A Vision For A Better Future For The American People And People Throughout The Planet.
Fellow blogger, Thomas Watts, recently had this response to my "Write In Presidency"- and the "New Agenda for America"- which contained my explicit set of initial policy planks.
I'm still voting for you. When can you start? This is a valiant effort but you do realize that Dobbs is a member of the CFR. Don't you? There are giant bucks in the drug war. Therefore, it'll never happen. I hate to be a wet blanket but like they say, 'Facts is Facts'.
I've already started. My "mission" was never seriously about winning the Presidency. My "New Agenda for America" is my attempt to change the minds of the American People by -- unlike any of the other Presidential Candidates -- presenting an explicit agenda of things that need to be done in order to serve the will of the American People. You may or may not like every plank on my agenda, however, there is little question as to what I intend by each plank.
And the "People" are now primed for change as the new victim will not be some stranger losing his/her job etc. Nope, this time it will reach so wide that the American People will have no alternative other than "putting up" or "shutting up." This coming DEPRESSION is going to be far worse than the "Great Depression" and virtually everyone is going to be effected in some significant way.
My prediction is that, once the "People" begin to understand the real Obama agenda, his approval rating will fall below 50% as soon as June 2009. And that may very well explain why we have a division of US troops, on US soil, to be deployed to staunch the "civil unrest" that is almost assured if Obama does not find a way to make the American People "whole" once again.
As for the Drug War let us consider that Marijuana has only been illegal for less than a third of our "republics" history: a mere 70 years. My state, of Michigan, became the 13th state to Legalize Medical Marijuana and now 25% of the American people have potential access to Medical Marijuana. On top of that the demographics are increasingly swinging toward complete Marijuana Re-Legalization for all Adult Americans -- something I have unabashedly been working on for over 20 years now.
Then look at the international movement against the Drug War. Mexico, Venezuela and Bolivia are seriously considering "bailing out" on the Drug War: beginning with the legalization of Marijuana.
The Re-Legalization of Marijuana is inevitable and will have tectonic effects on so many things:
* Attorneys will lose out on profiting from the near 500,000 Marijuana arrests each year.
* Drug testing labs will lose huge amounts of revenue.
* The Prison Industrial Complex will be gutted and the US will no longer have the largest per capita number of its citizens behind bars or in some other form of judicial control
* The Multi-National Banks that launder billions in drug money, each year, will loose significant revenue
* Drug gangs, and drug cartels alike, will collapse as Re-Legalized Marijuana has a "Gatekeeper"- effect (e.g., since users will be able to "brew"- their own Marijuana they will have less contact with those that sell harder drugs such as Heroin, Cocaine and Methamphetamine.
* The government will no longer be able to do anything with all that surveillance data they insist on accumulating on each American Citizen.
* Clemency for all non-violent drug use will reduce the absurd amounts of money spent on the Prison Industrial Complex and the number of felons will be reduced drastically.
In light of these facts I still hold out much hope.
Getting beyond Drug Policy:
I think the most important thing that needs to be conveyed to the American People is that they have been the victims of the largest Ponzi Scam in US history, and this scam was supported by both parties, both houses of Congress, the Multi-National Corporate Elite and the President himself. And, as in all bodies of law, those that commit crimes need to be punished and those that have been victimized need to be made "whole" once again. As the American People begin to understand the true ramifications of the "bailout" their anger will be felt in ways that have never occurred in US history. There is no doubt in my mind that civil unrest will result unless the elite gives back to the People, what belongs to the People. And I can only pray that at the end of the day, it will be the American People that prevail.
I also think it important that the American People recognize that the economic transition that we are about to undergo -- like it or not -- is not merely a "cyclic" change that occurs every 50-100 years, largely due to intentional manipulation of the markets by a Global Elite. Nope, this is more like the transition between a "hunting and gathering society" and an "agricultural society" which resulted in the vertical transformation of society which laid the foundation for today's Global Elite. In the present case we are moving from a "exponential growth" model to a "static" sustainable model.
This will be the most challenging transition in the history of human civilization. It will require that we consider every "indirect cost" (e.g., pollution, Negative GDP realities etc.) and that the resulting model results in true sustainability. I know this seems rather daunting as we proceed forward. But we have accumulated such a body of knowledge over the past millennia that I can't help but remain hopeful. Despair, only leaves only in a state of inaction and is a sure recipe for disaster. It leaves us with no more hope than a flock of sheep, being led to the slaughter house.
Again I see much reason for hope. Each day enough sunlight falls upon the Earth to replace all of our current energy resources: oil, nuclear, coal etc. for an entire year. Should we liberate the "holy grail" of photovoltaics our energy needs as it will be met and the CO2 vector -- as much as it really contributes to Global Warming -- will be erased.