Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Post Election Elation
Oh my goodness Internet People, Mother feels soooo very much better today. It is like a hundred pound weight has been suddenly lifted from my shoulders! Of course the other thousand pounds are still there, but every little bit helps! I am extremely proud of my fellow citizens of Washington State for trying to take two giant leaps forward in civil rights yesterday. I know we still have a long road ahead of us on both of those issues, but at least we are finally headed in the right direction!
I suppose I should be more specific for all of you who have no fucking clue what the hell we did here in Washington last night that has Mother so happy. I spoke out on one of the Issues over on my Issues Blog, known as Referendum 74, in which Washington voters officially approved "Gay Marriage" as being legal in Washington State! Mother is VERY Pleased! No, I am not gay, if that matters, and I don't know anyone who is really, other than a few wonderful people I have met on Facebook. I did have some LGBT (add whatever letters you need) friends when I was younger, but I haven't seen any of them in years. To me this, as is the other issue, is a matter of Civil Rights, and I will always stand up in support of ALL Civil Rights for Everyone! And of course this is about Love, and you all know I have no choice but to stand up for Love! That is who I am.
The other issue the voters dealt with here in Washington State, was to legalize the Recreational Use of Marijuana by Adults. Now, I am not so delusional as to think that this is really going to be allowed to stand unchallenged by the Federal Government, but you will have to forgive me for giving in to just the tiniest bit of hope that this might be the crack in the wall that will allow us to finally end the MOST Destructive and Costly War we have ever fought against our own citizens. I have been waiting for this day for nearly 30 years, you will have to forgive me if I wallow in just a tiny bit of joy before reality comes crashing back down to remind me that the fight has just begun.
If you have missed that part previously, I Love pot! Marijuana, Cannabis, Weed, whatever the fuck you want to call it, I don't care, I just fucking Love the stuff, beyond all scope of reason at times, so trying to assail me with any opinion to the contrary is going to prove completely fruitless. I have done the research, I know the truth, and I will not listen to a single second of the ridiculous propaganda that people have been spoon fed by the narrow-minded, greed-fueled war machine. I won't assail you with all of my reasoning right now, but I will say that 80% of my support of legalization has to do as much with the potential of hemp and what it could mean to our economy, and our planet, if it was utilized to its fullest potential instead of ignored and mocked.
Of course the rest of my support is due to its currently most popular use in this country. People should not be going to jail and having their lives destroyed by their own government when they are not doing anything to hurt anybody. Those mofo's on Wall Street got to rob half of America blind, they got paid off when shit tanked, but the people who lost the money are still out, and then Wall Street exec's still collect bonuses for it! These "People" have destroyed lives, stolen homes and savings from people, wrecked our economy and keep threatening to hold us all hostage if we try to put a stop to their excesses, and they get bonuses, but the Mom in the Mid West who sold $22 worth of pot to buy diapers for her kid - she got years in jail and her kids removed from her custody! You wonder what is wrong with our country? - there it is - right fucking there!
Now, I am not actually one to actually advocate for the complete legalization of all drugs, but I do support decriminalization of use. I think EVERYONE would be better served if we looked at the hard drugs as a health problem instead of a legal issue. But, I am the first one to tell you, those drugs are bad, very fucking bad, and you should stay as far away from them as humanly possible at all times.
Pot is NOT a "Drug" like heroin or cocaine or meth for fuckssake quit pretending it is. It is less dangerous than freakin Tylenol, and Far more effective, so could we please get real about it now? And, by the way, the idea that kids will have easier access to it if it is legal is just delusional. Right now if you ask any teenager in this country they could probably get you a bag of weed within 24 hours, even if they don't smoke it, if they go to school they know someone who does. And by the way, the whole "Gateway drug' thing is delusional as well. I started drinking alcohol long before I ever smoked pot, and when I found pot, I gave up drinking. I have never done "Drugs", at all. As I said, I did my research, those things are fucking nasty, I don't touch them. And maybe, just maybe, if we quit lying to kids about pot being so terribly "bad" they might be able to take us seriously when we tell them something else is bad when it really is!
So Mother is once again cautiously optimistic about the future, and relieved to know that at least half of my fellow Americans chose Love and Compassion over Greed and exclusion. I can only hope that the other half will some day choose to leave the dark ages behind them and walk forward with the rest of us into the 21st Century. It would sure be nice to have you all here with us, but we can't keep waiting forever.