Immediately after the largest scandal of our time, Watergate and the resignation of Richard Nixon as president of the United States, this nation elected The Man from Georgia, Jimmy Carter. The premise was that this nation needed to heal from the corruption of the Nixon Administration and the only president not elected by the people, Gerald Ford. Nixon has been credited with starting the War on Drugs on June 18, 1971 in a press conference in which he stated that drug abuse was this nation’s worst enemy. Ironically, soldiers returning from
Vietnam had already been referring to “The War, On Drugs”based on personal experiences.
By escalating the American War against the Vietnamese people, Nixon created a new wave of drug-users and addicts returning from Southeast Asia. Today, his legacy continues in the recent Veterans Administration (VA) Scandal, which goes far back in time to that period in which the VA failed to admit to and address the health problems caused in humans by dioxin. This widely used herbicide was known, by 1969, to cause serious, even deadly health consequences. But the federal government and the VA chose to deny what it knew to be factual, and allowed veterans to suffer and die without compensation or treatment. When compensation for horrible illnesses and deaths in veterans was finally approved it was limited to $12,000 spread over ten years.
The election of Jimmy Carter to the White House was supposed to heal this country. Instead, his administration perpetuated deception and corruption in ways not uncovered for decades.
Primary among these was the study conducted for the federal government on the actual effects of cannabis derivatives on the human body.
Results of a study were released to government officials in 1977 and 1978. Between 1972 and 1978 the federal government sought ways to prove the dangers of marijuana use conclusively, but studies conducted under controlled conditions proved the opposite is true. Rather than harm humans, cannabis, or marijuana, is beneficial–so beneficial that it was shown to inhibit the reproduction of cancer cells and thus causes tumors to shrink and disappear. The Carter Administration chose to suppress this information and to give conventional treatments preference in treating cancer. Millions of people have died from cancer as a result, denied access to known natural means of treatment while herded into the far more harmful and often fatal chemotherapy treatments instead. Reluctantly, after allowing limited studies on potential cannabis-based treatments of known chemotherapy side effects of nausea and loss of appetite, the federal government has been backed into the corner of accepting marijuana as an approved medicine for cancer patients.
Suppression of this truth for about the past thirty-five years has had its consequences. Aside from the obvious consequence of allowing millions of people to suffer unnecessary chemotherapy treatments and die as a direct or indirect result, the federal government during this same period has lost most of its credibility. In spite of intensive propaganda campaigns meant to transform this nation into a Democracy of Idiots with Government as its national religion, and with measurable success in this area, the number of dissenters grows every year. This is why more than 58 percent of Americans believe that cannabis should be legalized and taxed as a resource for public funding. The fact that nearly 42 percent of Americans do not yet support legal cannabis (marijuana) demonstrates the success of the campaign to transform this country into a nation of Idiots who have, whether aware of this or not, come to believe in Government as their religion. “The Government says it is bad for you, so it must remain illegal. If it weren’t bad for you it would not have been made illegal.”
Those who have adopted Government as their religion obviously have a hard time adjusting to the reality that the institution they worship is thoroughly corrupt, and corrupt from the top down. It is far easier to accept that business is corrupt than it is to accept that the institution of “representative government” has been thoroughly corrupted. Business is excused by the Profit Motive, “If I didn’t do this someone else would”; and the ubiquitous, “I’m only trying to provide for my family” is the excuse for every sort of ethically challenged business transaction.
At the same time that Carter’s successor in the White House introduced “trickle down economics” to this country, the First Lady introduced the ironic phrase “Just say no to drugs.” Since that time the average expenditure by Government has been $51 billion annually for its War on Drugs. This is highly ironic because that same administration began and intensified the wholesale drugging of schoolchildren, which they labeled behavior modification; today more than 40 percent of all schoolchildren are on forcibly prescribed psychoactive modification drugs. This is the epitome of Trickle-down Corruption: licit profits for drug companies at the expense of public well-being.
Every week we learn of someone else–a family member, a friend, a person with a familiar name–that has either died from cancer or is being treated for it. As this is written, a famous case of a young child with cancer is “going viral.” Thousands of people are sending gifts to that young child in New England as a “last birthday” wish.
But has anyone offered cannabis oil, proven in case after case to diminish brain tumors in small toddlers and adults? This question lingers. It cannot be put aside.
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Thomas A. Nagy is the author of Cannabis Consumer Handbook availableat Amazon.com, and the blog ReGeneration at blogspot.com. Email direct