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9/19/12 11:58 pm - 'Sup homies

Not sure if anyone uses this anymore, but I decided to update for the hell of it. What's new with me. Hmmm. I work at a library. And I'm a father. Yep. I have a son now. He's pretty amazing. Oh well, that's all for now.

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9/27/10 02:44 am - Holy fuck. I'm still alive.

 Just thought I'd let you know that. For anyone who still uses livejournal and still remembers me. 

4/20/09 12:19 pm - 420 Thoughts

Every day I see it: That horrible lie fest of a PSA released by the propagandists known as Above the Influence. The group has been known to release libelous material about users of marijuana, all of which are based on propaganda of the past and pop culture stereotypes. Marijuana doesn’t lower your grades, doesn’t cause you to steal, doesn’t make you passed out at a party so your friends can draw on you, doesn’t make dogs talk to you, doesn’t do any of the stuff these PSAs claim it does – in fact, alcohol causes these things tagged along with acid (considering that dog talking business).

None of these things are new, really.
Marijuana has been demonized over the last one hundred years for several reasons:

• Racism
• Fear
• Protection of Corporate Profits
• Yellow Journalism
• Ignorant, Incompetent, and/or corrupt legislators
• Personal Career Advancement and greed

Up until the early 1900s, cannabis has been used to make clothing, rope canvas and other sorts of household, farm work – even war! – materials. Lo and behold, it wasn’t until a few Mormons who went to spread the word in Mexico, that the ever useful cannabis went from saint to sinner. In Mexico, the Mormons witnessed Mexicans using the plant as a pastime. Needless to say, the Mormons took it up, brought it back to Salt Lake City and the church was not happy. In 1915, Utah motioned to make it illegal. Several states followed, including Texas where one senator said on the floor, “All Mexicans are crazy, and this stuff is what makes them crazy.” Nice job.

In the 20s, along with jazz, marijuana was seen as a black thing. Only black people used it and it influenced their devil music. Funny thing is, the white kids snapping their fingers along with the sexualized soundtrack were also trying the drug. Racism, again, reared its ugly little head: “Marihuana influences Negroes to look at white people in the eye, step on white men’s shadows and look at a white woman twice.” More laws were passed, this time with false news stories indicating that marijuana use caused violent crimes and homicides. Great job.

When Harry J. Anslinger came into the story, he was out to make a name for himself in the Bureau of Narcotics.
Using racism, Anslinger made sure that the hero of yesterday old was no the villain for the 20th century:

“There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the US, and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos, and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz, and swing, result from marijuana use. This marijuana use. This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers, and any others.

Anslinger got help from newspaper owner, William Randolph Hearst, who invested in the timber industry to support his newspapers. Hemp threatened his stock hold and there for had an agenda. He was also – surprise, surprise – a racist who hated Mexicans. Using his newspapers more lies were published and more fear was instilled in the “good” people of the country.

Let’s fast forward a bit, shall we? During the Nixon years, The National Commission on Marihuana and Drug abuse was handpicked by Nixon himself – 13 members and most of them were to agree with his view that cannabis was in fact a menace. They later decided that the truth should be revealed. Later, President Reagan would ignore the facts of cannabis, including the health usage.

There are a several positive uses for cannabis, some of which we already knew, but refuse to believe. They include: IBS, general anxiety, PSTD, insomnia, hindering certain cancers (including Breast cancer), chronic pain, depression, etc. So why is this still illegal, and why are we still being lied to? Rather than being “Above the Influence,” we should perhaps be above the lies and propaganda. We should be allowed to know the truth.

Know your death rates:
Deaths caused by Alcohol per year 75,000
Alcohol related car accident fatalities 40,933
Alcohol related illness fatalities 34,833
Deaths caused by under aged drinkers per year 3,500
Deaths caused by drunken homicide by under aged drinkers per year 1,600
Deaths caused under aged drunk driving per year 1,400
Suicide deaths by under aged drinkers per year 260
Nonviolent deaths of under aged drinkers (including alcohol poisoning) per year 300+\-
Deaths caused by Tobacco per year 367,500
Death from prescription drug overdoses per year 20,500
Death caused by illegal drug overdoses per year 4,500
Deaths caused by Marijuana per year 0

8/30/08 03:19 am - Miss me miss me now you gotta...

