|This is Darth Vader............oh no, I'm sorry, it's George Soros.|
When I was a teen-ager, I went to high school in a fairly wealthy Northeastern enclave. The school was and is, very highly rated. For the most part, recession was something discussed and not experienced by most of us. (Until graduation when the gasoline shortages hit.) One of the things I remember about that time is how prevalent marijuana use was then. I don't use it, and didn't then, but it would have been impossible for me to locate friends who did not. Almost everyone used if you included those who used in only a limited way when they could get it. Interestingly, from my own observations, the wealthier kids seemed to use more of it. We had debates in those years in school. The "goody-two-shoes" debated the negative aspects to society and to the individual, and everyone else debated that this was "a natural substance" and that it helped to relax us, manage our stress, and that "no evidence existed that it was anything but beneficial". Then they brought alcohol into the discussion. Their point being that no one high on pot kills people with their car, and that people using alcohol which is legal, do.
Although I don't attend reunions for any school I have ever attended, including colleges, I do keep in touch with people from each school, and recently I looked up some of my high school classmates using my son's facebook. This was a privileged bunch who really had every advantage. I expected astronauts, physicians, best selling authors, a rock star or two, and I have been disappointed. From my very large high school class, there are three engineers, one nurse, a couple of college professors, no astronauts, a couple of artists, an opera singer, a piano teacher, many receptionists, a human resources manager, a mason, a clerk, some teachers, some part-time realtors, and a lot of people who work for their husbands or their families. A huge number of them live at home with their parents, and never left after high school or college. A number of them have died in car accidents, and one in a fire. My own close friends, the quieter of the high school types have probably been the most successful. I often wonder why my class of very lucky students for whom the world was their oyster, did not achieve more academically and in the world. One of my private theories is that marijuana chilled many of them out to such a degree, that they simply didn't achieve as much as they might have otherwise.
For those of you who don't know George Soros, he is a billionaire hedge fund operator with a fascinating life history. Twice divorced Soros, was born Georgy Schwartz in 1930 in Hungary. At fourteen, he emigrated to England and attended the London School of Economics. He emigrated to the US in the late fifties, and worked in the financial industry. Although he is exceedingly wealthy and has given huge sums of money to positive organizations in the world, he is also a financial speculator who has broadly supported the Democratic Party. He is presently giving huge sums of money to organixations which seek to legalize marijuana use in the US. This is the most successful social engineering venture he has undertaken. Marijuana use has now been legalized in a handful of states.
My concern is that marijuana did not leave a legacy of calm and achievement for my classmates. The US is already sinking as a world force, and we already have fewer people working than we have "on the dole" with their hand out for government aid.
Although I do not oppose marijuana or its active ingredient THC being made available to cancer patients, end stage multiple sclerosis patients, those receiving certain types of chemotherapy, for example, all via prescription, I think it would be very damaging to have marijuana available to everyone like soda pop. What is George Soros trying to achieve by making marijuana legal throughout the US ? Does he really wish to convert the US to a nation of bobble-heads ? We are already on the way to that, without it.
Keep prepping folks, just keep prepping.