Science Digest and Omni Magazine have reported that energy costs account for eighty percent of every dollar of living expense in America. Eighty-two percent of the value of all stocks traded in the world's major exchanges are tied directly to energy supply companies, energy transportation, refineries and retail fuel sales.
Many Americans are painfully aware that they spend a third of their work-year paying off their taxes. But fewer people realize that they spend more than three quarters of the work week just to cover the energy cost of whatever it is they spend their money on.
Our society, along with the colonized masses of the "developing" world, is being transformed into a global system of totalitarianism controlled by a financial elite. Virtually unseen, this "hidden hand" and their thousands of minions worldwide have manipulated legitimate governments and converted the democratic process into a thinly-veiled sham.
The global elite use numerous tactics in their struggle for one-world economic hegemony, and one of the main pressure points is the oil industry. If you can control a nation's fuel supply, you can exert tremendous influence over that nation's affairs. You can make it do your bidding.
The fossil fuel leg of the globalist pyramid would be yanked out by widespread use of biomass fuel, of which hemp is probably the best source. Hemp would also dislodge certain pharmaceutical monopolies, who charge exorbitant prices for drugs which cost pennies to produce and whose effects can be readily replicated by cannabis-derived drugs.
Ah, but what about the timeless argument that "You people are just using all that as an excuse to smoke pot"? No doubt, the prime motivator for some marijuana decriminalization activists is that they simply enjoy smoking it. Evidence in this article provides plenty of other compelling reasons to support legalization, but the argument can still be made. Well, what of it?
According to the federal Bureau of Mortality Statistics and the National Institute of Drug Abuse, tobacco kills 340,000 to 425,000 per year. Alcohol -- NOT including 50 percent of all highway deaths and 65 percent of all murders -- kills more than 150,000 Americans per year. Even aspirin takes out between 180 and 1,000 people per year.
According to these same figures, marijuana kills not one person per year. Zero. Zilch. Nada. So pick your poison!
In light of the vast economic potential of hemp, does it really matter that some Americans who smoke marijuana anyway would be able to do so legally? In addition to putting a Vulcan nerve pinch on a number of key corporate monopolies, decriminalization of marijuana would cripple the illicit drug trade's use of cannabis to achieve its dirty ends.
So what kind of world do we really want here? One in which we give the Beast eighty cents on its dollar for the roofs over our heads and the shirts on our backs? Or one in which a natural, clean, proven resource -- hemp -- pries the greedy fist of the New World Order out of at least a couple of our pockets? How much are we really willing to pay for a lie contrived in the 1937 Congress at the behest of industrial elitists?
Think about it carefully before you answer. There's a reason you've never been told both sides of the marijuana story.