[Richard] Last, but not least, we talked about hemp.

George Washington, Thomas J efferson, all these characters who where founding fathers, self reliant, where a lso understanding and very vocal about the value of hemp. [Lisa] And, for anyone interested in learning more, I would suggest Jack Herer's , The Emperor Wears No Clothes: The Authoritative Historical Record of Cannabis and the Conspiracy Against Marijuana (downloadable ref. 1). Wherein, right in ch apter one he defines cannabis, hemp, marijuana et cetera, and almost takes a tri vium like approach to giving you all of the historical references et cetera. And , the book it self is very comprehensive, but in the first chapter under America n Historical Notes it reads, "In 1916 (misread, it reads 1619, rather than 1916) , America's first marijuana law was enacted at Jamestown Colony, Virginia, "orde ring" all farmers to "make tryal [sic] of" (grow) Indian hempseed. More mandator y (must-grow) hemp cultivation laws were enacted in Massachusetts in 1631, in Co nnecticut in 1632 and in the Chesapeake Colonies into the mid-1700s. Even in England, the much-sought-after prize of full British citizenship was bes towed by a decree of the crown on foreigners who would grow cannabis, and fines were often levied against those who refused. Cannabis hemp was legal tender (money) in most of the Americas from 1631 until t he early 1800s. Why? To encourage American farmers to grow more. You could pay your taxes with cannabis hemp throughout America for over 200 year s." Reading further down, "George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew cannabis on their plantations. Jefferson, while envoy to France, went to great expense and even considerable risk to himself and his secret agents - to procure particu larly good hemp seeds smuggled illegally into Turkey from China. The Chinese Man darins (political rulers) so valued their hempseed that they made its exportatio n a capital offense." [Richard] That begs the question, how did hemp come to be prohibited in our soci ety? What connection would propaganda publication, poor education have on someon e like William Randolph Hearst, and his ability to make something like hemp, whi ch is useful, into a dirty word that no one is supposed to bring up anymore at t he dinner table. Right? And, this is the subtext of Citizen Kane, or RKO 281, or the battle over Citizen Kane; this is what Hearst was really doing but couldn't be pointed out directly. And, I think it's his real legacy, is getting hemp pro hibited, and getting our forests decapitated by the whole process of our depende nce on wood pulp paper because of the prohibition of the panacea of the situatio n. [Lisa] I would add that Benjamin Franklin started one of America's first paper m ills with cannabis. And, in chapter four of Herer's book under the section, A Co nspiracy to Wipe Out The Natural Competition, quote, "In the mid-1930s, when the new mechanical hemp fiber stripping machines and machines to conserve hemp's hi gh-cellulose pulp finally became state-of- the-art, available and affordable, th e enormous timber acreage and businesses of the Hearst Paper Manufacturing Divis ion, Kimberly Clark (USA), St. Regis - and virtually all other timber, paper and large newspaper holding companies - stood to lose billions of dollars and perha Coincidentally, ps go bankrupt. in 1937, DuPont had just patented processes for making plastics from oil and coal, as well as a new sulfate/sulfite process for making paper from wood pulp. According to DuPont's own corporate records and historians ,* these processes accounted for over 80 percent of all the company's railroad c ar loadings over the next 60 years into the 1990s(*this is a typo in the book, i *Author's research and communications with DuPont, 1985-1996." t should read the 1890s). [Jan] (correctly stating) You mean into the 1890s. [Lisa] Well, the book reads into the 1990s, but.. [Richard] I would note that DuPont is one of those powder interests that congres sman Oscar Calloway talks about when he says that J.P. Morgan had bought off. J.

P. Morgan, the powder interest, that's DuPont, they make black powder for war; t hey make ammunition; they have a lot to gain by going on a petroleum standard. T hey would partner up with Rockefeller, who has a petroleum industry; they would figure out how to make plastic. While at the same time over here Henry Ford had just figured out how to make plastic from hemp, and he was extremely competitive with these other forces. And, they went to battle that was never publicized, bu t that's more history thanâ ¦ [Jan] And, Henry Ford actually had started making a model of car out of hemp, an d what happened was, as far as I recall, and thanks for reading Jack Herer's boo k, I was a good friend of his for 18 years, but huhâ ¦ What they did was put gas lines in the cars. Dupont basically helped to start the General Motors Corporation. T hey put gas lines in the cars that would rot if anything other than petroleum ga soline was run through them. [Richard] Because the first engines were running on alcohol that could be produc ed by farmers on a farm, by a still just like you produce drinking alcohol.They could fuel their own vehicles and everyone could be autonomous. [Jan] And not only that, but they could power their diesel engines on vegetable oil pressed out of the hemp seed that they were getting directly off the farm as well. [Paul] You know what's interesting, to kind of juxtapose this to how Gatto's bee n presenting all this information is that how quickly and how powerfully media h as been used to control us, because really what we are seeing here is all these different characters behind the scenes, when it comes to Hearst, for example, co ntrolling so much of the newspaper industry in the day, being able to spin such a story, when there is such an unbelievable, substantial history behind hemp, fo r example. And, being able to spin this story along with Rockefeller and the who le prohibition and what happened with alcohol. That also kind of ties in with so me of the effects of what on during that time as well. Then after World War II a fter they banned it again, even after they needed it during World War II. Right? To make ropes and all of these different mechanisms for the army. So, when we l ook at it in perspective, it's interesting the power that media has, and the inf luence it has because we were just making a reference to Gordon Wasson (download able ref. 2), Henry Luce, and huh C. D. Jackson (site ref. A), and all these peo ple that really worked in media so heavily and well psychological warfare... [Richard] What your saying is, it's the conditioning and schooling for adults, f or people who have graduated through the public school system. After you get out , your continued education is provided through the psychological warfare that is Time, Life, People, all of these different places, AOL, what have you. And so, to bring it back, what you see is a pattern that can only precipitate if public schooling had been corrupted first, then you could be subject to all this psycho logical warfare. But if you had been trained in school how to intellectually def end yourself, how to ask questions and attain valid answers that check out with objective reality, then you would not be defenseless, and you would not be subje ct to the propaganda and the psychological warfare. What you see today, is that adults are totally bought into the reactionary, emotion driven, psychological wa rfare culture. And, that is a checklist at the bottom of the page, where their l ike "how do we know this works?" Well, let's put more stupid shit out there and see if no one protest, or no one does anything effective against it. And, people just laugh it up, whether it's the content on T.V., the content on the newspape rs, the content on your favorite internet site that's run by a major corporation , any of these things are all serving the same purpose. And, it has nothing to d o with your ability to survive and thrive in this world. Downloadable References:

1. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jack_Herer_-_The_Emperor_Wears_No_Clot hes.pdf 2. http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CDQQFjAA& url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gnosticmedia.com%2Ftxtfiles%2FGordonWasson_TheMan_TheLegend _TheMyth_byJanIrvin.pdf&ei=gBPdUMTFEoL-9QSHxoCgBw&usg=AFQjCNH7DV83y_-g-jvzuD50mU 8L-d9nFQ&sig2=Ic0oJCV1iUoWda_6PQjKoA&bvm=bv.1355534169,d.eWU Site References: A. http://www.gnosticmedia.com/SecretHistoryMagicMushroomsProject B. http://www.jackherer.com/thebook

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