When we look at the political system through our cannabis activist eyes, we see a giant structure that doesn’t represent us or the scientific facts. One of our favorite subjects here at praguepot is to talk about the big money corruption that has kept cannabis illegal. We now know that organically grown cannabis is a healthy alternative to alcohol as well as being an amazing, non toxic medicine. The pharmaceutical and alcohol industries will lose huge profits when the herb is once again embraced by society.
As an activist, it is hard not to get blinded by the financial strength of these industries. I have been mentally wrestling with this for a long time. The political system has been corrupted by money. We can clearly see that the will of the people comes second place to the entity that will secure the re-election of our greedy political leaders. Politicians are only human, worse, our government members are egotistical, sociopaths. They are going to do whatever is in their personal interest first. If that means voting down healthy cannabis while allowing toxic, lethal pain medication, then so be it.
So how do we shift the political system back in our favor? Well, in my mind at least, it should be quite easy! Politicians use big business money to conduct research on the electorate. They then put that data into slick advertising campaigns to capture our vote. Politicians don’t care about the issues they are advocating on. They are reading off of a script and are nothing more than skilled snake oil sales men and women. We are always looking at the battle ground of votes. But we have forgotten one thing. We are the voters. Big business spends money influencing us. The internet and its social media platforms can give us a direct voice in the political system. There is a cannabis activist in Indiana, who is looking to get elected to the local council. What if, he made a public social contract with a regional group of people on a specific social media platform to work on their collective, real time behalf. When issues arise that need decisions, he puts it out to the forum and after debate, the communal will is observed and voted on. Obviously the people within the social platform would have to be clearly identified, but with your personal Facebook account that is possible. So the politically activated group directly participate in the governing process (once elected!!) through a designated, honest individual. That individual only represents the will of the collective consciousness of the group. Instead of focusing on what divides us, we can focus on the much greater common ground. These things can start small but solidify into larger, effective counter weights to the corrupt, unrepresentative system we have today. I spend a lot of time speaking and learning on Facebook cannabis activist pages. The network of individuals are already online. We just need a new way of doing things. This can really work and all it requires is that everyone, besides the general cannabis sites they visit, establish new, geographically specific areas. Instead of; friends of cannabis Facebook page, have Manchester/Hong Kong/Boston/Durban/St Petersburg friends of cannabis Facebook group. We have to brake down into our local areas to gain real political momentum. Once our political overlords see us organizing, they will most likely react and start taking our sacred herb more seriously. This is direct action that can be done from the comfort of wherever you are reading this from.
As a member of one of these groups, being educated on the issues is important, so is speaking to friends and family about these subjects. Our votes plus our family and friends votes will be enough to change the world. For too long, governments have been dividing and conquering the people. We have everything we need to unite right now. This is the real fear those in charge have, that we would organize online and express our uncorrupted will on the political system. For example, cannabis should simply be legalized. Develop hygiene standards for growing and processing the herb and then leave it to the people. Spend local government resources in the way that benefits the majority of the community rather than the tiny elite that currently benefits. Start practically bringing green technology and thinking into the heart of government and start using our militaries for peaceful purposes. Look at the Italian army, they are growing medical marijuana. If this isn’t the best use for an army then I don’t know what is. We don’t need oil wars any more, we need collective political groups declaring war on pollution and corruption. Solar, wind and hydro energy is real and only requires our political voice to have them embraced by a polluted society.
This can work. It requires people all to be tuned into the same frequency; love and compassion. If there is one group that have that, it is the cannabis activist community. The power is with us, it is just a matter of expressing it in an organized, collective way. We can’t afford to wait any longer, it is time to act! It is time to start our online revolution!