The Drug War Book

The Drug War Book

By M. L. Simon

The Drug War book

I have just been reading a book called Drug War: Covert Money, Power, and Policy by Dan Russell. Drug War is a massive 675 page expose on the drug war. It names names, gives places and dates, and is well footnoted. But before you dive into this book, be warned that the writer is very much a hard leftist, and it shows in the adjectives used and the tone of the writing. You could also say he was a great student of the secret government. In other words, what would be commonly described as a conspiracy theorist. He has also written a book, Shamanism and the Drug Propaganda, Patriarchy and the Drug War. Now, my theory about the war between the sexes is as follows: In a matriarchy, women control men through economy and sex. Lineage is passed through the mother. In a patriarchy, men control women through economy and physical power. Lineage is passed through the father. In human history, patriarchies dominate. Why this is so is no doubt an entertaining question. But that is a whole ‘nuther story. All that said, I still found the book very interesting.

The book is about power and mind control—the power of one civilization or culture to dominate and then extinguish another. When William Bennett says America is in a culture war against drugs, he isn’t kidding. And this war did not start with Richard Nixon or the Harrison Narcotics Act of 1914. It began 500 years ago when the Spanish brought military power and the Catholic Inquisition to the Americas. The Catholics were very insistent to the point of torture and murder that no thoughts outside those allowed by the church were permitted. Worship done under the influence of mind-altering chemicals obtained from plants was to receive special attention. The dogmatic absolutists of 500 hundred years ago have morphed into the moral absolutists of today. What I like to call the American Taliban.

The power today is military and economic. The mind control is open and obvious, which is why no one notices it. What you can think about is controlled by making some subjects taboo, while giving you way too much information on other subjects that were formerly hidden. In other words, you will get plenty of stories and morality plays about the state of sex in America. With all this hot stuff going on, you would think no subject was taboo in the media. You would be wrong. When was the last time you heard an anti-prohibition opinion whenever the government announces some new draconian drug policy? The answer is that drug policy stories are never balanced. This is funny in a country where the anti-terror war faction comprising 10 percent of the population gets equal time with the pro-terror war faction comprising 90 percent.

Seventy-five percent of Americans say the drug war is not working. About half those people are ready for full legalization as the answer to the problem. Yet, from the news reports and the way the subject is handled, you would think that less than 1 percent of all Americans would fall in to these categories, and those would be fringe wackos. The subject is absolutely taboo.

Why do I think this is happening? Because the networks and newspapers all get government funding. The networks depend on the government FCC for their airwaves. And finally, they are all subject to FBI criminal investigation and IRS financial investigation. A very big incentive to follow the government line on critical policies. A word to the wise is usually sufficient. Now you know why Gary Condit’s sex life was more important than the militarization of the drug war in South America when reporting on the happenings in government and the world. You need to see if you want the current drug war news from Central and South America.

Finally, I’d like to quote a paragraph from the book:

“Fascism is always maudlin. Industrial fascists need a scapegoat to coalesce. Without the pharmakos, the Nigger, the Judas, the Witch, the Dealer, the Fiend, the Hippie who inflicts such great hurt on Our Salvation, there is no rationale for an ongoing Inquisito, without which the structure of industrial fascism would be left standing naked. It ain’t so much what they’re for, it’s what they’re against.”

You can find out about all these subjects and more by reading Drug War: Covert Money, Power, and Policy, which I would give a 3.2 out of 4.0. Michael C. Ruppert of has good things to say about it as well. You can find out more about Dan Russell and his books at: .

Saying of the week: The government as guardian of morality went out with the Taliban.

Ask a politician: Do you support drug prohibition because it finances criminals at home or because it finances terrorists abroad?

This week’s politician is:

Senate Judiciary Committee Member Mr. Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia

Voice: (202) 224-3954

FAX: (304) 343-7144


M.L. Simon is an industrial controls designer and independent political activist.

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