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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Worlds of Pharmakopeia II: Cannabis Churning in the Mystical Orient

Posted: May 6, 2014 in absurdity, Afghanistan, Africa, African-Americans, agriculture, alcohol, Amerikan Empire, art, artists, Assassins, Atlantic Slave Trade, auto-defense techniques, bhang, Black Americans, brainwashing, brutality, cafes, cannabis, capitalism, carnival, castles, celebration, Christendom, coffee, conflict, conspirators, continual warfare, contradictory, control, conversations, cops, corruption, cowardice, creation, crime, cruelty, crusaders, Crusades, culinary delights, Czech lands, destruction, ego-self, empire, enemies, ethnic groups, Europe, executions, family, family money, Fascism, fear and paranoia, federal government, festivals, flower buds, Fortuna, free travel, freedom, Ganesh, gifts, gluttony, good food, grass, gulag, harsh laws, Hassan i Sabbah, hatred, healing properties, herb, heretics, hierarchical religious brotherhoods, hierarchy, history, holi, holy day, Holy Lingam, Holy Roman Empire, humanity, Hussites, hypocrisy, ideological supports, ignorance, images, Indian subcontinent, indoctrination, inmates, institutional violence, intolerance, Islamic Empire, Islamic rulers, Ismailites, jail, Japan, judges, kill, language, legal violence, liars, Lord Shiva, magic, marginalized cultures, media manipulation, medicine, Medieval Europe, Medieval Islam, mental activity, mental awareness, mental discipline, mental freedom, mind control, murder, murder victims, mysticism, mythologies, Nepal, ninjas, North Africa, orientalism, orientalist, pagans, pantheism, partying, Parvati, people, personal transformation, plants, poisons, police, police brutality, police gangs, police powers, political alliances, political targets, Pope Innocent VIII, practice, prisons, psychotropic drug abuse, real-actual history, relaxation, Renaissance, resistance, rewrite the laws, rigged markets, Rome, Rumi, sadhus, Saladin the Great, satanic covens, sensuality, Seventhers, sexuality, Shia Islam, Shogunates, silence, slave kidnapping, slave labor, slavery, social control, sociopaths, soft drug, soma, Spengler and Kramer, squatting, state murder, staying power, stimulation of the appetites, strangulation, struggle, subcultures, Sufi Islam, Sufi poets, Sunni Islam, sweets, tactics, Tantra, tea, temples, the Cosmic Dance, the dagger, The First Reich, the good death, The Hammer of the Witches, the Orient, the other, the past, the rich and the powerful, the State, the third sex, the violent, traditions, Truths of History, two-tired justice system, tyranny, tyrants, valor, Venetian Empire, vengeance, violence, Waldensians, wars, weed, wine, witch hunting, witchcraft, women, yoga
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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.