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The Amerikan Empire X: Mass Murder, worse than the Nazi Regime

Posted: July 29, 2014 in 1811 Slave Revolt Louisiana, Afghanistan, Africa, Afro-Americans, Amerikan Empire, Amerikan state apparatus, Asia, assassinations, atrocities, barbed wire fencing, blockades, bombings, Bureau of Indian Affairs, California nations, Cambodia, capitalism, carnage, child starvation, CIA, concentrated areas, concentration camps, Congo, continuous war, control, corpses, corruption, crime, crime wave, criminal neglect, criminality, cultural appropriation, cultural genocide, cultural identity, culture, Democracy, diseases, Drug War, drunkeness, dungeons, Earth's humanity, empire, epidemics, Europe, evil, extermination, Extermination of the Buffalo, Fascism, food stations, free colored batallion, free markets, freedom, Genocide of California Nations, genocides, ghettoization, Great Amerikan Holocaust, guerrillas, Haiti, history, holocausts, humanity, hunger, IMF, imperial regime, impunity, Indian Removal, Indian Wars, Indochina, institutional racism, invasions, Iraq, Japan, Korea, Laos, Latin America, Leftists, legal lynching, Liberalism, liquidation, mass murder, mass murder of civilians, misery, monsters, Morocco, murder, murder of entire villages, murderers, Naco-Death Squad governments, Nationalism, nationalist guerrillas, Native nations, Nazi Regime, NGOs, no social safety nets, occupations, official history, official subversion, opium plague, overthrow of governments, paranoia, peace and dignity, Philippine Invasion 1902-1906, Philippines, police, police gang violence, police murder, police torture, poverty, prison camp slavery, prison industrial complex, prisons, racialism, religious boarding schools, reservations, reserves, Rwanda, sanctions, Sand Creek Massacre, Second Congo Genocide, Seminole Wars, slave patrols, slavery, sociopathic obsessions, sociopaths, soul loss, Spanish colonial islands, Spanish-American War, state power, state terrorism, structural violence, suicide, support for murderous regimes, trade agreements, tribal police, Uganda, US intelligence-military-prison-police complex, US military, US military checkpoints, US military command, victims, Vietnam, violence, War against History, War against Life, War on Crime, Washington D.C., western interests, World Bank, world history, Wounded Knee Massacre, WTO
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The most odious and degenerate of humanity are often the most friendly and charming at first glance. They know when to smile, how to speak to people, and their tones and words have that reassuring quality about them. Think on the most disreputable scam artists, flim flam men, hucksters and swindlers that abound in our modern capitalist inferno. These monsters lurk all over the place.

Due to this common danger in our modern lives, we have had to stand on guard, keep strangers at wariness levels, even act a little paranoid, and in the end, pervert our genuine personalities in order to suit the pathologically lying, structural violence, and legal theft, which abound in our societies.

In the current Amerikan Empire, the United States of America, these confidence men and fraudsters are everywhere, from the local car dealer to the EBT card scammer, from the local drug dealer to the greasy spoon owner, from the local petty thief to the bank executive, from the local donut cop to the politician-hack, from the local beggar to the slumlord. Almost everyone is now on the take.

This rampant crime wave is due to the examples that they have previously watched in seeing vile thugs getting away with such malfeasance. Their heroes are the those same thugs, thieves and murderers in power, meaning US government state power. This Amerikan imperial state edifice has continually murdered and plundered both at home, domestically, and in foreign countries across the globe – without any justice for most of their victims, without much historical memory to recount such heinous crimes.

No other empire in world history has gotten away with such horrendous criminality.  Most distressingly, its crimes of mass murder and genocide have steadily continued since its first year of operation, 1790, and still survive, until the writing of this essay. Two hundred and some odd years of sinister design and operation has been quite a long time to perfect such evil.

Around two hundred years ago, a murderous incident took place just after the first decade of the 1800s. US soldiers, white slave patrol militia men, and a free colored battalion hunted down dangerous African slaves that had previously been involved in an attempted slave revolt in the New Orleans region. These slaves had wanted their freedom as the Haitians had achieved a few years earlier.

The ragtag American force of order, while searching for the malefactors, found an escaped male slave outside of his plantation that had nothing to do with the attempted revolt. They did not know this, and he looked like a dangerous slave anyway. One of the soldiers shot the slave directly in the chest, and then the other soldiers open fired into his scrawny body. The murderers threw the African slave’s riddled body into a ditch filled with other African corpses. The next day, they cut off his head, so that they could put it on a spike as a warning to other slaves thinking about rebelling.

This assassin group later murdered hundreds of other unarmed African slaves, men, women and children, and placed their heads on pikes along a road that connected New Orleans to Baton Rouge. This act of mass murder became the 1811 Slave Rebellion. The official history still denies such an atrocious act of carnage.

A hundred years later, under a false pretext to begin another war, (the false sinking of the Maine battleship by the Spanish), the US military had invaded the former Spanish colonial islands, called ‘Las Filipinas,’ or the Philippines in east Asia. The year was 1902.

