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Did The Illegal Criminalization of Marijuana Lead To The Downfall of America?
Hemp or Kind Bud
Why was Marijuana made Illegal?
A recent job interview ended in an unusual fashion, although I had no intention of working for this company, it ended with a discussion Did The Illegal Criminalization of Marijuana Lead To The Downfall of America?.
The interviewer gave me a tour of their facilities which only reinforced my decision, not to take the job, I tried to keep an open mind and be polite. He asked me all the normal questions and concluded the interview by asking me if I would be willing to consent to a drug test.
I told him I would, even though I didn't agree with the policy and this is what happened next!
He said "Oh Really and why is that?"
I told him, that although I agreed that drugs in the work place was not a good idea, what a person does on their own time is their business.
He asked me if I thought marijuana should be legalized, hmmm interesting way to continue the discussion!
I could have ended things there, but always willing to enlighten the sheeple, I said . . .
"I think the criminalization of marijuana was illegal in the first place and in essence has lead to the downfall of America."
The look on his face was priceless and well worth enduring the insipid interview process!
He said "Oh really?" He seemed to really like that word! Evidently it can be used when one has nothing clever to say . . . and may lead to another hub entirely!
"Yes, really!" I responded giving him the chance to end things right then and there, but he took the bait, as I knew he would. (how smug of me)
He responded by saying he wasn't aware that making drugs illegal was a criminal act!
So I endeavored to enlighten him on the subject, since most people simply are unaware of the real reasons marijuana was made illegal. Hell, most people think that it wasn't criminalized until the late sixties when it became popular. (oh contrare!, I think that's French)
I told him that the conspiracy to make Hemp illegal began in the early thirties, by such rich and powerful men as the Dupont's, William Randolph Hearst, John D. Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan and Andrew Carnegie and asked him if he had heard of any of these men?
He said that he had and added "In the thirties? Are you sure?" At this point we had sat back down and I got comfortable as I now began the process of reeling in the sad sucker!
I said "Oh yes, quite sure, feel free to look it up. Hemp, Marijuana or Reefer as it was referred to then was made illegal in 1937 due to it's wide variety of uses."
"What do you mean wide variety of uses, it's a drug! It is used to get stoned with, that is the only use I know of!" he said, getting a little emotional.
I chuckled setting the hook a little deeper and said " Hemp has been used for thousands of years in the production of rope, sails for ships and clothing, not to mention the seeds are very high in protein which can be eaten and the plant can be used for natural medicinal purposes."
"Yeah, but how does that relate to this so-called conspiracy!"
Hmmm, evidently critical thinking wasn't his strong suit, so being the intellectual snob that I am, I reminded myself to talk slowly as I was enjoying this.
" Well", drawing the word out "Andrew Carnegie owned the first large Steel company in the US, and because he also owned a fleet of steamships and railroad cars, he had what is commonly known as a monopoly, which of course is supposed to be illegal in this country."
"Yeah, so!" he interjected getting a little more emotional. At this point I almost felt sorry for him, almost as I was having too much fun to stop now.
"The Rockefellers had monopolized the oil industry here in America, by basically using horizontal integration to run their competition out of business." Uh oh, I quickly realized I had used some words that were more than two syllables and had lost him, darn!
I reminded myself that there is a reason those Dummie books are so popular and to tone down the big words. Not wanting to spoil the fun, I quickly continued with my history lesson . . .
"The Hearst Empire was mostly built on the production of paper manufacturing, as William Randolph owned vast tracts of timberlands in the US and Mexico." Seeing the dull stare in his eyes, I continued to elucidate, "Before wood was used for the production of paper, Hemp was the preferred plant of choice as it was much sturdier and lasted longer and didn't take twenty years to grow like a tree did." I had gotten him back, whew that was close.
"Dupont, you know paint and varnishes, they used oil products to create their chemicals?"
" Yes? "
" Well his main competitor at the time Sherman Williams used Hemp seeds to produce their paint and varnishes. " Recognition returned, so I hurried on " Well Dupont also had patented the processes for using oil to create plastics, cellophane, methanol, ect. . . . I could see that he was making the connections and with it came confidence.
"Yeah that's all well and good but you mentioned J.P. Morgan how did he . . .
and I finished his thought for him " In 1901 Carnegie sold his monopoly to a group of investors lead by J.P. Morgan for 500 million dollars (a lot of money back then and now), who has often been linked to the Rockefellers and Rotheschild's banking empire."
" So do you see how the plant Hemp could have effected all these rich men's strangle hold on industry here in America at the turn of the last century? "
" Well yes, but . . . how did . . . " and he trailed off allowing me to do his thinking for him. I thought WOW, television and conditioning worked really well as he was unable to complete the thought on his own!
