12,000 years of History Up In Smoke

Since the dawn of humanity hemp has been considered a holy plant for its fiber, natural oil, and nutricious seeds. The fact that Jesus wore Hemp clothes and read his old testement by the light of a hemp oil lamp is only part of the ancient history of this miraculus plant. In fact, by the time Jesus came around, hemp was already Ancient history.

From Sumeria and the Pharmacopia of Shen Nung in 3000 BCE, to the HempFor Victory campaign in World War II, Cannabis Hemp has been consided a vital industrial and medicinal plant.

Only within the last 75 years has this versitile plant been declared "the most violence causing drug know to man" by a drug-money soaked government that smiles widely as Pharmaceutical companies force-feed children Ritilin and Prozac to stop depression and those "Terrible Twos".

These articles each help to expose our lost and forgotten past to show exactly how we got where we are today.

Cold Turkey
By Kurt Vonnegut
InTheseTi mes - 5/12/04
Many years ago, I was so innocent I still considered it possible that we could become the humane and reasonable America so many members of my generation used to dream of. We dreamed of such an America during the Great Depression, when there were no jobs. And then we fought and often died for that dream during the Second World War, when there was no peace.

Why Socialism?
By Albert Einstein
Monthly Review - May, 1949
Most of the major states of history owed their existence to conquest. The conquering peoples established themselves, legally and economically, as the privileged class of the conquered country. They seized for themselves a monopoly of the land ownership and appointed a priesthood from among their own ranks. The priests, in control of education, made the class division of society into a permanent institution and created a system of values by which the people were thenceforth, to a large extent unconsciously, guided in their social behavior.

Skull & Bones: The Secret Society That Unites John Kerry and President Bush
By Amy Goodman
Democracy Now! - 1/22/04
A little-known fact unites Democratic frontrunner John Kerry and President Bush: they are both members of Yale's secret society Skull and Bones. We speak with the author of "Secrets of the Tomb: Skull and Bones, the Ivy League, and the Hidden Paths of Power" that reveals details about the secret society and its members.

The Dutch Connection: How the Bush family made its fortune from the Nazis
By John Loftus - 10/7/00
Note: This article's author, John Loftus, is a former U.S. Department of Justice Nazi War Crimes prosecutor, the President of the Florida Holocaust Museum and the highly respected author of numerous books on the CIA-Nazi connection including The Belarus Secret and The Secret War Against the Jews, both of which have extensive material on the Bush-Rockefeller-Nazi connection.

War is a Racket
By Major General Smedley Butler, Forum magazine, September, 1934
WAR is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.

An American Coup d'État?
By Clayton E. Cramer, History Today, November 1995
How different is America from nations where political power comes quite directly "from the barrel of a gun"? A curious footnote to American history suggests that, except for the personal integrity of a remarkable American general, a coup d'état intended to remove President Franklin D. Roosevelt from office in 1934 might have plunged America into civil war.

Crack The CIA
This short documentary called is short and to the point: There is absolutely NO QUESTION that the CIA was in involved in selling weapons to terrorist in South America, and Crack to children in South Los Angeles. If you have 10 minutes of your life to spare and a single curious bone in your body, you should watch this film online.

How Strange Does It Have to Get? Why It Is Time To Decriminalize Drug Use
By Michael C. Ruppert
The work of former LAPD officer Mike Ruppert is truly an inspiration to any American who searches for the truth in the belief that the only people afraid of the truth are the people doing the lying.

Once-Secret "Nixon Tapes" Show Why the U.S. Outlawed Pot
By Kevin Zeese

Thirty years ago the United States came to a critical juncture in the drug war. A Nixon-appointed presidential commission had recommended that marijuana use not be a criminal offense under state or federal law. But Nixon himself, based on his zealous personal preferences, overruled the commission's research and doomed marijuana to its current illegal status.

A Year in the Life of Pot Prohibition:
By Kevin Nelson
"House Republicans Thursday unveiled a package of bills to combat drug abuse and vowed to make America virtually drug-free by 2002." - Reuters, May 1998

Welcome to 2002, Land of the Virtually Drug-Free. We are a people unanimous in our conviction to eradicate marijuana from the face of the earth. Or are we?

Marijuana and the Bible
By The Ethiopian Zion Coptic Church
"The use of marijuana is as old as the history of man and dates to the prehistoric period. Marijuana is closely connected with the history and development of some of the oldest nations on earth. It has played a significant role in the religions and cultures of Africa, the Middle East, India, and China."

The History of the Non-Medical Use of Drugs in the United States
By Prof. Charles Whitebread
If you have ever wondered how illegal drugs got that way, this paper is for you. The text is a speech is derived from The Forbidden Fruit and the Tree of Knowledge: An Inquiry into the Legal History of American Marijuana Prohibition by Professor Richard J. Bonnie & Professor Charles H. Whitebread, one of the most indepth studies of the legal history, and racist motivations behind Marijuana prohibition ever written. To quote a proponent of the first Texas marijuana law on the floor of the Texas Senate, "All Mexicans are crazy, and this stuff (referring to marijuana) is what makes them crazy." Or, as the proponent of Montana's first marijuana law said, (and imagine this on the floor of the state legislature) and I quote, "Give one of these Mexican beet field workers a couple of puffs on a marijuana cigarette and he thinks he is in the bullring at Barcelona."

Transcripts of Congressional Hearings on The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937
Before C-SPAN, there was only the Congressional Record. Read for yourself exactly how uniformed, corrupt and racist congressman banned the most important natural resourese known to man. Why end the depression for everybody, when you can protect the profits of the richest few?

Shadow of the Swastika
By R. William Davis
The historical reasons our government won't debate medical Cannabis and industrial Hemp re-legalization are far more complex than most people realize. This excellent paper, written as "An open letter to all Americans" is one of the most important documents on the internet.

New Billion Dollar Crop
Popular Mechanics, 1938
During the World War II raw materials shortage Henry Ford built a "car grown from the soil" that ran on hemp methanol fuel and was built from hemp based organic plastic that was ten times stronger than steel.

The Ford Hempmobile
Popular Mechanics, 1941
This famous article from 1938 was written just months before congress quietly destroyed the hemp industry by declaring that the "demon weed marijuana" was the most "violence causing drug known to man" and that it "made Mexicans and Negroes rape white women." When the article finally ran, the promise of a second industrial revolution had been choked to death before its first breath and left to die on the dusty road of history.