All is not quite lost
Whatever it is, I have two teeny-tiny more-or-less positive things to toss into the vat of recent bad news. One is Hemp hand lotion, a product I have found at two different Wal-Marts in two different states last weekend. The stores also had some Hemp hair products on the shelves as well.
From the back label: "Malibu Hemp Hand Protector is a premium hand skin care lotion with lavish amounts of THC-Free Virgin Hemp Seed Oil to cultivate your hands with essential hydration."
OK, I admit it's a small triumph, but it felt good to walk into Wal-Mart and buy something with a list of ingredients that includes "Hemp seed (cannabis sativa)." All is not quite lost.
My other little triumph, and I admit it's even smaller than the first one, is that to the best of my knowledge there has not yet been a general roundup and arrest of people who have publicly declared that we are fast moving toward, if not actually living in, a fascistic totalitarian state. In other words, freedom of speech is not completely dead yet. I can still call people like George W. Bush and Edward Kennedy, for example, tyrants and traitors to the principles America was founded on, without being carted off to political prison.
Hey, I'm trying to be positive here - howcome you're still looking so glum? Just because they've pretty much finished repealing the Constitution and moved on to repealing the Magna Carta - why the long face? Freedom is still a flicker of light in the darkness, even this overcast night with an eclipse of the moon that we're living in.