Friday, March 10, 2017

The U.S. leads the world in incarceration. We farm the prison system out to private companies who create prison farms. Jails have become a billion dollar business enterprise. This works as one should expect, these corporations maximize both suffering and profits. Inmates are forced to work for little or nothing maintaining the facilities and producing goods for a variety of corporations. Consider how much it sucks to work for a crappy company, then think about inmates who depend on a crappy company for all the necessities of life, without even the semblance of rights.

U.S. tax dollars, public money, is siphoned off to make companies rich by supporting labor camps. Another example in the long list of privatization horror stories.

The old evils I was taught to abhor when I was a kid, slavery, aristocracy, fascism, imperialism, etc., are all right here, hiding euphemistically in plain sight.

"The War on Drugs" perpetrated by U.S. presidents of both parties for many decades has wasted trillions in tax dollars without making a dent in drug use. Public money spent to control drugs only makes trafficking more costly and deadly. Billions of dollars spent every year perversely results in enriching drug cartels and destroying lives here and abroad.

The ACLU provides a quick look at The War on Drugs

Rather than spending billions in a vain attempt to stop drug use, legalizing it would add billions to our economy.


Perhaps the most significant outcome of The War on Drugs, its major accomplishment and probably its original purpose, is putting millions of non-violent drug offenders behind bars, where they become modern slaves.

(The Real

"The film explores the "intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States;" it is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which freed the slaves and prohibited slavery…
(unless as punishment for a crime)."
The Sordid Contra-Cocaine Saga
“If someone told you today that there was strong evidence that the Central Intelligence Agency once turned a blind eye to accusations of drug dealing by operatives it worked with, it might ring some distant, skeptical bell. Did that really happen? That really happened.”

New proof CIA pays drug lords...
(Redacted Tonight video)

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