THE WAR ON DRUGS
THE WAR ON DRUGS
Two questions, same answer:
When does a therapist break confidentiality?
When does a therapist take action on a certain pathology?
When is a child?
What are “Strange Fruit”?
Who killed Billie Holiday?
What was the primary motivation in the death of Billie Holiday?
WATCH THIS VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LayaGk0TMDc
What does passing a joint in New Jersey get you?
What is Prohibition?
What is Institutionalized Slavery?
How has the percentage of addiction changed in the past 100 years?
Why did Nixon start the War on Drugs?
How does the rate of incarcerated males today in America compare with Apartheid South Africa?
In the most recent Elections how many times did the 4 candidates mention: Drugs, Privatization of Prisons, Big Pharmacy, Decriminalization of Marijuana, and Safe Water?
THE WAR ON DRUGS
Posted on: Saturday, March 4, 2017 7:07:41 PM EST
STRANGE FRUIT?Posted on: Friday, March 3, 2017 7:23:29 PM EST??
• STRANGE FRUIT
Okay, Children:?Out of three classes, I have one, only one A student who heard what I said about STRANGE FRUIT and the racist attitude of America. Below are:?1: Wikipedia article on the writing of STRANGE FRUIT, which was written by a Jewish couple in da Bronx!?https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strange_Fruit?2. Billie Holiday singing STRANGE FRUIT?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4ZyuULy9zs?3. Nina Simone commenting on STRANGE FRUIT?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8Lq_yasEgo?4. The story of Harry Anslinger, the Federal Bureau of Narcotics?http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/01/drug-war-the-hunting-of-billie-holiday-114298?The above story is an excerpt from the book CHASING THE SCREAM by Johann Hari.I have requested the library to obtain the book from big mommy CUNY Library.Once it arrives, I will put it on reserve for you to read in the library.While I recommend reading the entire book, the first section is on Billie Holiday and STRANGE FRUIT.?Enjoy!!!And learn that the War on Drugs is simply a racist attempt to control, not substances, but to control people!?
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MARIJUANA IS NOT A GATEWAY DRUG?Posted on: Friday, March 3, 2017 7:01:02 PM EST??Study Shows That Alcohol, Not Marijuana Is The Major “Gateway Drug”?August 3, 2016 10:54 am by Counter Current News Editorial Team?A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Florida has shown that alcohol is far more of a “gateway drug” than marijuana is.?The study concluded that:?Results from the Guttman scale indicated that alcohol represented the “gateway” drug, leading to the use of tobacco, marijuana, and other illicit substances. Moreover, students who used alcohol exhibited a significantly greater likelihood of using both licit and illicit drugs. The findings from this investigation support that alcohol should receive primary attention in school-based substance abuse prevention programming, as the use of other substances could be impacted by delaying or preventing alcohol use. Therefore, it seems prudent for school and public health officials to focus prevention efforts, policies, and monies, on addressing adolescent alcohol use.?According to the study’s co-author, Adam E. Barry, the later in life that a person consumes alcohol, the less likely they are to abuse drugs. Also, it seems that in most cases, use of alcohol and tobacco comes earlier in life than the use of marijuana.?“By delaying the onset of alcohol initiation, rates of both licit substance abuse like tobacco and illicit substance use like marijuana and other drugs will be positively affected, and they’ll hopefully go down,” Barry said in an interview with Raw Story.?Barry said that his studies were intended to correct some of the propaganda that has infected American culture since the “Reefer Madness” era.?“Some of these earlier iterations needed to be fleshed out, that’s why we wanted to study this. The latest form of the gateway theory is that it begins with [marijuana] and moves on finally to what laypeople often call ‘harder drugs.’ As you can see from the findings of our study, it confirmed this gateway hypothesis, but it follows progression from licit substances, specifically alcohol, and moves on to illicit substances,” Barry said.?“So, basically, if we know what someone says with regards to their alcohol use, then we should be able to predict what they respond to with other [drugs]. Another way to say it is, if we know someone has done [the least prevalent drug] heroin, then we can assume they have tried all the others. I think [these results] have to do with level of access children have to alcohol, and that alcohol is viewed as less harmful than some of these othersubstances,” Barry added.?Just like prescription pills and tobacco, alcohol is seen as more socially acceptable in American society because the government approves of it.?However, these substances are largely more dangerous than many of the illegal drugs that people have a deep fear of.?Since certain drugs are taken less seriously, people are more likely to abuse them and not keep their addiction in check. That is not to say that these legal drugs should be banned as well, in fact, all drugs should be legalized so honest discussions can be had about the uses and dangers of each drug.?Article by John Vibes from The Free Thought Project. John is an author, researcher and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter culture and the drug war. In addition to his writing and activist work he organizes a number of large events including the Free Your Mind Conference, which features top caliber speakers and whistle-blowers from all over the world. You can contact him and stay connected to his work at his Facebook page. You can find his 65 chapter Book entitled “Alchemy of the Timeless Renaissance” at bookpatch.com