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Drugs, Inc.

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posted on Oct, 30 2015 @ 12:11 AM
Just wondering what those of you who watch this show think about it. I have my doubts concerning the veracity of what they show. In the recent episode in Detroit, they showed a random traffic stop from a side angle. How did they know that was going to happen and get a camera in place to view it from the side? At least, that is the way it was shown. Could have been cobbled together from other footage.

Gangbangers and cartel guys who do little to conceal their identity. Porn stars who don't want anyone to know they are doing drugs yet they willingly do it on camera. Undercover cops who show their identities. That just seems very odd.

I know it's not all bunk but I doubt they are showing us all of the truth. I do know they skewer stats at times. I don't know how much I can trust what they are telling me.

So I bring this to the finest minds here at ATS(and a few of the lesser minds, it is a free site after all) so tell me what you think of this show.

posted on Oct, 30 2015 @ 12:24 AM
It's television. It's scripted.

posted on Oct, 30 2015 @ 01:23 AM
a reply to: AdmireTheDistance

Yes, but exactly how? What is the BS and what is the truth?

I know it's propaganda, it all basically is on tv. But where does the truth end and the lies begin?

posted on Oct, 30 2015 @ 03:22 AM
Right, so what it is is that the police agencies and the production companies cut deals that will mitigate their criminal liability if they portray the negative aspects of this behavior and also verbally repeat the consequences. Kinda they agree to the shaming for cash and a free pass.

The "real gangbangers" are usually just an act with a script as part of an ongoing psy-op against a specific demographic. Media molds minds. This digital stimuli is only a few seconds in the evolutionary exposure of humankind to mental stimuli. The science of it is well hidden to only a handful that care enough to research exactly how it all affects the brain and the human thought process. Of course discovering it will set your mind into a new phase of critical thought that allows you to perceive the world opposite from the way it has been programmed into your brain since birth to be perceived.

Some receive it with a renowned wisdom, others get very angry for awhile and will express it to a deaf and blind audience that does not yet understand how to grasp what you attempt to teach them. Most of the rest either do not care or will just absolutely refuse to believe it.

But for those that want to recognize it. The scripted part is usually where the criminal who is part of an organization (gang, mob, cartel) is still free after doing the show, UNLESS they were in a foreign country not part of NATO. Laws and leniency is much easier to buy in the local jurisdictions of non NATO countries.

Celebrities have enough money and influence to allow them to remain free of consequences as long as it only the drug use and not trafficking of any kind that is demonstrated.

posted on Oct, 30 2015 @ 03:23 AM
This is TV and they get actors to re-enact the scene for the cameras. There's a lot of such 'real' reality TV these days - all acted of course.

posted on Oct, 30 2015 @ 08:33 AM
I doubt there is any " psy-op" behind this show.
It shows whites, blacks, asian, mexican... Actually i can honestly say ive seen every race portrayed in this show.
I think its similar to other reality tv shows like itself, that they have some footage of the actual crimes, but most of it is reenactments. Theres most likey a disclaimer hidden in the credits somewhere stating that as well.

posted on Oct, 30 2015 @ 09:42 AM
It is probably a mix of of real and actors. It is probably real in the sense that the story line is legit, but I think they used actors to portray some of the scenes. A lot of the alleged dealers identities may be concealed by a bandanna to people that don't know them, but most certainly someone who knows them personally would be able to identify them which leads me to believe they are actors. With that said, it wouldn't surprise me if some of the junkies are legit.

The show is well done though and the details are pretty accurate from what I've seen.

You also have to remember that a lot of low level street dealers aren't all that bright and might relish being on TV for 15 minutes of fame. Just think how many of these idiots "dry snitch" on themselves making youtube videos, instagram photos, etc that wind up getting themselves arrested.

posted on Oct, 30 2015 @ 01:15 PM
oh yea the junkies are almost always legit because they dont care about the shame for a little extra cash. It is the criminals who are usually the actors. In real life criminals always get taken down by the local jurisdictions. In fact there have been a few shows earlier on where they stated in their "where they at now" that some were arrested after appearing on the show, which is probably why they started using actors.

