Tuesday, August 11, 2009
I'm tired of hiding, and every self respecting individual that has to hide their illicit activities like common criminals.
Fuck what the us government says. We are PEOPLE. Individuals capable of making our own choices.
Hell, I feel the same way about seat belt laws and cigarette smoking.
I just wish the community as a whole would get fed up enough to do something as a whole instead of in random, disjointed, unorganized, stoned-looking spurts. NORML has been trying semi-successfully for years, yet our governemnt turns a deaf ear and continues jailing us and shoveling us under the rug. Its exhausting, humiliating, and at times dibilitating to sociological function.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Am I going to disappear because I believe the American people should have a voice about what they do, how they behave, and what they believe? If I do, then we don't live in America anymore. Florida may not be America anymore...
I know Florida may be pretty, but we have a saying here:
Come on vacation, leave on probation, come back for violating.
I believe in the voice of the people. The problem is getting people to stop talking and start DOING. You want marijuana legalized, get a group together, a large group, a minimum of 25-30 to gather in DC and start handing out and smoking spliffs in front of the white house. Smile and wave at the police officer who will inevitably come over and explain you are exercising your right to gather and peaceably protest. Wave a f***ing sign or something already.
Show me one life destroyed by marijuana and not the legality or stigma attached to the use! Just one average American citizen with no history of addiction or psychosis and I will change my mind.
Up to this point, however, all evidence obviously points to the decriminalization and even the open sale of marijuana in the American market place. We the people have demanded it, and were denied. We have followed legal recourse, we have been ignored and even abused by our government over an issue of purely free choice. We are the country which is supposed to be founded on personal freedom, on the government listening to the voice of the people and we have been silenced!
And we have allowed it to go on for so long, the lies and truths have become intertwined so that the average American citizen cannot find the truth among the war of lies and mis/disinformation open to them. The public is given no one to believe in.
Michael Phelps was busted smoking marijuana. Is that not enough to prove the point for legalization? You smoke a joint and win a gold medal, then we'll talk.
I for one am sick of it. I am intelligent, traveled, well read, and socially informed on the basest of levels, and I can say again: WE DEMAND IT! WE THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES DEMAND OUR FREEDOM!
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Well, I have finally decided to channel my anger and writing abilities on something both very personal and very important to me personally.
That's right pot. Weed. Bud. Green. What have you.
I am, firstly, a very heavy recreational marijuana smoker. A pot head, if you will. This, however, I say only to be honest to my audience and to put that point up front.
Secondly, I am not here to answer questions of a personal nature. I'm not NORML's Ask Alice. If you're looking for that, I'm sure it won't be hard to find. You found this little page so you obviously have access to the internet and at least fifteen minutes of spare time.
What I am here to do is express my rage at our governments inability to allow adult American citizens to make our own decisions while simultaneously filling privately run institutions with "criminals" who have offended some small scale infraction on their puritan moralities. I am here to discuss with any and all comers my point of view in a civil, intellectual manner. I am here to attempt to change some minds, open some eyes, influence maybe one person (preferably a voting age citizen of the United States of America to realize that the evil green devil weed is perhaps not all it has been worked up to be. What I am here to do is attempt to expose the ridiculous marijuana prohibition for what it is: a remnant from the early twentieth century attempting to force out Mexican immigrants, degrade the African-American population and raise the popularity of national products such as alcohol and tobacco as opposed to imported marijuana.
Since that time, politicians have had their arms twisted by people making money from marijuana prohibition. The Drug Czars, the Tobacco Lobbyist, the DEA. Not to mention the extremists media's portrayal of marijuana as a "gateway drug" and a precursor to "antisocial and criminal behavior."
In this blog, I would like a show of support, a petition of sorts. Spread it by e-mail, spread it by phone, and spread it by word of mouth.
We as a country need to demand a change. We must come together and MAKE something happen. Let’s make it happen.