|"Cocaine Condor" Trailer |
American Dope Ep. 4 | Al Profit
Focusing on "Operation Condor," the secret American program to support right wing political leaders south of the border and protect American business interests, "Cocaine Condor" explores how this effort resulted in a widespread flood of cheap drugs washing across the U.S. and causing the so-called "crack epidemic."
"All the conspiracy theories about the U.S. Government and illegal drugs are not only true, they are even worse than you can imagine," asserts Profit. "I decided to make the "Cocaine Condor" episode available for free viewing for a day on YouTube because I wanted everyone to have access to this information and Friday the 13 th seemed like the perfect date to drop this bomb of information. Just think about it, we might never have needed a National Recovery Month if these exploits had never happened! I'm extremely excited about the entire 'American Dope series. When completed, it will be an all-inclusive encyclopedia on the notorious history of drug trafficking in this nation."
"American Dope" launched with Chapter 1, "Cold War, Heroin Heat," a tale of corruption stretching from 1920's Shanghai through to the Vietnam War and onto the streets of New York, circa 1970. Profit uncovers how the U.S. Government allowed Asian and European criminal syndicates to ravage the American population with heroin in exchange for supporting capitalism.
Chapter 2, "Acid Dreams," is a 'trip' to the 1950's and 60's when all across the country, from Harvard to Hollywood, people were experimenting with hallucinogens. This serious tell-tale probes LSD, MK-Ultra, Timothy Leary and the rise of the hippie counterculture.
Chapter 3, "White Powder, Black Power," investigates when the illegal drug economy was one of the most viable capital building tools for African Americans. Similar to the Italians, Irish and Jewish mob families that made fortunes during Prohibition, Black gangsters and their families went from rags to riches with often violent returns on their investments.
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A Detroit native and graduate of the University of Michigan, Al Profit holds an M.A. in Economics and brings a distinctively disruptive perspective to investigative reporting. His YouTube channel,
Left to right, production partner Scott M. Burnstein
and filmmaker Al Profit (behind the camera),
for "American Dope" series on Amazon Prime Video
"Cocaine Condor" premiered July at the Arena Cine Lounge in Hollywood, CA and will be available for international viewing and purchase on Amazon.com. Free viewing will be available all day Friday, September 13 at www.youtube.com/alprofit.
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