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Two warriors battle to lead the Tribe.
One is smiley faced, with a serious mind almost sinister in it roots; the other is smiley faced, who offers hope after every mess he makes.
The Tribe’s confidence is low after years of droughts, violent storms, flooding and failed harvests. Hunger grows. Poverty spreads.
Somehow, some Tribals have become far wealthier than almost everyone else and seem to have enriched themselves from droughts, violent storms, flooding and failed harvests.
Both warriors say they will overcome droughts, violent storms, flooding and failed harvests by borrowing from the wealthy Tribals, paying them off with Tribal lands they can privatize.
Few Tribals these days listen to the priests.
But some do.
The priests say the Tribe is suffering because of bad leaders and that droughts, violent storms, flooding and failed harvests will continue, until the Tribe changes leadership.
“Do we vote for smiley faced, or smiley faced,” asked the tiny congregation.
“Neither,” said the Priest.
“But these are the last warriors left standing, which one do we select?”
“Neither. Both are owned by the wealthy Tribals, whose selfishness can destroy our world. This angers the Weather Gods.
“Storms will continue until the Tribe chooses real leaders, then we will be led away from droughts, violent storms, flooding and failed harvests.
Both Obama and Romney are Wall Street candidates. Americans have no choice; they either vote for Wall Street, or, vote for Wall Street.
If the Priest is right, will storms intensify until the American Tribe selects real leaders?
A six-year study of Britain’s drug laws by the UK Drug Policy Commission, an independent advisory body of scientists, police, academics and experts, has concluded that possession of small amounts of controlled drugs should no longer be a criminal offense and it is time to introduce decriminalization.
Another learned report, the Indian hemp commission at the turn of the last century, recommended against prohibition because no clear evidence found significant damage to adults who reasonably used cannabis.
Serious medical reports since then have not found compelling data that moderate use causes detrimental effects.
No one has ever died from cannabis in its natural state.
Is it not better for society to bring drug trends out into the open so our children are not snared into a life of crime from scoring a soft smoke.
Danger hides in buying cannabis, however, liberal laws ease villainy out of the cannabis culture.
Narcotics are the repose of minorities. About five per cent of the global population use cannabis.
This unwinnable war on drugs, for the ‘cure’ is worse than the ailment, is a war on minorities.
So what fears does authority have? Do the US and UK governments fear their citizens will turn from soulless materialism and so stop the war industries? Why else, do they keep a peace-plant banned?
The US tries prohibition, again, yet first time round illicit alcohol sales only rose, spawning Al Capone, the Mafia and organized crime.
Today a growing swell of Americans (65% to 75%) now want medical marijuana legalized, and pot is now becoming the biggest cash crop in America.
This cannabis prohibition enforcement will not exorcise dope dabbling out of existence, for forbidden fruit creates an attraction, magnetizing kids towards it.
While liberalization will not make people nobler, it will it not hook the general population.
Most US and European citizens refuse drugs, not because they are almost immune from prosecution, but because they are just not interested.
Reason would dictate that this failed war on a minority must end, and cannabis legalized.
The Norwegians, after all, do have a sense of humour …. giving the peace prize to the EU.
So let the Scanwegians continue their sense of the bizarre to a logical conclusion and grant next year’s prize to their spliff-toking cousins in the freetown of Christiania in Copenhagen.
Christiania could apply for international sovereignty as that Danish collective, on about 70 acres in central Copenhagen, has maintained borders and self-governance outside of the EU for over four decades – despite fending off junkies, rockers, hell’s angels, biker gangs, crime, police and a hostile authority.
But instead of warring (well, despite the hash battles and police raids on Pusher Street where cannabis is openly sold at outdoor stalls in the hippie town), this self-governing Christiania has given humans a space to work for fraternity between nations, for the reduction and abolition of standing armies, and the promotion of peace congresses, the very criteria that Alfred Nobel awarded his peace prize for.
So does reason not dictate that the Norwegians agree that Christiania also deserves the Nobel Peace Prize?