During this brutal invasion, an American commander was having a hard time arresting and exterminating the nationalist guerrillas, inclusive of their supporters. After a few years of hit and run tactics, the guerrillas were still active and many of the Filipinos still supported them. The American commander referred to them as the ‘Moros.’ The American military leader had an idea. The US Army could simply assassinate or murder any young men of military age that they could find in the cities and villages. This would deplete the numbers of the guerrillas and potential guerrillas.

On a humid and hot day of death, one American battalion had invaded a small city in the province of Luzon, the officer gave the word for the soldiers to shoot in the head all of the lined up young men and boys in single file, Nazi SS style. The US military command did just that, and in hundreds of other towns across the land. By the end of the Philippine Invasion in 1906, the US government had murdered up to 2,000,000 Filipinos. The US military would use the same tactics in its later of Invasions of Korea and Vietnam, murdering over 6,000,000 Asians in the process. Still to this day, most Americans know nothing about this US government sponsored mass murder spree against the Filipino, Korean and Indochinese people.

About a hundred years later, in the middle of a hot early evening, a US military checkpoint was stopping cars on a road. The funny thing about this checkpoint was that it was inside a foreign country with thousands of years of history located on another side of the globe, far from the continental United States. These foreign occupying soldiers did not have any extensive global education, nor did they even speak the local language. They were here because their government invaded this country, like many others around the world during its short history. They did not even know why they were here in the first place. They had received orders from their officers to shoot at anything that seemed dangerous – or at anything that moved funny.

They saw a car that looked suspicious and open fired on the car with their weapons. They murdered the front passengers who happened to represent the father and the mother of a family inside the vehicle. The children of the murdered parents ran out of the cars screaming horribly and weeping uncontrollably. The soldiers detained them and sent them to a recently recruited, local collaborator force that dealt with these unfortunate children. This murder, and one of many murders, represented the Second Invasion of Iraq during the first decade of the 2000’s. This statistic would add to 3,000,000 Iraqis murdered by the US government since the first invasion in 1990. Still to this day, the official murder count of Iraqis only points to around 100,000 victims.

There is also the US Government Invasion of Afghanistan. Even Leftists today only list about a few thousand Afghani victims of the US government invasion. But this sinister invasion has also included the Russian Invasion war in the 1980s, where the US government, through the CIA, overtly subverted a modern Leftist regime and then armed and funded the other side, the Mujahedeen Islamist movement.

During this same invasion, the US Military command has continually bombed the country murdering entire villages and families in the rural zone. The Amerikan Empire has imposed forced famines on the country through US government sanctions, and has encouraged the opium plague on the general population since occupying it. Afghanistan has lost over 3,000,000 of its own people. This country can never recover the loss of entire families and generations due to such US government mass murder.

The list of US government sponsored mass murder does not stop here. But before going into other acts of mass murder and genocide, it is important to state the obvious. The US government-state apparatus in Washington D.C. is first, the greatest threat to peace and to the natural dignity for most of the Earth’s inhabitants. Second, this imperial, intelligence-military-prison-police state complex has been in continual war against the common people of the Earth since its nefarious beginnings in 1790. Third, its egregious acts of state terrorism and mass murder have been worse than the most organized form of mass murder in recent history, the Nazi Regime, (1933-1945).

The reason for the third statement relates to both its impunity and immunity regarding such crimes of murder from 1790 to the present. No other empire in world history has been in continual states of war, both domestic and foreign, and yet, has gotten away with such outrages for over 200 years of history.

Nor has the United States Government received any punishments whatsoever due to its contemptible abominations in the name of Liberalism, Capitalism-Free Markets and Democracy. The Nazi Regime had different ideological foundations: Fascism, Nationalism and Racialism, yet it lasted for thirteen years – not two hundred and twenty or so years. Nazism lays demonized in contemporary political thought. This Amerikan Nightmare Empire still feeds on the imperial carrion.

The most dangerous aspect of this empire is that the leaders of this monstrosity, which only offers the bad death for so many millions of Earth’s inhabitants, actually believes that its great holocausts have been the greatest goods to humanity!

These sociopaths in power actually and truly believe their own lies. They are not trying to dupe the world. They accept wholeheartedly the innate rectitude of their murderous actions. They simply want more war, more bad deaths, and support every ‘democratic’ fascist and colonial regime on Earth, such as the Zio-Nazi Crusader State, the neo-Fascist Ukrainian coalition, the Moroccan absolute monarch, the genocidal regimes of Rwanda and Ethiopia, and the current Narco-Death Squad governments of Colombia, Mexico and Honduras. Those US Imperial madmen only want to murder and destroy unmolested. Everywhere war and murder reign across our globe, the US government in Washington D.C. has had some evil finger or toe inside of the wanton destruction.

For the sake of this essay, let’s only show a few more of its loathsome outrages. The US government recently supported death squads from Uganda and Rwanda, and within the Congo itself to make sure that mini-continent in Africa stays loyal to Amerikan imperial interests, or as they use the term, ‘western interests.’ These proxy, paramilitary forces have already murdered over 6,000,000 Congolese. Are there any Holocaust museums to document such terrorism?

