50 Years After the Moynihan Report, Examining the Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration – The Atlantic

A longform article in The Atlantic.

In Douglass’s time, to stand up for black rights was to condone black criminality. The same was true in King’s time. The same is true today. Appearing on Meet the Press to discuss the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani—in the fashion of many others—responded to black critics of law enforcement exactly as his forebears would have: “How about you reduce crime? … The white police officers wouldn’t be there if you weren’t killing each other 70 to 75 percent of the time.”

The whole article is a very illustrating read on why things need to change.

This sounds strangely familiar, 45 years later.

Declassified LBJ Tapes Accuse Richard Nixon of Treason – Slashdot.

The political dreams of one man were more important than fucking over two countries, killing a few hundred thousand people, destabilizing the power balance between world powers and bringing the planet to the edge of nuclear Armageddon.

The whole thing was repeated with Iraq, and now hawks are trying to do the same to Iran.