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A Cannabis Cafe
Since there is a high probability that this is the first time you have clicked your way into this exact sector of Big Bong Cyber Space, it might be a good idea to bring you up to speed, you knowww, kind of fill you in on a couple of bits of the background stuff Part 1 - the background stuff Part 2.
Since Politics is not unlike chess and since this is real life, a real Government, with real laws, real police, real prisons and real prohibition that is at issue, the only part of the strategy that was known "Up Front" about the Big Bong Burger Bar Cannabis Cafe Demonstration that was to be conducted in the first week of spring in the N.S.W Governments backyard was the reality of the Big Bong Mobile web casting unit and the intention to transport it to Sydney.
Since strategically speaking, the 2002 Nimbin Mardi Grass experience was OVER WHELMINGLY POSITIVE, the Big Bong Mobile would have been, if I may say so, a most awwwsome mechanism to crank up in the N.S.W. Governments backyard, indeed, from a strategy point of view, the Big Bong Mobile represents a priceless asset of incalculable value.
Powwwering Up the Big Bong mobile web casting unit;
It is no small task to transport over 1 ton of highly illegal machinery and cannabis 2,000 kilometers over public roads, however, when the Government are intent on going against global trends and enacting legislation specifically aimed at preventing cannabis cafes, a strategy had to be found that would vividly demonstrate the error of their intentions.
Upfront, I 'hypothesized' that since the Government were about to go to all the trouble to open up the law books in order to STOP cannabis cafes that it might be possible - in that ever so brief moment when the Governments focus is just on cannabis cafes and nothing else - to present them with Billion$ of Rea$on$ why they should change the law to "Start Cannabis Cafes". [WEBMASTERS NOTE: Billion$ of Rea$on$ refers to the POTential of the Big Bong Burger Bar Cannabis Catering Concept, POTential which is somewhere in the region of MacDonalds, multiplied by Disney plus Intel.]
Upfront, I further hypothesized that "Stop or Go", the Governments Backyard would be the perfect venue for either an 'Act of Compliance or Act of Defiance,' after all, in a democracy, the first thing a citizen need do when the Governments makes a new law is to test that new law in the courts and the sooner that happens the better. At the moment, pleading guilty to running a cannabis cafe in N.S.W is worth somewhere between 12 and 18 months good behavior bond and a fine of between $100 and $250.
Upfront, I hyper-hypothesized that if the Carr Government announced that it was ALL SYSTEMS GO for Cannabis Cafes and the relegalize of "Just cannabis" then I would be on the starting line hard loaded with everything needed to jump start the Big Bong Burger Bar Cannabis Catering Concept in the most beautiful city on earth, starting with a 'location scouting tour' in the Big Bong Mobile....
Upfront, and after years of campaigning for Just Cannabis Law Reform, I was really looking forward to materializing the Big Bong mobile webcasting unit in the Domain [WEBMASTERS NOTE: The Domain is Sydneys historical political soap box forum] and demonstrating the POTential of the Big Bong Burger Bar Cannabis Catering Concept - peace cookies were to be handed out for free, Big Bong Bush Bud was to be burnt in the Big Bong attached to the roof of the mobile and the onboard computer banks of the Big Bong mobile were all set to capture what would have been the biggest smoking demonstration since the last time the Big Bong Mobile lit up outside the H.E.M.P Bar.
If, in reality, you were in the backyard of Government House, in the Domain, on Wednesday the 4th of September 2002 you would NOT have seen the ULTRA YELLOW Big Bong Mobile Webcasting Unit nor any evidence of anyone in anyway connected to Big Bong or the ACLRM.
Yep, after months of ramp up work >> NIL, ZIP, NADA, NOTHING HAPPENED. NOTHING - NOTHING - NOTHING - NO THING AT ALL.
In reality, I did nothing at all, there was NO Big Bong Burger Bar Cannabis Cafe Demonstration conducted in the first week of spring in the N.S.W Governments backyard entirely because I decided to do exactly what the Carr Government have always done and are going to do about genuine Cannabis Law Reform before the next election and that is absolutely nothing.
There were, of course, other factors in my decision not to conduct a Big Bong Burger Bar Cannabis Cafe Demonstration in the first week of spring in the N.S.W Governments backyard.
Upfront, during the ramp up, and based on direct experience / data gathered on multiple cannabis law reform actions, I was forced to factor in the possibility that even if I got the Big Bong Mobile all the way to the N.S.W Governments Backyard there was a very high chance that I would not be able to get power and phone connections.
Upfront, during the ramp up, and based on direct experience / data gathered on multiple cannabis law reform actions, I had to factor that no power and no phone would mean no Big Bong Mobile Cannabis Cafe Demonstration web show and the expenditure of dollars that I simply do not have.'
Upfront, during the ramp up, and based on direct experience / data gathered on multiple cannabis law reform actions, I knew that no online Big Bong Cannabis Cafe Demonstration web show would mean that any off line reality appearance by the Big Bong Mobile would be like a zen tree falling.
Upfront, before and during the ramp up, and entirely based on direct experience / data gathered the hard way on multiple cannabis law reform actions in a chaotic reality, I decided that the strategy with the highest POTential for success was to make it look "UPFRONT" like I was going to take the Big Bong Mobile to Sydney when "in reality" I was going leave the Big Bong Mobile at HeadQuarters and do a 'static webshow' of the construction of a (cardboard and canvas) Big Bong Burger Bar from inside the peacebus.
