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Tue Jul 18, 2017, 08:10 PM

Sessions Panders to Trump's Base, Reinstates the DOJ's War Against Black Folks

Trump is so sorry he can't fulfill his (implied) campaign promise to his base. He will be unable to take health insurance away from minorities while letting his white supporters keep theirs. It's all or none. Either everyone of every color loses their health care or no one does.

But never fear! Jeff Sessions has just stepped in to save the day. He has given a big thumbs up to the practice--so common during the Bush/Cheney administration which also waged war against Black folks--of allowing cops to steal the possessions of folks who dare to possess new cars and cash and expensive watches in Trump's America while committing the crime of being Black. Or Gay. Or Muslim. Or Latino.

This is what Trump and his base are all about. Put everyone who is not white or male or straight or Christian in his/her place so that a handful of pathetic losers can feel better about themselves.

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sharedvalues Jul 2017 #1

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Tue Jul 18, 2017, 08:23 PM

1. Not just pandering to base - it's a way to keep power

Remember Nixon:

One of Richard Nixon's top advisers and a key figure in the Watergate scandal said the war on drugs was created as a political tool to fight blacks and hippies, according to a 22-year-old interview recently published in Harper's Magazine.

"The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people," former Nixon domestic policy chief John Ehrlichman told Harper's writer Dan Baum for the April cover story published Tuesday.
"You understand what I'm saying? We knew we couldn't make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin. And then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities," Ehrlichman said. "We could arrest their leaders. raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did."


http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/23/politics/john-ehrlichman-richard-nixon-drug-war-blacks-hippie/index.html

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