(NaturalNews) Here on NaturalNews, we often spend so much time talking about what's wrong with the world that we sometimes neglect to give sufficient attention to the real solutions that exist right in front of our eyes. One of the most powerful solutions for sustainability, abundance, health and liberty is, simply, hemp.
Hemp is poised to revolutionize our nation and our world. It's decriminalization would be a boon to American farmers and a godsend to our economy. Hemp produces super-strong fibers, oils, seeds, medicines and much more. With it, American industry can create textiles, building materials, dietary supplements, food, eco-friendly lubricants and even car parts!
To help celebrate this extraordinary plant and what it has to offer to our global economy, Nutiva, ELEVATE, The Luminaries, Aishah and Clayton Joseph Scott have teamed up to create Hemp Can Save the World. It's a groovy hip-hop ode to the extraordinary benefits of hemp, performed by a band of happy hempsters flying and bounding through a computer-generated 3D world of hemp highlights. Yeah, it delivers all that without even using drugs!
(It's also just really, really good music. As a noted musician myself -- www.Amethios.com -- I can attest to the very high production value of this music and its accompanying video. Great job, team!)
The full lyrics of this song are reprinted at the end of this article. Check it out there, or visit www.Nutiva.com/hempcan
If hemp is so great, why is it illegal to grow?
The short answer is because government laws often violate fundamental human rights. Hemp is restricted precisely BECAUSE it promotes freedom, abundance and healthy living.
Unless you're a complete idiot, you've probably already noticed that all the powerful corporations in the world make billions of dollars in profits off of war, disease and monopolistic controls over the enslaved masses. So allowing people to grow a crop that requires no pesticides, no GMOs, and no fertilizer while producing food, medicine, fibers and omega-3 oils is absolutely terrifying to the global controllers who seek total economic control. Farmers are so much easier to control if they are kept in a state of perpetual bankruptcy, you see -- especially if they are dependent on year after year of GMO seeds and Roundup herbicide chemicals.
Corporations like to be in control, and because corporations influence government, government inevitably bends toward the monopolistic desires of the corporations. So while it is illegal for you and I to grow hemp, the pharmaceutical companies are busy patenting their own branded version of THC to be approved by the FDA as a high-priced medicine. (Because THC is powerful medicine, of course.)
And while literally tens of millions of people could see vast improvements in their health thanks to the omega-3s naturally produced in hemp seeds (not to mention hemp protein and other hemp-derived products), the conventional medical industry simply doesn't make money from people walking around healthy and vibrant all the time. They make money when people stay sick and diseased! That's why your local hospital, medical clinic or corner pharmacy would vastly prefer that you eat Twinkies and Doritos than omega-3s and living sprouts. It's the dead foods that keep you coming back as a repeat customer of the drugs-and-surgery medical industry. That's not a conspiracy, it's a business fact.
But there's even more to it than that: The DEA is a rogue agency of ego-tripping 'roid raging mongo-maniacs who get their kicks bashing in other peoples' doors and hauling weedsters off to prison. This is called the "War on Drugs," and it is a pathetically vindictive abuse of innocent people and an obscene waste of taxpayer money. But if you legalize the high-THC variety of hemp (which is totally different from industrial hemp), you take away the DEA's power, and then they don't get to play cops and robbers anymore with their AR-15s and "shock troop" gear. Take away the DEA's SBRs and smoke grenades, and they no longer have any fun circle-jerking in the locker rooms with their new government-funded bang bang toys.
If you decriminalize the smoke-able varieties of hemp, you also take away the profits of all the corrupt cops in LA, Miami, Chicago, New York and San Diego who depend on marijuana staying illegal to keep its street market value. To say a Miami cop is corrupt is redundant. They're all on the take, and their "take" would become worthless if everybody could grow the product or if you could buy it at a local pharmacy as a government-regulated product (sort of like alcohol). So there are lots and lots of corrupt interests at stake in keeping hemp (and all its varieties) illegal.
Wars are the cornerstone of government power
So you see, the War on Drugs is also the war on hemp, which is essentially a war on freedom, a war on farmers, a war on abundance, and a war on America. Wars, however, are the cornerstone of the power of the state. Without all these "wars," how is the government supposed to keep people controlled and living in a state of constant fear?
Hemp is illegal, in other words, for the exact same reason that the fear of terrorism is constantly promoted across American culture -- because it serves the interests of a controlling state to limit liberty and pigeon-hole the People into little boxes of economic enslavement and psychological uncertainty. Besides, if people could grow their own economic abundance (because industrial hemp is a huge cash crop, just from the seeds and fibers), people might decide they don't need big government to rescue them after all. Who needs a welfare check when you can grow $5,000 a month worth of hemp in your own back yard?