From the beginning of the ‘Republic,’ there has been one recurring genocide of mass murder: the war against the native nations. In the current United States, there are about 3,000,000 people who have some cultural and biological identity with a native nation. This is only 1% of the current US population.

In 1790, the US government did not include the natives in the census, so it is difficult to know how many were living in the North American continent at the time. The English colonists had already murdered entire nations, while other nations were greatly weakened through European microbiological diseases, such as the flu, and through continual warfare against them. As a historian, I can rightly state that the North American continent in 1790 had a greater native population in 1790 than it does now.

But since the beginning of the Amerikan republic-empire in the 1790s, the US government has been in continual genocidal warfare against the native nations. There was the Northwest Indian War, the Creek Wars, the Seminole Wars, the Tecumseh War, the Black Hawk War, and countless other wars throughout the first half of the 1800s. Then there were the forced removals of the eastern native nations, such as the Cherokee, Choctaw and Chickasaw, to a desolate earth, now called, ‘Oklahoma.’ In the 1850s, Amerikan settlers under the California government, almost exterminated the entirety of the California nations. Now only a few survive. Around and after the US Civil War period, there were continual wars against the western nations on the Plains, in the Pacific Northwest, and in the mountain valleys of the southwest until the 1890s. All of these dreadful wars had the name of the ‘Indian Wars.’

Within this period, unscrupulous American government agents traded in putrid blankets to the nations, so the villages would die from terrible diseases. Indian agents gave out bad and rotten food at the ‘Indian stations,’ so the natives would get sick and starve. They continued to do this and often had no food rations for the nations, in order to facilitate hunger in the young children, and early deaths. The US military command forced marched whole families into ‘reservations, ‘ or early concentration camps. Native families died horribly during those long marches in the desert.

The US government broke every single treaty that they had signed with every single nation. There were the wanton massacres of entire villages, such as Sand Creek and Wounded Knee. The US government hired killers to exterminate the millions of buffalo in the west, which also encouraged starvation. The US government also spurred on ranchers, or local private property pimps, to put up barbed wire fencing around ‘their lands’ against traveling nations that lived on the horse and hunted for game.

Once they rounded up the nations into ‘the concentrated areas,’ the US government kidnapped their children and shoved them into religious boarding schools where they experienced physical beatings, ill treatment, bad food, and a few priests even raped and murdered some of the more sensitive unfortunates. The US government wanted a complete and full genocide of the nations. If they could not physically liquidate them all, then they could at least culturally exterminate them.

Meanwhile on the reservations, the Bureau of Indian Affairs organized gangs of thugs, called the ‘tribal police, ‘ and mostly made up half-castes to harass any natives that still lived in the old ways. Native families got the worst of the government welfare, so their standard of living was horrible, their life expectancy was low and many other natives, with the complete loss of their souls, succumbed to painful deaths of drunkenness, mental illness and suicide. Like the other genocides concocted by this putrid empire, the ones responsible never took any official counts of the murders. But enough historians have documented that millions of natives lost their lives to such state sponsored terrorism and mass murder. Real and actual history never lies but proclaims the truth instead.

How many thousands of African-Americans lost their lives through over 200 years of institutional racism? With this state sponsored criminal neglect, came brutal poverty, economic misery, ghettoization, rampant crime due to lack of any social safety nets, and the prison-industrial complex, which still targets most African-American men.

The historian cannot forget the legal lynch murders of thousands of African-American men and women, (1870s-1970s), and even children, and who were simply the victims found in the wrong town and at the wrong time of the day. There was also the convict leasing system. How many African-Americans lost their lives through overwork or simple torture-murder, and how many still suffer and die within the greatest gulag in world history, often due to the so-called, Drug War and the War on Crime, within the dungeons of the Amerikan prison camp. We cannot forget the daily victims of Amerikan police gang violence, which still tortures, imprisons and regularly gets away with murdering, mostly African-American men.

Like the Amerikan sponsored native cultural genocide, American corporations have continually appropriated Afro-American cultural expressions, such as jazz culture, Black political agitation, dreadlocks, banjo picking, reggae, dancing, rhythm and blues, or ‘rock,’ hip-hop street culture, urban hand gestures, Blaxploitation films, Soul food cooking, Afro-English, and even Gospel spirituals. The corporations have reconstructed the ‘black stuff’ into white expressions for safe public consumption.

Finally, if we look across the Earth, we find many countries wantonly bombed by the United States government, while other countries suffered to have their legal governments covertly or overtly overthrown, often through the CIA or its NGOs lackeys. The United States government has also regularly sanctioned, blockaded, invaded, occupied or has imposed the most murderous and unjust of political regimes on peoples across the globe. Do any historians exist who can document the millions upon millions of victims from such state terrorism?

What are the actual numbers of victims from the Great Amerikan Holocaust? I will leave this discovery for another historian truth teller – who is also good with numbers. She or he can warn the Earth’s inhabitants of such excrescence and sociopathic obsessions in control.

