All you women. Happy International Women’s Day! Wait…you’ve gotta have more than one day!
The amount of tax revenue the State of Colorado expects to collect from the legal sale of marijuana for recreational purposes. Or $134,000,000 it wouldn’t have gotten any other way.
In case you’re wondering if the rest of the US is going to eventually legalize marijuana, the answer is: yes.
I didn’t expect it to show up on Tumblr, but I should have. There seems to be a deluded nest of people, who consider themselves intellectuals, that have determined that diversity and internationalism; multi-culturalism, as they refer disparagingly to it, are mongrelization. That darker peoples are the more dangerous and any steps the “white” European countries take to limit these “inferiors” is a civilizing and positive thing. That “Nationalism” is a rising positive movement in the world.
Let me remind you out there, with a quick history lesson, that this very train of thought, just 70 years ago, led to the massacre of somewhere between 60 and 85 million people all over the world. More than half of whom were civilians. It led to the Holocaust, incendiary bombing and the atomic bomb. It cost 20 million Soviet lives, and almost 10 million German lives. 10 to 20 million Chinese lives, and several million Japanese lives. Many millions died simply because of their religion, their sexual identity, their physical or mental deficits.
You are not smarter, better or richer because you are white. You are not smarter, better or richer because you are brown. Because you are German, or Swiss, American or Japanese, Russian or Canadian, South African or Indian. You are human and there will always be someone smarter, stronger and richer than you, whatever your “race” (there is, scientifically, no such thing as “race”, sorry) whatever your culture, whatever your ethnic background. Equality does not mean that everyone is equal. Equality means that every human has, “…certain inalienable rights” that are legal and humanitarian rights, equally. And efforts to deny those rights, can and should be, met with the full weight of moral, ethical and judicial force. This applies to Palestinians, to the British, to the Dutch, the Ethiopians, Mexicans and Nepalese. To all humanity.