New Essay from Professor Hemp (09/27/2004):
What to do on Election Day?
While both Kucinich and Nader had much better ideas that either Bush or
Kerry, I believe the most pragmatic action we can take in November is to
vote against Bush! This, unfortunately, means voting for Kerry -- but it
is far from an endorsement. Both the Democratic and Republican parties
now only represent the interests of multi-national corporations which
have betrayed the American people long ago. It is a sad day in America.
And it is only going to get a lot worse if we don't begin to fight back.
My feelings about the coming
election are at least partially reflected in the title song from the new
Green Day CD - "American Idiot":
"Don't want to be an
Don't want a nation under the new mania
Can you hear the sound of hysteria?
The subliminal mind fuck America
Welcome to a new kind of tension
all across the alien nation
Where everything isn't meant to be OK
Television dreams of tomorrow
We're not the ones meant to follow
For that's enough to argue"
This is fast becoming an
"alien nation" because our government no longer represents the interests
of the majority of Americans who must live from paycheck to paycheck.
As you read through the latest copies of "New Age News" you will see
exactly what I am talking about. Both Kerry and Bush are quietly
pursuing positions that the majority of American's do not support.
Here are a few examples of what I am referring to.
* Most Americans want to see
restrictions against both legal and illegal immigration into this
country. Yet both candidates are quietly supporting programs that
will give illegal aliens amnesty and programs that will continue to
allow foreign workers to come to our country and take some of our best
* Most Americans (70 to 80%)
want the sick to have access to Medical Marijuana. Yet both
candidates refuse to stop the federal interference which is preventing
Medical Marijuana patients from getting their medicine.
* Most Americans want to see
an end to the offshoring of American jobs. Yet Bush has the
audacity to insist that accelerating this trend is the way to go.
And Kerry's propositions to stem this tide don't even begin to address
the job losses that we have endured since Bush took office.
What we actually need are
stronger measures to protect American jobs. Try these few out for size:
* A 20 year moratorium on ALL immigration into the US
* Foreign students cannot work while here and must return home
immediately upon graduation. Marrying an American will still get you
* Employers who hire illegal immigrants go to jail for 20 years.
* Children born to illegal immigrants in the United States will no
longer become American citizens -- they will be deported along with
Once we place tariffs on offshoring and restrict immigration into this
country both universities and corporations will be forced to begin
investing in the American workers rather than finding more ways to
insure our demise. This is just part of my proposals to bring full
employment back to American workers.
These are the only types of
measures that will bring dignity and fairness back to the American
worker. We have to begin taking care of our own.
Of course my answer is to the
Medical Marijuana access is to Re-Legalize Marijuana for ALL adult
Americans. For more information please read the following
articles regarding the Marijuana Re-Legalization Policy (MRP)
But this is just the beginning.
In the weeks to come this website will begin taking positions on a host
of issues that will benefit the long term interests of the American
people as well as those in other industrial and 3rd world countries.
And once this is in the works I, Professor Hemp, am going on a speaking
tour to challenge the policies of our federal government. If
you know of a university student group, or other organization that can
finance a visit please contact me at:
Broad dissatisfaction is also being heard as the American people discuss
the upcoming presidential election. Most of those that are voting for
Kerry are insistent that they are really voting against Bush -- because
neither candidate seems worthy of their vote.
Finally, I want to give you my
opinion on what the media's role has been in this election. Over
the last nine months discussions of the "issues" has been intentionally
marginalized by dominating the news with non-issues. Among these
are the following:
* The Swift Boat Controversy
that has questioned Kerry's heroism during his duty in Viet Nam.
* The fabricated memo that Dan Rather presented about Bush's National
* The overblown coverage of the last 4 hurricanes to hit Florida.
The Multi-national's, which
basically own all major media in America, could not be happier at the
way Bush is raping the American worker. So it should not be
a big surprise that they would prefer that Bush continue with his
non-compassionate agenda. And what better way to do this that to
prevent any substantive discussion of how Bush's policies are throwing
literally millions of American workers out of the middle class and into a
new reality of poverty.
Also, please read this article if you have not already done so. Very
Please support our efforts to allow a form of Marijuana
Re-Legalization where personal cultivation is neither taxed or regulated
by any government agencies. For more information please read the
following articles regarding the Marijuana Re-Legalization Policy (MRP)
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