Perhaps the simplest solution is the most visible?
January 30th, 2011
Article by Rick Simpson
It was the wishes of Jack Herer that I am to become the new leader of the hemp movement. I really did not expect this and would have been perfectly happy to continue with my work on the medicinal front of the movement. But it seems that Jack apparently thought I was capable of much more so if there are no objections, let us go onward to complete legalization.
Jack Herer was the greatest civil rights activist that ever lived. The knowledge he gave us and the words he spoke were not for the benefit of one particular group, they were for the benefit and greater good of all mankind. Jack was my friend and mentor. He spoke from the heart and he was one of a kind. He had seen the direction my actions were taking the hemp movement and Jack was 100% behind me.
Only a fool would be capable of thinking that they can just step in and fill the shoes of a man such as Jack Herer. But it seems that is the task that Jack has left to me and I will do my best to honor his wishes and memory. I may now be the leader of the hemp movement but we have only one Emperor and his name is Jack Herer. Long live his memory and the dream he had for us all. The system has always looked at people like Jack and I as radicals. The truth is there is nothing radical about us; we were simply speaking the truth. The real reason the system calls us radicals is because the truth we are speaking exposes their corruption. So they use all their money and power to try to discredit us to the public – that is the only way they can maintain control.
Jack like myself felt that no one has the right to deny anyone the medicinal use of this harmless plant. In truth the hemp plant plays a vital role in the health and future of this planet and all of mankind. To wittiness people like Eddy Lepp being imprisoned for growing this wonder of nature is intolerable. What has the world come to when a man such as Eddy is locked up for ten years because he committed the crime of helping his fellow man?
The injustice that has been committed against so many innocent people defies description and must come to an end. The will of big money will no longer overrule the will of the people. My aim is to see hemp completely legal for anyone to grow and possess free of tax. It would be insane for us to pay tax to the very system that has kept this plant´s use from us. Rise as one and let the system know that we are aware of what they have been doing to us. Inform them that we are no longer willing to line up like farm animals and take their poison chemicals as medicine.
What is needed right now is a peaceful resolution to the situation we are in. Why can big money not work with us to achieve a smooth transition that will benefit all mankind? How much money do these people need and by what right did they ever think only they are fit to control the masses so they can maximize their profits. In the world we live in at the present time, money is power but when it is used against the greater good of mankind, it is time for a change.
Do not rest until the day comes when a cop looks at a field of hemp no differently than a field of corn. We must dispel all the lies and deceptions the system has fed the public about the hemp plant. This is the only way we can possibly put the human race back on the right track. Grow hemp everywhere. Not only for medicine, but for food, fuel, fiber, textiles… The list is endless. Put the people back on the land where they belong so they can once again get in touch with what’s important – their own self sufficiency, mother nature, and the wellbeing of this planet.
You might say that I have looked at the hemp movement from the inside out. On the surface we look united but in reality we are very fragmented. There are people in the movement like Marc Emery from Canada who stated in his interview for the book Bud Inc. that he did not want to see hemp made legal. We have allowed people like this to play important roles in the movement when in reality they have hidden agendas. As far as I am concerned, if you are not for full legalization, you are not in the movement, and I hope this statement also wakes up a few other people. Like a pack of fools for decades we have allowed the system to lead us around by the nose. We even went along with them when we all knew better. So we must all bear the blame for what has happened in the past but that does not mean that we should let it continue.
Today I hear many people saying “legalize all drugs” but the thought of this scares me. Due to the self destructive nature of the human race, a policy such as this could have serious repercussions. I do not want my children exposed to things that can harm them. Also I would not want them to have free access to such substances to experiment with. I, like many others, have seen the destructive nature of chemicals supplied by drug companies and what they do to people who use them. As I understand it, over 80% of deaths from drug abuse are related to the use of such drugs. Other street drugs like crack and meth also take their toll but pharmaceuticals are by far the worst.
If hemp were used properly, it could put an end to the use of all these dangerous substances. Why take something to heal yourself or for relaxation that is dangerous to your health when hemp can provide the same effect harmlessly? We already know how effective this medicine can be on practically all known diseases. Once we can grow this plant freely, in no time we can determine which strains produce the best medication for different conditions. Due to the harmless nature of this medicine we can be healing the people while this research is being done.
