The United States has helped an ally sweep a genocide under the rug for over 100 years. For the last few decades, that sentiment started to change in the US. Clinton, Bush 43, and Obama all promised to recognize the Armenian Genocide if elected. They were all elected and they all went back on their word.
I may not have been the biggest fan of Biden during the primaries. I wanted Warren, Bernie, or even Yang. But he keeps surprising me. Today, he kept his word and recognized the Armenian Genocide. If you don’t understand the significance of this moment, take a few minutes to read the paper I wrote about Falsifying historical memory back in 2012. We have been waiting too long for someone with Biden’s courage to make their way to the White House.
With about 50 hours left until the Presidential Election, I can’t help but be one of the people to weigh in. On Twitter and and Facebook, my focus has been on Amendment 64 here in Colorado–The amendment that will legalize and regulate Marijuana like Alcohol. Although I would like to weigh in on the Romney versus Obama fight, it seems almost irrelevant. At this point it’s like trying to debate gun rights or abortion–you’re not going to convince anyone. But, with Amendment 64, I think we can educate the public on the truth about Cannabis:
1. Marijuana accounts for zero death per year. Period.
2. Cannabis–the plant that bears THC–was originally made illegal because the timber industry saw it as a threat.
3. In countries where Marijuana has been legalized, the use of the drug by children has not increased.
4. Legalizing marijuana will be a massive blow to the drug cartels in Mexico–who currently are leading a disgusting war for control that is crippling the country.
5. This is my personal opinion: The government’s main job is to protect us from each other…not to protect us from ourselves.
That being said, I am uploading an old paper I wrote for my Master’s Program in History. This paper deals with the Armenian Genocide and how Turkey has covered it up in the century that has followed. I’m mainly uploading this for a friend to read, but it is well worth the time. If you do not know about the Armenian Genocide, give this a look.