We now have over 220 years of continual violence, often performed through the nasty arts of mass murder, and ultimately, against life itself.

And unlike those sociopaths in D.C. who lie and believe their own lies, history shall not lie. History judges the Amerikan Empire as the worst culprit of mass murder, holocausts and genocides within human civilization.

For a good, yet ancient link into the genocide and mass murders numbers visit:

http://globalbodycount.blogspot.de

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worlds of Pharmakopeia III: Opiates, Drugs of the Sweet Death

Posted: July 19, 2014 in Afghanistan, Africa, African-American ghettos, Amerikan Empire, artists, Asia, Basque Country, Bayer Company, bedridden sick, black gold, Black Panthers, bohemians, Boxer Rebellion, British East India Company, cannabis, capitalism, Charles Baudelaire, China, Chinese Communist Revolution, Chinese Nationalist Revolution, CIA, cinema, Colombia, colonialism, cool, counterculture, criminals, death, diarrhea, dictatorships, doctors, dope, Dorian Gray, drogue, drug addicts, drug dealers, drug prohibition, drugs, Dutch naval empire, dying patients, Egypt, empire, epiciers, ETA, eternal youth, eugenics, Europe, fashion models, FBI, God of Sleep, Golden Crescent, Golden Triangle, Greece, grunge, gunpowder, hashish, herbs, heroin, heroin chic, heroin flicks, heroin subculture, Hippocrates, hipsters, history, Hollywood actors, homeless, Hong Kong, ideology, India, Islamic merchants, jazz, jazz artists, joy, junkies, KMT, Kosovo Liberation Army, Kuomintang, Latino community ghettoes, Laudanum, legal opiates, legal privileges, mafias, Marseilles, medicine, merchandise, merchants, Mesopotamia, metal, Mexico, militancy, monopolies, morphine, movie subgenre, musicians, narcos, narcotics, nausea, nodding, Northern Ireland, NSA, occult, opiate serum, opiates, Opium, opium dens, opium tar, Opium Wars, Orient, pain, plants, poets, poppies, Portuguese naval empire, prescriptions, prison gulag, punk, Qing Dynasty, radicalized youth, rebellions, rebels, Red Army Faction, release, Renaissance, rock artists, rock music, romantics, scientists, Second British Empire, sensuality, Shanghai, skinniness, slaves, smoking, spice sellers, squatters, suffering, sugar, sweet death, Taiping Rebellion, the Americas, the State, Thomas de Quincey, trade, tramps, Turkey, unknown pains, urban areas, US Indochina invasion, weight loss, withdrawls, youth resistance
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Our English word for drug comes from the French word, ‘drogue.’ La drogue signified merchandise, but not just any merchandise commonly found in the markets of seventeenth-century Marseilles, France. This merchandise, like the other dangerous concoctions around the world, came from the Orient, or Asia. ‘Epiciers,’ or the spice sellers, legally sold this occult, hard stuff.

This drogue was a peculiarly special medicine, and not just for the ailing. It was really for those unfortunate, bedridden sick, dying from terrible and unknown pains. La drogue always sat ready for its desperate takers. It willfully took flight with its sacrificial victims onto the sweet ride of death.

Writing of death, the decade of the 1830s was an exceptional period for the ruthless scavenger cloaked in the monk’s robe, sporting the skull face and carrying the European peasant’s scythe. But this look of death was a bit more distinct and sensual. It didn’t fume the rancid Euro-sailor reek that made most foreigners almost vomit. It smelled more like a long pipe of sweet-smelling tar mixed with tobacco, or even cannabis. Accompanying this drug of the sweet death, was a deep aroma of British gunpowder and the bad death.

The greatest drug dealers in human history have not been the Colombian or Mexican narcos-cartels, nor the Afghan poppy bosses of the Golden Crescent, nor even the Kuomintang plant lords of the Golden Triangle; instead, the greatest drug dealers in human history have been two humongous Empires found in world history: the Second British Empire, (1783-1956), and the current Amerikan Empire, (the USA), with special emphases on its intelligence services, both the CIA and the DEA, or the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Within the dens and markets on the dirty South Pacific sea, off the coast of China, such as Hong Kong, existed the Imperial Trade. The time was around the 1830s. The British ran the Trade and controlled most the monopolies on the Trade. Other Europeans and European-colonials also participated in the madness, and just like the days of African slavery.

That sinister trade in humans meant the Black Gold kidnapped on the ‘dark continent,’ and then murdered en mass on the American continents during the 1700s. But this latter trade flourished under a stickier commodity.

The Qing Dynasty in China could not tolerate such attacks to its honor and dignity. The Europeans had slowly moved into the ports and cities, like Shanghai. Not only did the smelly and untrustworthy Europeans move in, but they stayed and demanded special ‘rights,’ or legal privileges for their dopey merchants.

