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The Media Murder of the Wonder Plant
01-19-2011, 05:35 AM,
The Media Murder of the Wonder Plant
We hear so much talk about climate change and the environment from people who tell us how we must cut back on our carbon footprint while they fly around in their personal jets. What they don't talk about is a plant that could solve a lot of the problems they tell us we face today. In 1937, Dupont patented the processes to make plastics from oil and coal. Dupont's Annual Report urged stockholders to invest in its new petrochemical division. Synthetics such as plastics, cellophane, celluloid, methanol, nylon, rayon, Dacron, etc., could now be made from oil. Natural hemp industrialization would have ruined over 80% of Dupont's business. So the Hemp plant was demonized in the mid 1930s and this is where the word 'marijuana' came from. The M-word was created to tarnish the good image of the hemp plant. After a media blitz of 'journalistic demonization ' raged in the late 1920s and 1930s. Hearst's newspapers ran stories emphasizing the horrors of marijuana and Films like 'Reefer Madness' (1936), 'Marijuana: Assassin of Youth' (1935) and 'Marijuana: The Devil's Weed' (1936) were propaganda designed by industrialists to create an enemy. Their purpose was to gain public support so that anti-marijuana laws could be passed. On April 14, 1937, the Prohibitive Marijuana Tax Law or the bill that outlawed hemp was directly brought to the House Ways and Means Committee. This committee is the only one that can introduce a bill to the House floor without it being debated by other committees. The Chairman of the Ways and Means, Robert Doughton, was a DuPont supporter. He insured that the bill would pass Congress. so In September of 1937, hemp became illegal. The most useful crop known became a drug and our planet has been suffering ever since. So you might be asking what is so special about this plant? Hemp has a higher quality fibre than wood fibre. Far fewer caustic chemicals are required to make paper from hemp than from trees. Hemp paper does not turn yellow and is very durable. The plant grows quickly to maturity in a season where trees take a lifetime. Government studies report that 1 acre of hemp equals 4.1 acres of trees. We could save our forests and make better quality paper for a fraction of the cost. All plastic products should be made from hemp seed oil. Hempen plastics are biodegradable! Over time, they would break down and not harm the environment. Oil-based plastics, the ones we are very familiar with, ruin nature; they do not break down and will do great harm in the future. The process to produce the vast array of natural (hempen) plastics will not ruin the rivers as DuPont and other petrochemical companies have done. Ecology does not fit in with the plans of the Oil Industry and the political machine. Henry Ford's first Model-T was built to run on hemp gasoline and the car itself was constructed from hemp. The car, 'grown from the soil,' had hemp plastic panels whose impact strength was 10 times stronger than steel, and natural. Hemp can displace cotton which is usually grown with massive amounts of chemicals harmful to people and the environment. 50% of all the world's pesticides are sprayed on cotton. Clothing made from hemp is extremely strong and durable over time. Clothing made from hemp, could be handed down to your grandchildren. A large variety of food products can be generated from hemp. The seeds contain one of the highest sources of protein in nature. The list of uses for this plant is endless from medicines to high quality paint. Also take into account that Hemp grows well in a variety of climates and soil types. It is naturally resistant to most pests, precluding the need for pesticides. It grows tightly spaced, out-competing any weeds, so herbicides are not necessary. It also leaves a weed-free field for a following crop. So why has the most useful plant on the planet been demonized? The answer is simple, the elite want to stay Billionaires , money is their god and no amount is enough for them.

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