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Never forget…

Never forget how the prohibitionists will willingly and eagerly exploit tragedy and death in order to market their profitable drug war and protect their gravy train.

Never forget how the DEA built a museum exhibit glorifying themselves, centered around the debris of the World Trade Center.

Never forget…

Never forget that the government decided to blame pot smokers for terrorism, carefully ignoring the fact that prohibition is the cause of black market profits.

Never forget…

Never forget that the DEA exploited those who tragically lost their lives to drugs by organizing a “Vigil for Lost Promise” on DEA grounds, closed off to media and protests.

This, despite the fact that the DEA and the drug war have actually made the harms of drugs worse. And also despite the fact that the DEA cuts young lives short, through activities like shooting 14-year-old Ashley Villareal to death.

Never forget…

Make no mistake. 9/11 was a tragedy that we should not forget for itself. However, we must also remember always that there are those who exploit tragedy to feed their own power and agenda. We must be vigilant or we’ll fall into their trap and trade away our freedom and sovereignty. The moment we give in to fear and let our government “protect us” by increasing their own power, we lose.

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22 comments to Never forget…

  • Chris

    Google “It wasn’t muslims” and “Dov Zakheim,9/11” and never forget. Love this site by the way.

  • Ben

    Seriously? 9-11 conspiracy theorists against prohibition? Who knew…

  • divadab

    These authoritarian careerists at the DEA took their cue from the Bush/Cheney cabal – using the 9-11 reality show to justify their existing agenda of preserving their cushy jobs oppressing the harmless.

    Some of the people will always believe whatever those in authority tell them. This is who the DEA targets with their disgraceful propaganda.

  • WatchinItCrumble

    I think it was the 2002 SuperBowl ads. Sell product with sexual innuendo, Booze is All American. Sell product with sexual innuendo, Booze is All American. Sell Product with sexual innuendo, Booze is All American. OMG Marijuana, you’re responsible for 9/11.

  • Never forget how the prohibitionists will willingly and eagerly exploit tragedy and death

    Yes, this is the theme of a song I wrote not too long ago. It’s not finished, but here are the lyrics so far.

    Drug War Vultures
    Drug war vultures love death. Cheesy heroin, meth.
    They don’t care how you died, Just that the relatives cried.

    Drug war vultures love death, they blame drugs for the mess.
    Undercover, overtime, Mortgaged on the taxpayer’s dime.

    Drug war vultures love death. Working hard to deceive,
    Trying to get you to believe, and Worship Drug War on your knees.

    Drug War laws are false gods. They promise salvation but lie.
    Kids used as mules and dealers, That’s how other kids die.

    No one has to die. That ain’t no lie.
    Legalize and regulate, Do it NOW! Before it’s too late.

  • chris

    Well today is a sad day indeed. I was woken by my parents who told me that the husband of my sister’s best friend (whom I had all just spent a vacation with a few weeks ago) died in a car accident after getting blackout drunk last night. He had just gotten back from service in the military a little over a month ago. The other guy is alive, but I don’t know his condition. All I could do while listening to my parents talk about it was get angry about how this is partially society’s fault for demonizing other drugs and pretending that alcohol is the only choice for recreation. I will never drive anywhere near being drunk and I have cannabis to thank for that. It really pisses me off that I have to explain this to people, because with only a little thought it is clear that our drug laws can be the cause of so much more misery than the drugs themselves. Alcohol is the biggest problem causing drug for people other than the user and always will be. One of the ways to lessen that problem is to educate people about other, safer drugs. Every person that switches from primarily using alcohol to using cannabis is a net gain for society in my opinion. And all of the people coming back from fighting overseas need to know that alcohol is not their only option for coping with what changed them while they were away.

  • Just me.

    Let them put this crap out…in the end they will hang from thier own propaganda.

