space hippie loves you maaan!
Canadian rock band, Nickleback have long become the butt of everyone’s jokes. One quick search of the internet and
you’ll find dozens of memes like “Friends don’t let friends listen to Nickleback.” “What’s 45 cents? a Fifty Cent concert
There’s many theories why that is: Creed broke up, they’re Canadian, etc. but now their infamy
has reached new levels. Two 20 something’s were detained by the police in Idaho after they were overhead at a gas station discussing the band.
The cops thought they said “nicklebag” as in a $5 amount of marijuana which is now perfectly legal just across the state line in Washington but apparently
still a heinous crime in Idaho but the two swear they said “Nickleback” in reference to the music blasting out of a passing car. Certainly a far worse crime in
some hipper regions of the country but still technically not illegal. They cops let them go. Luckily they had videotaped the incident and now the bumbling
cops look like fools and the bullies that they are. Good thing the two weren’t discussing Matchbox 20.
The Pope Smokes Dope is a catchy number by David Peel and the Lower Eastside. Peel was befriended by John Lennon in the early seventies
when he was playing with his ragtag hippie band in New York’s Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village. This led to Lennon producing
The Pope Smokes Dope album which was later banned in many countries and now is sought after by collectors worldwide.
Now the actual Pope, the dude in the Vatican that wears the funny looking hat, Pope Francis, does not smoke dope. While he’s been very
progressive in his views on many social issues, like the rights of Gays, the role of women in the clergy, etc. he’s completely against the
legalization of marijuana. Recently as a speaker at the International Drug Enforcement Conference in Rome, he said he was opposed
to the legalization of drugs—including marijuana saying “with evil there can be no yielding or compromise.”
That’s when I thought, why was I taking this guy serious in the first place? I mean if all the fucking pedophile priests would smoke a joint and
get laid once in awhile, maybe they wouldn’t want to fuck little boys in the ass. Jesus H. Christ, who the does the Pope think made pot anyway?
It says in the Bible, ” Jah made the herb for man ” I’m paraphrasing here but that’s the gist. Plus there’s plenty if historical evidence that
marijuana was used in the early traditions of the Church. In Exodus, Moses and his priests used holy ointment and burned “incense”, made
from kaneh-bosm, i.e. cannabis in a portable ‘tent of meeting’, the famous Tent of the Tabernacle. They were swinging big scepters of it in
Solomon’s Temple. ( I guess this was before the invention of the bong, that came later) but I digress. How it later came to be demonized by
virtually all of Christianity, ( but not all: Rastafarians, Zion Coptics, Unitarians ) is mystifying.