Recently Yahoo has been pushing yellow journalism in their news feeds. The scare tactics they use are designed to keep the rabid anti-drug crowd up in arms. Each brings back memories of the William Randolph Hurst yellow journalism that brought us the barbaric prohibition. Articles are also questioning whether Americans have the ability to use cannabis and still remain productive citizens, as if freedom would dictate such idiocy.
A recent article about Colorado starting to allow individuals on parole for crimes have the right to their medicine. They showed a picture of some bottles in a medical dispensary. I laughed so hard. What they showed was much less than a normal personal stash. We were asked: “where would you recommend an educated American go to escape the troubles which are now starting to befall this country? ”
Spain and Costa Rica both offer amazing alternatives. While Costa Rica has a decriminalized State, it will soon follow the other Central Americans in legalizing.
Spain has been legal since 1978. They have been tweaking the law, which is in their constitution, slowly taking away rights but your home is your castle and growing, seeds, whatever can be done at home. Seeds and paraphernalia are legally and available in shops. Both Spain and Costa Rica offer large English speaking communities, McDonald’s, even Fosters Ribs so you do not get “homesick” for stupid food.
Regretfully Spain is politically mixed bag since they brought back a “king” but no arrests without warrant, no search without court orders, and no seizure of property without due process. Unlike the USA (read the N.D.A.A.) they cannot just stop and frisk without cause, they cannot arrest without warrant, they cannot put you in jail without charge indefinitely, and they do not do anything to cannabis use if you do not sell. Funny enough you get more freedom being an American in these places and are instantly given more leeway in everything. Both places you can live on 1000 bucks a month easy and quite well. Great vistas, great food, nice homes and friendly peoples. I like them both.
But in Spain they joined the EU and are no longer capable of passing laws on their own. Last year they took the EU law on serving olive oil and Spain did its’ part and foisted them on their people. It means all the people who collect their olives and put them for oil in the co-operative can no longer sell this amazing oil to restaurants and now when you go out to eat you get the mixed oils from Africa (inferior product) because oil in restaurants must come from sealed bottles with UPC codes. That limits the market to large scale importers and destroys locally produced products. It killed a lot of income for a lot of poor to middle class land owners from making money on their own and they have to sell to Monsanto like companies at fire sale prices where it is mixed with lower quality oils imported from Africa.
Oranges too. You can pick all you want for free. They leave them rot in the trees because the EU prices make it impossible to harvest. Eu dictates a price of 6 cents a kilo, and the International sellers price them at 1.25 a kilo when they sell them into stores. But farmers cannot sell to stores, they must put them in the co-operative market where prices is set by large scale importers from Africa.
I am waiting for the day that Americans stand up to get rid of the plutocracy (rule by the rich) and revert back to liberty. I will return when the struggle actually starts. In the meantime you can see, from those who posted in the Yahoo stories, they would have you do as they want as most Americans think communist nanny government under a plutocracy is better than freedom.
We quote the great man himself “”I have no problem with anyone telling me what they think I should do. The problem arises when anyone tells me to do what they think.”