Wednesday, August 13, 2003

Walter in Denver provides some insight into the origins of the War on Drugs.

Some quotes from Harry J. Anslinger, Director of the Federal Bureau on Narcotics before Congress in 1937:

"There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the US, and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz and swing, result from marijuana usage. This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers and any others... the primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races.

Marihuana is an addictive drug which produces in its users insanity, criminality, and death...You smoke a joint and you're likely to kill your brother...marijuana is the most violence-causing drug in the history of mankind."

Yep. Last thing we need is our women folk getting turned on by entertainers. A damned good reason all by itself for locking up those marihuana users & throwing away the key.

& congrads to Walter in Denver who has been providing reasoned blogging for over a year now.

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