This Bong Kills Fascists, Dept.
Another 4/20--Where does the time go? This year, however, it's not just Nazis and nugs, as this momentous day falls on Easter Sunday. So, let's think a little about that, shall we?
Adolf Hitler, born today in 1889--125th anniversary!--was a bad man whose teachings have been used to oppress people and sow hatred since his death.
Cannabis, with us since the Garden of Eden, is an herb about which propaganda has been used to oppress people and sow hatred since Mexicans brought it into the United States.
What's that?, you may ask. Anti-drug propaganda used to sow hatred? Tragically true, dear friends. Here's some 1937 congressional testimony from the head of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, Harry Anslinger:
I wish I could show you what a small marihuana cigarette can do to one of our degenerate Spanish-speaking residents. That’s why our problem is so great; the greatest percentage of our population is composed of Spanish-speaking persons, most of who are low mentally, because of social and racial conditions.Oh, if only Fox News had existed back in the '30s! Well, it did, actually, but it was called the Reichs-Rundfunk-Gesellschaft.
Tying this together, in the course of my research online, I found a number of folks who are, in fact, celebrating Der Führer's ("Der" to his friends) natal day. Mostly on sites such as Vanguard News Network (slogan: No Jews. Just Right.--I only wish I were kidding), where, on one posting celebrating the birth of Mrs. Schicklgruber's little boy, the following statement was made:
If Hitler had won we wouldn't be seeing the human garbage displayed here:Which links to a Twitter search page for "happy 420."
If neo-Nazis, who are demonstrably bad, hate marijuana, then it stands to reason that marijuana is demonstrably good. QE2.
Further, there are a huge number of "praise and blaze" postings to Tumblr today, celebrating the confluence of Easter and 4/20. And isn't one of the sayings currently in vogue "stay lifted"? Couldn't we say that that is, in fact, what Jesus did at His Ascension? (I'll plant the flag right here and say, Torch a fatty on 5/29, y'all.)
At any rate, blaze a bud, then, on this day, and strike a blow against Fascism.
It's what Jesus would want you to do.