Thursday, June 1

this is illegal

I have a few poppies blooming and I hope National Security, the FBI or any other freaking agencies will see it, send a chopper, take additional photographs for evidence, bust and search my home, then destroy my three plants.
Did you know that the current uprising in Afghanistan against the US occupation is just a drop in the bucket in the time frame of the next two decades? But what you might really have forgotten, is that Afghanistan is again the front supplier of opiates on the world marked, in particular to the US.
So we are being doped on one hand and then try to export democracy on the other.
How can a bunch of dope-heads bring democracy to anything if they are so fucking high that they don't even know what they are talking about?!
There is a word called "Schadenfreude" in the German tounge. It sort of translates into "Laughing my ass off about someone else's unnecessary collateral damage".
Well, I have Schadenfreude right now about the moaning and groaning of the fatal propulsions of the US attempt to be an empire in a world that needs no empires anymore.
In the mean time, poppies are illegal in the US.
But we love to import the sap.
(of course I cheated a bit for arguments sake; my poppies are totally legal. It is Papaver sonniferum you are not supposed to grow in the US. Mine are not of that kind, or so I believe ...)

12 comments:

Meander said...

really? i had no idea. these poppies are beautiful...they remind me of the scene in the wizard of oz where they all go to sleep.

mmmm...poppies...Zzzzzz

Gary said...

Post a photo of you slicing the pods open and collecting the resin - then they'll be at your door. Then again... they might send some marines to liberate you Zee!

Zee said...

ahh, didn't know that you do it that way Gary - slicing the pods before they bloom.
But it doesn't matter 'cause I care for the color not the sap!
Yes Meander, they are beautiful and fragile - a joy for just a few days.

Granny said...

All poppies?

They are our state flower.

Haider Droubi said...

nice article,,regardless of the political issue in it ..i would like to write about the myth behind those blood-red poppies that appear in the wild vallys every spring in the levant -syria.jordan lebanon and palestine..
we call them in arabic (shakaek al-noman) whicm means(the sisters of Noman)..noman is the arabic name of the old syrian god Adonis...he is the god of life,spring..they myth says that the godess of underworld and the godess of life (Ishtar)his mother..fought alot who shall keep adonise with him..cos he was the scent of life..so handsome and pure...till now the stuggle is there..thats why adonis spends winter in the underworld(death) then come back to life in spring ..so the color of those poppies are his boold coming back to life..every spring ..declaring that nature is alive again...this is related to all festivals..for all groups and religions ..spring festival..easter..and many others..

thx for letting me pass this info ...

Before Sunrise said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!! Hope you don't feel blah anymore...

I had no idea poppies were illegal in the US, why is that??

Zee said...

There are different kind of poppies "before sunrise", just like different apple trees. Only one of them is "the bad apple" and is illegal to grow.
... regardless the political issue, Haider???
Anyhow, I very much liked your comment. I was never aware that the poppy flower was linked to Adonis. I always believed that Aphrodite compelled Myrrha (or Smyrna) to commit incest with Theias, her father, the king of Assyria to have Adonis come about, a Middle Eastern saga of Greek origin ...
Your version brings new light on this.

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LJ said...

Well, hell. Soon everything will be illegal and then we can all relax, can't we? We can stop growing anything in the yard and allow television to show us the permitted parts of the world. Oh. Right. That's already in progress.

The poppies are lovely. I'm glad you won't have to hit the most-wanted list to keep them.

Cynnie said...

Poppys are illegial ?
I have great memories of an old lady that lived a mile or so up the road having tons of those things..I loved popping the seed things open.

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Anonymous said...

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