Big Government thrives on crisis, you see. It loses power when people find ways to create their own wealth and abundance. So perpetual crisis is the tool of state enslavement, and that perpetual crisis demands having perpetual wars on things that can never be defeated such as "drugs" or "terrorism." Both of these wars are entirely fabricated, of course. Informed people have already figured that out.
Taste a little hemp freedom for yourself with Nutiva's Hemp Seeds
You might not even believe this, but until just a few years ago, it was illegal to even import nutritional hemp seeds into the United States! Yep, people who got caught carrying hemp seeds were prosecuted as if they were pot dealers. Some are still in prison for it. The state is brilliant in its persecution of real nutrition, eh? Let's not even get into California's assault on raw milk dairy farmers...
But thanks to the effort of people like John Roulac (Nutiva) and Ruth at Ruth's Hemp Foods, a legal battle was waged a few years back, and the right to own and trade hemp seeds in the USA was affirmed by the courts.
Thanks to that little victory, we can now bring you this celebratory offer on Nutiva's certified organic hemp seeds! Yes, this is the same company that backed the "Hemp Can Save the World" video you saw above. I spoke with John Roulac, Nutiva's founder, this evening and congratulated him on this outstanding video. He reiterated that it was all about spreading the word on the amazing uses for hemp and how this one miraculous plant could revolutionize America's future if prohibition against it were simply ended.
So for the next four days (or while supplies last), we've got five-pound bags of Nutiva's organic hemp seeds on sale at a ridiculous discount at the NaturalNews Store, as a celebration of this moment in American history when the truth about hemp spreads like wildfire across mainstream consciousness.
We have 5,000 pounds of organic hemp seed in stock and ready to ship. Staff is standing by and ready to ship within 2 business days max (some will ship within 1 business day). This sale ends when the quantity runs out or when the DEA shows up with their bang bang toys and decides to illegally raid our warehouse as payback for daring to question their little power scam. (Hey goons, you wanna crack down on real drug imports? Go after Coca-Cola, the only company still importing coca leaves into the USA and actually having those leaves processed into cocaine on U.S. soil... ah, but you already knew about that, didn't ya?)
With this special, you'll save up to 42% off the normal price for organic hemp seed. These are extremely versatile. I blend them into smoothies to add to the "creaminess" of them, but you can also sprinkle these into cereal, pancake mixes, yogurt, salads, cookie recipes or almost anything!
This discount is huge (seriously, check around and you'll see), and it's for the real deal: Certified organic Nutiva hemp seeds, freshly delivered just today, March 14th 2012. These are not hemp seeds that have been sitting around on a shelf somewhere for six months. They're brand new inventory, fresh and organic. They're also 100% legal to buy and own in America and Canada. This is not necessarily true in Greece, however, where a person recently got busted by the local police for importing nutritional hemp seeds. (http://www.thehia.org/PR/07-24-08_greek_heal...)
Above all, spread the word on this extraordinary music video. The message is powerful and highly relevant to our times. Remember when Obama said he was going to look into legalizing marijuana, but then he didn't? And now we've got these other lying bastards vying for political office who would also just continue the same lame drug war?
Isn't it time that we elected somebody who would just legalize freedom? End the scourge of the DEA raiding California's medical marijuana dispensaries? End the farming prohibition that keeps American farmers subsisting in a never-ending state of near bankruptcy? (The guy has a name, by the way. It ends with "Paul.")
Isn't it time to restore America's economy? Politicians like to talk about how they want to "grow our economy" but they won't let us grow hemp! It's insane! If you want to grow the economy, start by growing hemp!
How to turn America around for the better, starting right now
Wanna truly turn America around?
Empty the prisons of non-violent drug "offenders."
Legalize all recreational drugs, shut down the DEA, regulate and tax drugs like alcohol. This would eliminate the criminal drug gangs virtually overnight and end drug violence. (www.Norml.org)
End senseless prohibition against growing industrial hemp.
Empower America's farmers with a new cash crop that's almost as lucrative as growing money on trees.
Revitalize our industrial base with local production of hemp clothing, hemp fibers and hemp housing.
Fire the morons in Washington who are so busy smoking crack that they can't see the brilliance of hemp!
Hemp is the answer, and freedom is the source of abundance
Hemp really is the answer, folks. And permaculture. They go hand in hand, of course, and America probably cannot have a bright future without farming freedom being part of the system.
