Five myths that, once debunked, will transform our world:
Don’t remind the world that it is sick and troubled. Remind it that it is beautiful and free. — Mooji
#1 | We need a War on “Drugs” — If public safety was truly the underlying motive here, cigarettes, alcohol and opioids would be made illegal tomorrow. These are the three most deadly drugs in our country. Instead, the War on “Drugs” began as a way to control groups that the government felt to be dangerous (hippies and blacks) as admitted by a top Nixon aid.
By criminalizing drugs as harmless as marijuana (0 deaths in 2015), the Nixon administration was able to disrupt these two opposing voices. There is no logical rational, outside of population control, for throwing people in prison for marijuana or mushrooms, as large public liquor and pharmaceutical companies sell their harmful products to addicts lawfully.
Our societal definition of “drugs” is hazy at best. It’s dangerous to group anything so broadly. Fortunately, we are starting to relearn what ancient civilizations have know for thousands of years. We have been given some amazing tools to explore and evolve our own consciousness safely.
| The world is increasingly dangerous — Despite what the Trump administration and mass media would have you believe, we are living in the most peaceful time in history. Given all the sensational 24-hour news coverage and Barnum and Bailey style politicians, this can be hard to believe. But, the reality is virtually every form of violent crime/death is significantly lower than in any period of prior history.
Yes, the world is becoming less dangerous not more. But fear is the greatest propaganda tool that governments use. The more violence people see, the more we approve of increased military spend or a reduction in our personal privacy and the more we seek dependence on government.