It is an interesting historical point that the term Drug Lords was not common when the Second Great Depression began. They were drug cartels and gangs, and while some of them were certainly rich and powerful enough to rule small nations, it was not what they were called. Drug Lord was a fictitious title created for the Dixie the Drug Lord Slayer show. It was silly and ridiculous entertainment, with only a passing resemblance to historical accuracy, especially in the first season. But Dixie was alive, and the kernel of her story that was real struck home with a people caught in the midst of a world-ending financial collapse. She laughed and joked as she killed stereotypical, black hat-wearing, mustache twirling, liberally-tattooed drug gang lords who pushed old people into streets as object lessons and kicked little dogs for the thrill of it. It was a gleeful-dark parody of real life, with some rather painful depictions of certain marginalized groups by modern standards, but the clarity of the good versus evil fight resonated with everything the watchers of the day wanted to see. Especially the Texans who knew her real story. They welcomed and supported the show with nearly religious fervor and Drug Lord became part of the common parlance, where it has remained ever since.