The 2014 movie “Kill the Messenger” depicted a federal government in cahoots with Central American drug cartels to finance Nicaraguan Contras with profits from U.S. inner-city cocaine sales. In 2017, “American Made” featured Tom Cruise as Barry Seal, flying cocaine into the U.S. for cartels, eventually as an informant for the DEA. Allegedly, Richard Nixon launched the “drug war” to silence liberal opposition groups.
America’s current opioid crisis echoes these movies’ shared theme of intentional government complicity in the narcotics distribution industry. Today’s dose of heroin is now highly potent (even if not laced with fentanyl), and sells for as little as $5. Methamphetamine — also cheaper and stronger than ever — is sweeping the Southwest. And it is well known that most all of these drugs are coming from Mexico, often distributed by criminal gangs.
But the United States government is working very hard to combat both the flow of drugs and the gangs that transport them. Ironically, a recent Congressional Research Service Report raised government concerns “….about a policy of returning Central American migrants to cities across the border in Mexico to await their U.S. asylum hearings in areas with some of Mexico’s highest homicide rates.” The report explains causes of the dramatic increase in drug trafficking by gangs:
The older, large DTOs [drug trafficking organizations] tended to be hierarchical, often bound by familial ties, and led by hard-to-capture cartel kingpins. They have been replaced by flatter, more nimble organizations that tend to be loosely networked. Far more common in the present crime group formation is the outsourcing of certain aspects of trafficking. The various smaller organizations resist the imposition of norms to limit violence. The growth of rivalries among a greater number of organized crime “players” has produced continued violence, albeit in some cases these players are “less able to threaten the state and less endowed with impunity.” (p. 8).
The “first wave” of opioids arose from a greedy pharmaceutical industry, whose excesses are now under scrutiny. When that initial flow of addictive pharmaceuticals was staunched, millions shifted to inexpensive street heroin (the “second wave”). Mexican farmers, having been displaced by cheap corn from traditional farming, now supply 90% of the heroin consumed in the U.S., assisted by a stronger “Mexican White” variety and cartel distribution. The “third wave” has brought fentanyl, sourced from China and Mexico, imported almost entirely through our southern border. There is also a flood of cheaper, stronger, Mexican methamphetamine that is scourging the southwest.
The Democrats seek to open the borders to Mexico. They argue that a wall won’t stop the drug flow. Democrats call for admission of all who wish to enter, to gain political power over Republican citizens:
Between 2008 and 2016, Democrats became more and more confident that the country’s growing Latino population gave the party an electoral edge. To win the presidency, Democrats convinced themselves, they didn’t need to reassure white people skeptical of immigration so long as they turned out their Latino base. “The fastest-growing sector of the American electorate stampeded toward the Democrats this November,” Salon declared after Obama’s 2008 win. “If that pattern continues, the GOP is doomed to 40 years of wandering in a desert.””
Here in Vermont, the liberal Attorney General and RINO Governor have defied immigration laws, and have condemned Vermont’s judicial system and state police as racist for rates of arrest and incarceration of blacks and hispanics at rates higher than the general population — without considering state of origin. Yet it is well known that the drug cartels move the fentanyl and heroin to the Green Mountain State — one can even track individual fingerprints of fentanyl by county in Vermont. Gangs and criminals from Hartford, CT, Springfield, Mass, and NYC distribute narcotics to white Vermont kids, and the AG is undermining police interdiction efforts.
The result of these twin progressive policies — opening the borders to “unauthorized entrants” while condemning police in Vermont for arresting “people of color” — is a real-life scenario unfolding not in fictional conspiracy theory movies but in dead Vermonters. Using allegations of racism to open the borders and increase the flow of drugs, progressives then use more allegations of racism to shield drug traffickers apprehended doing business in rural America.
Ironically, the fentanyl is killing people at such alarming rates that liberals now call for a shift to medically assisted treatment (MAT) for life:
For some patients, MAT could be indefinite. NIDA describes addiction medications as an “essential component of an ongoing treatment plan” to enable individuals to “take control of their health and their lives.”
Dispensaries are being constructed across the nation. Vending machines for synthetic opioids have been developed and are in trial in Canada:
The machine, designed in partnership with a Canadian tech company, would allow preapproved drug users who receive a prescription from their doctors to access safer opioids using a biometric scan of the veins in their hands. Such a mechanized approach, Tyndall believes, is the only way that an intervention like this can match the scope of the problem…. Cities including Boston, Denver, New York, San Francisco, and Seattle are all considering the possibility of opening similar sites, as the US loses more than 70,000 people a year to overdoses.
So, the solution to our opioid crisis is being touted as…. lifetime dependence on synthetic pharmaceutical opioids! There is no policy to get people off MAT, at either the federal or state level. (There are numerous policies to get them on.). In Vermont, 500 prison inmates are on suboxone because, according to some progressives, the government failed to provide them with synthetic opioids:
There’s a strong link, [Tom Dalton, Executive Director of Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform] …said, between opioid use disorder and involvement in the criminal justice system. Dalton also believes that “many of these people are sitting in prisons because we didn’t give them access to treatment in the past.”
Deaths involving fentanyl continue to increase. Fentanyl was found in three out of four opioid-related accidental and undetermined fatalities in 2018 (compared to 69% in 2017). The number of fatalities involving fentanyl has nearly tripled since 2015.
The pattern here is compelling — pharmaceutical industry abuse in the oxycontin scandal, leading to dependency on black market drugs so dangerous that a pharmacological rescue is required, via lifetime dependency on synthetic opioids delivered through vending machines constructed by government in America’s inner cities. That sounds much like a Hollywood suspense film.
Democrats use race to open borders which admit cartel distributors of fentanyl, use race to protect drug dealers apprehended in American suburbia, then use government to provide limitless synthetic opioids without regard to race. Is this a planned conspiracy to enslave generations to drug-dispensing machines, or is it just occurring without any central design?
(Previously published by Liberty Nation)