How To Beat A Dead Horse…or Why Is Marijuana Banned? The Reasons Are Worse Than You Think
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Today, we are continuing touching on the facts ‘hidden’ in a very old recipe…how to beat a dead horse…a recipe that doesn’t look, smell, or taste good at all, but sometimes we need to know what NOT to do.
If we haven’t provided ENOUGH evidence already (which we have), here is another article, with the link, found from the original source.
By Johann Hari
Across the world, more and more people are asking: Why is marijuana banned? Why are people still sent to prison for using or selling it?
Most of us assume it’s because someone, somewhere sat down with the scientific evidence, and figured out that cannabis is more harmful than other drugs we use all the time — like alcohol and cigarettes.
Somebody worked it all out, in our best interest.
But when I started to go through the official archives — researching my book Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs — to find out why cannabis was banned back in the 1930s, I discovered that’s not what happened.
Not at all.
In 1929, a man called Harry Anslinger was put in charge of the Department of Prohibition in Washington, D.C. But alcohol prohibition had been a disaster. Gangsters had taken over whole neighborhoods. Alcohol — controlled by criminals (the mafia-ed)– had become even more poisonous.
So alcohol prohibition finally ended — and Harry Anslinger was afraid. He found himself in charge of a huge government department, with nothing for it to do. Up until then, he had said that cannabis was not a problem. It doesn’t harm people, he explained, and “there is no more absurd fallacy” than the idea it makes people violent.
Harry J. Anslinger, commissioner of the Treasury Department’s Federal Bureau of Narcotics, poses for a photo on September 24, 1930. (AP Photo)
But then — suddenly, when his department needed a new purpose — he announced he had changed his mind.
He explained to the public what would happen if you smoked cannabis.
First, you will fall into “a delirious rage.” Then you will be gripped by “dreams… of an erotic character.” Then you will “lose the power of connected thought.” Finally, you will reach the inevitable end-point: “Insanity.”
Marijuana turns man into a “wild beast.” If marijuana bumped into Frankenstein’s monster on the stairs, Anslinger warned, the monster would drop dead of fright.
Harry Anslinger became obsessed with one case in particular. In Florida, a boy called Victor Licata hacked his family to death with an axe. Anslinger explained to America: This is what will happen when you smoke “the demon weed.” The case became notorious. The parents of the U.S. were terrified.
What evidence did Harry Anslinger have? It turns out at this time he wrote to the 30 leading scientists on this subject, asking if cannabis was dangerous, and if there should be a ban.
Twenty-nine wrote back and said no.
Anslinger picked out the one scientist who said yes, and presented him to the world. The press — obsessed with Victor Licata’s axe — cheered them on.
So using a ‘Mexican'(Hispanic) slang word to make it even scarier! What a racist scumbag!
treburn sarcastically remarked,”O no! The ‘demon weed’ of lunacy…call the cops! Saaaave yourselves!”
What ridiculous nonsense – and if ANYONE still goes along with this, they just are willfully or unintentionally IGNORANT and need some education – provided here among others. Otherwise these ignoramuses become part of the problem rather than the solution! The ‘legal’ system calls it ‘aiding and abetting’ criminals…or something like that.
Just ask the Native Americans (battle of wounded knee for instance) if we should trust ‘the government’ and see what MOST will tell you.
Realize,though, the American ‘government’ has been taken over by criminals of the worst kind – CORPORATIONS (‘corp’,the root word=body of people, or as in corpse=a dead body) who have realized they can make money off of one of the MOST IMPORTANT plants in the world by making it illegal through which makes the price go up and gives them they authority to lie, kill and steal your goods and family!
A few LAWS the HIGHER authority said – “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” and “…you cannot serve God and mammon” — Matthew 6:24 Mammon=material wealth or possessions especially as having a debasing influence.
Look at the evidence. Do YOU want to be aiding and abetting liars, thieves and murderers?
“Just following orders…” isn’t going to cut it when YOU have to give an account to Yahweh when your life is over…just remember that!
We wonder if any of those Nazi soldiers went to heaven…just…following…orders…