Saturday, September 14, 2013

Crack Babies: A Tale From the Drug Wars

During the mid-1980s, reports of a new killer drug called "crack" took the public by storm.  In the beginning, crack was purely an inner city problem affecting a minority of low-income residents in LA, Chicago and other major cities.  By the time the media was finished, every child from Orange County to the hills of Appalachia knew about the $5 rock that could get you sky high.

Perhaps nothing tugged at our heartstrings more than crack babies.  Even the staunchest legalization proponents agreed that these babies were victims of something they did not sign up for.  These poor, underweight souls would shake violently and were expected to suffer extreme intellectual setbacks in the future.  In fact, an entire generation was dubbed "the generation lost to crack".

This 10-minute report puts the nail in the coffin of the crack baby myth.  Prepare to un-learn everything you thought you knew about "hard drugs".  

The crack baby scare is yet another example of lawmakers using "save the children" scare tactics to justify trampling the rights of consenting adult citizens.  It's Reefer Madness, '80s style. 

If you get nothing else from this report, remember this:  whether it's marijuana, crack or bath salts, the media cannot be trusted to tell the truth about drugs.    

1 comment:

  1. Can you please re-post the link or video containing the 10-minute report? For whatever reason it's not showing up on my Android browser, just a blank space. Thanks

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