Marijuana Prohibition is Evil

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“You can kill someone in Kentucky and be eligible for parole in 12 years,” says Rand Paul, “but we have people in jail for marijuana sales for 55 years, life, 20 years, 25 years.”

“I think that the law needs to be fair and that we shouldn’t incarcerate one race more than another and I think the law should be fair in the sense that the penalties should be proportionate to the crime,” he says.

“Bill Clinton presided over the incarceration of a whole generation of young black men,” Paul said on The Wilkow Majority. “We are putting young black men in jail at a rate never before seen in history and it’s because of this war on drugs.

Jeff Sessions says that good people do not use marijuana. He believes himself to be a savior who incarcerates people for using a natural plant to save those Citizens from themselves. I believe Jeff Sessions to be the most pernicious kind of evil. He who paves the road to hell with his own ill conceived good intentions. Humans like Jeff Sessions should never have authority to affect decisions greater than what type of toilet paper  to place in his private toilet facility.

Jeff Sessions is a danger to all Americans. He should never be allowed to take office. He should be thrown out of Politics completely.

 

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Prohibition & The War On Drugs

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This is the essence of #Prohibition.
 
It is the ultimate faithless act when it comes to good intentions and roads being paved to #Hell.
 
Prohibition never works.
 
Drug Prohibition (i.e., the #WarOnDrugs) has not worked and will not work.
 
The Government of the United States of America has lied all along about drugs. The Government of the US in the form of the FDA has approved and allowed to be marketed the exact same drugs that it prohibits in synthetic form. These drugs are far more harmful than their nature provided counterparts/originals.
 
The Government does not care about all of the sheep out there who dimly and blithely follow their every command and support the tyranny of the #State and the enslavement of the Sheople.
 
The Government using the #WarOnDrugs as a tool has had one goal in mind. That goal has always been to protect certain Corporate Cartels such as Dupont and Standard Oil. In this age, the War On Drugs is continued to protect the Pfizers and the #MartinShkreli types of America.
 
The War On Drugs is not continued to protect the health or well being of the Citizens of the United States of America. The War On Drugs, in fact, does the opposite. It harms Americans. It kills Americans. It directly assaults and diminishes #Liberty.

The Police & Corruption, Brutality and Militarization ~ A Discussion

Frank SERpico2

I grew up in a family that honors the police.  My grandmother was friends with a Police Captain.  My Uncle is a Police Officer.  His son is an Security Police Airman in the USAF.  Another Uncle was a Sheriff for a small town outside of Louisville, KY.  I have a nephew in Law who is in the process of joining the LMPD.  One of my best friends is the widow of a Police Officer.  A great many friends are Police Officers and I have still more friends who were Military Police in the US Army.

For a great part of my life, I did not question the activities of the Police.  Even though I had witnessed some corruption myself in the Army Military Police Corps and had been involved in some idiotic, though not corrupt, interactions with civilian police.

I never questioned.

When something like the Michael Brown shooting occurred, my initial and, usually, lasting reaction was “he deserved it.”  When laws were passed that allowed the police to violate the rights of citizens, I thought; “If you don’t have anything to hide…if you aren’t guilty, you’ve nothing to worry about.”

That all changed.

In the past few years, I’ve noticed a slow creep in police attitudes.  I’ve noted changes at the airports in America.  I’ve noticed changes in the justice system.  I’ve noticed a large amount of people being set free from incarceration due to incompetence, negligence or willful corruption of the American Justice System.

This has, to put it mildly, upset me.

I grew up believing that America was the Greatest Nation on Earth.  I grew up believing that we were the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.

I’ve lost faith in these concepts.

America has the largest prison population in the world.  We incarcerate more people than China, Russia, Iran and, it is said, North Korea.  This is, to my way of thinking, insane.  Many of the people whom we have imprisoned in America are guilty of nothing more than partaking of a weed that grows in nature.  Yes, I speak of marijuana.  Others are in prison due to various other drugs.  This is legislated criminality.  This is immoral.  We imprison people, violate their person, destroy their spirit because they desire to smoke a plant that can be found in the forest.  We raid farms and property and destroy families because people wish to smoke a plant.

This must change.

The War on Crime and the War on Drugs has done more damage to America and to the United States Constitution than the Soviet Union, al Qaeda, Saddam Hussein, ISIS, North Korea and Iran combined.

