Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!! Now that spring is almost here and March moves into view, many will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Some do so simply by wearing green, drinking green beer, and attending or participating in parades and celebrations of merriment in ode to St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Irish pubs are busiest on March 17th, many having a day/hour clock counting down to the day of celebration.
But there is more. Question, has a Leprechaun visited you lately?!?! Leprechauns are more than St. Patrick’s Day in Irish folklore. Indeed, Leprechauns are tricksters that cannot be trusted, and as legend says they hoard gold. However, the Leprechaun is intended as a morality tale figure to warn against greed and the folly of trying to get rich quick.
For instance, those who take payment of money by force in order to force you to ask permission to grow a plant in your home, ingest medicine, work a trade, build a home, drive the roads, or in many cases simply collect rain water. These are the modern day Leprechauns that are real and not a tale. The tricksters who you cannot trust are those who force you to pay their way in life and force you to beg them for their permission for you to live.
Last month I wrote a poem. But, since it is now the month for St. Patrick’s Day and the limerick is associated with Ireland, I’ll write a limerick to honor the occasion as follows:
I once knew a man with limited sight.
Refusing to see wrong from right.
Living off others who would vote for him to take.
Both refusing to acknowledge the reality of their fate.
I’ll name that which they refuse to see,
they are nothing more than bloody parasites.
In essence, it is limited sight which those who believe it “right” to force others to provide for them, and then obtain the sanction of their victims by encouraging their victims to live in the same way. Unfortunately, both seal their own fate by doing this. Their fate being the suffering from Parasitic Anthropophagy Syndrome (“PASY”). Living as parasites and devouring their own basic freedoms in the process.
The legends of the Leprechaun stand as an example of real life tricksters who cannot be trusted. The Leprechaun in his greed tricks others out of their gold and lives his life guarding that gold, rather than seeking the resulting self-esteem and happiness of earning that gold by mutual trade without force. He does this at the price of never finding that happiness. The modern day parasites share this fate. Taking from others can never lead to true happiness, or real self-esteem. It merely results in a denial of the reality of their life, and the resulting hatred of those who do earn their own way by mutual trade without the use of force.
In the context of the fight for the freedom, whether it be to use marijuana, or any other freedom, it is the same parasites taking from you, and then forcing you to stand prostrated before them begging for limited permission to live your life. The questions for each of us then become as follows: Will you as a citizen fall into the trap they set to make you become a parasite in that they may continue to live as a parasite, so that they may force you to beg their permission to exist as a servant to their desires?
Have you seen your Leprechaun? Are you willing to allow those parasites to continue to take your trinkets? Put another way, do you wish to live as a human being, earning your own life and happiness, or as a parasite, begging to have someone take from others for your benefit, while you stand on your knees in hatred and pain begging for the leftover crumbs of that which they took in your name. The answer to these questions will determine one of two courses for you. You will either vote for the complete decriminalization of the use of marijuana for those over the age of 21. Or, you will vote for some legislative scheme that allows parasitism to continue, becoming a parasite by default, continuing to beg for crumbs and permission to exist as their servant. Essentially, is it happiness, or hatred and pain that you seek?
Will we as a people continue to seek to take the lucky charms of others? It need not be so. So long as we can vote, we can vote to end the theft of ‘me lucky charms’. I know I’ll be thinking of these things while I celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year. And yes, I’ll probably be drinking some green beer too.
Stay strong, stay worthy, proudly wear your green this St. Patty’s Day. Till next month, keep rolling on.
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