Why 'Czar'? "I have never been able to
understand why the word 'Czar' is used to describe the chief drug
law enforcer. Maybe the US government looks at drug users and
dealers as Bolsheviks? They would do well to remember that Vladimir
Lenin won the October revolution..."
The current War on Drugs
amounts to nothing more than persecution. Someday, we will
collectively grow up and see that this handwriting has been on the
wall staring us in the face for a long, long time... and -- if we
are truly humble of spirit -- we will feel humiliated by the
arrogance of our ignorance and ashamed of the tragedy we have
wrought in the supposed interest of benefiting humankind.
Our drug laws are as
draconian as were the 'laws' used to persecute the Pagans, the
Christians, the Jews, the Native Americans, and the Blacks.
I am appalled that anyone
has the audacity to think that they are doing the world a great
service by locking up people who grow plants. Factually such people
are bigoted, prejudicial power-mongers.
I endorse those sentiments
about justice expressed by
Judge Morris Arnold: Let the punishment fit the crime.
And I go the step further to
assert that it is a crime -- aka: unconstitutional and in violation
of our unanimous birthrights -- to 'make it a crime' to grow a
And if you don't get this
fact... if you fail to take it to heart or lack the awareness to
comprehend the error of your logic, I respect your right to your
opinion but in the same breath pronounce you wrong... as neither you
nor anyone has the right -- legal, moral or otherwise -- to tell me
or anyone else what we may (or may not) do unless our unprovoked
actions cause you personal, willful and direct harm.
And quite frankly, if we
locked-up everyone who is guilty of willfully causing harm, there
would be a whole lot 'officials' behind bars.... ~Christine
FAMILY VIDEO Perfect 'edutainment' for Thanksgiving
watching. Gather the kiddies 'round the screen and show them what
this holiday is NOT (supposed to be) all about, but at baseline is a
reality that must be openly addressed and abolished in order for the
whole of our democratic society to prosper and thrive.... ~Christine
have asked Cele why he is coming foreword with his story.
Castillo replies that a long time ago he took an oath to protect
The Constitution of the United States and its citizens. He has
thought about quitting but there was no time limit on that oath.
In reality it has cost him so much to become a complete human
being, that he lost his family and that there is a possibility
that he might be incarcerated for telling the truth." ~Bio
Celerino "Cele" Castillo III
"They chose to ignore the
issue, and when it threatened to burst into the limelight, they
buried it." ~PowderBurns:
Cocaine, Contras &
the Drug War, by Celerino Castillo
III and Dave Harmon.
At right: What Mike
Kelley was doing a year ago....
At Thanksgiving time and always, we pray for and demand the
immediate release of all prisoners of the drug war.
Stop the Insanity NOW...!!!
THE WAR ON DRUGS
From my personal view, our whole system
is geared backwards. Now consider that any machine that is geared
backwards will run, but inefficiently. Like driving a car in reverse
all the time, and only using the forward gears to turn around.
Which to me is what needs to happen with the ‘systems dynamics’
(look it up if you don’t know the critical role this function of the
mathematical universe plays in our ever-present well being… or lack
thereof) of the (collective, collaborative, cooperative) ‘embodied
energy’ (ditto) inherent to our educational system.
FYI: I attended a meeting of economic development and business
revitalization experts today. The talk was enlightening. Made
crystal clear during discussions was the fact that business today is
going crying for competent workers. Kids coming out of highschool
Let me say that again… Kids coming out of highshool have not been
taught to decipher these funny little characters we call ‘text’,
comprehend these symbols as 'information', process this raw data (aka:
think) and take independent action based on the (new) awareness they
were called upon to glean.
About a third --- if I recall the numbers correctly – of our kids
come under this heading. Generally, they are called dropouts… but
the fact is that these statistics apply as much to the graduating
A full third of our kids can’t read.
This is astounding. (cont. at top
WHAT IS YOUR
VISION FOR OUR NATIONAL COMMUNITY?
MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!!!
Yet I see it every day where I work, as job applicants stream
through our door and I think to myself that these poor lads don't
have a fundamental skill set sufficient to be trained in anything
even so mildly sophisticated as operating a router with precision...
In systems dynamics, there is a ‘tipping point’ at which the
system collapses. Implodes, if you will, because it has run so far
amok from its own equilibrium.
You know, that 'balanced' place on the reality map where it feels
like things are cruising along in 5th gear and humming
And it seems to me that this is where we’ve gotten things
backwards; kind-of like trying to drive Hwy. 9 from Melbourne to
Mountain View in reverse. I could do that, mind you <grin>, and so I
believe could anyone given the time, which is roughly ½ an hour
going forward, but driving backwards could easily take a week and a
half <grin>, which might make for an interesting road rally but
totally sucks in context of education.