"All these rich folks realizing that Hemp could derail their monopolies set about using Hearst's Newspaper Empire to spread the disinformation or 'Reefer Madness' (a movie made in the 30's) to the public. Since most of America was poorly educated back then, they simply believed everything that was printed as the gospel truth. Not so different today is it?" The sarcasm escaped his clever wit or he simple ignored it!
Anyway I went on " They used their political connections to get a bill passed into legislation through the Ways and Means Committee, which effectively bypassed any debate on the matter in Congress.
I summed it all up for him by connecting the dots, before the discovery of oil and it's subsequent by products and before the invention of among other things the Cotton Gin and the process that allowed wood to be turned into paper, the plant Hemp was used.
" Yeeaah, but I don't get how that relates to the steel industry!" he said waving my explanation off with a smile on his face.
" Ahh, I was hoping you would ask me that. When Henry Ford began producing his famous Model-T's in the early 1900s he built the car to run on hemp gasoline which burned more cleanly and got better fuel efficiency than gasoline. He also constructed the entire car itself from a fiber type process made from Hemp that allowed him to mold it into any shape he wanted. This process created a structure that was TEN times more impact resistant (stronger) than steel. One of the by products of this process was an oil that did not break down when heated which he used as a lubricant for all the moving parts! "
" So you see, Henry Ford was not only going to be able to mass produce his cars using a renewable energy source, Hemp only takes about five months to grow to maturity, but he was going to be able to provide the fuel, oil and manufacture of these cars themselves from one source that didn't pollute the environment, while providing jobs for millions of people, not too mention all the farmers that would be able to sell to him, as Hemp grows in every state in the US including Alaska! "
He was stunned as the wheels began to turn slowly in his brain. He mumbled something to the effect of " I had no idea, how did this not get into the history books . . . "
I continued to fire for effect with " Carnegie invested his millions if not billions into universities and education, libraries, hospitals and trailed off as I realized he was too stunned to absorb any new information. "
I fired one remaining salvo to get his attention " Did you know? " Knowing full well he didn't have a clue " That it was actually illegal in America in the late 1700's NOT to grow hemp as it had so many uses, including medicinal purposes! "
" What . . ." he stammered!
" Yup, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin all grew hemp, until the Cotton Gin was invented, 80% of all textiles were made from Hemp."
I continued to regale him with it's uses as we got up, " Betsy Ross's Flag, Bibles, The Declaration of Independence, The US Constitution, all the major works of art from the Renaissance were painted or printed on Hemp canvass or paper. "
"You could even pay your taxes in Hemp, try doing that now! " We both laughed and shook hands.
"WOW", he said " I had no idea!" and he began walking me out the front door completely forgetting about why I was there.
As I got ready to leave he suddenly remembered my purpose for being there and rather sheepishly (excuse the pun) asked if I was interested in the position.
I politely turned down the offer and the look of gratitude that spread across his face, is still ingrained in my memory. Over all a very good interview as I believe we were both left enlightened.
He got a brief history lesson on the real reasons Marijuana was made illegal . . .
Because Billionaires have one thing in common they want to remain Billionaires and don't care who they screw to do it!
And me you ask, Well I have the proof beyond a shadow of a doubt that the conditioning of the Sheeple is working . . . ah you gotta love America!
Should Marijuana be made legal once again?
Sources and Links
- An Objective Look at Medical Marijuana | A Cookbook of Consciousness
THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, has been proven to be an effective treatment for cancer, but the establishment doesn't want us to know about it. Why?
- The Marijuana Conspiracy - THE REAL REASON HEMP IS ILLEGAL | 100777.com
- Cannabis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A little Taste of Reefer Madness
Hemp Seeds are 'High' in Protein
Now For the Point of the Article
Now granted I took a little artistic license with above mentioned interview, however it basically happened in that manner. The real point of this article is to allow others to ponder the real reasons marijuana was made illegal and promoted as a dangerous drug. When in doubt follow the money, at least it works on this planet.
Initially my thinking was that those that import the drug make billions of dollars on a tax free income and would be loath to give that up. Hell, if you were able to import it by the ton, you could easily spend millions on bribes to keep marijuana illegal.
Upon further research and when I learned that it had been made illegal in the 30's, I realized that there was obviously more to the story. That is when I began researching the topic in earnest and then came across some mind boggling claims, that unfortunately made perfect sense. Heck, back in the day when I smoked the stuff, I had no idea it had so many uses!