The Euros also commanded special monopolies on their sacred commodities. The British, French, Dutch, Americans, Germans, Italians, Russians, and other flush faced monstrosities walked the ancient streets of the Chinese Emperor like demons on parade. The other devious interlopers were Japanese merchants.

The Qing Emperor decided to act and demanded that the British respect his law banning the importation of this other Black Gold, opium, and this time cultivated in Iran, Afghanistan and India. This Black Gold of the nineteenth-century had the infamous name of the Opium Trade.

Like other European colonial thugs before and after, the British East India Company refused to respect the Chinese law in the land of China. Did the British East India Company respect the Americans’ anti-Tea tax rebellions during the Revolutionary War in 1776?

The British already had the tea, and very soon, tea drinking became part of British middle class culture, with creamy milk added, and which is still widely popular in Britain today. But what about the millions of Chinese addicts visiting the dirty dens infested with bed bugs, so they could the smoke the magical pipe and hopefully – die the sweet death?

Britain weighed its options carefully, and decided that it could defeat the once great Chinese Qing Emperor. They were right. The British fought at least two full-scale wars against the corrupt and decadent, Chinese imperial court, murdering 50,000 Chinese anti-opium fighters with British rifle musket fire. The evil joke was on the Chinese, since they had first invented gunpowder about a thousand years ago! The British monopolists also took the port island city of Hong Kong, which they would not return to China until 1997.

China meanwhile began to drown within its own loss of face. The Taiping Rebellion would burst against the hated and dishonest European ‘buyers and sellers.’ Even with that defeat, the Chinese organized themselves into even more powerful secret societies, such as the Boxers, which also led to a full-on rebellion – and later, the Chinese Nationalist Revolution. With the Communist victory of 1949, the Chinese finally instituted real land reforms and ousted the European invaders from its territories – except for the cities of Hong Kong and Macao.

The worst slap in the face for China were the millions of pathetic addicts that lost their wills to live. How many lives and dignities snuffed themselves out for the light smoke of the sweet death?

But the colonial murderers and liars had the last laughs pitted against them. The Chinese opium den culture spread throughout the world’s cultures. Chinatowns opened up flea bag hotels for desperate Chinese workers trying to make some capital through slave wage work across the globe. Within these ‘Chinatowns,’ opium dens flourished, from Lima, Peru to San Francisco, California, from London to Penang, from Paris to Bangkok. A new class of ‘druggie’ entered the darkened smoking lairs.

In the late nineteenth-century, the rooms reeked of the strange blackened tar smoke, the interior decor was of dreary stained long mirrors, red burgundy-brown sienna peeling rice paper, and on the floor red burgundy, phony silk pillows and cushions. If the place had more ‘class,’ then they added dressing partitions and fans for the customers.

The customers were often Europeans, of both sexes, and many came from good class backgrounds and education. Some of them seemed to have that ‘bohemian’ look on them. What attracted those Euro-bohemians to the smoky dens once found in the rat and bug infested holes of Hong Kong?

Opium attracted them – and those sensual Chinese dens were only a small part of the Oriental exotic ambience. Opium, Morphine, Heroin and opium’s hundreds of both illegitimate and legitimate offspring, have offered to the world the peaceful nodding sleep, the deliverance from acute human suffering, both physical and mental, and the sweet death for the melancholic and hard life. The ultimate narcotic is for the dying, for those that desperately want to die, and for those that want to explore their own marvelous and sensual deaths.

For the evil empires of our modern world, and especially for the Amerikan Empire of Sociopaths, opium and its derivatives, with the refined genius of the permanently illegal Heroin, have become golden weapons in the marked arms of intelligence agencies. They are the finest weapons in the subduing of armies, of entire dangerous populations – and they have worked properly every single time – and still do until this very day.

Heroin still retains its status as the artist, traveler and outlaw drug in the Euro-American world of bohemians and rebels. For most of Heroin’s history, most addicts were often men. Yet recently, thousands of attractive young women, and often in their teens, have discovered the occult power of heroin in successfully controlling body weight. Only heroin can offer the female desire for the eating of sweets while retaining the skinny body frame. The sight of a woman’s dark and scrawny heroin body, or ‘heroin chic,’ offers the most profound sensual attraction of the dangerous ‘fashion model.’ Such is the strange and long history of the poppy plant first cultivated and traded in Mesopotamian Asia about 5,000 years ago.

The Sumerians traders referred to the poppies as the joy plants. Their brisk trade in joy, and the sweet death, made them welcome commodities in Ancient Egypt, the Phoenician coastal cities, and within the Greek city states. The ancient medical writer and philosopher, Hippocrates, referred to this plant as a good medicinal herb against pain, internal disorders and acute diarrhea.

Islamic merchants controlled the first opium monopoly during the medieval period, (800-1600 A.D.). Meanwhile, Europeans feared the drug’s ‘oriental’ powers. Opium growing spread to the Mediterranean climate, and especially into Egypt and Turkey, with another lethal commoditized drug, sugar.