The Implementation sequence was to wait until the peacebus had established a beach head in the Domain and completed it's "Save Endearing and Endangered Species Mission" and then the peacebus - just like pirate ships of old- was to unfurl the green leafed flag of "Just Cannabis Law Reform" and demonstrate the POTential of the Big Bong Burger Bar Cannabis Catering Concept to every politician and passer by.
Thus, the pivotal factor of the strategy with the highest POTential for success of reaching out to the N.S.W Government depended on the peacebus establishing a beach head in the Domain and the peacebus never landed, it was crashed out of contention enroute.
So, now you know most of the factors that influenced my decision to do nothing, nothing in Sydney that is......
One of the first things I thought to my self as I surveyed the wrecked peacebus was relief that the Big Bong Mobile was not being towed by the peacebus when it got shunted by the truck. My second thought was not unlike my first thought, as it was the realization that the Big Bong Mobile and it's irreplaceable array of computers was not only safe and sound, but it was totally capable of webcasting a cannabis cafe demonstration.
Next I remembered that I was on a 'surprise attack mission', nothing 'concrete' had been released to the web or the media about the manifestation of a cardboard and canvas Big Bong Burger Bar Cannabis Cafe in the N.S.W Governments backyard, I realized that making it look like I was doing nothing could be a strategy worth pursuing, doing nothing for rest of the September Section of the '02 Spring Campaign, nothing in the N.S.W Governments backyard that is.......
Point being that the prime factor for going to Sydney was demonstrate the viability of the Big Bong Burger Bar Cannabis Catering Concept, a demonstration that could just as easily be made here at Big Bong Head Quarters, and thus....
It's time to fire up your java engines and set some time aside to watch the flight path of the Final BBBBomb of the September Section of the '02 Spring Campaign....
what you can expect to see between 4:20 PM Sunday 29th September and 4:20 Pm Monday the 30th September 2002;
WEBMASTERS NOTE: This is where the 'textual description' will be episodically uploaded as the Big Bong Burger Bar Cannabis Cafe Demonstration proceeds... Metaphorically, and for the purposes of the illusion ahead of us, I will be attempting to simulate actual 'side of the road' conditions, in as much as this is a set up from scratch type Demonstration with REAL I.S.P drop outs / disconnections and REAL Hardware and software glitches - so if the web cam isn't refreshing there is prolly a chance I have been doinked in some wwway or another, so stay cool knowing that the live webcam will be back on line as soon as humanly and electronically possible....
Textual Description, Episode # 1
Unlike all previous Big Bong webcasts, this one got away on time and ran virtually unimpeded and according to plan until sundown, at which time construction of the cyber set stopped and the webcam shut down. Not that much was planned for this initial session besides some responsible - if somewhat blatant- cannabis consumption, mostly because too much construction of the cyber set could end up being a waste of time and effort because this afternoon, the weather forecast changed from possible showers to scattered showers and isolated thunder storms, thus there is a very high probability that this outdoor webshow is really going to bomb and be cancelled. Which basically means that 'until the sun comes up' >> your guess is as good as mine as to whether the webcast will continue....
Textual Description, Episode # 2
8:40 AM-4:20 PM Monday
It rained on and off for most of the night and 'overnight' the forecast has been changed to Cloudy periods with isolated showers, chiefly afternoon. Cool to mild day. Thus it would seem that it is ALL SYSTEMS GO for a Big Bong Burger Bar Cannabis Cafe Demonstration in my own backyard!
I suppose the main question you might be asking yourself is; So how is a Big Bong Burger Bar Cannabis Cafe Demonstration in my backyard going to achieve anything in the mainstream reality of New South Wales Politics?
In the short term the answer is definitely nothing, which would only be par for the course, I mean, you gotta admit there has been a whole lot of nothing going on thus far, however, in the long term, the answer is worth a couple of paragraphs.
Firstly, this web page is not being erased the instant the action is over nor is the Big Bong Mobile being dismantled, unlike a newspaper article that is wrapping fish the next day or a television news item that is gone the instant you see it, this web page has an active life far longer than any 'mainstream media covered reality action', indeed the words on this web page will definitely still be floating @round in cyber space long after the the Carr Government has been consigned to the dust bin of history, despite the fact that nothing real actually happened in anyone's back yard.
Secondly, this web page is highly accessible. Big Bong Cyber Space has long been a favorite destination for search engine indexing robots and this page is specifically written to target keywords [like Sydney N.S.W Carr Government] so as to enhance the number of cyber citizens who are likely to find their way to this Cannabis Cafe Demonstration randomly.
Thirdly, this is more a demonstration that the Big Bong Mobile is capable of webcasting a Cannabis Cafe than a demonstration of it's 'reality' Cannabis Cafe $ales POTential, if all I wanted to do was sell cannabis, I would park the Big Bong Mobile in the main street of Nimbin.( Last time I parked the Big Bong Mobile in Nimbin nearly everyone who walked past asked if I was selling pot yet and/or how soon would I be opening a Big Bong Burger Bar 'near them'.)
Fourthly, I needed to demonstrate to 'everyone and anyone' that 'my technology and I' are ready and willing and able to make either an act of compliance or an act of defiance - on the oft chance that the Carr Government ever get around to actually introducing their anti-cannabis cafe legislation that is.
And 420-ingly, I needed to make sure that the Big Bong Mobile was ready to roll into action instantly- it had been sitting under a sheet of black plastic since May - so now, having just put the mechanism through it's paces so to speak, I can relax in the knowledge that the Big Bong Mobile Web Casting Unit is ready to fire up at the next opportunity that presents it's self.