Then-senator John Kerry even released a detailed report claiming that not only was there “considerable evidence” linking the Contra effort to trafficking of drugs and weapons — but that the U.S. government knew about it.

Also, as the Free Thought Project previously reported, in a new book, Juan Pablo Escobar Henao, son of notorious Medellín cartel drug kingpin, Pablo Escobar, explains how his father “worked for the CIA.”

In the book, “Pablo Escobar In Fraganti,” Escobar, who lives under the pseudonym, Juan Sebastián Marroquín, explains his “father worked for the CIA selling cocaine to finance the fight against Communism in Central America.”

Going even further down the rabbit hole, the History Channel will address how US involvement in Afghanistan turned the country into a virtual heroin factory and how the drug war empowers cartels.

The final chapter of the series examines how the attacks on September 11thintertwined the War on Drugs and the War on Terror, transforming Afghanistan into a narco-state teeming with corruption. It also explores how American intervention in Mexico helped give rise to El Chapo and the Super Cartels, bringing unprecedented levels of violence and sending even more drugs across America’s borders.

The reason why the drug war actually creates a drug and violence problem is simple. And those who profit most from the drug war — drug war enforcers and cartels — all know it. When the government makes certain substances illegal, it does not remove the demand. Instead, the state creates crime by pushing the sale and control of these substances into the illegal black markets. All the while, demand remains constant.

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We can look at the prohibition of alcohol and the subsequent mafia crime wave that ensued as a result as an example. The year 1930, at the peak of prohibition, happened to be the deadliest year for police in American history. 300 police officers were killed, and innumerable poor people slaughtered as the state cracked down on drinkers.

Outlawing substances does not work.

Criminal gangs form to protect sales territory and supply lines. They then monopolize the control of the constant demand. Their entire operation is dependent upon police arresting people for drugs because this grants them a monopoly on their sale.

However, the illegality of drug possession and use is what keeps the low-level users and dealers in and out of the court systems, and most of these people are poor black men. As Dr. Ron Paul has pointed out, black people are more likely to receive a harsher punishment for the same drug crime as a white person.

This revolving door of creating and processing criminals fosters the phenomenon known as Recidivism. Recidivism is a fundamental concept of criminal justice that shows the tendency of those who are processed into the system and the likelihood of future criminal behavior.

The War on Drugs takes good people and turns them into criminals every single minute of every single day. The system is setup in such a way that it fans the flames of violent crime by essentially building a factory that turns out violent criminals.

The system knows this too — as the very existence of the police state is dependent upon the drug war. When drugs are legal, there are far fewer doors to kick in, fines to collect, profit prisons to fill, and money to steal.

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When drugs are legalized, gang violence drops too — drastically. Not only does it have a huge effect on the localized gangs in America, but the legalization of drugs is crippling to the violent foreign drug cartels too. 

This is why the Free Thought Project and other open-minded groups all advocate bringing this bloody and criminally ineffective drug war to a sudden and grinding halt.

Hopefully, the History Channel’s new documentary will push others to question drug laws. Hopefully, the documentary wakes people up the idea that legality does not equal morality and that government force, via kidnapping, caging, and killing, is no way to solve an addiction problem. Hopefully.

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Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Facebook.
  • normajeana

    Outlawing VICES does not work- that includes sex work (prostitution). As long as there are those of us who are willing to provide pleasure to others for money, and as long as there are those who are willing to pay the money, sex work will not go away. It is not the same as “sex trafficking” which is all the rage to “raise awareness about’ these days. It is the prohibition of consenting adult commercial sex that leads to the issues that people fear are inherent in sex work. Just like drugs, it is not the drugs themselves but the prohibition of them which causes the greater harm.

    Every argument that those who wish to continue to prohibit the use of drugs is also used against decriminalizing commercial sex. We know those irrational arguments are based on political/ religious/ social values and have no business being used to create bad laws.

    • The Cat’s Vagina

      BINGO! People argue that in other countries, sex trafficking “skyrockets” after legalization, but what actually skyrockets is reports from women who were previously afraid of being raped and/or arrested by whatever cop they tried to talk to.

      • normajeana

        Not unlike the situation in Dubai where ‘sex outside of marriage is illegal’ so that when a woman is raped, she dares not report it because she will be the one who gets arrested and punished. Cops say that keeping the law against sex outside of marriage “protects women from rape”- because they have so few reported rapes, therefore it must be the law which stops men from raping women. However, if the day ever comes when saner minds prevail, they will find that the only reason they don’t have many rapes is because the laws punish the victims, but does not prevent rapes.

        • The Cat’s Vagina

          Which, in my observation, lends to a society with much MORE rape than the rest of the civilized world!

        • The Cat’s Vagina

          I just read this today and it made me sick! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/cop-sex-workers-bill-michigan-illegal_us_5900d55de4b0af6d718ad48a?section=us_crime

          This should ALWAYS have been illegal, but where’s the fun in not getting to fuck ’em? Every (convicted) prostitute I’ve ever met has been raped multiple times by police officers, sometimes brutally. The number of rapist cops out there is absolutely UNREAL. People wouldn’t believe it if they knew the real truth.

          • normajeana

            You can find lots of stats and lists of predator law enforcement agents on that website listed below: policeprostitutionandpolitics.com

    • The Cat’s Vagina

      By the way, as a fellow sex worker (retired stripper turned PSO) and advocate of their rights, I’d like to thank you for the things you’ve posted. Keep fighting the good fight, Sister!

    • Steve

      Then they could make money and not be a burden on someone ‘cos they have sex for escapism and revenge which is a mental illness.

      • normajeana

        What the heck are you talking about? Everyone who gets a job does so in order that they won’t be “a burden” on someone and to pay their bills, buy food etc…. we provide pleasure to others… how is that considered “revenge” or “escapism?” Are you off your meds again?

        • Steve

          You know where one of the ‘love buddies’ might say; “I sneak over to my neighbors house and bounce up and down on “their” (enabler, mother, parents, etc.) trampArlene. Sex workers are fine, On Vanity Fair they said they can make anywhere from $5 to $5,000 a pop and up to 30 times a day.

  • Di

    ask yourself, why are they exposing this now..it is old news for those that research. everything that is filtered through their numerous psychologists for mind control from the top of the pyramid of globalists who control the world…msm has a reason.

  • Steve

    “The big difference between sex for money and sex for free is that sex for money usually costs a lot less.”

  • Laurie Colson

    I bet they introduced the carfentanil and fentanyl.