The cigars Michael Brown stole from that Ferguson convenience store were to be used to make “blunts,” hollowed out cigars filled with marijuana. Michael Brown, at 18 years of age, was a drug addict who was so high on drugs at the time of his suicide that he apparently thought he could outrun a peace officers’s bullets.
The response of the Black community in Ferguson Missouri to the first anniversary of Michael Brown’s drug induced suicide was predictable. Protesters held a pig roast, naming the pig Darren Wilson after the officer who killed Michael Brown in self defense, and adorning the head of the roasted carcass with a policeman’s cap. Cute. But misguided an distractionary.
Michel Brown’s death was a tragedy. But it was not a tragedy caused by Darren Wilson or by the federally fueled myth of police bias. Michael Brown’s suicide was a tragedy caused by the collapse of Black family life, by federal encouragement of White-trashing, and – perhaps most significantly – by welfare funded drug abuse.
The 800 pound gorilla in the room that no one wants to talk about is drugs. With the exception of Hollywood egomaniacs, mainstream America is virtually drug free. How many of your friends and business acquaintances use drugs? So then where are all those billions of dollars of Mexican drugs, over which the Sinaloa, Zeta, and Gulf cartels are killing each other, going? Who’s buying the Mexican tsunami of marijuana and cocain that’s inundating the United States?
The answer is the Michael Browns and the Trayvon Martins and the Eric Garners and 17 year old De’Marquise Elkins, who was so desperate for drugs he shot 13 month old Antonio West in the face in frustration at the fact Antonio’s mother had no money when he tried to rob her to support his habit. Most of those Mexican drugs are going to the Black community in America.
And where are these punks getting the money to buy these drugs? From you and I! We are starting these kids on drugs and we are supporting their habits (at least until their habit reaches the state where they have to turn to crime to support it). And we’re doing it with the full support and collusion of our government – through welfare.
In March 2012, then-Inspector General Phyllis Fong told Congress, ““In terms of fraud, we have seen many types of trafficking in SNAP (food stamp) benefits. By giving a recipient $50 in cash for $100 in benefits, an unscrupulous retailer can make a significant profit; recipients, of course, are then able to spend the cash however they like. In some cases, recipients have exchanged benefits for drugs.”
And Eric Wolf, agent in charge with the Ohio Investigative Unit, which investigates food stamp fraud and liquor license violations, said in October 2014, “Dubious businesses and drug dealers will buy electronic benefits cards for about half the amount loaded onto the card. From there, people use the cash to buy drugs.”
On this, the first anniversary of Michael Brown’s suicide and the ruining of Officer Darren Wilson’s career, let us dedicate ourselves to ridding American Blacks of the plague of drug addiction that debilitates, degrades, and dehumanizes them. And to accomplish that, we must attack the source of the problem – welfare.