American Drug War DVD Extras Reviewed
Kevin Booth's new documentary, American Drug War: The Last White Hope is the BEST Drug War documentary I have ever seen! A true masterpiece!
AMERICAN DRUG WAR DVD EXTRAS REVIEWED
When I wrote my original DVD review for AMERICAN DRUG WAR, Kevin Booth hadn't yet locked the final edit of the documentary. Also missing, were the eventual THREE HOURS of EXTRAS, which as Kevin Booth had said during my recent interview with him:
"I've tried to make it, so the extras would be meaningful after you've watched the film. For example, a lot of people have seen Mike Ruppert at a CIA hearing in Locke High School -- that's a famous piece of footage -- I'm not the first one to ever show that. But, I believe that I am the first person to take Mike Ruppert and have him go into what Operations Amadeus, Pegasus, and Watchtower were all about. I've tried to make it so the bonus tracks are not only things that I wish could have been in the film, but also, things that would embellish the film."
The eight EXTRAS that Kevin added to this documentary were an extension of the documentary [see the screen capture of the EXTRAS CONTENTS immediately above]. Most interesting of all these extras was the one-hour mini-documentary entitled FREE TOMMY CHONG. Kevin interviewed Tommy in lock-up, and his wife Shelby and their two sons Paris and Gilbran in Tommy and Shelby's home. It was very enlightening, to see the emotions that have gone through Tommy's family during his highly Unconstitutional incarceration.
The hardest-hitting of all the EXTRAS were the extended comments by CIA AGENT Robert Steele. He called a spade a spade, and in so doing, opened up my mind to a great truth about the Drug War. Steele mentions that the cost of what he referred to as SECRET INTELLIGENCE is $60 BILLION DOLLARS on an annual basis, and at that, Steele states that we are only getting 10% of the INTEL from those expenditures.
ALEX JONES appears to discuss his interaction with General Barry McCaffrey in a 1999 appearance in Texas, where McCaffery was speaking at a local Texas college. During the Q & A SESSION, Alex stood up and had the temerity to ask about the rumors of CIA DRUG RUNNING that Gary Webb had uncovered in his blistering indictment of a book entitled DARK ALLIANCE. This was the book that got him killed, as he named names, and pointed fingers at the appropriate responsible parties.
The Cultivation Editor of HIGH TIMES magazine, Danny Danko of NYC, also had a great deal to say in terms of marijuana remaining illegal. This was interesting as well, as it pointed towards what certain journalists think about marijuana prohibition.
Kevin also takes us inside the TENT CITY of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who brags about his GREEN BOLOGNA and 12-cent meals for the prisoners, most of which are there for marijuana-related arrests and convictions. Sheriff Joe seems awfully impressed with himself, and takes credit for many things perhaps he shouldn't.
The late Dr. Claudia Jensen (RIP) discusses the entire medical marijuana movement, and how likely it is to be implemented any time soon.
The second most-interesting of all the EXTRAS, was the 67 minutes of phone calls from prison, from 'Freeway' Ricky Ross. He told HOW he conducted his business, and how he would move into new territories to sell his crack cocaine. Up to $20 million dollars in illicit drug money had passed through his hands per week in the late 1980's, and Ricky feels that he was entrapped by this CIA operative Danilo Blandon.
All in all, this AMERICAN DRUG WAR documentary DVD is jammed-packed with all sorts of information and data related to the failure of the DRUG WAR, and I again, highly recommend that all of those reading these words, to please investigate this for themselves.
After all, the only thing you have to gain, is knowledge of the inside of these various DRUG WAR operations, as well as THE REAL REASON why marijuana remains illegal. With the three hours of EXTRAS, it is more like a second documentary has been added, in a special two-fer-one low price!
Kentroversy Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆ (out of five)
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The following sources were used in the creation of this Kentroversy Paper . . .
American Drug War: The Last White Hope official website
Sacred Cow Productions official website
Kentroversy Tapes Podcast # 43 - Kevin Booth talks about American Drug War: The Last White Hope (April 14, 2008)
Purchase Your Own Copy of American Drug War: The Last White Hope - Sacred Cow Store
American Drug War: The Last White Hope
Kentspiracy Kronicles Newsletter
Partnership For A Drug-Free America