Farm freedom means having the right to farm what you want.
Food freedom means having the right to eat what you want.
Medical freedom means having the right to say NO to medicine you don't want.
Health freedom means having the right to choose your system of medicine.
These freedoms are unalienable and self-evident. We are born with them from the moment we become conscious beings with souls and free will. That these freedoms do not exist today is only because a false and oppressive government has pretended to take these freedoms away from us. Such a government exists in violation of natural law and fundamental human rights, and no government that denies natural law has any real authority whatsoever (other than authority by force).
Thus, overturning the false laws of oppressive government is, itself, a powerful expression of consciousness and freedom. Defending your right to grow what you want to grow, eat what you want to eat, and honestly sell what you want to sell is a rite of passage into spiritual enlightenment. Nullifying those forces of darkness that attempt to obstruct such rights is the noblest of causes.
Express your freedom. Share this story, share Nutiva's hemp video, and take a stand against state-sponsored attacks on natural law and basic human rights.
P.S. For the record, I do not smoke marijuana or use recreational drugs. I am a regular consumer of hemp seeds as nutritional superfoods, and even though I personally choose not to smoke marijuana, I fully support the free right of others to do so if that's their choice. I recognize the essence of freedom is allowing others to make their own choices even if I don't personally agree with them. Do not misinterpret this as advocacy for recreational drug use. As a person who avoids alcohol, coffee, cigarettes and even over-the-counter medications, I strongly encourage children and teens to avoid all drug use, including prescription psychiatric drugs. I find it historically intriguing that marijuana became illegal right around the time alcohol prohibition was ending. The government drug war goons apparently needed a new reason to exist, and that's what started the whole propaganda war against marijuana and hemp.
Lyrics to Hemp Can Save the World
CHORUS 1 Imagine a world we could live in Plant these seeds in the minds of our children Plant these trees and grow a solution Hemp can heal the world Imagine a world we could live in Plant these seeds in the minds of our children Plant these trees and grow a solution Hemp can save the world
VERSE 1 George Washington grew hemp Even the declaration of independence was made on hemp paper Thomas Jefferson had hemp fields Let me tell you all things organically grown hemp yields Jack Herrer tried to tell us the news We can even use the seeds to improve our foods Build homes in the future made straight from hemp No heat bill cost so we save on rent Freewill in the mix hemp shirt hemp kicks Keep my gear earth conscious let's go down the list Its fibers are the strongest, products last the longest Change our whole infrastructure, hemp will never wrong us Obviously it's the plant that can raise our whole economy If we open our minds to see Build ya house insulated organically That's real talk homie That's no fantasy Plant the seed We got a world to feed Grow hemp everywhere all the food you could ever need Oil fiber medicine and paper Banning cannabis was the world's biggest caper Strong, durable, long-lasting, natural Renewable botanical growing every annual Hemp can save the Planet All you got to do is plant it Wanna see it growing up from the cracks in the granite
CHORUS 2 Imagine a world Feed the children Imagine a world No Pollution Imagine a world Green Solution Imagine a world Hemp can heal the world Imagine a world No more hunger Imagine a world Love each other Imagine a world We grow stronger Imagine a world Hemp can save the world
VERSE 2 Let's take it back, back, back to 10 G BC World's oldest relic, Hemp cloth from the Chinese Over 50,000 uses you see, like the fuel and steel that made Henry Ford's Model-T Greeks, Phoenecians, High Priests and Priestesses From Asia To America Hemp sails the high seas Billion Dollar Cash Crop Can't Stop Won't Stop Flip the Greenhouse Effect The atmosphere is hot I got my hat, shirt, pants, all made from hemp Even the shoes on my feet staying ECO fresh! Raw food be the movement I eat the seeds Great source of protein and Omega 3's It's the most nutritious, plus so delicious Put it in my vita mixer in my green smoothie We was given every seed bearing plant on earth Genesis 1:29 check the verse Grow a true field of dreams, tall and green This one crop be used for everything Hemp milk have a sip, taste buds feel the bliss Get a hemp note pad, take notes on this Regenerate the earth, create new work Build ya karma points, and ya net worth Freely I support hemp, listen for the quote Keep it cool like, Dr Bronner's peppermint soap
CHORUS 3 Imagine a world we can live in Plant these seeds in the minds of our children Plant these trees and grow a solution Hemp can heal the world! Imagine a world we can live in Plant these seeds in the minds of our children Plant these trees and grow a solution Hemp can save the world!
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