Makers and Takers, or the failures of capitalism – the marijuana edition


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I am still reeling from the elections a couple months back. Both from the bold move of voters in Colorado and Washington to legalize to marijuana, to the ignorant views of Romeny / Ryan- particularly their Ayn Rand styled nonsens of makers vs takers.

So I would urge them and their followers to closely watch what exactly happens in Washington and Colorado.

As it’s clear to anyone who has been watching the medical marijuana scene in the numerous states where it is legal.

If your paying attention- the marijuana industry is little different from the realities of Henry Ford vs Harry Furguson, Of aplles Wosniak vs Jobs… etc etc.

The TRUE makers. The people with the idea, with skills and knowledge to produce a new idea or a quality product, over overshadowed by the Takers- those able to play the game, morals be damned, and exploit both the makers and the consmers- and the governments in the process.

As the old saying goes- nice guys finish last.

And that is what we have seen so far in the medical marijuana industry, and will continue to see in the legal cannabis world. I think it was WC Fields who said “the secret to sucess is sincerity. Once you can fake that you’ve got it made”.

So we will see a lot of insecere people in suits making millions and billions. For themselves. For their investors. For the taxman.

While once again the actual growers, the breeders, will see their pay decrease.

After all- that’s the capitalist way. The actual makers, the people that actually do things in this country are to consumed in actually doing them. And so they rely on the takers. The men in suits. The days of the handshake deal are long gone- replaced by those that smile while lying to you. Giving you this while you pay for that.

Because that, really, is the story of america. Of capitalism. The people who can truly make a country thrive- regardless of the political system- are the ones most taken advantage of.

The real makers are the ones who will offeryou help when you’re down. Will give you a chance to prove yourself when no one else will. Who will be perfectly honest with you when your doing well or when you’re blowing it.

So as we have seen time and time again, industry after industry, we’ll see the worst of the worse rise to the top. While the real makers suffer struggling to rise to the middle.

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About drugsandotherthings

I am a criminal. Because I have used cannabis and psychedelics extensively. I have tried many other drugs, but never cared for the uppers, downers, or dissociatives. I love craft beer, and absinthe, but don't care much for alcohols effects- which quite frankly, are boring and dangerous. Science is my religion. I am in my 40's, and have travelled extensively. And often forced myself outside of my confort zone. I am employed, a respected member of my communtiy, an animal lover, an environmentalist, a political junkie, and the realities I have experienced continue to push me further to the left of the political spectrum.
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One Response to Makers and Takers, or the failures of capitalism – the marijuana edition

  1. iamforchange says:

    An interesting perspective you share in this post. Thank you for sharing it! I have a wait and see attitude and from my perspective the revenue spent fighting the drug war and the tax revenue from legalization could do much for the economy. Growing for personal use would drop the demand and should in turn lower the price. The current growers are by no means suffering from corporate greed and in fact are the consummate capitalists not the poor helping the poor. However I do agree it is the middle that pays the price regardless of who is growing and the legality or not. Pay to fight it or pay to support it. The whole thing is just silly! It grows how evil can it be?

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