Also the psy-op is not against a specific race but more social and economic class.

posted on Oct, 30 2015 @ 07:54 PM
a reply to: TheSpanishArcher

It might have been a different documentary, but I remember seeing a show one time about the Mexican cartels and how they make their money. There was one scene where a guy with a blurred-out face in the one border town was showing a camera crew around his pickup truck and showing how he hides all these drugs inside of it, which he routinely transports back and forth across the border, right through the checkpoints... I was pretty skeptical at the fact that the whole world would now know that this guy regularly transports large quantities of drugs through the border checkpoint in his specific blue truck.

posted on Oct, 30 2015 @ 08:09 PM
I think the term "psy-op" is being used a bit too loosely here, and could be applied to pretty well all television programming if so used here.

This isn't a military operation, but I do think people have their own biases going into it, and it's kinda a collective delusion we hold to view drugs in only the worst of light. People were heavily warped during the 20th century and the "war on drugs". It's going to take the dull witted who grew up under that influence to die out before we view them in a more balanced light.

posted on Oct, 30 2015 @ 11:13 PM
A psy-op does not need to be a one time operation by definition. In fact much of the television programming in America (ever wonder why its called 'programming') is one big psy-op that began with the victory of the early civil rights movement. CIA successfully manipulated inner city under privileged citizens (disproportionately minorities) into the gang and drug culture through the early exploitation films that glorified such activity as "pimping ho's" and 'making that cheddar'.It waqs specifically targeted at very specific demographics.

Whereas a different style of programming was aimed at the more affluent demographics encouraging the consumption of products, the FREEDOM of owning a car, and many other examples.

Use of mass media

The Central Intelligence Agency has made use of mass media assets, both foreign and domestic, for its covert operations. It was first reported on in the late 1960s, when it became known that the Congress for Cultural Freedom was largely funded by the CIA. In 1973, the Washington Star-News reported that CIA had enlisted more than thirty Americans working abroad as journalists, citing an internal CIA inquiry ordered by CIA director William E. Colby.[10] The Church Committee was the first congressional committee established in the 1970s to look specifically into the CIA's past activities. Some classified information in the (unpublished) report of the Pike Committee was leaked to The Village Voice, which showed more details on the CIA's media manipulation. The Committee mentioned that the:
“ CIA, as no doubt every other major intelligence agency in the world, has manipulated the media. Full-time foreign correspondents for major U.S. publications have worked concurrently for CIA, passing along information received in the normal course of their regular jobs and even, on occasion, travelling to otherwise non-newsworthy areas to acquire data. Far more prevalent is the Agency's practice of retaining free-lancers and "stringers" as informants...CIA acknowledges that "stringers" and others with whom the Agency has a relationship are often directed to insert Agency-composed "news" articles into foreign publications and wire services. U.S. intelligence officials do not rule out the possibility that these planted stories may find their way into American newspapers from time to time, but insist that CIA does not intentionally propagandize in this country."[11]

When our media is owned nearly entirely by six companies, it is not difficult for the establishment to manipulate how and what they want an entire population or even specific demographics to consume and think.

This comes to mind

or also

The moment the technology to bring a message and thoughts directly into everyones head visually and with audio, the people who rule the world began to plot how to use it in their favor against the rest of humanity.
edit on 30-10-2015 by AmericanRealist because: closing tags

posted on Oct, 31 2015 @ 11:29 AM
a reply to: AmericanRealist

Puhhhleaze. Most media has a mind of it's own and has nothing to do with the CIA. You're jumping to wild conclusions for no good reason. I'd say MSM is controlled and the general flow of shows pushes certain agendas, but it's not being micromanaged it's either being accepted or rejected by higher ups.
edit on 31-10-2015 by pl3bscheese because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 9 2015 @ 11:43 PM
a reply to: pl3bscheese

all I can say is that the demographics of society match very closely the "daily programming" they are exposed to and the choices/behavior patterns which are encouraged.

