Welcome to the new year 2015! I hope everyone had a wonderful time with friends and family and were able to celebrate the coming of the new year in good spirits.
Instead of harping on the problems and issues of the past year which there were many, I would like to offer an idea which I think may liberate ourselves from some of the social issues we have today. The most pressing issue which I believe is effecting us today is War. And in today’s modern world where we like to think of ourselves as civilized, rational, and guided by reason, I would argue that we are far from any of those ideals. Until we eliminate war, we are no better than apes. Because even apes cooperate on a more cordial basis than humans do. However I don’t want to get into a heavy bogged down debate over whether some wars are justified or not. The brief answer would be aggression in any form is immoral and self-defence would be justified, but where the line of self-defence and aggression become crossed that is up for debate.
After analysis of the above video, I am thoroughly convinced that restricting a man’s choice on which substance he can or cannot put into his own body is by far the most draconian and absurd moral pursuit man has endured in recent history. I can recall a time in America about one hundred years ago today, where at least most drugs, even heroine and cocaine were completely legal, and in fact a prescription was not even needed to purchase said drugs. However all that aside, I agree that some substances can be harmful to the body as opposed to others but, is that not up to the person’s own discretion which substance he feels is good or bad for him or herself? Do we tell people which foods are good to eat? Or which clothes are appropriate to wear? Either way, if a man uses such a substance acquired peacefully, and does not harm anyone in the process of being under the influence of the substance, then who are we to restrict man’s liberty?
Which brings me to Marijuana a substance which I would argue is probably one of the least harmful of any substance used for recreational or medicinal purposes. It induces many documented medicinal effects on the body, as well as euphoric feelings. Katt Williams one of my favourite comedians opined Marijuana has only three side effects… Happy, Hungry, Sleepy. I would love to see if someone could name another substance that has such harmless, and for some enjoyable side effects. If you don’t believe me just watch the video and judge for yourself. I mean do I need to recite history also? George W. Washington the first president of this once great country grew hemp in his backyard!!! I mean if the irony doesn’t strike you enough, that we as a country founded on the principles of liberty and freedom at least in its theory, outlawed the one thing that was growing in the first presidents backyard… Mind-blowing to say the least. My first proposal then is simple, end the war on drugs and give people back their freedom to choose. Second proposal which I attribute to the late great comedian Bill Hicks another favourite of mine may he rest in peace… Instead of just making it legal to smoke pot I say lets make it mandatory and you can bet your bottom dollar the next day we would see the end of war as you know it! Because I can’t remember the last time anyone ever got in a fight while high on Marijuana… Case closed folks.
Wherever you are stay free.
I would briefly like to discuss an issue here that I am sure is on the minds of many Americans. In recent years we have seen an increase in these so called “mass shootings” which for many is a cause for concern and rightly so. But before we accept the media’s and state’s assertion that guns are the culprit and that the only solution to this societal problem is to make ownership of firearms for private citizens illegal. We as individuals are once again crossing very troubled waters and if we don’t take due caution and really have a thorough understating of the problem we face we will never adopt the proper solution. Are guns really to blame? Or is there a deeper and more fundamental cause at work here?
Lets take a closer look shall we? All of the persons involved in committing these acts of violence have one thing in common that appears over and over again in each case. The presence of psychiatric drugs which most or all of them were on before or at the time of the shooting. Either taken for any number of so called mental disorders, which the medication may or may not have made their condition worse not better, but who is to really know unless we investigate these matters more closely…? The media so far has failed in its duty to acknowledge any connection. Something is very amiss here when you aren’t going to even discuss the evidence that is consistent in each case. Don’t mistake me in thinking that this is the one and only cause or the why. There is another very important factor which again is completely ignored or left out of the media’s analysis and that is the complete failure of the public education system. Which isn’t exactly a direct link but more an indirect link and is cause for the moral decay and lack of critical thinking in society. Not to change focus and explain the cause for my assertion, I strongly recommend watching this detailed documentary on education. If you support the message feel free to support the producers here.
How is education to blame you ask? Simple, critical thinking is a foreign concept in our classrooms, and the current teaching that submission to authority for all its wants and desires, is proper and good. The schools teach that the problems of society can only be solved by our Benevolent State. And now the cause reveals itself… Guns or the lack thereof, meaning our right to self defense is no longer our right handed down by nature but privilege granted to those individuals who work for the State, for our benefit of course! A wise man once said that a gun is only as good or as bad as the person holding it. If this is the case why is it fair to restrict an honest man of his right to self defense? Are individuals not sovereign? Do we not have freedom of speech? If we have the freedom to speak, petition our state, and practice religion of our choice, do we also not have the freedom of self defense against crooks and thieves? The State solution is to make guns illegal for law abiding citizens so that the only people with guns will be the criminal class and the State who supports them! The ignorance of the Americanus Boobus is utterly frightening on this matter. The real crook and thief here is really the State! Did we all forget about Project Gunrunner and Operation Fast and Furious, just plug those into your search engine of choice, and then you tell me we should trust the government to be the sole possessor of guns!? Or does America have amnesia anytime there is a news breaking story? I mean come on wake up people and smell the fuckin’ coffee for crying out loud! Forgive my french but this is serious, you give up your right to self defense then what do you have left? The answer to that is nothing… You have nothing left to protect you from the criminals or the State if and when it decides to exercise its power in less than desirable fashion which has happened in the past and will happen in the future. As an institution the State has a pretty horrible track record when it comes to using guns to “protect” people. More often than not it uses this tool to murder or enslave the people not the other way around.
In closing if anyone was offended by this post good I am not one to shy away from the truth or sugar coat things when it comes to such a sensitive issue, and especially when innocent people are dying because of ignorance and failed policies implemented by the U.S. Government, mainly the limitation on self defense to almost obscurity. We need to break out of this “drinking the cool-aid” induced shell and call a spade a spade. The true culprit here is the Pharmaceutical companies selling suicide pills which in some cases make the condition far worse than if they had never taken the pills in the first place. An industry heavily supported by the State. Whereby its errors and lies are never published but papered over by the medical journals, the doctors, and its cohorts. Our second and far more critical cause because of its implication for the future. The concept that self defense is not a right but a privilege provided only by Authority. The question you have to ask yourself is “Are individuals sovereign?” another question is “Who is more able to provide a solution in a criminal situation the person there at the scene or someone miles away who will get there when its too late?” And ultimately that last and most important question is “Who do you trust for protection, you the individual or the state?” So with those questions in mind I bid you farewell and as always wherever you are stay free!
To Colorado and Washington for deciding to end the unjust law against the use of marijuana. Prohibition of drugs or alcohol only guarantee the success and existence of cartels worldwide. Prohibition itself is a cartelization device, as is the case according to this recent article:
“About half of all marijuana consumed in the U.S. comes from Mexico, but it is not clear how much legalization of the drug in two U.S. states will impact the revenue of Mexican drug cartels. Eric Olson, deputy director of the Mexico Institute at the Wilson Center, said that revenue from marijuana comprises about 20 percent of cartels’ total revenue. A 2010 study by the Rand Corporation said that drug cartels derive about 15 to 26 percent of their revenue from marijuana sales.
However, a different study, by the Mexican Competitiveness Institute, said that legalizing marijuana in just the state of Washington could cut drug cartel profits by $1.37 billion, or 23 percent.”
Like the video above shows, organized crime would mourn the passing of prohibition. So I say lets end prohibition and on the same token cartels!