To Push The Boundaries from The Petroleum That Burns to The Plant That Buds.
An individual (I won't name names) has inspired this thread from a discussion elsewhere on the forum.
It's pretty clear to me that big oil/pharma has woven a very intricate web, and it's certainly NOT made of hemp. (btw, for those who may have been unsure of my personal stance on the matter, I am a major advocate of hemp, it's not something I have in the past made disclosure about, only subtly at least- mainly because I came here to discuss tangential and related issues)
I keep a low profile out of necessary caution, in day-to-day proceedings, I know many here do as well. I own no Rasta hats, there is nothing really about my persona that would be overtly and obviously a tip-off, but it's not an issue so much with my own circles.
From Reefer Madness to the insulting messages we are barraged with if the TV (Truth Vacuum) is on for a mere 5 minutes, it's amazing that anyone sees thru it.
I know there are probably as many here who would be vehemently opposed to cannabis, so let me preface it, please.
Out of all the people I have come across and had relationships with over the years, the smokers have been the brightest, the most insightful and open minded. All in their own individual way, of course.
Now, this is not to say that everyone would or could necessarily benefit from its use, or that people who never have partaken are ignorant and dumb.
I do however know, and have known a great many people- who could absolutely benefit from it.
Youve all heard it- "wow THAT guy needs to smoke one!" in reference to someone who is particularly amped-up or stress-overloaded. I can agree with that a lot of the time, let me remind you, I AM biased here.
But, the eco side of the equation is really not up for debate, as in, EVERY person on the planet absolutely would and could benefit from the wholesale cultivation of hemp. And this is where, I believe, the stakes get really high (no pun) and that giant corporate entity will always make itself known.
Let's see, short list...
A. no more rainforest clearcutting
B. no more scars from the same with timber elsewhere, especially for producing PAPER?! (insane)
C. Textile industry would shift from using vast acreage for cotton production- and using petroleum (can you say polyester)
D. much better alternative to plastics, hemp being used as a composite, a la Henry Ford
E. innumerable uses as a source of energy (don't know where to even start on that one)
This is the kicker, if the f*cking ptb acknowledges one use for it, they must acknowledge them ALL.
And, this is why the situation is unlikely to change, that combined with all the negative propaganda constantly drilled into peoples psyches. It is intensely frustrating. I cannot confirm this, but I have heard times over that The Partnership for a Drug-Free America is funded (at least partly) by the alcohol and tobacco companies.
Yeah, don't do theirs, do OURS. Nevermind the medicinal and therapeutic uses, nevermind the potential for fixing the planet economically and ecologically, nevermind that all those ads in between the antidrug bullshit are promoting the worst drugs to ever be devised by mankind, nevermind Joe Schmoe might wanna just relax a bit and put a buzz on and forget about the day he just spent feeding the system he entirely despises.
Big oil, .i.. that's for you
Pharma, .i.. you
We have paid the near-ultimate price for you, it's your turn. J