Things changed swiftly during the Renaissance period, when the Portuguese traders, and later Dutch merchants, started to cut into the great Muslim traders’ monopoly of the plant. The Dutch even invented the offshoot of Opium, Laudanum, which mixed the poppies in liquor in order to deaden the bitter taste.

In the 1800s, a German doctor manufactured another derivative of Opium, called Morphine, named after the Greek God of sleep, Morpheus. Official medical doctors still legally use this drug as the last medicine for the dying. At the end of the nineteenth-century, a scientist working for the Bayer Company, would find the most powerful derivative of Morphine, called Heroin. In the early 1900s, when the Eugenics ideology moved into center stage, European and American governments banned the opiate serums.

Heroin has lately become the weapon exemplar for intelligence agencies, and especially in the US. After the loss of China in 1949, the western Kuomintang, or the KMT, helped by the CIA, fled into the Golden Triangle zone, (northern Thailand, Burma and Laos), and began to fund their terrorism against Communist China with Heroin profits. The eastern KMT took over the island of Formosa. The KMT thugs renamed it Taiwan, and established a notorious dictatorship continually supported by the Amerikan Empire as a cheap manufacturing base, and which still survives today.

What to do with all the Heroin production in the 1950s? The Amerikan Empire intelligence complex flooded African-American poor, urban neighborhoods with the dope, in order to destroy the growing militancy in the ghettos, such as the Copts and the Nation of Islam.

The CIA did not stop here. During the Amerikan Imperial invasion of Indochina, (1961-1975), the intelligence assets began the Air America scheme to transport Heroin from the Golden Triangle region and make some incredible profits. Where did they drop the dope in late 60s and early 70s? Again, they hit the African-American, poor urban areas hard and the urban Latino communities. The Black Panthers tried to fight back, but the FBI had them exterminated. The dope also found its street cred among radicalized returning US veterans and in the countercultural, hipster zones, such as the Lower East Side, NYC, and in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco. LSD-Acid had its days, and so the dope killed the fun.

In the 1980s, while the CIA and NSA worked with major Crack-Cocaine importers from Latin America, they helped restart the Golden Crescent zone of Afghanistan and Pakistan, in order to debilitate the Russian armies fighting the Mujahedeen fighters.

And now, with the Amerikan imperial invasion and occupation of Afghanistan, Heroin is showing up everywhere. The Amerikan Empire’s intelligence agencies are dumping the stuff across the small remaining outposts of middle class, ‘white skin privilege’ Amerika. They don’t care where it goes anymore.

Of course, they are still getting help from their narco brothers across the southern border, and from every Mafia group found inside and outside of the US, including ‘the Kosovo Liberation Army,’ the same group of hired thugs the Amerikan Empire supported against Serbia in the 1990s. Joy to the imperial state and mafia criminals!

Other European intelligence agencies have also used the secretive dope weapon. When Italy and Germany began to heat up with youth resistance in the 1970s, such as the RAF, or the Red Army Faction, and the Red Brigades, all of sudden, cheap dope hit the youth scene. When nationalist youth fought furiously in Northern Ireland and in the Basque Country in the 1980s, the IRA and ETA nationalist fighting wings had to start hunting the dope pushers. Greece is the most youth radicalized country in Europe, and there, copious amounts of cheap dope flood the urban streets of Athens.

Why are rebellious youth attracted to the product in the first place? The answers lie in the sensuality of the sweet death, eternal sleep, permanent illegality of the most potent narcotic, and the heroin chic montage of eternal skinniness and authentic cool rebellion.

From the nineteenth-century, European Bohemia began to dabble inside the Opium dens. Some became rabid smokers, while others became ‘opium eaters.’ Oscar Wilde vividly described a literary scene where the eternally young, Dorian Gray, regularly visited the ‘London clubs.’ The French Romantic poet, Charles Baudelaire, fell into a severe Opium addiction while living in decadent Paris. He mellowed out his withdrawals with copious Hashish smoking. Other romantic Opiate dabblers were Thomas de Quincey, Lord Byron, Percy Shelley and Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

In the twentieth-century, when music took hold of European and American youth imagination with jazz, rock and its subgenres of metal, grunge and punk, Heroin embraced its newfound artist friends. Almost the entirety of America’s great jazz musicians got hooked into the Heroin miasma, such as Coltrane, Parker, Baker, Monk, Davis, Charles and Holliday. With Rock it has been about the same, and it is still this way. Some of the tragic deaths of numerous rock stars have had their connections to the Opiate serum. Even Hollywood actors have taken the Heroin plunge, such as Alma Rubens, Wallace Reid, Bela Lugosi, Montgomery Clift, John Belushi, Robert Pastorelli, River Phoenix, Chris Farley and Phillip Seymour.

Writing about the movies, an entire subgenre of cinema has explored the cool, pretty junkie, illegal drug, heroin subculture of squatters, traveling addicts, outlaws and tramps, such as ‘Trainspotting, Sid and Nancy, Candy, The Panic in Needle Park, Jesus’ Son, Requiem for a Dream, Gia, Christiana F, Gridlock’d, Basketball Diaries, Permanent Midnight,’ and ‘Drugstore Cowboy.’

