California Proposition 19: A Giant Leap Towards Ending the Fraudulent War On Drugs

Old-Thinker News | October 25, 2010

By Ethan Jacobs, J.D.

Introduction:

This November 2nd, Californian’s have an opportunity to vote yes on Proposition 19, which if passed, would set an important precedent for abolishing the fraudulent war on drugs.  The war on drugs is a hypocritical fraud because hundreds of thousands of low level street marijuana dealers are arrested each year, while the global elite’s agents within the CIA and other government agencies continue to manage the international drug trade of narcotics.  There are also many important social and economical reasons for supporting Proposition 19.

Proposition 19

If approved by voters, Proposition 19 will allow people 21 years old or older to possess, cultivate, or transport marijuana for personal use.  Local governments will have the ability to regulate and tax commercial production and sale of marijuana.  Proposition 19 prohibits people from possessing marijuana on school grounds, using it in public, smoking while minors are present, or providing it to anyone under 21 years old.  Like with alcohol, driving while intoxicated is strictly prohibited.[1]

The War on Drugs has been a necessary component of incrementally transforming the United States towards a police state

It is estimated that Proposition 19 will provide state and local governments with tens of millions of dollars of savings on the cost of incarcerating and supervising marijuana offenders.  Additionally, state and local governments will are expected to gain millions of dollars in sales tax revenue.[2]

The Global Elite & Government Drug Trafficking

The global elite[3] and governments they control have been running the international drug trade for hundreds if not thousands of years.

The East India Company was an early English corporation that was formed initially for pursuing trade with the East Indies, but that ended up trading mainly with the Indian subcontinent and China. The Company was granted an English Royal Charter, under the name Governor and Company of Merchants of London Trading into the East Indies, by Queen Elizabeth I on December 31, 1600.  The East India Company traded mainly in cotton, silk, indigo dye, saltpetre, tea, and opium:

In the eighteenth century, Britain had a huge trade deficit with Qing Dynasty China and so in 1773, the Company created a British monopoly on opium buying in Bengal. As the opium trade was illegal in China, Company ships could not carry opium to China. So the opium produced in Bengal was sold in Calcutta on condition that it be sent to China.…Despite the Chinese ban on opium imports, reaffirmed in 1799, it was smuggled into China from Bengal by traffickers and agency houses in amounts averaging 900 tons a year. The proceeds from drug-runners at Lintin Island were paid into the Company’s factory at Canton and by 1825, most of the money needed to buy tea in China was raised by the illegal opium trade. In 1838, with opium smuggling approaching 1,400 tons a year, the Chinese imposed a death penalty on opium smuggling and sent a new governor, Lin Zexu, to curb smuggling. This resulted in the First Opium War (1839–1842). The British seized Hong Kong and opened the Chinese market to British drug traffickers.[4]

Nothing has changed in regard to the opium trade.  US Marines currently guard the poppy seeds of Afghanistan, which are used to produce opium and sold on the world market.  Fox News recently interviewed a commanding officer who openly admitted that the Marines provide the opium growers with “security and resources.”[5]

Black Ops & Black Market Profits

In an article titled Your Government Dealing Drugs, former Navy Seal and Governor of Minnesota, Jesse Venutra, shed light on the CIA’s involvement in the U.S. heroin epidemic of the 50s and 60s.  “Almost from the moment of their founding in 1947, the CIA was giving covert support to organized drug trafficers in Europe and the Far East, and eventually the Middle East and Latin America.”[6] Ventura’s article details how drugs funded Reagan’s war in Nicaragua, drug dealing in connection to the Iran Contra Affair, and the CIA’s involvement with Colonel Manuel Noriega of Panama.  He continues, “It’s a proven fact that the CIA’s into drugs…It’s because they can get money to operate with and not have to account to Congress for what they’re doing… But doesn’t it really beg for a massive investigation and trials and a whole lot of people going to jail?  This includes the big banks that allow the dirty money to be laundered through them.”[7]

In his book, Called to Serve, Colonel James ‘Bo’ Gritz, a Green Beret and Vietnam veteran, also provides evidence of CIA drug dealing.[8] “Manuel Noriega was paid $250,000 per-year as a CIA retainer…The CIA and Israeli Mossad were running cocaine from Columbia to Albert Air Force Base at Panama City.”[9]

