Monday, December 14, 2009

Hemp Nation

George Washington grew hemp.

Thomas Jefferson grew hemp.

The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.

The United States flag sewn by Betsy Ross was sewn out of hemp fabric.

Hemp was made illegal by an attorney general who was the brother-in-law of the CEO of Dupont, a company that invented nylon and wanted to take over hemp's market share. Nylon, of course, is made from petroleum.

Hemp grows out of the ground.

The return of the Hemp Nation requires political activism, which requires political organization, which requires idealogical consensus. This consensus is Mitakoye Oyasin.

Or, if you prefer, we may call it Christ consciousness.

United Methodist Socialists

Jesus said man cannot serve two masters - man cannot serve both God and mammon. Give up your things, he said, give up your attachment to personal possessions. Give up your private property, give up your sense of 'me' and 'mine'. Give up your capitalist ambition, he said, give up your deep-seated need for security. The lilies of the field neither toil nor sow, taught Jesus, yet Solomon in all his glory was no more fair than they. God provides, and God alone provides.

Jesus preached of a Kingdom of Heaven where all freely choose to serve egolessly, without thought for self or self-preservation. And he practiced what he preached, which gave him such a following that he became a threat to the ruling class, the power broker capitalists and the bankers. So they executed him. Materialist capitalism and Christianity are irreconcilable. Man cannot serve both God and mammon.

It is easier for a rope to pass through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to get to Heaven, taught Jesus, so rich men killed him. Jesus preached and practiced the virtue of giving-away, or selfless service, or self-sacrifice. The capitalist bankers preached virtue, as well, while practicing the art of investing for a return, investing for personal gain, investing for selfish interest. Usury is a ponzi scheme, don't let anyone tell you otherwise.  Over and over again Jesus called the scribes and bankers hypocrites because they wanted to get something out of it rather than offering up their actions as service to the Lord, service to mankind and the world. Jesus insisted upon the immorality of loaning money at interest, calling it usury and declaring it to be sinful. He chased moneylenders from the temple after sitting on the steps and weaving a whip with which to scourge them, knowing it would lead to his arrest and execution.

Jesus was a radical socialist, a medicine man, a healer, a prophet, a Buddhist, a yogi, a Jew, a Taoist, a Sufi, an initiated High Priest of the Egyptian Mysteries and a direct descendant of King David. In his day was celebrated every 49 years a Jubilee celebration - a year-long celebration in which all debts were forgiven. This is the Lord's Prayer, the prayer he taught us to pray: Forgive us our debts as we forgive those who debt against us. As a Christian nation we are scripturally bound to invest in creating a Kingdom of Heaven as described by Jesus: a Kingdom where all debts are forgiven. This means the dissolution of the banking system as we know it, with global debt forgiveness, and the birth of a new economics in which a healthy economy functions as the life-support system of a healthy ecology. The forgiveness of debts and the birth of a culture of selfless service is the fulfillment of Lord's Prayer. This is a political act, requiring political activism.

Supporting the debtor's union is a Christian responsibility. Through the collective bargaining power of organized debtors, we peacefully forgive all debts, actively forging the Kingdom of Heaven as described by Jesus. And we must actively invest in the new economic paradigm of ecological entrepreneurship, embracing our responsibility to live as good stewards of this sacred planet. This is the Green Economy - investing in ecological rehabilitation, reaping ecological dividends. These ecological dividends are a consequence of intelligent design: intelligently designed ecologies optimally and organically produce food, shelter, fuel, community, a sense of belonging, and reverence for life.

This is a nonprofit business entity dedicated to interfaith activism, based on three principles:

The Green economy is ecological rehabilitation

Ecological rehabilitation is intelligent design

Intelligent design is fulfillment of prophecy