The Ron Paul Channel asked me to contribute a topic this week. I chose AGENDA SETTING, JOBS, POVERTY, MASS INCARCERATION and the WAR ON DRUGS. For starters.
If you are a democrat or a republican today, you are likely a member of one political party — the DESTRUCTIVE “party”. In real terms as US taxpayers…
"Now, when I say "biggest," I’m not talking about budget size or box office receipts — I’m talking impact and importance. Written and Directed by Matthew Cooke, and produced by Bert Marcus and Adrian Grenier, How to Make Money Selling Drugs exposes the hypocrisy, insanity and destructiveness of America’s drug war. Of course, the problem with saying a movie is “important” is that it can leave the impression that it isn’t entertaining. That’s certainly not the case with this film. Indeed, Cooke’s goal is, as he put it, borrowing from Malcolm X, to bring about change “by the most entertaining means necessary…”
~ Arianna Huffington on How to Make Money Selling Drugs
Thought for the day: I love cars. I love Ayrton Senna and Mario Andretti and the great drivers. I love our heroic enthusiasts like Steve McQueen, James Dean, Paul Newman and am thinking about Paul Walker today.
I think most Americans love cars. Despite the traffic. The smog. The road rage. In America General Motors used to be synonymous with the American dream. It’s hard to imagine a world without them. They’re as natural as breathing. Or so we believe…
Click here to watch.
Written-Directed and Narrated by Matthew Cooke. Produced by Bert Marcus and Adrian Grenier by Bert Marcus Productions in association with Reckless Productions. Co-produced by Robin Garvick. Post-Supervisor and Story Editor Grant Jolly. Edited by Matthew Cooke and Jeff Cowan.
"There are a lot of very angry activists in the world. And they come from a place of moral outrage. But even outrage is rage and if we are part of a collective psyche, a collective consciousness, then any rage only adds to the darkness. And you can’t fight darkness with darkness. You can only bring in the light." ~ Deepak Chopra
Read the article at Variety.com HERE
The war on drugs is a war on people. The war on drugs is the major cause of the mass incarceration crisis. The war on drugs drives the indefensible racist prosecution rates of our “justice” system. The war on drugs fuels the violent black-market that tempts our unemployed millions, and provides the funding for the murderous drug cartels supplying America’s unquenchable habit. The war on drugs is one of the biggest moral and public policy failures of our time.
If we care for the millions suffering from drug addiction in this country let’s build rehabs and programs for them. If we care about the 50 million Americans living below the poverty level let’s create jobs. The last thing we need is to put more of the weakest members of our society in prison.
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