⚕️ » The Monumental Failure of The Elites- Here We Go Again

As an old white guy who grew up in the “Old South”, I really didn’t think a lot about the statues of old white guys in our parks, etc. On the other hand, I remember having total contempt for a small “monument” on the Texas Capitol grounds, “For States Rights and Our Southland.”  Not very subtle. I hope it’s not still there.

What is Southern for “Chutzpah”? 

Meanwhile, back in the parks, it was easy to understand why the descendants of slaves were offended by the monuments to their ancestors’ oppressors. Ironically, Lee himself opposed erecting monuments.

Also, the descendants of the “Great Men” on the monuments often favored taking them down, while poor whites rioted to defend them. Of course, anyone who knows the history of the South must know that social class was almost as important as race.

The simple historical fact is that the old “Plantocracy”, led by Lee, was a disaster for the South. With hindsight we know that slavery could not survive in the modern world for both economic and cultural reasons, but these generals certainly knew the horrors of war:

“What a cruel thing is war; to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has granted us in this world; to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world!”

Meanwhile back in the park, poor whites, who would be poorer still, if slavery had not been abolished, lament the “Lost Cause” that had been called a “rich man’s war but a poor man’s fight.”

Two hundred years earlier, the British ruling class went to war with itself in its own civil war from Aug 22, 1642 to Sep 3, 1651.

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Less than fifty years after Appomattox, in Europe another aristocracy led by ancient dynasties, would fight another “civil war”, WW1, that was even more destructive and pointless. 

While there are wars that seem truly unavoidable, most are simply the products of failed leadership. The Vietnam War and the Second Iraq War are other examples of a total failure of an elite. 

The so-called Drug War is another example of a civil war that the elites cannot even acknowledge for what it is. Indeed, it is almost impossible to get anyone to mention it. 

Some of the more fatuous talking heads on Fox, who get paid millions of dollars every year, like to pretend that they speak for “the people”, but all they have in common is a devotion to one failed leader. 

And today Trump does seem like just another failed leader, but remember he won the Republican nomination by making a stage full of the party “leadership” look like clowns. And now he is the head clown.

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The American President used to be called “The Leader of the Free World.” (Pause for tears and laughter), but now…

A few lines from Peter Townsend’s 

Won’t Get Fooled Again” describe it best:

We’ll be fighting in the streets

With our children at our feet

And the morals that they worship will be gone

And the men who spurred us on

Sit in judgement of all wrong

They decide and the shotgun sings the song

I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution

Take a bow for the new revolution

Smile and grin at the change all around

Pick up my guitar and play

Just like yesterday

Then I’ll get on my knees and pray

We don’t get fooled again

No, no!…

There’s nothing in the streets

Looks any different to me

And the slogans are replaced, by the bye

And a parting on the left

Is now a parting on the right

And the beards have all grown longer overnight…

Meet the new boss

Same as the old boss

Who will save us… from ourselves?

Richard Cowan

CBDSeniors.com co-founder is long-time marijuana legalization advocate, Richard Cowan. Cowan’s December 1973 cover-article in the late William F. Buckley’s National Review magazine, calling for American Conservatives to support marijuana legalization drew international attention the absurdity of marijuana prohibition and was described as opening a new front in the drug war.

In The December 6, 1986 issue of National Review, Cowan’s cover article, How the Narcs Created Crack, is credited with introducing “the Iron Law of Prohibition” and became the subject of a book on the economics of contraband, the stronger the drugs.
From August 1992 to August 1995 Cowan served as executive director of NORML. Cowan decided to help found CBDSeniors.com because the remnants of marijuana prohibition continue to block access to CBD in many areas, and prohibition makes standardized testing more difficult. He also wants to de-stigmatize the cannabis plant to senior citizens who were fed lies and misinformation throughout their entire life. Cowan now lives in Europe where he works with marijuana legalization activists.

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Richard Cowan

CBDSeniors.com co-founder is long-time marijuana legalization advocate, Richard Cowan. Cowan’s December 1973 cover-article in the late William F. Buckley’s National Review magazine, calling for American Conservatives to support marijuana legalization drew international attention the absurdity of...