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Ralph knew the War on Drugs, starting with Nixon and continuing through Reagan and Bush, was a farce--especially in light of revelations of governmental drug dealing in southeast Asia (opium/heroin) in the 60s and 70s, and US involvement with the cocaine trade in Latin America as we learned from the Iran-Contra inquiry of the 1980s.

Meanwhile, in the 80s, the goofy heroes at home are dressing up as soldiers and attacking a plant at public expense, often for personal gain. Ralph realized that was stupid, mean, and unacceptable in a purportedly free country.

In the 1990s California reporter Gary Webb continued to document those relationships between elements of the US government and members of Latin American drug cartels (Dark Alliance).

In current news, see Thomas Knapp's recent OEN piece on the sudden DEA prohibition of the benevolent herb kratom (mitrogyna speciosa).

"Primitive Man"--a series by Major Ralph Hamilton (1918-1999)

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Ralph in the cockpit of his P-51 Mustang 'Debra Dell'--Duxford, England, 1944.
Ralph in the cockpit of his P-51 Mustang 'Debra Dell'--Duxford, England, 1944.
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