There were promises of pardons but seems to be nothing but hot air!
The concept of political promises and their failure to deliver has been a recurring theme throughout history. From the Treaty of Versailles, which promised to end war but instead led to another global conflict, to the New Deal, which promised relief, recovery, and reform but did little to actually address the Great Depression, it’s clear that government promises are often empty and untenable.
This is not to say that all political promises are inherently false, but rather that the nature of government and politics often makes it difficult for such promises to be kept. In many cases, the needs and desires of the ruling class take precedence over the welfare of the people.
It’s time to recognize that political promises are a smoke screen, a way to pacify the masses and maintain the status quo. It’s time to question the very notion of government and consider alternative solutions, beyond the constraints and limitations of a government that consistently fails to deliver on its promises.
The reason I bring this up is because it’s been months now since Biden “Promised” clemency to the feeble few who were stuck with a “marijuana possession charge” in federal prison. He claimed that they will be pardoned, and published it in a fact sheet ahead of the State of the Union Address as was Reported by Marijuana Moment:
The White House said in a factsheet that the president would “highlight progress” on criminal justice issues during the speech and included a section that directly discussed tackling the “failed approach to marijuana and crack cocaine.”
“The criminalization of marijuana possession has upended too many lives—for conduct that is now legal in many states,” the fact sheet on the administration’s Safer America Plan says. “While white, Black and brown people use marijuana at similar rates, Black and brown people are disproportionately in jail for it.”
Biden’s pardon proclamation, which affected several thousands of people who’ve committed federal cannabis possession offenses, “lifts barriers to housing, employment, and educational opportunities,” it continues.
SOURCE: MARIJUANA MOMENT
But has it though? I think Paul Armentano in “The Hill” article hits the nail on the head when it comes to criticisms of these claims.
Never before had a sitting president overtly acknowledged the failures of America’s nearly century-old experiment with cannabis prohibition — a policy that some two-thirds of Americans now say ought to be repealed and that nearly half of all U.S. states have done away with. And never before had a president promised to use the office’s pardon powers to provide legal relief to so many victims of that failed policy.
The move was truly historic; so much so that Biden’s Domestic Policy Council Director Susan Rice recently took to Twitter to hail the announcement as one of the administration’s crowning achievements of 2022.
Yet, despite this congratulatory brouhaha, there remains an inconvenient truth: None of the 6,557 Americans identified by the U.S. Sentencing Commission as being eligible for presidential pardons have received them.
Troublingly, some three months following Biden’s pronouncement, the Justice Department’s website specifies, “The Application for Certificate of Pardon for Simple Possession of Marijuana is not yet available.”
SOURCE: The Hill
While this doesn’t mean that “nobody” benefited from Biden’s declarations. After all, he is the President of the United States As a response to him making these claims – 24 States have begun doing some criminal justice reparations and reforms.
However, from a Federal standpoint, nothing has happened. They don’t even have a form you can fill out to request the pardon. And this is what I was talking about in the beginning of this article.
How many times have we been given “promises” on the election trail, only to be left with the check and the feeling of a violated anus a few months after voting? How many times have your “candidates” let you down?
Political promises are as empty as a tumbleweed in a desert, yet the people continue to vote for their elected officials despite being defrauded time and time again. What is it that makes folks keep voting for the same old song and dance? Let’s explore.
It’s a well-known fact that the majority of folks don’t have a clue about politics. They’re too busy surviving in this world to take notice of what’s going on in the halls of power. This leaves them vulnerable to being swayed by the slickest snake-oil salesperson in a suit and tie.
But it’s not just ignorance that’s keeping the masses in line. The notion of self-governance can be a frightening prospect for some folks, especially in a world where everything is controlled and ordered by a higher power. It’s easier to play along and go along to get along, even if it means being oppressed and manipulated by the ruling class.
And then there’s the issue of limited choices. People feel like they’re stuck between a rock and a hard place, with no real options. They’re left with the belief that their vote won’t make much of a difference anyway, so why bother?
At least this is the general sentiment even though it seems that the whole world has some sort of “political opinion”. The fact of the matter is that the majority of the people are executing their political ideology on autopilot. They echo the soundbites of their favorite candidates and believe that they share the same value.
Why do politicians not give two hoots about the voters? It’s simple, really. We’re the product, and the giant corporations are the buyers. The politicians are merely salesmen, selling us to the highest bidder.
In this game of politics, the politicians are the pawns and the corporations are the puppet masters, pulling the strings behind the scenes. The politicians are there to do the bidding of their corporate overlords, to keep the masses pacified, and to maintain the status quo.
It’s a vicious cycle, one where the politicians are bought and paid for, and the voters are left out in the cold. The politicians don’t care about the voters because they have no reason to. They have their marching orders, and their only job is to carry them out.
The sad truth is that the political system is rigged, and the politicians are nothing more than well-dressed puppets, dancing to the tune of their corporate masters. The needs and desires of the ruling class take precedence over the welfare of the people, and the politicians are there to ensure that it stays that way.
This is why Biden made such a big deal, and the entire mainstream news media machine came simultaneously at his beckoning. But I knew, nothing was going to change. Rather, this is the same “bread and circus” tactics the Romans used when the people started getting annoyed at the ruling class riding their asses for too long.
Eventually, the pot pardons will be completed. However, don’t think for a moment that this is a priority. This was merely a pacifier for the masses.
It’s time to wake up and smell the coffee, folks. The politicians don’t care about us because they don’t have to. We’re nothing more than a commodity to be bought and sold, and the corporations are the ones calling the shots.
And while I know that you’re feeling quite low after that Truth Bomb, let me tell you how you escape this dismal fate.
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The individual holds all the power, it’s just a matter of realizing it. We’ve been told time and time again that our vote doesn’t matter, that the politicians do what they want anyway. But what we forget is that we hold the power of where to spend our money. The politicians do the bidding of the corporations, and the corporations are all about the bottom line. They want our money, and they’ll do whatever it takes to get it.
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The alternative economy is a space where people can trade goods and services with one another, without the interference of big corporations or government. It’s a place where the people can take control of their own economy, and create a society that truly reflects their values and beliefs. This is the key to true economic democracy, where the people are in charge, not the corporations or the government.
In this new economy, people are free to trade what they have with one another, without having to worry about the middle man. They can buy and sell goods and services directly, and the profits stay in the community, instead of being siphoned off by corporations. This is a model that has worked for centuries, and it’s time to bring it back.
The bottom line is, the individual holds all the power, and it’s time to start using it. We have the power to create an economy that truly reflects our values and beliefs, and it’s time to start doing it. By choosing where to spend our money, we have the power to change the world, and create a better future for ourselves and our children. With the rise of AI, we could be looking at a new way of doing things, a way for the “little guy” to compete with the Mega Monster Corps….but it take you and me and how we spend our money to make that happen.
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