Saturday, March 7, 2009

It's a pleasure to be healthy and working at this stage in my life (click for audio)

There is snow up the valley and at higher elevations in the forecast tonight March 6th 2009 posted on the 7th early hours

I am wondering to what idiotic end Harper is making harsher laws concerning marijuana. The year is 2009, the country is full of corruption and violence over an idiot's law, lying about a health giving plant, because of a religious zealot's racist perception 100 years ago. What is the problem when the CBC gives airtime to the vigilantes?

Posted on Cannabis Culture yesterday:

The Current, Radio One, is another one of my favorite daily current affairs programs. (I think it was the Current part 3 I enjoy radio, the audio, and I believe that one of the problems facing us is the general decrease in human imagination through indoctrination/conformity and a large part of it is directly due to the over use of video. If one reads something or even listens to an audio, their own mind/mental machinery must pick up the slack and color in the details on such limited perceptions. There in was a huge reason for the development of human intelligence; the development of language and story telling. This forced people to use/naturally develop more of their neural net's capacity, ESPECIALLY CREATIVITY.

I truly believe one of the greatest threats to humanity today is our addiction to video, which is expanding conformity on a grand scale and leading to a dangerously reduced diversity of thought.

Anyways, back to the reason I started this post: the piece on the current where they interviewed a modern day vigilante who dresses up and believes himself to be a super hero. What peaked my interest was that his mission was the same as mine. "To get drug dealing out of our neighborhood."

The "super hero" guy is doing it by challenging people who he considers as drug dealing with an in your face type of action> with lights and others dressed up as commando types. He said that he was prepared to physically defend himself (isn't this something that the cops always say when the TASER someone to death for holding a stapler?)

I've had contact with several producers of the Current and wonder why they would give these belligerent violent lynch mobs air time, while ignoring someone who has actually rid our society of a double murderer and continues to use their writing skills/passive resistance to benefit society?

I don't get how these idiots itching for a fight with "local drug dealers" (according to their belief/understanding), give a model that is socially acceptable, do you? Why wouldn't someone like me, be at least as important to todays' mix of thought, as these self proclaimed vigilantes? Does peaceful protest no longer hold a candle to the lynch mob?

I mean I have an interesting super hero hat made of buds and a title proclaiming thought and ideas, creative solutions for millenia, an Oracle. Why would someone wearing camo proclaiming their willingness to "use self defense" be more of a role model than me? Is that like the latest news article proclaiming new arrests in Vancouver in connection with the gang violence. These news spins are more political than substantive when I hear some of the charges. They are indicative of the GWB preemptive strike strategy and bound to fail. But who cares the dumb people will be reassured. The vigilantes might consider more preemptive behavior is also in order. Oh boy what bullshit spin fun this will be. bound to be entertaining at the very least.

I am currently working afternoon shift and biking. Therefore I have made a concession to the fact that there are many drunk idiots bearing arms on our streets: I won't wear my religious headgear for fear of being "sport targeted" in a drive-by shooting.

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