Former President Richard Nixon Adviser John Ehrlichman Admits The War On Drugs Was A Plot To Destroy Black People!
The War on Drugs was actually a political tool used to criminalize leftist anti-war protesters and black people, according to a new report by Dan Baum for Harper’s Magazine. In the report, Baum points to a 1994 interview with President Richard Nixon’s domestic policy chief, John Ehrlichman, who admitted Nixon’s harsh anti-drug policy was a front to punish Nixon’s political enemies, which mainly included “hippies” and “black people”. We look at the racist motives behind Nixon’s drug war.
“You want to know what this was really all about?” he asked with the bluntness of a man who, after public disgrace and a stretch in federal prison, had little left to protect. “The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”