Nixon Policy Advisor Admits He Invented War On Drugs to Suppress ‘Anti-War Left and Black People’

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Recently, an eye-opening revelation has surfaced about the origins of the War on Drugs. One of Richard Nixon’s former policy advisors, John Ehrlichman, has admitted to inventing this policy as a way to suppress two groups that were seen as a threat to the administration: the anti-war left and black people. Ehrlichman’s confession sheds light on how the War on Drugs has been used as a tool of mass incarceration and systematic oppression for decades.

In an interview, Ehrlichman admitted that Nixon’s administration knew they couldn’t make it illegal to be against the war or to be black, but they could criminalize both without appearing overtly racist or politically motivated. By targeting drugs associated with these communities and ramping up law enforcement efforts, Nixon’s administration was able to dismantle these movements and maintain control.

This admission is not only an indictment of the Nixon administration, but it also highlights the lasting impact of the War on Drugs on communities of color. African Americans and Latinos have been disproportionately impacted by this policy, with harsher sentences and longer prison terms for drug offenses compared to their white counterparts.

Ehrlichman’s confession is a reminder that the origins of public policies are often motivated by political agendas and that the consequences can be far-reaching and devastating. As we work towards reforming our criminal justice system, it’s important to acknowledge the racist ideologies that have shaped it and to actively work to dismantle them.

By Peace Truth

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