The 4th Reich?
by Jeff Berwick
It’s been a notable week. First, April’s Fools Day passed on April 15th… the day that US slaves are forced to turn over the fruits of their labor at the threat of force to a cabal of extortionists. Then Dick Clark died… which means no New Year’s Eve this year. Well played Mayans.
Yesterday was 4/20… an important day in cannabis culture. According to Wikipedia, the earliest use of the term 4:20, or 4/20, began among a group of teenagers in San Rafael, California in 1971. Calling themselves the Waldos, because “their chosen hang-out spot was a wall outside the school, the group first used the term in connection to a fall 1971 plan to search for an abandoned cannabis crop that they had learned about. The Waldos designated the Louis Pasteur statue on the grounds of San Rafael High School as their meeting place, and 4:20 pm as their meeting time. The Waldos referred to this plan with the phrase “4:20 Louis”. Multiple failed attempts to find the crop eventually shortened their phrase to simply “4:20”, which ultimately evolved into a codeword that the teens used to mean pot-smoking in general.
Cannabis is illegal, despite the fact that in 1619 the first law regarding cannabis in the US was a law that required farmers to grow it. The founding fathers of the US and countless US Presidents have enjoyed it. “Make the most you can of the Indian Hemp seed and sow it everywhere,” said George Washington. Even the prince of peace, Barack O’Bomber enjoyed the herb and stated “When I was a kid I inhaled frequently. That was the point.” Not seemingly capable of fathoming hypocrisy, he puts millions of Americans in cages for doing the same.