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Reflections on Genocide and the Sanctity of Life



We can no longer stand by silently and witness this horror.  "People are dying because of ignorance. They are dying because unremitting propaganda is denying them essential safety information. They are dying because legislators and the media are censoring the science, and are ruthlessly pushing an ideological agenda instead. They are dying because the first casualty of war is truth, and the war on drugs is no different.”― Dominic Milton Trott


There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.”
~ Howard Zinn

The youtube clip is from a soundtrack from a movie about Bosnia. This hauntingly beautiful melody accompanying the horrific psychopathic systematic slaughter of innocent people brought tears to my eyes. I thought of the never ending Drug War and how genocide takes many forms. I have witnessed this moralistic systematic cultural cleansing for 53 years and each day I continue to experience the suffering of those afflicted and grieve for those who have died. They died because the psychic pain they experienced eclipsed life’s sanctity. They died with their eyes closed.

Abraham Lincoln in 1840 said " Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance. It is a species of intemperance within itself, for it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation, and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A Prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded." It has been 179 years since those prophetic words were spoken.

Today, we stand at the crossroads of transformation and apathy. Transformation requires vision, passion, courage, commitment and endurance to succeed. Find your Voice. Use your Voice. Carpe Diem! Too many are dying. Life's journey is too short, too beautiful and too precious. Let this be the last generation to allow morality to supersede mortality.

"I decided to devote my life to telling the story because I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead. and anyone who does not remember betrays them again."
~ Elie Wiesel