These pseudo-wars are fully supported by the majority of our police forces.  The State lied and continues to lie to this day about drugs and crime.  They lie to support the State and centralization of power to the Federal Government.

This must change.

I have written about these issues fairly extensively on this blog.  I will not repeat everything that I’ve written in this blog.

I will say only this.  The American people need to wake up to these facts of our existence.  Our police have become tools of State oppression.  The Bill of Rights is being dismantled.  Look only to Ferguson to see this.  Look past Michael Brown.  Look past the looters.  Look to the peaceful citizens who assembled and how the State reacted to them.  If you can say with a straight face that the Bill of Rights meant anything to the police of Ferguson, you are a better actor than I.

Another issue that I have is with folks who have family who are police.  WAKE UP!  Yes, you are emotionally invested.  Certainly, your family member may not be one of the corrupt State Goons.  Your family member or friends may be one of the “good Cops.”  It doesn’t matter.  If he or she is one of the “good” guys, they have no voice.  They follow orders and fall in line or they will be fired, jailed or, worse yet, killed.  Just ask Frank Serpico and numerous other Cops who tried to fight the corruption and Statism that prevails in America’s police forces today.

You can be as mad at me as you wish for stating my opinions and shouting my facts as to the State of American Policing and the Federal power grab that has been occurring since Nixon.  Fact is, I don’t care about your feelings.  I don’t care that you have a good cop as a friend, Uncle, Father, spouse, grandfather or BFF.  I care that the American Police Forces and the American “Justice” System is killing innocent people.  They are incarcerating innocent people.  They are ruining lives.

You can stay huddled up in your little bubble for as long as you like.  I care not.  Do not expect me to not speak out about what I see as a great injustice and a direct attack on America’s soul.

The Least of Me and the “Christian Nation”

 

 

 

 

The Good SamaritanI am the first to admit that I am extremely negative and distrustful of Christianity.  My opinion is that modern Christianity is so unlike Christ as to be THE Anti-Christ.  This is especially so of Modern American Evangelical Christianity (MAEC).  MAEC has become so politicized as to have lost it’s moral compass.  Certainly, there are good Christians out there who observe the message of Christ and who live a Christ-like life.  However, too many of them subscribe to the “all fall short” mentality and allow that to excuse hateful behavior towards their fellow man.

Christian capitalist are the perfect example of this.  Modern American Capitalism is rarely based on giving the best product for the best price.  It certainly is not set upon the value of excellence or good behavior towards one’s fellow man.  Corporate CEOs are nothing but bottom line vultures.  They wish to pay the lowest wage possible for the most work squeezed out of wage slaves.  They wish for nothing more than a labor force so dependent upon wages that little choice is left but to work for corporations that destroy the planet in the name of higher stock prices at the expense of all else.

Christians political support of the Drug War is indecent and not supported by any passage or message in either the Old or New Testament.  Much in the history of religion actually points to support of drug use.  At least for the Judges and early leaders of Judaism and the Church.  Drug imagery and “secret” messages encoded in the Bible point to the use of mushrooms and hashish by the likes of Moses and Aaron (smoking tents and whatnot).  The Bible does not encourage forcing people to be good Christians or followers of secular law.  If anything, the Life of Christ is an example of civil disobedience to civil law.  Jesus was crucified for that very act.

I was told today that “breaking the law constitutes criminality.”  If that is the case, biblical leaders are a long line of criminals.  Abraham, Moses, Daniel and Jesus were infamous for their refusal to obey unjust laws.

Not only that but America is built upon a tradition of civil disobedience.  If breaking the law makes one a criminal, every “Christian” founder of our nation were criminals.  I begin to see that criminality against the State is not only NOT bad but essentially wholly good for the soul and intellect.  It is a calling for true Americans and true Christians alike.

Jesus admonished the people of the Earth to “love thy neighbor” and to “love the least of me as you would me.”  I view the world through that lens.  I try to live those words.  Of course, there are people whom I cannot stand and would love to punch in the face.  That said, along the path of my life, I try to help those less fortunate, less intelligent, less motivated, less informed and less loved than I.  For I am fortunate.  I believe myself intelligent.  I am nearly always  motivated.  (I just ran a six minute mile.  ; ) )  I am fairly well informed as I read constantly and study often.  I also attempt to reflect upon that which I learn in my reading and study.  And above all, I am fortunate enough to be loved by many.

