“Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth and protection of the country.” — Thomas Jefferson
My Guest today on the show was Arlene Nilsson, the CEO and Founder of eco-friendly “The Hemptress” handbags. www.thehemptress.com
Hemp is hip. It can be used to make wall board, entire buildings/homes, floors, medicine, clothes, handbags/suitcases, utensils, plastic, food, cars [Henry Ford made one over 100 years ago], and a myriad of other consumer products.
Hemp is non-toxic, takes up very little space, and grows fast. It can grow over 10 feet in a few months, and is a wonder plant that has been lambasted by some very worried, threatened AND corrupted industries that want to squelch any competition right out of the marketplace. Industries such as the Cotton Growers, Corn, Petroleum, Timber/Lumber, Tobacco, Mining, and the Chemical industries are behind the absence of Hemp from our Economy.
This one agricultural product can produce Ethanol for fuel, and it can provide millions of jobs to Americans…. so why on Earth are we denied this amazing plant from being grown in America?
Who in Congress or any elected person in an official position can argue keeping this Economic savior out of American industry?
Currently, we are importing from China, Pakistan, Canada and other countries for our Hemp products. This is money that is leaving the American Economy and going right into the pockets of our Foreign [and even dangerous] competitors. China is no real friend of the United States… but they have outsmarted the American mindless Government and overcome the U.S. in just a few short years economically and productivity wise.
Wow. Unthinkable stupidity on the part of our elected officials who have been bribed, and have taken the rest of America down a path of ignorance that can and will cost us our very freedom.
This IS a plant that can restore our national strength, but because of a handful of Lobby groups paid for by the industries that remain threatened by the powers of Hemp…. we, as American Taxpayers, are burdened both Economically and on an innovative level.
Hemp grows fast, and almost everywhere. It requires very little water, and NO pesticides to grow rapidly. The added bonus to Hemp is that it is adaptable to many different climates, and does well in cold weather. Canada is growing Hemp, and loving the profits. Why not replace our toxic, pesticide-laden corn and beet fields with Hemp?
Last year, and once again, Legislation to bring Hemp back to American soil to help our Economic freedom and produce jobs was shot down by the very powerful [and ill intentioned] groups mentioned above.
“Why use up the forests which were centuries in the making and the mines which required ages to lay down, if we can get the equivalent of forest and mineral products in an annual growth of the Hemp fields?” — Henry Ford
Arlene gave information that most of us don’t recall ever being written about in the History books in school. both Thomas Jefferson and George Washington were HEMP Farmers! They were not Tobacco Farmers, as is erroneously taught in “His-Story” class.
Also, Arlene highlighted the fact that Betsy Ross made the first American flag from Hemp material, our very own Constitution was written on Hemp paper, and all Military clothing uniforms were made from Hemp until World War II…. any wonder why Hemp has disappeared from our choices as consumers?
I see World War II as a bigger tragedy than could ever be depicted in any book, war movie, or even documentary. It is impossible to show clearly the underhanded and often invisible ‘domino effect’ that the Nazi warfare machine has had on our lives and on all life on this Earth.
Nazi German technology was and remains the most sophisticated chemical and high technology in history. They were many decades ahead of their time, and the United States would have never caught up to this technology had they not literally bought it and brought it to America. So many covert operations took place that will never be totally uncovered but if you look beyond the ‘smoke and mirrors’ of the Propaganda, you see lasting affects of such political bargaining.
Plastics were invented in Nazi Germany, and so were many higher technology chemicals that are now under well-known corporate names like “Monsanto” and “Bayer” and several other companies who continue to burden our world with their dangerous pharmaceutical and lawn, garden, pesticide, and GMO operations.
Because of these powerful, well connected companies to Washington, Hemp has been marginalized as a “drug” or “Hippie Weed” so successfully because it keeps the dangerous PVC manufacturers, chemical makers, GMO pushers, and other Nazi-German spawned corporations inside the closed loop of big, lucrative, profitable, powerful business.
Be a voice for our freedom of choice and for our Economy [and future] and visit the web site www.votehemp.com
The fighting, killing, and horrors in Iraq, Iran, The Sudan,The Congo and all over the world are about MINERAL and Petroleum resources!
If we had access to Hemp in America, this raping and pillaging of our natural resources might come to an end. Genocide for mineral resources needs to be brought into the consciousness of Americans.
The Sudan: Oil
Iraq/middle East: Oil, Minerals
The Congo: Cobalt, Minerals, Diamonds, Natural Resources [The Congo is has the richest reserve of Cobalt, which is used for high technology microchips for cell phones, computers, etc. People are dying every day for this mineral. Bayer Pharmaceutical is the primary beneficiary of this killing and warfare for this mineral.]
Track the greed.