Monday, August 16, 2010

Are you self-medicating?

Some people say that all cannabis use is medicinal>Is that going too far?  What do you think? Here are some things to consider.

It has always been the case, for all species, and for all time, that the earth provides everything an individual needs to prosper.  Whether that be  ,   for trillions of plants, or fruit bearing trees, seeds and vegetables for our selves.

Why would the earth not provide an ideal medicine for many conditions which are common for humans? It would be illogical to assume that such a thing is unlikely.

 is effective in many ways. As a pain relieverand an appetite stimulant, to be sure. But it’s also a bronchodilator (as in it opens up the air passages in the lungs making it easier to breathe) and cannabinoids have frequently been demonstrated to have a curative effect on several    .

This much is widely knownand is the main impetus behind recent attempts to make this herb           .  But there are          continues  .  It is demonstratively    the progression of           It kills the  .

For thousands of years, cannabis has also been used as a mood elevatorand as a way of relieving the effects of stress.  Almost any other substance used for this purpose, whether it be alcohol or prescription drugs or the recreational variety, is ultimately, toxic in sufficient quantities. Cannabis is the safer alternative to all of these things.

It is absolutely wrong to continue the prohibition of cannabis. It flys in the face of logic.  It runs counter to the recommendations of just about every study of cannabis prohibition that has ever been undertaken.  And it denies suffering people access to something hugely beneficial to their well being.

In its present form, cannabis prohibition manifests itself as a racially biased war on the poor.  Its effect on poor communities, and minority populations is absolutely dire.  It achieves no worthwhile results.  The number of problem drug users in the United States continues to increase despite decades of this expensive and ugly war on freedom.

It is time to stand up and shout down any politician who continues to support the present arrangement, which works to the benefit of a very few at the expense of the great many. It is immoraland corrupted from top to bottom.

Rise up. It is time to end the war.  Stop arresting medical cannabis users.  Reschedule cannabis so that researchers and scientists get a really good look at this plant.   Good policy stems from  understanding. Willful ignorance is no foundation for anything.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Its time to end this fkn war.

What are we doing to ourselves? We send young men, and old men, and even some women, to a desert country where they learn how to drag people into the street and shoot them. And then we bring them home, and give them jobs as police officers.

We have been continually at war in some place or another for decades. And this current war, the “war on Terror” is an endless war.

Some mad fiend blows up the World Trade Center, and now we, the American people, are the enemy. We must be subject to frequent searches, preposterous indignities like the shoeless shuffle at the gate, where we all pretend to believe in the story of the shoe bomber, cos whatever schmuck made up the story wants constant reassurance that the proles haven’t figured it out yet, and a demonstration of consequences for any that do speak out. Gotta keep the loonies on the path.

The liquid products in a one quart ziplock bag pay homage to the “death and destruction on an unprecedented scale” the description of the farcical liquid bomb airplane plot offered by the British Home secretary at the first press conference.

We honor the myth of the underwear bomber with full body scans. Everyone else is doing it. It makes it seem real.

The whole airport thing has become a ritual where the slaves demonstrate their fealty to the fantasy world of scary boogiemen, by enacting a pantomime. We label this nonsense “security’ but it is a ritual learning – and it is one of the pillars of the disinformation matrix -- the media enhanced false reality. Frequent travelers are being deeply brainwashed by this process.

Ugh. We now live in a completely made up world. What used to be routinely described as torture, has achieved a linguistic makeover in the US media that is newspeak and doublethink manifest. “Ignorance is Strength” would be a far more appropriate slogan for Faux Noise than the laughably improper ‘Fair and Balanced”. Thank heavens for Wikileaks, and the independent bloggers. I don’t know how easy it is to discern the truth from all these sources, but its gotta be healthier for the mind, than the meaningless pablum served up by the corporate stooges on the TeeVee.

It appears that the emotional basis which was the core rationale for the mass slaughter of Afghans and Iraqis has dissipated in the mass consciousness. Nobody really understands why “we” are there anymore. And the drugs and the oil and the money and corruption and the mayhem and slaughter are starting to penetrate.

We need to assert ourselves.

Its time to stop this fkn war.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Is it a Snowstorm or an Exercise?

Friday, February 5, 2010
Snowpocalypse DC dot com has the single word Panic flashing on and off in screen sized red letters.
Fox noise informs us that the guys in army uniforms driving around in the SUVs are doing important work like taking sick people to the hospital – in case you were wondering who those guys were. It is currently illegal to drive in Baltimore without snow chains on your tires, so almost everyone is immobilized. Damn that weather is effective crowd control. Friday night lock-down.

In the place I am staying there is a big screen TV, tuned in to Fox Noise. I don’t usually watch TV, and I have never been exposed to Fox News before except in YouTube clips, so the snowstorm hype was quite novel. It was absurd, ridiculous overkill – but then I guess that is what is required to make people conform to the new emergency regime. Most of the TV heads were sufficiently aroused to go and buy extra stuff (TV heads are used to being encouraged to buy extra stuff) in readiness for two or three days stuck inside (One of those days being Superbowl Sunday no less). The crowds at the grocery store on Thursday night (it started snowing about noon on Friday) were orderly, but you would expect that in a nice Jewish suburb. Some places in DC looked very crowded indeed. I get the impression that it wouldn’t take much more than a three day snowstorm to start causing really serious problems.
And the authorities get to have a practice. Commentators such as Gerald Celente, James Howard Kunstler and others are predicting significant social unrest in the United States in the near future, and it would be unrealistic to expect that the authorities do not plan and train for such events. Though I am sure a lot of the activity on the roads over the next couple of days will be for the purpose of exercise, some of it will be real. I expect Fox Noise will serve up some suitable vignettes properly weighted to convey the right message.
Stay calm, the authorities have everything under control, resistance is futile, buy some more stuff.