Robert “Tosh” Plumlee worked as an undercover CIA pilot and operative during the Ronald Reagan Administration’s “Drug War,” flying arms to Nicaragua, and the Contras and cocaine back to the United States.[10] Plumlee reported illegal shipments guns and drugs to Congress.  He said that he flew into the former El Toro Marine Base, California, a number of times, in unmarked C-130s in the early morning hours.[11]

In the event proposition 19 passes, the global elite and government drug dealers they sponsor will have to compete with marijuana, a plant that can grow practically anywhere inexpensively.  This competition of recreational drugs could significantly reduce the drug trade income obtained by the global elite through the trafficking of narcotics.

Setting the Captives Free

The War on Drugs has been a necessary component of incrementally transforming the United States towards a police state.  In 2007, the Department of Justice reported that there were 1,841,182 drug arrests in the United States, meaning that there were more drug abuse arrests than any other category of offenses.  Marijuana arrests accounted for 47.4% of the drug abuse arrests. Therefore, approximately 872,720 persons were arrested for marijuana offenses. Eighty-nine percent of these arrests were for possession.[12]

Kevin Zees of Common Sense for Drug Policy writes:

…the United States with 5 percent of the world’s population has 25% of the world’s prisoners.  One in 31 Americans is either behind bars, on probation or on parole…This mass “criminal” population in the land of the free: shows something is terribly wrong.  What drives a system that results in 7 million Americans behind bars, on probation or parole?  No doubt, the driving force is the war on drugs, and marijuana is the driving force of the drug war with a marijuana arrest every 38 seconds…[13]

Clearly the passage of Proposition 19 and legalization of marijuana would be a substantial victory for reducing the prison population and furthering individual freedom.

Will Law Enforcement Comply With the Passage of Proposition 19?

In the event that Proposition 19 passes, Attorney General Eric Holder Jr., and Los Angels County Sheriff Lee Baca, announced that their agencies will act contrary to the will of California voters by continuing to enforce federal laws that prohibit marijuana activities.[14] Holder did not give specific reasons for his decision but alluded to the reluctance of the federal government to enforce drug laws differently in different states.[15]

However, the police and the courts depend on the cooperation of communities to keep order.  Law enforcement agents will lack legitimacy if they are enforcing a law the majority opposes.  As with alcohol prohibition, marijuana laws will be repealed once large urban areas refuse to enforce them. [16]

Conclusion

Passage of California Proposition 19 and the legalization of marijuana would be a major victory for individual freedom and a blow to the police state.  The war on drugs is a miserable failure; hundreds of thousands of low-level marijuana arrests are made each year while the global elite and their government puppets continue to traffic narcotics, making billions in off-the-books profits.  Legalizing marijuana will reduce prison costs while increasing sales tax revenue for state and local government.

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[1] Ballot Pedia. “California Proposition 19, the Marijuana Legalization Initiative (2010).”

<http://www.ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/California_Proposition_19,_the_Marijuana_Legalization_Initiative_(2010)>

[2] Ibid.

[3] Invisible Empire: A New World Order Defined.  Dir. Jason Bermas. 2010.  DVD.

<http://infowars-shop.stores.yahoo.net/inemnewwoord.html> online at <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO24XmP1c5E>

[4] Wikipedia.  “East India Company.”  October 24, 2010

<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_India_Company#Opium_trade>

[5] Fox and Friends of Fox News Network.  April 10, 2010.  Posted on Youtube.com: Fox News – We Tolerate The Cultivation of Opium Poppies. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t372emhXa60>

[6] TruTv.  “Your Government Dealing Drugs.”  By Jesse Ventura and Dick Russell.

<http://www.trutv.com/conspiracy/government-lies/government-drug-dealer/cia-trafficking.html>
Note: This article was condensed and excerpted from American Conspiracies by Jesse Ventura and Dick Russell with permission of Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. New York, NY.

[7] Ibid.