    Halls of Justice Painted Green
    Money Talking
    Power Wolves Beset Your Door
    Hear Them Stalking
    Soon You’ll Please Their Appetite
    They Devour
    Hammer of Justice Crushes You
    Overpower
    The Ultimate in Vanity
    Exploiting Their Supremacy
    I Can’t Believe the Things You Say
    I Can’t Believe
    I Can’t Believe the Price You Pay
    Nothing Can Save You
    Justice Is Lost
    Justice Is Raped
    Justice Is Gone
    Pulling Your Strings
    Justice Is Done
    Seeking No Truth
    Winning Is All
    Find it So Grim
    So True
    So Real
    Apathy Their Stepping Stone
    So Unfeeling
    Hidden Deep Animosity
    So Deceiving
    Through Your Eyes Their Light Burns
    Hoping to Find
    Inquisition Sinking You
    With Prying Minds
    The Ultimate in Vanity
    Exploiting Their Supremacy
    I Can’t Believe the Things You Say
    I Can’t Believe
    I Can’t Believe the Price You Pay
    Nothing Can Save You
    Justice Is Lost
    Justice Is Raped
    Justice Is Gone
    Pulling Your Strings
    Justice Is Done
    Seeking No Truth
    Winning Is All
    Find it So Grim
    So True
    So Real
    Lady Justice Has Been Raped
    Truth Assassin
    Rolls of Red Tape Seal Your Lips
    Now You’re Done in
    Their Money Tips Her Scales Again
    Make Your Deal
    Just What Is Truth? I Cannot Tell
    Cannot Feel
    The Ultimate in Vanity
    Exploiting Their Supremacy
    I Can’t Believe the Things You Say
    I Can’t Believe
    I Can’t Believe the Price We Pay
    Nothing Can Save Us
    Justice Is Lost
    Justice Is Raped
    Justice Is Gone
    Pulling Your Strings
    Justice Is Done
    Seeking No Truth
    Winning Is All
    Find it So Grim
    So True
    So Real
    Seeking No Truth
    Winning Is All
    Find it So Grim
    So True
    So Real
    ~Metallica~

    “Our problems stem from our acceptance
    of this filthy, rotten system.”
    ~ Dorothy Day

    “Fanaticism consists in redoubling your efforts
    when you have forgotten your aim.”
    ~ George Santayana, “The Life of Reason”

    “The passing of an unjust law
    is the suicide of authority.”
    ~ Pastoral Letter of the American Roman Catholic Hierarchy, February 1920

    “Of all tyrannies,
    a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims
    may be the most oppressive.”
    – C.S. Lewis,
    in “The Humanitarian Theory of Punishment,”
    ~ an essay from “God In The Dock”

    “In my era everybody smoked and everybody drank
    and there was no drug use.”
    ~ DEA Chief Thomas Constantine, July 1, 1998

    “Abusus non tollit usum.”
    [Abuse is no argument against proper use.]
    ~ Latin proverb

    “Corruptisima republica plurimae leges.”
    [The more corrupt a republic, the more laws.]
    ~ Tacitus, Annals III 27

    “Republic . . .
    it means people can live free,
    talk free, go or come, buy or sell,
    be drunk or sober, however they choose.”
    ~ John Wayne

    One day I awoke,
    The veil removed from my eyes.
    Before me was horror,
    The corruption and lies.

    All I thought I knew,
    All I thought was right.
    My world is a puppet show,
    the players give me fright.

    For the chains they forge,
    Are for you and me.
    We will never see light,
    unless we fight to be free.

    Money ,power , and wealth,
    Is all they lust,all they crave.
    Laws they willuse against us,
    Our lives they will enslave.

    Lord my eyes are open,
    my mind and body sore.
    Please make me your tool,
    To end this WAR !

  • Just me.

    One day I awoke,
    The veil removed from my eyes.
    Before me was horror,
    The corruption and lies.

    All I thought I knew,
    All I thought was right.
    My world is a puppet show,
    the players give me fright.

    For the chains they forge,
    Are for you and me.
    We will never see light,
    unless we fight to be free.

    Money ,power , and wealth,
    Is all they lust,all they crave.
    Laws they willuse against us,
    Our lives they will enslave.

    Lord my eyes are open,
    my mind and body sore.
    Please make me your tool,
    To end this WAR !
    ~JustMe~

  • Shambler

    Yea Metallica lyrics from their last decent album 22 years ago. Let’s hope the drug war gravy train gets derailed before any more people get hurt.

