In this episode we discuss escapism, manfulness, fear, courage and virtue — all as tangents prior to talking about the main topic which is the rise in marijuana use in the United States. Not only are more states decriminalizing The Weed but the strains of The Herb are far, far higher in THC content than the ganja of previous generations leading to a host of new psychoses and social issues, to say nothing of the spiritual costs consuming the hippie lettuce.
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Here is a little crowdfunding project for assembling a high quality hardbound resource for commentaries on the Sunday Mass and Major Feast readings from the Patristic and Medieval Church Fathers. This resource would enable priests to develop homilies of depth and quality, returning to the vast catechetical treasury of the Fathers, so needed, and so largely, and catastrophically, ignored for over half a century now.
This volume, when finished, would make a great gift for priests and seminarians, and a fine addition to one’s parish or home library.
The WWI, WWII “Greatest” Generation, and the first-wave Baby Boomers were adults in December of ARSH 1969 when the NovusOrdo Mass was promulgated.
There has been a whole lot of *****ing and moaning about the massive moral failure of the “grown ups” of that day in their failure to “Hagan a gigantic lio” about the sickening, near-overnight destruction of the Mass of the Ages into a barely-valid Protestant meeting with a Jewish table blessing and guitars and bongos cobbled together on the back of a napkin in a low-end restaurant in the Trastevere district of Rome. Classy.
“Damn you, our grandparents and parents! Damn your effeminacy and sloth! Could you have done NOTHING more than surrender or apostasize?”
Um, am I missing something, or is sitting and doing nothing and congratulating ourselves on our false piety and “obedience” in the face of Antipope Bergoglio and his Freemasonic-Sodo-coven not several orders of magnitude worse?
If not, the WWII and Boomer generations need to be “canonized” en masse as exemplars and trailblazers in filial piety and truly virtuous obedience. AND apologized to by every Catholic who ever dared criticize them for their “moral failures” in permitting the Novus Ordo catastrophe, which turned out, apparently, to be one of the most virtuous collective acts ever seen. Or something. Second only to lying down and dying before Antipope Bergoglio, while Pope Benedict XVI’s substantial error and subsequent highly visible and obvious continuance as Pope beats us all, daily, over the head. The relative subtlety of hippie guitars and bongos are light years in the rear-view mirror by comparison.
Sauce for the goose, gentlemen. Sauce for the irrational, inconsistent, detached-from-reality goose.
I smoked marijuana nearly every day for 15 years. Stopped in 19xx when our child was born. Back then, the THC content was 3.5-5.0%. Sometimes we found hashish (very prevalent in Europe) that bumped the potency to 7.0%.
The end of 20xx through early spring of 20xx+1 I had three surgeries, two considered to be emergency, to rectify life threatening conditions. Mid-way through recovery from the second one, the pain-relieving opioids I was taking began to interfere with my recovery from the first surgery.
My doctors recommended taking me off the opioids and trying medical marijuana for pain relief. I was hesitant about doing this, but I was literally stuck between a rock and a hard place. I had to do something to permit my body to heal from the abdominal surgery I had the end of 20xx, while attempting to find some relief from a spinal fusion.
After obtaining my ID card, I went to a local ‘clinic’. I looked at their ‘menu’ and was immediately intimidated. Most of the pot was around 26.0-27.0% THC, and I could not fathom this concentration of psychoactive ingredients. I procured a small quantity of several strains; also some THC in liquid form.
I found that smoking was impossible – the high THC content was extremely irritating to my lungs. I now understand why people who consume it this way use a water pipe as a conduit. The liquid form tasted like diesel fuel. It was certainly not regulated by any federal agency that might prevent consumption of a product that appeared to be contaminated as such.
When mixed with milk, it was almost palatable. At the dosage required to relieve pain, I was bound to a chair for 8+ hours due to the extreme hallucinogenic properties of the drug. I could not move my head, lest the spinning of the room would literally knock me from my chair. My wife was at work, so I endured this alone.
Once the effects subsided, I destroyed everything I had purchased, changed doctors, and found a less intrusive, non-narcotic pain reliever to help me through the next few months. Regardless of what I did in my youth, I was unable to comprehend how anyone in their right mind would subject themselves to drugs this powerful.
Before marijuana was ‘legalized’ here in X, I read statistics that indicated that the average age of a ‘medical marijuana’ user was 24. It would of course be naïve to conclude that we were having a severe health crisis among young people.
The hybridization of pot to multiply its potency is now reaping the psychological trauma that has unfolded, and, is being dutifully ignored by those who intend to benefit by continued efforts to provide this drug to more people.
