The Dragon Bites Back
One of the beautiful aspects of television is that it often provides a reflection of where our society is headed. Just look at all the drug-related shows like Breaking Bad, Queen of the South, Power and Snowfall. Every one of these shows are superb, the writing and directing are flawless from what I can see. But the common thread of all these shows is that it highlights how illicit drug use has become Americas favorite past time. Football and basketball pales in comparison to the United States obsession with drug culture. America’s appetite for heroin and cocaine alone is insatiable and has fueled conflicts all over the globe. Cartels fight and slaughter each other for the right to feed America’s debilitating habit. In the United States, the government provides lip service to the public about fighting the drug scourge, meanwhile they inject billions of dollars into the prison industrial complex, which has created a fiscally unsustainable monster that is so enormous that I would have to discuss its ramifications in a future article. The P.I.C. is of course fueled by the War on Black people. A.K.A. the War on Drugs.
Those who doubt this statement and its authenticity can kiss my ass because it is a proven fact. The disproportionate numbers of Black Americans incarcerated for petty drug-related offenses clearly illustrate this. However, it also helps when people like former President Nixon’s aid John Ehrlichman clearly admitted their true agenda to a media publication back in the early 1990’s that the War on Drugs was created to specifically target blacks. This strategy proved useful to the government because it gave them the perfect excuse to destroy the civil rights movement and destabilize the black community by barging into their homes and neighborhoods to arrest any drug “offender” they could find and throw away the key. The War on Black People has already been declared a failure by politicians, government officials, and various sectors of law enforcement. Why has it been declared a failure? Well let’s see….even though law enforcement has incarcerated nearly 800,000 black men, tons of heroin and cocaine are still flooding into the United States at a record rate. Then there’s the issue of the opioid epidemic that has hit White America like a tsunami.
I first heard about the opioid epidemic while watching a random video on YouTube. The late, great social activist Dick Gregory was talking about how drugs were affecting America and had mentioned that Vermont was suffering from a heroin epidemic of epic proportions. After watching the video, I researched the heroin problem in Vermont and discovered that not only were the citizens of state being decimated from overdose-induced deaths, but the epidemic had spread all over New England. I soon noticed that there were tons of articles on how the opioid crisis had spread to Middle America, i.e. Appalachia and the Midwest. Now, there’s horror stories about how Fentanyl (a much more potent derivative of heroin) is wiping out thousands of opioid users across the country. Morgues are filling up in affected towns all over the U.S. So, who or which entity is causing this opioid epidemic? None other than Big Pharma! For some strange reason, the makers of oxycotin (another opioid derivative) neglected to tell the public that their pain-killing product was extremely addictive! The dark and twisted path of oxycotin addiction usually begins after an individual needs it after he or she recovers from surgery. The doctor prescribes oxycotin, Vicodin, or another opiate-based painkiller to help make their recovery as manageable as possible. However, the user often becomes hooked on them long after they’ve healed up. Their doctor cuts off their scripts after a certain time, so the addict is forced to score a fix by any means, which eventually leads to a life of crime.
However, for some strange reason, law-enforcement has taken a far more “gentler” approach toward fighting this opioid scourge. Instead of throwing dealers and users in jail like they did during the perfectly-designed crack epidemic, a lot of these heroin peddlers and junkies are being treated with kid gloves. The heroin dealers are getting feathery light sentences, if they’re convicted at all. The users are placed in drug rehab centers to help them kick their habit. However, as soon as these addicts step out of rehab and re-enter the real world, they immediately fall of the wagon and wind up right back at square one. Now it doesn’t take a genetic engineer to figure out why the government and law-enforcement are dragging their feet when it comes to getting this epidemic under control. But I’m going to let you the reader use your imagination on this one. America’s incredible appetite for drugs is yet another symptom of a diabolical disease that is eating away at this country from the inside, one state at a time. Unfortunately, our government will continue ignore the drug epidemic while encouraging police officers to harass, maim, and kill innocent, law-abiding Americans without any repercussions.