With that in mind, I tend to view issues such as the “sanctity of marriage,” immigration, war, the drug war, terrorism and “nation building” through the lens of these “Golden rule” wisdoms.  The Golden Rule is omni-present in cultures throughout the ages and across breadth and length of this globe.  All great civilizations have some form of the Golden Rule.  Treat others as you would wish for them to treat you.  What could be simpler.  Yet it seems so difficult for humanity.

We have millions of immigrants showing up at or borders right now.  Many conservative Christians would throw them out with little thought to consequences and with a blind eye towards the message of Christ.  Would Christ suffer the little children of immigrants to be thrust back into poverty and desolation?  Would Christ abandon these people?  Are our actions and attitudes towards our Southern neighbors one of loving our neighbor?  I think not.  We would abandon these people.  We would not follow the example of the parable of the man from Samaria.

 “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32 So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii[c] and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’

36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”

Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”

Go and do likewise.  America should be a good neighbor.  We have not been a good neighbor.  Our policies have led directly to the situation which has placed these peoples on our borders.  Our banks rape and pillage to the South and we blame the victims for their plight.

The sanctity of marriage is a farce.  Millions of Christians who purport to believe in the “sanctity of marriage” have been divorced.  Some of them have been divorced several times.  Yet, they believe marriage to be so sacred that homosexuals, lesbians and others should be denied the right to have their marriages recognized by the State.  My first response to this is that State recognition of a marriage has nothing to do with God or sanctity.  The State sanctifies home invasion and murder in the name of the Wars on Terror and Drugs.  The State is run by politicians who have proven time and again to be ungodly.  Iniquity runs rampant in the green and black blood that oozes through it’s deadly veins.  Yet, somehow Christians believe that State recognition will somehow affect the “sanctity” of their second and third marriages.

I see hypocrisy here.

Hypocrisy is nowhere in the message of Christ.  Christ admonished us to love.  Not to segregate based on our own base prejudices.

This is where I differentiate myself from the MAEC.

I try to live my life with the admonishment to love my neighbor and to not see others as lessor than me.  This is one reason that I love my girlfriend, Unny.  She reminds me to be nice and to see the world around me through loving eyes and a purer soul.  She lives to help others and her art is a reminder to me that helping others see beauty and wonder in everything around is as close to the divine as I will every travel.

This is one reason that I love working in Afghanistan.  Aside from the pay, I get to help people.  I teach, mentor and advise.  I watch young people making their way through life and making hard choices.  At times, I see nothing but cruelty and ignorance around me.  However, there are moments when I see the light in a young persons eyes.  There are times when I can help and when that help makes a difference.  These moments are priceless to me.

If Jesus wished for us to love our neighbors as we loved him, should we not take a step back as a nation and re-evaluate our policies in the drug war, in our dealings with other nations, in our support of despots and in our treatment of our South American neighbors.  Should we not be good Samaritans.

If we don’t, can we truly call ourselves a Christian nation.

As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men. (Galatians 6:10)

Let’s Eat The Poor!

I have an idea. Since poor people now have to take a urinalysis in order to receive assistance, let’s take it to the next logical step.

Mandate that poor people volunteer at least two times each month for product testing. Cosmetics, sun screen, pest repellant, diet and fitness products, nerve agents and the like.

I mean poor are all lazy slobs anyway. What’s it matter if a few of them die from the tests and experiments. That’s a few less poor slobs on the welfare teat.

And, bonus, we can stop testing animals and all of those annoying PETA freaks will finally shut the hell up.

On that note, let’s eat poor people. Put ’em in pens like KFC does to Chickens, fatten ’em up and then slaughter them humanely.

imagesWe can save the chickens and beeves.

The really fat poor people could be a delicacy.

Any other problems that need solving, pls feel free to contact me. I’m quick with the solutions.

In order for this to NOT be racist, we’ll only use white people.

All the poor people are already in Trailer Parks in Red State America. It shouldn’t be too difficult to turn Trailer Parks into concentration camps.

Most of the fat asses won’t leave their couches so there will be no resistance. Most of the mayonnaise sandwich eaters won’t realize they’ve been penned in for years.

By the way, when are we going to pass legislation mandating drug testing for CEOs and assorted other beneficiaries of TARP and the many other forms of Corporate Welfare?

Not to mention the Welfare Recipients at the White House and the Capital.