THE POT GOONIES AND GILLIGAN'S ISLAND
BSC, CA – When Columbus came to this hemisphere, he brought the European mindset of privilege. The natives who lived on the islands where he landed did not know the concept of ownership. To them, living on their island for their eternity, as the origins told them, was a right. That's why they were on their island, happy. Don't worry, Sports Fans, Columbus taught those natives what was up, as he and his men slaughtered about 750,000 people; a foreshadowing of things to come to the mainland. And they came in the Name of The Lord, the one on your penny. Remember that. God will.
Once news of the New World reached Europe, the rush was on. I remember sitting in grade school hearing how the natives [called Indians in those days] had traded [not sold] the Island of Manhattan to New World settlers for $24 in beads. At the time, I didn't realize that this was a way to show how naive and unaware the natives were to 'real world' items' true value, along with how crafty and smart the European was. A trip to DTLA by Union Station next Columbus Day will show you the real historical worth that resonates still from the descendants of those long ago natives who welcomed Columbus into their mist, much as Dylan Roof was in South Carolina that Wednesday not long ago.
Today, there is another New World lush and green. It is the world of cannabis and once again the European mindset of privilege is coming into conflict with a right, a right granted by the law through the People's action of Direct Democracy, Cali's Initiative system to convey the intentions of the Peoples, rather than the store bought agency-captured government of Big Money. The people here called 'pot goonies' believe it's better for the country to have 100 million millionaires rather than 100 zillionaires. Pot is power for the people, and it always has been.