Most importantly, Heroin has recently found another home among female models and handsome young women that don’t want to deal with the contemporary mental and physical pains of having to continually losing weight and staying thin. They have discovered that regular yoga workouts and vegetarian fad diets require enormous amounts of personal discipline and struggle. They are too sensitive for such fighting, so they have uncovered another secret weapon to keeping thin – the romantic life of the fringe drug addict. Heroin chic truly is chic, and in our modern world, it is here to stay.

And so here is the strange and fascinating history of the Opium drug. Across the globe millions of working class addicts have to struggle daily in order to feed their brutal habits and avoid the horrible withdrawals. Wealthy addicts have their stable connects, can simply shoot the medicine in their rooms, and die peacefully in their homes. Official doctors can prescribe various ‘legal opiates,’ such as Codeine, Vicodin, Fentanyl, Demerol, Suboxone, Percodan, Oxycontin and Dilaudid; while some unfortunate street peddlers now rot in the Amerikan gulag.

Its origins, like Cannabis, come from the exotic, mystical and occult Orient. At present, Heroin flourishes everywhere on the planet. A strange social concoction of artists, intelligence agents, musicians, disreputable politicians, poets, mafiosi and models have fallen in love with the poppy plant, yet Heroin offers the deep mental-physical release to all that use it. This utopia mixed with exaltation ultimately explains its rampant popularity worldwide. And finally, it relieves all physical and mental suffering – leading us all to the sweet death.

 

Worlds of Pharmakopeia II: Cannabis Churning in the Mystical Orient

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A cold wind was howling through the medieval streets of Rome during middle December. The days were real short. Darkness even shadowed the moon. This particular day was in the middle of the month, and the year was 1485. Christmas had its parties coming up, but the Pope Caesar had other nefarious plans tucked into his fat stomach. The sinister name of intolerance and hypocrisy was none other than Pope Innocent VIII, (the Eighth).

On this nefarious date he issued a strange papal bull against witchcraft and sorcery that seemed to infect the women of Europe, and especially the First Reich of Germany, bizarrely called, the Holy Roman Empire. This Empire was neither holy nor Roman.

Within this peculiar papal condemnation, he also cited the use of a demonic herb, called cannabis, often found, or imagined, in satanic religious rites. His informant-experts for these underground, conspiratorial satanic covens represented two German Dominican monks, Jakob Spengler and Heinrich Kramer. They would soon publish a nasty book, called ‘The Hammer of the Witches,’ which would help in the murder of close to 200,000 ‘witches,’ mostly marginalized women, during the next 250 years in Europe and in America.

Unfortunately for the plant ‘cannabis sativa,’ this strange and mystical herb from deep Asia, received the taint of evil with the papal stamp of approval. Yet, this same Pope Innocent the Eighth enjoyed some other mortal sins during his reign. He was obese and lived a life of extreme luxury inside the papal palace. He fathered two illegitimate children and had them married off into one of the strongest Families in Renaissance Italy, the Medici. He dipped some of the papal finances into the new Portuguese African Slave Trade. Meanwhile, he tried to revive the Papal Crusades of another Pope Innocent, in order to exterminate the Muslim Turks, the Protestant Waldensians in Northern Italy, and the Hussites in the Czech lands. All cannabis haters in history have shared three evil characteristics: intolerance, gross hypocrisy and state murder.

What is it about cannabis sativa that attracts such hatred and venom? The answer lies in its historical origins: the mystical rites for Lord Shiva and the Islamic Assassins in the medieval period. Cannabis still has these mystical, ‘orientalist’ associations to this actual day. Whether the foreign visitor enters the medinas of Morocco or the festivals dedicated to Shiva in India and Nepal, the scent of the cannabis herb inundates the consciousness.

From its evil oriental connections until its later appearances in the United States, cannabis would connect to a more infamous notoriety. African-American artists smoked the herb while they played their demonic, African sensualized beats, called jazz. Attractive white women even took off their shoes in the smoky clubs, and they danced with the demons. Mestizo, mixed race, Mexican fruit pickers and outlaws also smoked the leaf, called ‘mota,’ during their raucous partying. The dangerous, criminal classes, of course, used the oriental poison. The Amerikan Imperial thugs had taken notice. The historical hatred against cannabis has simply been another combined form of intolerance and murder.

Cannabis is actually a marvelous and natural soft drug. It relaxes and calms the mental nerves, and helps with bouts of nausea and gastrointestinal pains. Some doctors state that cannabis has other helpful healing properties. Cannabis can spark interior mental activity or engaging conversation. It stimulates the human appetites, both culinary and sexual. The drug goes perfectly with foods, entertainment, the arts and it especially compliments other natural drugs found on the Earth, such as alcohol, coffee and tea.

The only negatives to the drug are certain habitual users of it. It seems to have the similar effects of antidepressants on them, which produce lethargy, ego self-obsessions, or minor neuroses. But these are some excessive users. I have also personally met aggressive and successful attorneys that were avid smokers of the weed.

