Once the decision has been made to do something that is perceived to be important, how do you decide in which way to accomplish that endeavor? Since there are many different ways to choose from, how do you decide which way is best? Of course, that is assuming that you know of more than one way.
Sometimes I find myself deciding to take one course of action, then before I make my move, I feel there is another way to go. This can only happen if I have an open mind. It is very important that we know why we do things the way that we do them, because if not, we may be doing them wrong. Saying "that is the way I always do it" might be one of your problems. An open mind is a beautiful thing.
Some people still believe that our government cares about them and wants to keep them safe.
From the Business Insider Alex Lockie Jul 31, 2019, 2:42 PM
Top Nixon adviser reveals the racist reason he started the 'war on drugs' decades ago
Dan Baum, the author of 1996's "Smoke and Mirrors: The War on Drugs and the Politics of Failure," wrote in Harper's Magazine in 2016 that while researching his book, Ehrlichman gave a reason for the war of drugs that had little to do with protecting Americans from reefer madness. "You want to know what this was really all about?" Ehrlichman asked, referring to the war on drugs.
"The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I'm saying? We knew we couldn't make it illegal to be either against the war or black, 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. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news."
"Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did," he concluded, according to Baum.