well, first off, we'll examine the reasons why other things were banned; racial prejudices
and mexican immigrants
and black people**
from asians (specifically chinese)
- inebriants and northern europe (alchohol and irish immigrants during prohibition).
- psychedelics are generally pointed twards the 'white hippie' movement and the counter culture of the 70's, so we'll say hippies, or more generally, white non-conformists. this can be seen BLATANTLY in memo's from nixon days saying that 'the new left-wing liberals often used marijuana and psychedelic
substances, and that this should be utilized to make arrests (after all, you can't arrest people for non-violent protest, but if they have drugs
this memo came just slightly before adding lsd
to the schedule 1. (may not be 100% correct, I'm sorry if this is mis-information)
** I use the term 'black' people because that's what the prejudice is about.. not every person of color is an african, and not all africans are americans... Don't yell at me, it's as correct as I can be. that being said, I have no unfounded prejudices and I take it on a person to person basis.. even tho it's wrong(politically incorrect), a stereotype is a stereotype because it's usually correct, it's an observation not an insult.
throughout history all drugs that have been made illegal were done so BECAUSE of a specific group of people that we were trying to controll. 'we being WASP policy creators of the day.. it's always a story of us trying to controll them...
them dirty mexicans/irish/asians, takin all our jobs, them savage negros... stealing all our women,
please excuse the langugae in this post, I'm not racist, and if I am, I'm definitly not a bad racist (youtube 'avenue q everyones a little bit racist DEFINITLY worth a minute of your time (avenue q is a pupet/musical/broadway/satire... ))..