Sunday, April 05, 2009

Drug Free America

Ha! As if America was ever drug free. Take a look at the profit sheets on the Big Pharma corps. Funny video about a serious subject.

Key point: Who are the main funders of the Drug-Free America Partnership? The tobacco, alcohol and pharmaceutical industries... [h/t Tim Meehan]

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

the major financial backer of Marijuana prohibition was the Hearst newspaper empire who owned extensive pulp wood enterprises threatened by hemp production.

Hearst was famous for the fake stories that got us to go to war with Spain, but somehow fame for concocting fake stories about "dope crazed" pot heads has eluded them. Even so we never like to admit that any war was a bad idea and so we remember the Maine although the Spanish never sunk it and we remember all the confected stories about reefer madness even though there's nothing behind the lies but greed and racism and we go on and on.

It's always been about money and it's always been based on lies and we've always been a nation happy to swallow them without question.

2:39:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

All too true Fogg. Although I'd add that the Monsanto family was involved in the reefer madness once they developed synthetics to replace hemp as well.

3:27:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Sure, and of course it was job security for out of work prohibition enforcement. But it's the same story: money and power.

10:06:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Always the same story Fogg. It does get depressing.

10:33:00 AM  

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