I return to cannabis’ ancient history and its orientalist associations. Lord Shiva, the God of both Creation and Destruction, the Cosmic Dance and the Holy Lingam, (phallic power), the revealer of mystical Tantra, patron of cows, yoga and the third sex, married to the goddess, Parvati, father to the god, Ganesh – also partook of the mystical drink, called ‘soma.’ Legend has it that the mystical drink was none other than ‘bhang,’ a milky concoction containing cannabis.

Shiva’s wandering followers called ‘sadhus,’ still partake of the magical perfumed medicine. During my travels around the world, I have seen these holy men, and some thieving-fakers claiming to exist as sadhus, smoking cannabis out of funnel type ceramic pipes called ‘chillum.’ Watching those holy men in action with their long dread locks, scruffy beards, blue and white-painted dyes, bodies smeared with cow dung, rope necklaces and bracelets, and dirty loin cloths, added to the whole Indian-Asian mystical effect.

On a more common level, during the Hindu festival of Holi, which happens around springtime, young Indians and Nepalese drink the marvelous liquid ‘bhang’ shakes, or ‘lassies,’ and later, hit the public streets throwing brightly colored dyes on the surrounding partiers and walkers. They hit me too – which added to the great fun during that day. Shiva’s gift was a truly a wonderful act.

Islam conquered the northern regions of the Indian subcontinent in the middle of the eleventh century. The cannabis magic of Shiva would also influence the Sufi Muslim mystics that lived in those regions. Even the great Sufi poet and mystic, Rumi, praised the herb and the wine. Cannabis entered the Islamic world: it stayed and it prospered. Still today in the Islamic world from North Africa to Afghanistan, the traveler can spot old men sitting in cafes, wearing their ‘chalaba’ long outfits with hoods. They smoke the green and brown ‘kif’ in their long pipes, while they sip on herbal mint tea, Turkish coffee and chew on honey snacks. Religious controversies have continued between the Sunni, Shia and Sufi branches of Islam – but smoking the flowering buds united them all.

One of the truths of human history has been its reign of absurdity. Cannabis had attached itself to one of the Shia sects of medieval Islam – ‘the Assassins.’ The Assassins were part of the Ismaili sect or the ‘Seveners.’ They also drank the luscious wine and smoked the enchanting herb.

The medieval Japanese Shogunates had their ‘ninjas’; while Medieval Islamic World Culture had their assassins. The assassins lived outside of society. Those disciplined holy warriors squatted in abandoned, foreboding military castles in northern Syria, Iraq and Iran. Their founder, Hassan i Sabbah, or ‘The Old Man of the Mountain,’ organized this Shia sect military order into a hierarchical brotherhood. Inside the castle, the warriors studied religious and philosophical texts, scientific works, learned various languages, and most importantly, the arts of killing. Their three preferred methods moved towards the silent variety: the dagger, the poison and strangulation.

Their victims were always political leaders within the Islamic world. If the Islamic political hack instituted unjust acts, mandated cruel laws, oppressed the poor, allowed poverty to accumulate, or stole lots of money from the just – then the Assassins went on the attack.

The Assassins first left a note pinned with a small dagger within the confines of the caliph or sultan’s palace. If that didn’t work, then the spiritual leader picked an Assassin to fulfill the last deed – a violent death. The Assassins always reached their victims, and after killing the state bum, they would often let frightened onlookers see the terminating work. Many of the assassins never returned from their ultimate missions.

Only one Islamic political-military ruler survived them – Saladin the Great. He survived three attempts on his life. They aroused fear in both the Islamic potentates and the European royal Crusaders. One of the Crusader kings even used the Assassins as allies against his Islamic rivals. Their enemies called them, ‘hashasheen’ in Arabic, or the Troublemakers.

From this Arabic word, the European Crusaders, and especially the Venetian merchant, Marco Polo, tied some connections between the sinister Oriental herbal paste, ‘hashish,’ with Assassin lore. According to the ignorant Euro-experts, hash was the powerful ingredient that transformed the Assassins into fanatical killers. This corrupted link also transformed European languages on the continent.

Most European languages have a separate word for killing and for murder: ‘matar,’ in Spanish, ‘tuer,’ in French, and ‘uccidire,’ in Italian. But these three languages share the same original word for murder, ‘asesinar, assassiner, assassinare.’ This outrageous relation between cannabis and irrational violence even stayed well into the 1930s USA with crap movies such as ‘Reefer Madness.’

This marvelous soft drug of cannabis has had its absurd orientalist associations. The real issue of cannabis was not its properties, but the European hatred for ‘the other,’ which still fuels the sociopathology of the Amerikan Empire. The murderous and hateful world empire still hunts for its victims through its continuous War against Cannabis, and all other ‘illegal drugs.’ The CIA can deal whatever it wants, yet the same US government prefers smokers to rot inside its hundreds of overpopulated prisons. In spite of all of this hate, Lord Shiva’s precious gift still wafts its distinctive breeze throughout all the lands of the Earth.