Yup. Centralization works. For people who hate minority populations and the poor. Take this example from the LA Progressive:
“More African American men are in prison or jail, on probation or parole than were enslaved in 1850, before the Civil War began,” Michelle Alexander told a standing room only house at the Pasadena Main Library this past Wednesday, the first of many jarring points she made in a riveting presentation.
Growing crime rates over the past 30 years don’t explain the skyrocketing numbers of black — and increasingly brown — men caught in America’s prison system, according to Alexander, who clerked for Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun after attending Stanford Law. “In fact, crime rates have fluctuated over the years and are now at historical lows.”
“Most of that increase is due to the War on Drugs, a war waged almost exclusively in poor communities of color,” she said, even though studies have shown that whites use and sell illegal drugs at rates equal to or above blacks. In some black inner-city communities, four of five black youth can expect to be caught up in the criminal justice system during their lifetimes.
Are you a self-described progressive? ThinkProgress, TPM, MSNBC and the rest talk a good game, but they’re scamming you. In fact, as an example, TPM’s editor recently wrote about how he opposes marijuana legalization because it pretty much “amounts to nullification.” Can’t have the poor and minority groups in this country disobeying their masters can we, Josh? For these people it’s centralization over everything – even the lives of countless thousands being thrown in cages every year for a “law” that the Feds aren’t even constitutionally-authorized to enforce.
In 2009 more than 858,000 Americans were arrested for marijuana, and they were disproportionately members of minority groups. Centralization works. For criminals and mass murderers.
Want to stop the drug war? Nullify Now!
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