One: In 7th grade our (public) school brought the coroner in to give a talk on drugs and alcohol. It was so graphic it impacted me the rest of my life. Looking back, if he were to repeat this talk today I’m sure he’d go to jail. He told us several things about weed: it makes you paranoid, it makes you crazy sometimes forever, and it gets into your reproductive organs and makes your kids stupid. I remember him posting a slide of some dude with his head blown off. It was a death scene pic and the guy had been smoking weed before he shot himself. That stuck with me.
Two: fast forward to undergrad nursing school. During my psych rotation we learned about how marijuana literally alters brain chemistry and sometimes that it’s permanent. It was, we were told, the leading cause of paranoid schizophrenia. I did a clinical rotation in inpatient psych and sure enough, the new onset/newly diagnosed schizophrenics all had one common denominator: pot smoking.
Three: my spouse did it once in Amsterdam when in college. It made my spouse uncontrollably paranoid and my spouse still remembers it. My spouse said (they) were terrified and the friends (they) were with were laughing because my spouse was literally hanging on their clothes and screaming “don’t leave me”.
All that being said, I’m 99% certain today’s medical and nursing students are NOT being told this. It’s amazing how the medical profession has gone from evidence based science to political propaganda.
Here are two very articulate, clean-cut German drug dealers describing in perfectly explicit candor to potential investors their plan to use Cannabidiol, CBD, AS A GATEWAY DRUG TO MARIJUANA WITH FULL MALICE AFORETHOUGHT in the European market. They say they will use CBD as an interstitial market pre-preparation for and as a gateway to Marijuana/Cannibis when the laws in Germany and the EU in general catch up with the Colorado, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Michigan, Vermont, Massachusetts, Maine full recreational legalization.
One thing I have noticed is that very bad people tend to tell people EXACTLY what they are up to, and what their future plans and intentions are. It is part of the whole “getting away with it” rush that such people feel. It is the diabolical inverse of confession. Folks, when bad people tell you in no uncertain terms about their crimes and future plans, and even brag about it, TAKE THEM AT THEIR WORD. Ironically, it’s just about the only thing you CAN take them at their word about.
Given the testimonies above, I do not think it is at all inappropriate to ask people if they have ever used any sort of marijuana or cannabis ever in their lives. If this stuff does the permanent damage and brings on psychotic and schizoid behavior, I think people have a right to know, or at least ask the question. And for the record, no I have never used ANY cannabis or marijuana product of any kind ever, and furthermore I have never so much as SEEN it in drug form. I remember as a child once being shown a single wild marijuana plant growing on a Kansas ranch whilst cutting thistles. The landowner I was with destroyed the plant as if it were a thistle.
“In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.”
― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Gulag Archipelago
Just as an interesting aside, Article 99 of the UCMJ, “Misbehavior Before the Enemy”, currently reads thusly. It’s enough to make one suspect that cowardice is perhaps extremely grave matter, and intolerable in any decent culture as a function of the Natural Law. Almost as if it is some sort of big deal, or something.
Any member of the armed forces who before or in the presence of the enemy—
(1) runs away;
(2) shamefully abandons, surrenders, or delivers up any command, unit, place, or military property which it is his duty to defend;
(3) through disobedience, neglect, or intentional misconduct endangers the safety of any such command, unit, place, or military property;
(4) casts away his arms or ammunition;
(5) is guilty of cowardly conduct;
(6) quits his place of duty to plunder or pillage;
(7) causes false alarms in any command, unit, or place under control of the armed forces;
(8) willfully fails to do his utmost to encounter, engage, capture, or destroy any enemy troops, combatants, vessels, aircraft, or any other thing, which it is his duty so to encounter, engage, capture, or destroy; or
(9) does not afford all practicable relief and assistance to any troops, combatants, vessels, or aircraft of the armed forces belonging to the United States or their allies when engaged in battle;
shall be punished by death or such other punishment as a court-martial may direct.
We received a call from the ER psych that our son had a psychotic break. They wanted me to authorize involuntary commitment. We live 3 hours from the college town. We refused. They tried scaring me and telling me he may be schizophrenic. They wanted me to authorize an anti-psychotic drug during multiple conversations while we were driving there. They made us wait 4 hours to see our son even though he kept asking for us. They met with us twice before we were allowed to see him to try and get us to agree to involuntary commitment.
Our son was stressed with school and started smoking pot (actually they vape it and it is 90% THC). This messed with his sleep cycle and he started snorting coke to wake up for classes. This led to serious depression and opened him up to all kind of demonic attacks. A construction crew found him wandering their site and called campus security who called paramedics. He sobered up in the hospital pych ER and was coherent by the time his brothers arrived 45 minutes after being admitted.