You just may not be ready to accept it as truth yet.

posted on Nov, 10 2015 @ 08:49 AM
a reply to: AmericanRealist

So you're confused with causation is all. That makes sense.

Another way of saying this is:

Does life imitate art or does art imitate life.

You see causation flowing in one direction due to a false belief. You may not be ready to accept it as truth yet.

posted on Nov, 12 2015 @ 01:04 AM
a reply to: pl3bscheese

What passes as ART in the modern world in today's mediums is not art all all. It is mostlynot genuine, or independent. The producers of it have carefully laid agendas for targeted demographics based on the needs/demands of our civilization as interpreted by the rich families who actually rule over our world. They use the perfection of psychology over the last seven decades as well as human genome mapping and the super computing power of technology to attack your thoughts at every level of consciousness and awareness.

History shows any tool of empowerment is only granted to the civilians and servant class when there are control mechanisms. From simple censorship to technology suppression to legislation. Mechanisms are always in place to mitigate any real threat to the agenda. In todays era it is simply an overabundance of mental stimuli which overwhelms and distracts many humans of the developed world from solving the problems humanity and Earth face. Even with the scientific knowledge, technological innovation, and manufacturing and production capacity exist to deal with an overwhelming cause of much of the hardships and strife suffered globally.

If people inherently want to help each other and get along, why is it difficult for those who reside in the lands with all the capacity and knowledge to do what is recognized as the right thing to do globally?? Because we are being torn apart from within and encouraged into division instead of unity.

We know the goals of the rulers. We know they also have the knowledge and capacity to target every individual registered in their lands directly for any message/product/campaign/programming to facilitate the realization of these broader goals across all geographies, across all demographics, across languages and traditions. We know this because they own every source of the signals that bring this agenda to every access point surrounding humans of the land from birth the death.

Now it is time to admit and accept what these access points are and turn the tools against the creators.

When one tosses aside the attempt to deconstruct every variable with an explanation, typically involving technology and science and take a more primitive and simplistic view (dare I say natural) vantage point, the bigger picture becomes clearer.

A very tiny group of a species has built a massive divide with the stolen resources of the world and the enslaved minds of the uneducated in which nearly the rest of the species is held in bondage, most unknowingly. Wheras virtually all of our labor and even our philanthropy trickles up and pays the rulers in some way from nearly all humans on Earth.

Also remember, the Freemasons essentially discovered electricity, and it was one of the ruling families of finance that brought electricity to the world (JP Morgan). Electricity and mass communication is brought to humanity through financing, and in the end the ruling families of finance/banking have already laid out plans and countermeasures for how this technology is used against them as well.

Point??? They own it all so they can encourage your life into a direction that will benefit them either way.

And when you start to tell people about it, they follow you in Verizon vans that dont seem to be doing any work orders and surround you on the roads with servicemen who are always available from an unlimited pool of thug labor and following and monitoring your day to day activity. Sometimes its military tags, or marked patrolmen. Other times they use a telecom vehicle, probably equipped with tracking hardware to follow your personal tracking device (GSM, CDMA). Then you start taking pictures of them and they change the tags and start using rentals. Oh silly them, they only want to know whats in your head when you refuse all the programming offered that the rest of the population eats up like candy.

posted on Nov, 12 2015 @ 01:49 AM
I think some of it is real, some of it is fake. They did a show about my town once...

The street-level drug addicts seemed legit, the higher up dealers and whatnot? I was fairly sure it was contrived. I think it would be pretty easy to pay some addicts to film them using drugs and talking about drugs.

posted on Nov, 12 2015 @ 09:17 AM
a reply to: AmericanRealist

That's called psychosis. Try to get help for your own sake.

posted on Nov, 12 2015 @ 09:33 AM
a reply to: pl3bscheese

yea nice try. I am not falling for it. Keep repeating it though, it typically works well into fooling others to stop listening to the truth.

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