Of course there will still be many standing there in their white coats saying that this medicine does not work or that it must be controlled and taxed. They are saying such things either due to ignorance or to protect their own positions. Politicians, lawyers and cops will often spew the same nonsense, they are also doing this to protect their positions and cover their asses. This shows how much they care about the wellbeing of the public who are paying their salaries. They have all been living a lie but now it’s time for sober thinking. I am openly challenging the system to come and defrock what I have been telling the public about the healing power of the hemp plant.
Dig out all your scientific hoop la and double-talk and come take me on publicly. There is no one on this planet that wears a white coat that I cannot destroy the credibility of in seconds. From where I am standing, it would take a fool to publicly stand against the free use of hemp in medicine. Even better still, people who are against hemp´s medicinal use have loved ones who are suffering that this medicine could heal. What kind of thinking is required for them to behave the way they have been and how long do they think they are going to continue to get away with it?
The healing qualities of this plant have been known for a very long time. It seems almost unbelievable that the so-called powers that be could dupe the public about such a basic thing as the hemp plant. They told us hemp was a dangerous drug when indeed it is only a plant. They told us that hemp was deadly and addictive while they were filling us full of their deadly addictive chemicals and poisons. That should give you an idea of how gullible we all truly have been. I have to give a lot of credit to people like David Icke, Alex Jones and many others who have been bringing the real truth to the public about what is truly going on in this world. What they have been exposing is frightening to the average person but pay heed to it for it is the truth.
Documentaries like Loose Change lays bare the corruption of the world in which we live and lets the public know who the real villains are. All of these people have been playing a vital role in waking the public and they are not just conspiracy terrorists. What they are exposing are the facts and facts cannot be denied. All you have to do is listen to what they are saying and investigate it for yourself to find the truth.
To say the world in which we live is on the wrong track is an understatement of the highest order. But if we act now, it is not too late to rectify the situation. Everything must be realigned to see that what is best for the human race and this planet can be accomplished. No longer will we allow corruption to dictate to us how we as humans must live.
We are on the verge of the greatest turning point in man´s history and it is essential for our future that everything is done in an open and honest manner. If we proceed in this way, a great deal can be accomplished. If managed properly, this earth can sustain us all and we can put an end to the use of fossil fuels which is poisoning our earth. While at the same time starvation can be eradicated and a great number of jobs will be created in hemp-based industries to solve most of our unemployment problems.
As I have stated many times, it is our watch and it is our responsibility to see that mankind will survive and prosper. Doctors will follow the Hippocratic Oath and governments will begin working for the greater good of the people. This is the only path that we can follow that makes any sense and if ignored the destruction of the human race can be the only result. For seven years I have been bringing the truth to the government and the public, but now many people are starting to pay attention. It has become clear to me that governments will never do the right thing unless it is forced upon them by the public.
So it is now left to us, the public, to remedy the situation ourselves. If government refuses to do the right thing, then we must prevail and change government as we know it. In their place we must put people who are honest with no hidden agendas. The job we are paying them for is to represent us properly and if they cannot be trusted with this sacred responsibility, they will be terminated from their positions. You could call it downsizing corruption. I think that anyone, including myself, if put in a position of public trust, should expect to have their activities while working for the public watched very closely. And indeed the public who are paying their salaries have every right to do so to keep them honest.
In the past it is more than obvious that the news media has been a dismal failure to the public. If the work of those who have represented us in the past had been scrutinized by the media as it should have been. The world in which we live would be a different place. Whatever happened to truth in journalism, did it just go out of style? Or did the big money just buy the news media so they could control what the public was being told?
There is not much question that is exactly what has happened over the last few decades. Of course reporters knew that the public was not being given the truth but if they voiced an objection, their jobs were put in jeopardy. Like many other professional types, they just went along with the corruption so they too must share the burden of guilt. Is there anyone out there who truly does not see what has been going on and if so I am sorry you have this condition. But there is hope for the oil works on that condition, too, since it grows new brain cells in the hippocampus of people who take it as a medication.
We are ruining this planet; babies and toddlers are being given chemicals and poisons in hospitals as medicine. Every second that goes by people are suffering and dying needlessly. Yet we sit there and wait for what we already know to be a corrupt system to stand up and do the right thing for us all.
Truly how stupid have we all been in the past if you want change in this world you have to stand up and make it happen. For there is no hope that the current system will ever do it for us. Our future and the future of everything we care about is at stake. Stand as one and work with us to put mankind back on the right path.