“the Nixon administration “had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people…We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black [sic], 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. ” – John Ehrlichman
Reading this Time magazine article made me uncomfortable but discomfort is often a good thing…a God thing; for me, it means I am disrupting my comfortable and familiar views and stretching my awareness. I may not alter my course or I may have to make a mid-course correction. I may accelerate my pace…or I may have to do an about face, altogether. Opening one’s eyes is always good and one can discern truth from propaganda by asking for enlightenment from the Holy Spirit.
Confession: I now know one meaning, the possible origin, of the term ‘institutionalized.’ I did not know about this history before and my previous post reflects that ignorance.
I strongly recommend this Time magazine article and allowing a little discomfort…