Wakeup: Back to Reagan’s Drug War

6 comments, 18/10/2008, by , in Opinion
In this war on drugs, there is one question that every poor Black and Hispanic person in the inner city – the dealers, the users, and the innocent bystanders – wants answered, “How do these substances get into our neighborhood?”
This question comes about because there is a disconnect in the flow of drugs. For example, if you wanted to track how a car got into your neighborhood, you can track it from the manufacturer through the distribution system – trucks, trains, planes, and car salesmen – into the hands of the owner. However, when it comes to drugs we don’t know the distribution system. The one question that always comes up is, “if the US government wants to stop the flow of drugs, why don’t they go after the manufacturers instead of the low-level dealers?”

The answer: The US government IS the distribution system that facilitates the flow of crack, cocaine, and heroin into the nation and the inner city.

I know it all sounds like a conspiracy theory – “Oh, the big dangerous government is out to get us!” Sure, it sounds crazy. Unfortunately, it’s so crazy that it’s true. Listen to former DEA agent Celerino Castillo tell you about his experiences in Central and South America. It’s a two part video, about an hour long total.

Folks, it’s important to understand that this is NOT coming from the mouth of some paranoid crackhead. This is from the mouth of a man who was IN it all. Here are the video interview of former DEA agent Celerino Castillo:

The one thing that stood out to me before the end of the second video is that Mr. Castillo confirmed the fears that I had about heroin production in Afghanistan. I watched news reports that the US military wouldn’t destroy poppy fields as they showed clips of US soldiers walking through. The one thing I knew about the Taliban in Afghanistan, they are staunch Muslims. They fought drug dealers in Afghanistan and punished them harshly with death. All of a sudden, the US comes starts the War on Terror and Afghanistan is now producing 90% of the world’s heroin.

Folks, this is NOT Usher and Tameka getting a divorce. This is NOT some celebrity sex tape. This is NOT the latest Hip Hop beef. This is the Reagan era revisited. This is the crack/cocaine/heroin epidemic. This is high levels of unemployment and depressed individuals looking for an escape. This is blood-stained sidewalks and kids dying over cheap gold chains and nice sneakers. This is what I remember from the 80s under two terms of Ronald Reagan and one term of George HW Bush. We’re going back to these times thanks to two terms of George W. Bush.

The only thing that’s truly going to save our communities is the will to resist. We’ve got to be reminded of the harm done to us by this fake war on drugs. We have to be stronger than our parents were during the 80s. We have to make sure to NOT succumb to the ease of drug money and NOT look for escape in substances. This shit is coming to our doorsteps. The best thing we can do is be prepared.

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  • i agree to nicole kitt!

  • President Anthony, you are so right!. I grew up in harlem and in the 70’s heroin was at its height. All over the place. I can promise you that not one poppy field grows there. I was also watching the movie “Panther” and it insinuates that heroin was taken to every inner city(ie. watts, Harlem) to keep us “in-line”. As a whole we are the only people that is not indigitous to this country that has not received reperations for the things that we done to us. Another thing that we need to recognize is the fact that although slavery was ended a long time ago, there was a thing called “Peonage”. This started after the slaves were let go, they really did not have any place to be so what the law would do is lock them up and we know that they could not post bail because they did not have anything (money,etc.), the slave masters would come and bail them out. Once the slave masters bailed them out,the would be in servitude to them without pay for the rest of their lives. Yeah, paying off the debt. A classic example of this is a book called “Lay This Body Down”. I dont remember the author but you can go to the library to pick it up. People understand that we have a long way to go. we need to help each other anyway that we can. Don’t forget where we came from and help each other get to where we are going. Some of us need help and don’t know that we do. Do you realize that if we get together collectively we can be “AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”. Let’s all get out of “the barrell” and get it together. I love you all and I need for you all to love each other back. We do need each other. If you would like an open dialogue email me at poppajayandlissa@aol.com or myspace/poppajayandlissa. Thanks for listening. President Anthony, you are the bomb! keep the dialogue going!!!!


  • After reading this, i envisioned the clip in the movie “Any Given Sunday” where bill bellamy and ll cool j are doing lines of crack cocaine on the breasts of the white women in the bathroom…classic.