This sermon is made in honor of the holy sacrament of 4/20. In the Torah, God said in the context of creating the world for man, “See, I give you every seed-bearing plant that is upon all the earth, and every tree that has seed-bearing fruit; they shall be yours for food.” Genesis 1:29. When God created this holy proclamation to humanity, he was, of course, aware that he had given humanity cannabis, psilocybin, opiates, alcohol, and other plants or plant-derived substances that would change the human consciousness from its default state. Humanity acted on this guideline for nearly all human civilizations, with nearly every culture, empire, and leader taking mind-altering plants given to humanity by God for our use. For example, Marcus Aurelius, a Roman Emperor used opium. Additionally, in ancient Egypt, cannabis was used for medicinal, religious, and cultural purposes. Furthermore, Psilocybin was used by the Aztecs, who referred to it as teonanacatl, meaning “God’s flesh,” and it was used in religious and healing rituals. 

However, in the modern era, the government instituted its unholy War on Drugs. This War is against the divine decrees of God and humanity’s historical use of substances. The origin of this War on Drugs primarily began in America with the institution of racist drug laws. The first anti-opium laws in America were made to target the Chinese. The first anti-cannabis laws were meant to target Mexicans. Finally, according to one of Nixon’s top advisors, the War on Drugs was meant to “target blacks and hippies.” Since they were the Administration’s primary political enemies and disproportionately used psychedelics, cannabis, and/or opiates. 

For better or worse, these laws are still on the books because the government is at war with everyone. The government believes that it knows better than God and your god-given conscience what you should do with your body and how to shape your consciousness using these plants. More importantly, the government feeds on humanity’s disconnection from the divine, and it outlaws anything that would facilitate easier communication with the creator of the universe. Indeed, changing your consciousness from its default state is one of the easiest ways to bring you in direct contact with the creator of the universe and foster these deep spiritual connections. This is something the modern-day state cannot allow to happen. The government seeks to have a monopoly on purpose and to have everyone devote their religious and moral energy towards the government rather than towards other human beings and God. 

The internet and Bitcoin have actively fought the government from establishing this monopoly and have fought the unholy War on Drugs head-on. In 2011, Ross Ulbricht established the Silk Road, an online market on the dark web that allowed for the buying and selling of god-given substances using Bitcoin. In a dark era of the tyrannical War on Drugs, the Silk Road shined as a beacon for those who wished to break free from the government-imposed shackles on their consciousness. Because of the Silk Road, there were fewer government-imposed barriers to accessing these substances, less violence from drug deals, and the money used was not USD, (the very money used to fund the Drug War in the first place).  In other words, the Silk Road was a holy creation using holy money to fight against the satanic forces of human control and slavery in the world.  Ulbricht was sentenced to a double life in prison plus a 40-year sentence for fighting on the good side of this Holy War. Fitting for someone who committed treason against the Empire’s greatest sins. The Empire wanted to set an example to ensure that no one rebelled against it in this particular way. However, Bitcoin and the internet are uncensorable technologies that operate without the permission of the Empire. The dark web still brings plants to humanity in a more open, peaceful, and permissionless manner than the street drug market. It also still utilizes Bitcoin and incorporates privacy cryptocurrencies like Monero. So, this 4/20, as you engage in your holy sacraments, do not forget the role that Bitcoin has played in this unholy war instituted by the American Empire. If we use cryptocurrency to end the U.S. government’s stranglehold on our money, the Empire does not stand a chance against our power.

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