Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July, well its a good day for fireworks here we have had lots of rain and fire danger is minimal. Sky is grey and overcast so we might get rained on some more today, so is life in the rain forest.

In 1942 our Government made a film called Hemp for Victory which asked American farmers to grow hemp. The Fourth of July is about freedom and independence, now Hemp for Victory seems a rallying call of Law Enforcement as they arrest, pillage, plunder, and kill. This is a picture from when our Government had a different agenda with hemp the name used for cannabis back then. Marijuana was slang for cheap tobacco smoked by Mexicans.

If this old picture of a hemp farm catches your imagination or tickles your fancy you might want to check out the following video.

Now for a little food for thought and some of my twisted sense of poetic justice.

'Cause in the mind of Ronald Reagan
Wheels they turn and gears they grind
Buildings collapse in slow motion
And trains collide, everything is fine
Everything is fine
Everything is fine
Please be sure to read the rest of the lyrics!

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