It's been quite some time, hu? Did any of you miss me? Did any of you care?

visit me, please? I get lonely.

6/23/08 01:22 pm - India Broadband

I seriously don't know what India Broadband is to be truthful. But here I am, writing a blog about it. Long time no see, fellow readers. Thought I was dead, didn't you? Well, don't worry, for a moment there, I was. So why India Broadband? My questions is, why not? The forum's great.

It has slightly interesting things like a Bollywood topic, an automobile topic and a buy, sell or trade forum. Just explore the forum and find something that suits you.

5/23/08 12:16 pm - Cheap Hotels in Japan

El Senor and I plan our escape of the Valley by driving into foreign lands, but that's easy to do when you're in the gray zone because anything north is foreign. You all should think about leaving the country. Make a great escape. Make it like a prison break, ala Lost in Translation. Instead of trying to escape Japan, you should try to explore it and make a new identity for the short period you're abroad.

But where do you stay in Japan and how you avoid that embarrassing moment of "lipping" someone's stocking? It all depend where you want to go. Visit Tokyo and you just might see Gojira marching along the streets, but that's probably not true. You could stay at the Washington Hotel Chiba and enjoy the sights. Or perhaps try out one of the different Yokohama hotels. Most of them are fairly inexpensive and gives you enough space to have a grand old time away from the fingers of this country.

So this summer, enjoy yourself and get away.

5/11/08 11:32 am - Cable City Blues

My cable sucks. Should've known better than to trust a company that uses a bird for its mascot. Alas, I have to settle with my mistakes and live on with life. However, I know there's a silver line somewhere and I'm searching for it. If I had the chance to choose, I'd grab myself a company that didn't give me bad reception, constant flickering of signal - give me a rainy day and I'll give you a day when my signal fades, snowy screens and fuzzy pictures.

And not just that, but I want a company that gives me a good HD deal as well. My family and I are thinking of jumping into that world because we're uber jealous of our friend's TV. The quality is crystal clear and it's just gives us that inside experienced that DVDs promised us all those years ago. Why not have it without the disk? And Local Channels? We want those as well. I'm not sure how the competitors are with them, but we want a good deal for that as well. And because we're such a cultured family, International channels are a must. This way we can enjoy the beautiful sounds of other countries and get to watch our favorite Telenovellas at the same time.

4/16/08 10:21 am - Writer's Block: Back in Time

If you could travel in time, which era would you visit and why?
Back to the time before LJ had these fucking "writer's block" pieces of shit.

Hey all, I've moved to Blogger ---- three new blogs up!

Ennui Prayer
Ennui Reviews
Sex Wednesdays (NSFW)

3/27/08 03:49 pm - Ringtones @ Custom Addict

Some people like deals. I know I do. I mean, I shop at locations for used books because it's cheaper than buying one new book. The same goes for ringtones, I suppose. We're all looking for an awesome deal.

Ringtones, like all things, is all preference. Do you like country or do you like Rock 'n' roll - of course, if you're like Donnie, then you're a little bit both. Music shows personality. With all the choices you've got in ringtones, you can find the right track for each of your friends.

There are other choices, so many, your head'll spin!

3/15/08 09:29 pm - I know I'm a shitty friend

Don't forget to stay updated on my boring ass life @ Ennui Prayer

And don't forget to whore Ennui Files to all your writer, poet and photographer friends.

As for present situation, I'm still not taking any calls. Sorry, I know you're all worried and anxious with talking to me, but I think I need a break from the communication cycle. I really need this time alone and I hope you all can respect that. I'm sorry if you think I'm shutting you out, but I need this. I need time to reflect, and to write, and to think. But most of all, I need time to grow.

Thank you for your love and support,
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