  • Duncan

    The thing that really sucks about 9/11 is it was my old man’s birthday. He was one of the huge cohort of young men who signed up for military service in the aftermath of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He ended up serving almost 30 years in the Navy. He died in January of 2002. Probably that was just a coincidence since he was 80 when he passed and his death wasn’t unexpected. But 9/11 has a wholly different meaning to me than to the general public, much deeper and more personal.

  • Cliff

    When the 9-11 attacks occured, I was getting ready for work and heard on the radio that an aircraft had hit one of the WTC towers. Thinking that this had to be some terrible mistake and saying to myself, if only the pilots were drug tested before this flight, then this would not have happened, because you know, drug testing makes everything safer.

    Anyways, I turned on the TV right as the second aircraft was impacting the second tower. Then and there a tear came out of my eye. I wasn’t weeping or bawling, but I was genuinely sad for those who were dying, dead and jumping to thier deaths having no other escape. I realized right then and there our country would never be the same and we would follow our leaders into tyranny like sheep to the slaughter.

    I hoped that we would stand up and say we are not afraid of anyone who would attack innocent citizens going about thier daily lives. This was obviously a naive, delusional hope against all odds. I hoped that we would examine the reasoning behind the attacks, but I was mistaken. No, it was the perfect crisis for the politrixters and banksters to take advantage of for the next phase of thier plan to subjugate and enslave us.

    9-11 = lost liberty, jack boot justice, black bag dissapearances. We’ve lost our essential liberties and the economic vampire squids are sucking our savings and livlihoods away.

  • Cliff

    Oh yeah, you can’t have liberty without prosperity and there’s no prosperity without liberty.

  • Chris

    Take my advice Cliff(above). While blowback is a legitimate first thought for why 9/11 happened considering our foreign policy it is in this case simply not the case. It is the flip side to the “they hate us for our freedumbs!” bullshit meant to fool the other portion of the population that doesn’t buy into said bullshit.

    Back on topic-ever underestimate the gullibility of the American people. Fear works and the phony “War on terror!” is much more effective at this point than the phony “War on drugs”. So they tie them together as best they can. “Terrorism is funded by drugs!”. So is the CIA.

    AE911truth.org

  • kaptinemo

    “Make no mistake. 9/11 was a tragedy that we should not forget for itself. However, we must also remember always that there are those who exploit tragedy to feed their own power and agenda.”

    I rarely beat my own drum, as I hate self-promoters, but on that horrible day, I wrote some things at CANNABISNEWS that turned out to be terribly prescient…and I really don’t own a crystal ball. I didn’t need one; in times of crisis, the baser aspects of Human nature can always be counted on to break through the veneer of ‘society’ and reveal themselves in their disgusting ‘glory’. And so…

    Pete and friends, I offer this, which I copied-and-pasted from the DEAWatch Website, not more than 24 hours after the triple tragedies in New York, DC and the skies over PA:

    12 Sep 2001, 14:09 PST, 5th Edition
    “N.M. Gov. Debates Legalizing Drugs with DEA Boss, con’t:

    Instead of screwing around with Gary Johnson Asa should be making public statements equating community drug dealers with terrorists.

    We all know that a good portion of drug money is going to terrorist organizations. Drug dealers and terrorists are one and the same: they both work to undermind our national security. Somebody should tell Asa to leave the debates to ONDCP and start acting like a law enforcement executive. He is missing a good media opportunity to raise the drug war issue. Terrorists and drug dealers are one and the same… or is it only the flower part of the poppy that Afghanistan ships to the U.S.???

    No ‘decent interval’. No real concern for the families of the survivors. Just, “Let’s see how we can twist this to our advantage.”

    Nine years, two wars, thousands of American and Allied troops and maybe a million innocent Iraqis dead, liberties almost completely shredded, an economy devastated by the crony capitalists surrounding Bush the Lesser, the name of the US a stink in the nose of most of the world…I don’t have the time to catalog all the sins. But this is what comes of letting a certain type of person get their hands of power. The same type of person that that DEAWatch Agent who wrote that example of crass opportunism in the face of tragedy is.

    Yes, never forget. Never.

  • claygooding

    Thanx Kap,well said. I never forget even the smallest slight from them and am waiting patiently for the cry of war crimes that should sweep the land after legalization. It is their very fear of that and the money that makes them fight so hard now to keep their lies and bullshit covered up.
    But a truth has already revealed itself to us and them,a lie takes two to cover it and two for each of those to cover them,exponentially,and their lies are catching up to them like a freight train screaming through the night.

