Covid-19 US-0 Covid-19 has shown the true colors of many Americans, particularly those of - shudder - Donald Trump. He could care less about the Pandemic, although he give it the old college try in the beginning, but, he wasn't that good in college either. That is correct, this " stable genius " saw it coming in January when he was briefed about it, but he ignored all the warnings and even two months later he was reticent to suggest people quarantine. And it later became a suggestion and he would leave it up to the governors instead of mandated quarantine for all but necessary workers. By leaving it to the governors, we saw Blue states cracking down, while Red States continued to ignore the warnings as if Conservatives were somehow too touch for the virus. Of course, later on, Trump acted as if he was America's savior, but in reality, he was the worst person to handle a large country during a pandemic. As mentioned in John Bolton's book, "In the Room W
Racism and Marijuana By Robert Rouse Early on in his career, Harry J. Anslinger went on the record basically saying cannabis use was no big deal. He called the idea that it made people mad or violent an “ absurd fallacy .” But this would change because his racist leanings. In 1930, Anslinger was appointed the first commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, the agency that led directly to today's DEA ( Drug Enforcement Agency ). What changed Anslinger's outlook was when he discovered several Black jazz musicians were dating White women. This infuriated Anslinger and he used the fact that Jazz musicians were commonly using the same product he had previously claimed was no big deal. While it was true it was a common staple among some of the Jazz greats, some like Cab Calloway ( right ) called it a song writing assistant and in 1931, wrote the song, " Have You Ever Met That Funny Reefer Man " which was eventually shortened to just " The Reefer Man ".