Those of you not familiar with the Deep State might want to read a book: The Politics of Heroin – pdf. Or you could visit here for a historical overview.

It is my opinion that China’s export of fentanyl to us is payback for 200 or 300 years of opium wars waged against them. And the law proposed to fight Black Market synthetic opiates is just America’s way of protecting American business. (Who guards the poppy fields in Afghanistan?)

But here is the big one. Trump Administration Plans U.N. Meeting to Ramp Up the International Drug War. Most of the comments at the site (when not engaged in out right Trump derangement) are quite good.

None of this squares with what Trump was saying a few decades back.

In a speech delivered at the Miami Herald’s Company of the Year Awards luncheon [April 1990], Donald Trump condemned the “war on drugs” as “a joke” and called for the legalization of drugs. “We’re losing badly the war on drugs,” he said. “You have to legalize drugs to win that war. You have to take the profit away from these drug czars.”

So why has he changed his mind about funding the Drug Cartels? I have my suspicions.

“See, if you look at the drug war from a purely economic point of view, the role of the government is to protect the drug cartel.” – Economist Milton Friedman (1991).

It is not like he doesn’t know.

Also if you look at all the “Deep State” articles appearing in the media, not one of them from any major www site (or the MSM) covers the Drug War aspect of the Deep State. Kinda makes you think the Deep State will give up a lot to keep the Drug War going.

Come this November I’m voting for Pritzger (D) for Governor in Illinois because he backs cannabis legalization. (The State is broke and needs the tax money). I want to send a message to Washington. And especially to the President.