An enemy of marijuana is an enemy of mine..
At a St. Patrick's Day breakfast in South Boston this past weekend, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) took a jab at pro-legalization Republican State Representative Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk), who is currently vying for the Republican nomination for Senate in Massachusetts's upcoming special election.
Addressing the crowd, Senator Warren said, "I advise everyone to pay very close attention to Dan Winslow's platform. He has a 100 percent ranking from the gun lobby and he's for the legalization of marijuana. He wants us armed and stoned."
Let the record show that on Planet Warren, the only conceivable reason to support legal pot is to want everyone to get high.
Warren is not what she seems. Although I admire her stand against the banks and the corruption on the finance sector, she is a dyed in the wool progressive statist. Note also that although she correctly cited HSBC money laundering for the drug cartels, she also made a point that HSBC facilitated Iran getting around the economic sanctions imposed on that country by the USA. The implication was pretty clear that she favors sanctions on that nation.. Those sanctions have begun to cause death, hunger and injury to innocent Iranians who are increasingly deprived of food and especially medical drugs and materials.
Warren's statement on mj indicates that she thinks controlling peoples behavior via unconstitutional laws is OK. The old social engineering, indoctrinating concepts are deeply entrenched in progressive ideology. Just can't away from the ideas that that State can be used as "a force for good". To make us "better"....Busybodies and authoritarians at the core.
This post was modified from its original form on 19 Mar, 17:22
There are many enemies to freedom,and if you disagree with these idiots,they vielafy the person and justify taking them out.Gov't needs to butt out of our private lives.They will control our mind if they could.
The State does control the minds of many Justice M.
THE conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.
We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society.
Our invisible governors are, in many cases, unaware of the identity of their fellow members in the inner cabinet.
They govern us by their qualities of natural leadership, their ability to supply needed ideas and by their key position in the social structure. Whatever attitude one chooses to take toward this condition, it remains a fact that in almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons—a trifling fraction of our hundred and twenty million—who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind, who harness old social forces and contrive new ways to bind and guide the world." Edward Bernays "Propaganda" (1928)
Bernays was a leading progressive of his time. He and his fellow propagandist Walter Lippmann came out of Woodrow Wilson's Creel Commission. That was the first organized effort by the US government to control the public through government "information" The elites soon realized that the "democracy" was the easiest and most effective method of controlling the population. The alliance of the media, political party's and Wall Street (especially the banks) got it's greatest boost during this period. Each generation has expanded the chokehold the elites have over the public. Public schools, once a source of real education, have essentially become State indoctrination and conditioning centers.
And Walter Lippmann: "That the manufacture of consent is capable of great refinements no one, I think, denies. The process by which public opinions arise is certainly no less intricate than it has appeared in these pages, and the opportunities for manipulation open to anyone who understands the process are plain enough. . . . It is no longer possible, for example, to believe in the original dogma of democracy; that the knowledge needed for the management of human affairs comes up spontaneously from the human heart." From: — Walter Lippmann, Public Opinion, Chapter XV . (1923)
Walter Lippmann refined this later as part of the Almond Lippmann Consensus. The thesis was that the public was too ignorant to be trusted with facts regarding foreign policy, especially wars. Lippmann stated that the use of propaganda would be required to gain the publics support of foreign policy especially when those policies resulted in wars. Lippmann was a figure in several Democrat administrations. For his efforts he was issued the Presidental Medal of Freedom by POTUS Lyndon Johnson.
Agree with you Jim!
Eliz. Warren should not have made that snarkey remark.
I looked up the candidate she referred to and now I comprehend better why she said it. Here is the link.
I don't want the old establishment GOP in office in this state ever again.
'I do not like the GOP platform of guns everywhere and I am against legalizing pot.
They do not care about the lives and economics of ordinary, working class people whatsoever.
They are unhinged and all you have to do is read this guy's link.
Maybe, Warren is not that bad after all. She is fighting the big banks and wall st. when the GOP lets them run a muck and do whatever they want. there are far too many corrupt pols. in D.c. from both parties and they are too in bed with corporate lobbyists. she is new and I doubt she will ever be part of the K st. gang.
THESE creeps the GOP puts up are all BAD APPLES that is what Warren is stating she is specifically targeting this one candidate and I think she is right.
She never mentions Gomez, the other guy running because he is a good guy and yes he is republican.
see for yourself.
Gomez is a Columbian immigrant first generation and Navy Seal.
She nevers mention him because he is not the problem it is this Winslow guy who is the typical rich GOPer that is all blah, blah blah