We found inpatient therapy and he was willing to go, but the hospital insisted on sending him in shackles in the back of a police car as an involuntary patient to a facility 1 1/2 hours away from us and his brothers. Our son was never diagnosed suicidal or a potential harm to others. The antipsychotic drugs were constantly pushed as an option for him. He did take prozac while inpatient and stopped once out. Our oldest son graduated with a chemistry degree and works for a pharmaceutical company. He absolutely was against our youngest son taking antipsychotics.
By God’s grace and many Latin Masses offered, he was released after 5 days, continues with his education, and went to out patient therapy.
So, did you ask who benefits from all these psychotic pot induced breaks? I am convinced having gone through hell that the hospitals, inpatient psychiatric facilities, and the biggest benefactor —- pharmaceutical companies benefit from legalized mind altering drugs such as pot.
We have private insurance. Our son was held the longest he could be held without a judge ruling on his case. We hired a lawyer, which was hard to find someone who had any experience with this.
Our son told us that most of the inpatient people were homeless and there on Medicaid. His fellow patients (many were ex-gang members) had him get food for them because our insurance paid for 3 meals a day and Medicaid paid for only 2 meals a day. The homeless people he met could stay there 40 days go back to the street for 70 days and then start the cycle all over again.
I know this is long, we are convinced that there is big $$$$ behind the legalization of pot.
We spent over $6000 out of pocket between the hospital, doctors, inpatient facility, etc. Our insurance covered a lot of the cost after our deductible.
The attorney was $4000 to make sure he got released from the system and checked how it would affect him in his future job searches.
The Freemasonic-New World Order wants to convince the world that weed is “harmless”, but it obviously isn’t. Not only does it cause quasi-schizophrenic hallucinations, but it lingers in the body (like LSD) and can re-emerge and cause “highs” at any time. This is intrinsic to marijuana itself, and made orders of magnitude worse by the “refined” product being produced today. It is true that the weed being smoked at Woodstock was only fractionally as potent as what exists today. That is a true point, that cuts both ways. Any Babyboomers who try to justify people using pot today by citing their own pot use are making a false comparison. Also, most Babyboomers’ lives are moral trainwrecks that they try to convince themselves are “liberated” and “sophisticated”, when in reality they are just moral degenerates with more money and wrinkles, and fewer excuses. The fact that the 70 year old botoxed divorceé slut in the hot pants and crop top is recommending pot to “the kids” as harmless should be a sign to run in the opposite direction.
But wait, it gets worse.
Take a schizophrenia-inducing drug like cannabis and put it on top of an already-extant case of mental illness, especially schizophrenia and… whoooo boy! Folks, I get exactly this in my Spam folder all day every day. Schizophrenics “remember” (although their “memory” evolves through time – sounds familiar, cough, islam, cough, Mormonism) and believe in their weed-induced, and really ALL their hallucinations with a religious zeal. Read the insane ravings of a schizophrenic and you will appreciate all the more the Old Testament, in which every word supernaturally points directly and succinctly to Christ with perfect infallible, divinely revelatory theology – centuries before the Incarnation, Passion and Resurrection. Coming off the Triduum, especially, this strikes me with more force every year – the practically impossible coherence of the Old Testament.
Read the ravings of Schizoid “visionaries” and you will also see from whence a vast percentage of false religions and cults have their roots.
I am convinced that marijuana is a massive contributor to the exponential increase in paranoid schizophrenia that we are seeing in these dark days, and that it is all very, very intentional.
I know so many of you must have kids and grandkids who use “perfectly legal” marijuana. I hope maybe your fellow reader’s little website can be of help.
Because I know it will come up, yes, remember, it is always grave sin to profoundly alter your mental state, including with alcohol. The rule with alcohol is that one may drink to “hilarity” (we would call that being “loosened up”) but no further. If others can recognize that you are impaired, or if you get sick due to alcohol, hie thee to the confessional. The Second Sorrowful Mystery (the Scourging at the Pillar) has as its fruit Purity. Also, the Tenth Station of the Stations of the Cross, Our Lord being stripped of His garments, has as its fruit the Virtues of Temperance and Modesty. Both inform and keep in check alcohol imbibing. Cheers!
Prediction? I concur with SchizoPot.com that it is just a matter of time before “medical cocaine use” is pushed. “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” is one of the big fake illnesses today. Narcissistic attention seekers and manipulators, people with Munchausen Syndrome, and run of the mill hypochondriacs LOVE to drop “fatigue” as a “symptom” because “fatigue” is totally dependent upon the testimony of the individual. You cannot test scientifically for “fatigue”. Thus, ka-CHING! Look for Beverly Hills housewives to start getting scrips from their “chiropractor” or plastic surgeons for “medical cocaine” in the next decade – to fight their… fatigue.