[8] James Gritz.  Called to Serve.  Lazarus Pub Company.  October 1991.
<http://www.amazon.com/Called-Serve-Colonel-James-Gritz/dp/091609538X/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1287952989&sr=1-2>

[9] Bo Gritz.  Behind the Looking Glass (The Bush Dynasty).  < http://www.bogritz.com>

[10] Wikipedia.  “William Robert Plumlee.”  October 24, 2010

< http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Robert_Plumlee>

[11] Salem-News.  Former CIA Pilot Tells of Guns and Drugs Shipments.”  March 8, 2010.
By Robert O’Dowd and Tim King.  < http://www.salem-news.com/articles/march082010/plumlee-sabow-ro-tk.php?

[12] The Social Medicine Portal.  “Record Marijuana Arrests Feed The Prison Industrial Complex.”

[13] Global Research.  “Enforcing the Marijuana Laws in America?  When the Majority say marijuana should not be a crime, the law looses it legitimacy.”  October 19, 2010.  By Kevin Zeese, President of Common Sense for Drug Policy (www.csdp.org).  < http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=21511>

[14] U.S. Will Enforce Marijuana Laws, State Vote Aside.  New York Times.  By Adam Nagourney.  October 15, 2010.

< http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/16/us/16pot.html>

[15] Ibid.

[16] Global Research.  Ibid.

10 Comments on "California Proposition 19: A Giant Leap Towards Ending the Fraudulent War On Drugs"

  1. Compromise, eh? Lets compromise, shall we! Lets all agree to disagree, right? What total and complete BULL POOP! I see and hear all this talk about right being wrong, wrong being right coming from those who claim we live in an “Orewellian” nightmare, yet these same people, in the name of FREEDOM, want to now make using marijuana legal? And you people wonder why society is in the mess its in now? Compromise is Lucifer’s favorite game!

  2. If the USA government brought in the drugs to sell to AMERICANS to finance the wars. Should I be able to sue the government for putting the drugs on the street and my brother or friend bought them over dosed and died. If the drugs were not their in the first place they would still be here? Hold GOVERNMENT accountable. Or are we next?

  3. If the USA government brought in the drugs to sell to AMERICANS to finance the wars. Should I be able to sue the government for putting the drugs on the street and my brother or friend bought them over dosed and died. If the drugs were not their in the first place they would still be here? Hold GOVERNMENT accountable. Our are we next?

