Sunday, December 13, 2009
Medical Marijuana Apartheid
Medical Marijuana Apartheid: Different Rules Apply for Rich and Poor Pot Smokers By Joshua Holland
As more and better information becomes available for people interested in history and world events, it doesn't much effort to figure out that the fabric of our society has been and continues to be distorted by Big Lies. If you're not aware of the history of this Big Lie, click here.
What's happened with pot is just one more in a litany of Big Lies that have caused so much agony for so many people. Today, there's something like a half million people in jail for pot. Their lives are effectively ruined, or at the least will now fall short of what they could have been.
I'm not advocating for or against pot. It's the Big Lies and hypocrisy that really get me going.
Bill Moyers: We Have a Nobel Peace President Who Won't Ban Land Mines By Bill Moyers and Michael Winship,
This is yet another excellent analysis from Bill Moyers.
No comment on the article. It speaks for itself, but this mention comes to mind:
I was just talking about Big Lies, and here's another: the so-called brand new IED threat. It's been jammed into our unconscious minds that the IED is a new type of weapon that caught us off guard in Iraq. The truth is that this type of weapon had a name all along: the mine. But using an old word doesn't feed the imagery the war propagandists wanted to convey, so they invented a new, much more threatening, word for the same old thing that is mine. If you want to know what's really bad about war, it's war itself, not something that blows up, regardless of what it's called.
Think about it: how much extra mileage did the war machine get out of using the shiny, brand new word "IED" instead of the old "mine" word?