    A vote of yes on Prop 19 is a shout of ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

  • kaptinemo

    “A vote of yes on Prop 19 is a shout of ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!”

    Clay, I contend that this is precisely the sort of zeitgeist that has been developing in society for at least 20 years, and its’ caused by generational politics.

    “We’ll legalize when Grandma dies” used to be the joke. Now it’s the reality, because the generation that blindly trusted government to tell them the truth about anything is dying off. The following generations have proven to be less trustful of government, for government has not given them any reason to. And they happen to also be the generations with the most personal experience of the truth about illicit drugs in general and cannabis in particular.

    This reality is finally manifesting itself in popular referenda and legislation. Social change manifests itself as its’ needed, and usually from the ground up as a response to failed top-down policies.

    And if anything represents that, it’s drug prohibition.

  • Chris

    “We’ll legalize when Grandma dies” used to be the joke. Now it’s the reality, because the generation that blindly trusted government to tell them the truth about anything is dying off

    This is exactly the thing I said to my friend when I was first explaining what I know about drug policy to him.

  • malcolmkyle

    Cliff, may I parafrase that and put it on the end of one of my rants?

    It’ll then look like this:

    Alcohol prohibition in the US run from 1919 to 1933 – Now google ‘The Great Wall Street Crash’ and see when that happened!

    Note to all supporters of prohibition: if your argument sounds ridiculous even to you, and to such an extent that you don’t even want your name attached to it, then save us all the trouble of reading your silly nonsense and find yourselves another lost cause. I know you feel it sucks to see support for your beloved prohibition fading rapidly, but your stupid ideas are what got us into this mess in the first place, so to continue to spew your cognitive dissonance isn’t going help at all.

    To support prohibition is such a strange mind-set. In fact, It’s outrageous insanity! –Literally not one prohibitionist argument survives scrutiny. Not one!

    The only people that believe prohibition is working are the ones making a living by enforcing laws in it’s name, and those amassing huge fortunes on the black market profits. This situation is wholly unsustainable, and as history has shown us, conditions will continue to deteriorate until we finally, just like our forefathers, see sense and revert back to tried and tested methods of regulation. None of these substances, legal or illegal, are ever going to go away, but we CAN decide to implement policies that do far more good than harm.

    During alcohol prohibition in the 1920s, all profits went to enrich thugs and criminals. Young men died every day on inner-city streets while battling over turf. A fortune was wasted on enforcement that could have gone on treatment. On top of the budget-busting prosecution and incarceration costs, billions in taxes were lost. Finally the economy collapsed. Sound familiar?

    http://1929crash.com/

    If you have liberty then expect prosperity, but there’s most definitely no chance of prosperity without liberty.

  • Just me.

    I also have been saying for long time that ending prohibition will unravel thier game. Like and iceberg…ending prohibition is only 10% of the bullshit they run, remove that and the rest will surface ect ect.

  • “We’ll legalize when Grandma dies” used to be the joke.

    The really sad part about this is cannabis has proven anti-inflammatory properties, is known to alleviate pain, is a neuroprotectant against Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and strokes. Tons of problems which plague the elderly!

    I sure hope an organization is reaching out the AARP crowd. They are FEARED in politics because as a voter-block they are proven to show up at the polls. Is anyone doing this?

    And I hope orgs are reaching out directly to AARP, they send out a magazine and probably emails these days.

    And not just based on the health reasons but all reasons, like cost of meds, public safety, keeping drugs out of their grandkids hands, etc…

    Hm… now I gotta check if I linked up Mike Gray’s video at my site… “Retirees demand marijuana.”

  • Hm… sorry to say a quick search for “cannabis” over at their website yield a 6-page fear mongering article, “Marijuana Dependence,” aimed at why old people should spend yet more time worrying about stuff they have no control over.

    And their “sources” are 99.9% prohibs. Even though I didn’t read the whole thing, it stinks of a prohib slant; the day won’t come soon enough when all that BS is expunged for good, and we don’t hear about how “cannabis has been referred to as a ‘gateway’ drug, although this view remains highly controversial.”

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