I find it somewhat ironic that after smoking pot for 27 years almost everyday, that after getting sober almost seven years ago I now would be writing an article about how its many uses, besides the most obvious one, are actually beneficial to mankind.
That the actual real reasons for it's criminalization have nothing to do with the fact that when smoked gives one a euphoric sensation and has an actual calming effect.
What I have learned is that the differences from other plants is it's unmistakeable female/male orientation. Meaning that it has two distinct sexes that are easily determined by the naked eye! All that being said I would like to explain the how and why of it's criminalization.
The why as mentioned above, is because according the governments own sources it is a plant that has a wide variety of uses, takes little time to grow (five months), and can be grown in any climate hot or cold. Because of this and it's ability to be manufactured into a fuel source can replace fossil fuels (gasoline), plastics (rope), textiles (for clothes), steel (for construction), medicine (pharmaceuticals), paper (trees) and the list goes on and on.
According to a USDA Bulletin #404 it produces 4 times more pulp than trees while producing 7 time less pollution when manufactured. It produces a higher quality fiber than wood and takes one twentieth the time to grow, while not causing whole landscapes to erode or deplete the air of valuable oxygen as deforestation does.
According to the AMA, before 1937 when marijuana was made illegal, it has two essential fatty acids that cleanse your body of cholesterol. The seeds of the plant are high in protein and could serve to rid the planet of much of the starvation that it currently endures. (100,000 people a day starve to death)
It is currently now prescribed to chemo patients because it causes it's users to get the munchies and chemotherapy makes eating a nauseating process, hmmm!
As to the how marijuana was made illegal was through a time honored process known today as disinformation and media hype, sound familiar?
The Powers That Be (filthy rich) realizing that Hemp could bust up their monopolies, created a campaign to misinform the public and label Hemp as Marijuana, before the 1930s no one used the term marijuana outside Mexico. The American Medical Association (AMA) didn't even realize that Marijuana and Hemp were one in the same, until it was too late.
Those that did testify against its criminalization, even admitted before the Ways and Means Committee that they had no idea that Hemp had been labeled as Marijuana, so clever was the deceit. The misdirection and outright lies served the elites purpose well and a bill was passed allowing for the criminalization of Hemp without any debate in Congress.
As for my own personal experience with the drug, I can say now after being sober for seven years, that I never considered the drug addicting. I have been addicted to alcohol, crack cocaine and cigarettes and of the three have eliminated two, but cigarettes is an addiction I have been unable to break.
Although I smoked marijuana almost everyday for 27 years I could take it or leave it as it had no physical or mental cravings that I was aware of. It actually served to help in my creative processes, did not affect my coordination in anyway and I played many sports high with no adverse affects. I never got a hangover or missed work due to smoking pot and have never experienced what others call paranoia.
However it is not for everyone and if it has any adverse or negative effects on any one else, then I suggest a simple solution . . . . don't smoke it!
I have heard it is considered the gateway drug and to this assertion I would ask . . . How many people have done completely insane things on alcohol (legal) or cocaine that they would never even consider while sober or smoking pot?
A pot smoker is less likely to get off the couch to find the remote than he is to beat his wife or get behind the wheel while intoxicated.
There is a drugstore in every town in America, but the only drugs you can buy there are the ones made for you by the very people that have made marijuana illegal.
So while the War On Drugs continues with no end in sight, did allowing this piece of legislation to pass with no debate, actually lead to the downfall of America?
Consider for a moment what it has caused to happen;
• Pollution on a world wide scale, not just in America.
• Becoming dependent on a finite fuel source from mostly foreign imports.
• Inflation due to an inability to become self sufficient.
• Crime in our cities due to the criminalization of a natural resource.
• Farmers inability to raise a cash crop.
• The rise in health care mostly due to obesity and inflated drug prices.
• Deforestation from the need for trees in the manufacture of paper products.
• Millions of jobs lost due to the criminalization of one plant.
• Allowing the monopolies to continue to make policy in America.
• Cheaper more cost efficient products that actually biodegrade, cutting down on garbage.
• The rise in prices of pharmaceuticals.
Ask yourself, does anyone really know what is in those drugs? I know I don't, how many of your friends or family members takes some sort of pharmaceutical on a daily basis.
The bottom line is they want you to spend money on drugs, but just the ones they make and can control.
Perhaps being sober has allowed me the clarity of mind to write this article and I did so to keep my readers pondering and exploring new ideas and concepts to old problems!
So in conclusion it is hard to say whether the Illegal Criminalization of Marijuana Lead to the Downfall of America, but it certainly has taken many jobs away from the working class.