  4. THE BUSH / HOUSE of ROTHSCHILD CARTEL,HATES COMPETITION (You can grow pot for free !)…G.H.W.BUSH = WAS ON THE BOARD OF LILLY / D. RUMSFELD = WAS CEO of SEARLE / ROCKERFELLERS = OWN STERLING DRUG / D.CHENEY = WAS CEO of HALLIBURTON,WHICH IS DEEPLY INVESTED IN PHARMACEUTICALs / NAZI WAR CRIMINALS,BROUGH TO THE USA BY THE CIA,COVERTLY UNDER OPERATION PAPER CLIP,INVESTED THEIR MONEY FROM THEIR WAR PROFITEERING INTO U.S. DRUG COMPANIES.THEY CONTINUED THEIR DRUG & MIND CONTROL EXPERIMENTS IN THE CIA’s MKULTRA PROJECT /GLOBAL-X = IS A CIA FRONT COMPANY,THAT SMUGGLES HEROIN FROM GUAYANA TO THE U.S..THEIR PILOT (I BELIEVE HIS LAST NAME IS BARRINGTON,& IS CO OWNER.)IS TIED INTO THE RUSSIAN MOB (TALMUDIC JEWS)AT THE TOP LEVEL.HE OWNS THE FLIGHT SCHOOL THAT SUPPORTED THE OFFICIAL 911 LIE,ABOUT ATTA / THE MEDELIN CARTEL = PART OF THE BUSH CARTEL / A FRIEND OF MINE HAS CIA MINDERS ON HIM,SINCE HE BACKED OUT OF FURTHER IRAN CONTRA COMPLICITY / I KNOW CIA SMUGGLERS,A PILOT,& DEALERS / YOU DON’T HAVE A LONG LIFE EXPECTENCY AFTER REFUSING FURTHER COMPLICITY (MY IRAN CONTRA FRIEND,WAS FRIENDS WITH THE FEDERAL PROSECUTOR.THAT IS WHY HE IS ALIVE./ VIETNAM WAS NOT TO BE WON = USING THE RUSSIAN MOB (TALMUDIC JEWS),THE BUSH – ROTHSCHILD CARTEL,SWAPPED MILLIONS OF U.S. DOLLARS IN CASH,FOR RUSSIAN DIAMONDS,TO KEEP THE RUSSIANS SUPPLYING THE VIET CONG WITH WAR SUPPLIES,MANUFACTURED BY ROCKERFELLERS COMPANIES IN RUSSIA./ U.S. DELTA FORCES KILLED OUR POWs & DEFECTORS,TO KEEP THE TRUTH ABOUT THE CIA – MOSSAD JOINT VENTURE IN THE GLOBAL HEROIN MONOPOLY ,FROM EVER REACHING U.S. SHORES./WE STILL CONTROL THE HEROIN MONOPOLY THROUGH OUT THE WORLD.WE NEVER LEFT THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE./ IN BURMA,THE FARMERS ARE FORCED TO PRODUCE HEROIN,BY THE BURMESE MILLITARY THAT RECEIVES IT’S MARCHING ORDERS FROM MOSSAD(THE RUSSIAN MOB) = BOSS of U.S. INTEL./ ON 911 ,GEORGE TENNENT STATED,”THE NEW BOSS of THE CIA,IS ISRAEL”./ THE WARs IN THE MIDDLE EAST ARE PROXY WARs FOR ISRAEL (ISRAELI BLOOD ISN’T SHED,U.S. BLOOD IS.).ITs ALL ABOUT THE HEROIN PROFITS,LITHIUM,WAR PROFITEERING,OIL SUPPLY CONTROL-FOR THE OPEC MONOPOLY = SADAM WAS SELLING OIL TOO CHEAP(BUSH CAME INTO OFFICE = GASOLINE $1 per gal. at the pump.SEVEN YEARS LATER = GASOLINE $4.50 per gal. at the pump.),A VULTURE FEED FOR MILLITARY CONTRCTORS,ETC…WAR IS A RACKET./ FBI FILES RELEASED UNDER THE FOIA,SHOW THAT HITLER (1/8 ROTHSCHILD = TALMUDIC JEW ((THEY ARE SEPHADIC & KHAZARIAN,NOT SEMITIC.THEY ARE RACIST,EVEN AGAINST NON TALMUDIC JEWS.)))WAS BROUGHT TO ARGENTINA COVERTLY.X-CIA DIRECTOR ALLEN DULLES,HIS FATHER JOHN DULLES,PRESCOTT BUSH (G.H.W.BUSH’S FATHER),& OTHER SKULL & BONES MEN (& THEIR ALLIES IN INDUSTRY / WALL STREET) HAD FINANCED HITLER’S NAZI PARTY & WAR EFFORT …ad infinitum

    • mary osullivan | June 25, 2011 at 4:56 am | Reply

      how true you are…..if only the world knew….

    • Yeah, so? What are you gonna’ do about it? They own this nation, and the own this world, and you think that they are going to just go away? Far from it! The mindset they have is the same mindset that created the technology that we’re using right now! Its the ALL SEEING EYE!

  5. I tried to sign up on the link provided,to JESSE VENTURA’s POST,AT TRUE TV.It wouldn’t let me register.It kept indicating that my name was entered wrong (8 attempts).

  6. No, Bill cannot name any….
    But Bill can find hundreds per day of those fatal accidents caused by ALCOHOL..and apparently THATS ok with Bill.

  7. Really Bill? Can you name even one car wreck caused by a stoned driver?

  8. I have no problem with people smoking pot. My problem is with people smoking pot and getting behind the wheel. We already have a huge problem with substance impaired drivers endangering everyone else on the road. Should driving around wasted and causing potentially fatal accidents be an individual “freedom”? Oh, I know you pot smokers all actually “drive better” when you’re loaded. Riiiight! I used to be one of you and I know better; so here is my solution. Since THC remains in the bloodstream for weeks, and impairs the user for a minimum of a few days, let’s just go ahead and legalize it. We’ll simply need to revoke the drivers licenses of all users until they can prove an absence of THC in their bloodstreams. Anyone caught driving while stoned would then be “stoned” to death by a 12 member panel of their peers.

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