Thursday, September 25, 2008

Manifesto


I've always firmly believed that an individual's neurochemistry is entirely their own business. You want to drink till you bleed? Go ahead. Spoke a couple of cones before bed? Be my guest. Huff butane? Go for your life!


The problem stems when you infringe on someone else's life because of this substance abuse. When the drunk driver crashes and kills the family of four. When the chromer goes into a butane-fuelled convulsive rage and stabs some poor kid at the mall. When the stoner... Ah, fuck, who am I kidding? pot's never gonna hurt anyone.


Every single death currently ascribed to drugs - excluding deliberate suicide - can be totally and one hundred percent blamed on the government, and the War on Drugs(tm).


Overdose! it happens because the shit you buy on the streets is impure! One dimebag is nowhere near as hot as the next! You can used to loading one third of a teaspoon into your rig each hit, but you try a new dealer, and one third of a teaspoon suddenly sends you reeling into a total spinefuck of opiate-induced cardiac arrest and respiratory distress.


Psychosis and mental problems! Caused by improper education and nobody reporting the FACTS. If we could STOP the scare-mongering and let people know HOW MUCH is too much, what's REALLY addictive, what ACTUALLY will fuck you up and not just ALL DRUGS ARE BAD MMMKAY. Because when you tell them that ALL drugs are bad, and they then find out "Hey, wait a minute. This one's okay. Maybe the others are all okay too?" they find up sucking dick for speed in a dingy back-alley and picking the meth sores off their face.


Oh yeah, meth sores and meth mouth. It's not caused by the meth. It's caused because tweakers spend their entire time chasing more meth and not, I dunno, eating some vegetables or showering now and then.


MAN SHOT IN DRUG ROBBERY. Speed fiend was gurning for his next fix. That's the DRUG'S fault, right? Fuck no. It's the government's fault for not providing adequate rehabilitation centres, proper welfare systems; insufficient education about the addiction potential and by forcing them to rely on dodgy street-corner hustlers instead of getting a prescription from the doctor for a week's worth of optically-pure speed for a fucking pittance. 


If I were in power, every drug would be legal but restricted. if you wanted it, you had to go to the doctor and pass a written and verbal examination to see whether or not you know what you're getting into and whether it will be safe and right for you.


Alcohol is legal. Cigarettes are legal. Two drugs that do nothing but rape your body in the most creatively vicious of ways. Two drugs responsible for more deaths, more suffering and more pain in history then EVERY other drug combined. And I'm fine with that. I'm happy for them to be legal. but if THEY'RE legal, then so should be everything ELSE. And if everything ELSE is illegal, then so should they!


Could we get some POSITIVE drug stories for once? It's always 'Today a young man on acid thought he was an orange and leapt off a balcony trying to escape the people he thought were trying to peel him". Why can't you just tell the truth? "Today, a young man on acid realised that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration and that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There's no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and you are the imagination of yourself."


I mean, seriously. In all my life, i have imbibed thousands of tabs, kilograms of pills, gallons of PCP, tonnes of peyote, fields of cannabis, trees of datura and an entire GALAXY of multicoloured uppers, downers, poppers whizzers, laughers screamers and EVERY variation on the phenethylamine or tryptamine structure currently known as psychoactive to mankind.


And I am YET to have a bad trip. I long for one. Am I just stronger then the rest of you? Fuck no. I'm fucking gorgeous, made of iron and dick and the smartest man in the world; but deep down I'm still human! For now, at least. People have bad trips because the government tells them they will have bad trips. Because their friends warn them about 'what to do in case of a bad trip'.


LSD is so ridiculously subjective, if you tell someone that they're going to have an AMAZING time, then they WILL. Because they're on LSD. You cannot overdose on LSD without multiple millions of dollars worth and a cast-iron stomach. you cannot get physically addicted to LSD. LSD does not stay in your spinal fluid forever. You cannot drug test for LSD.


Seriously. Take some acid. This is the bare-knuckle face-burning FACT right here. I am kicking open your skull and jacking off my poisoned fruit RIGHT into your brain.


TAKE.


SOME.


FUCKING.


ACID.


It will CHANGE YOUR LIFE forever and for the better.


You might not see it that way at first. you might be one of those one in fifty million people who has some kind of complex dopaminergic reaction and thinks they're a goat. but so what? it won't STAY that way. You come down off acid! You go to bed, have a cup of tea and a berocca, you're fine! Hooray!


but, as I always say.


if you don't regret taking acid afterwards, you're not doing it right.


otherwise you're just some guy looking at pretty colours.


Which is fine, really. If that's what you want? Go right ahead. but you're not getting as much out of it as you could be.


but please, DON'T go out and take forty tabs and get hit by a truck. Don't foam at the mouth and rattle the bars of your cage. 


Government is a dumb beast. A simple animal. if you scare an animal, it will either back down and run, or it will turn around and tear your face off.


Timothy leary scared society. Leary was a fool. Drunk with 'celebrity-hood' and his own ego, he became a media clown-and was arguably the single most damaging actor involved in the destruction of the evanescent social movement of the '60's. Tim, with his very public exhortations to the kids to 'tune in, turn on and drop out,' is the inspiration for all the current draconian US drug laws against psychedelics. He would not listen to any of us when we asked him to please cool it, he loved the lime-light and relished his notoriety.


Leary made bastards, criminals and dogs of us all. All those pathetically eager acid freaks who thought they could buy Peace and Understanding for three bucks a hit. he took them and he turned them into the ENEMY OF THE STATE. But their loss and failure is ours, too. What Leary took down with him was the central illusion of a whole life-style that he helped to create...a generation of permanent cripples, failed seekers, who never understood the essential old mystic fallacy of the Acid Culture: the desperate assumption that somebody-or at least some force-is tending the Light at the end of the tunnel.


Albert Hofmann, discoverer of LSD and one of my all-time heroes, called LSD "medicine for the soul" and was frustrated by the worldwide prohibition that has pushed it underground. "It was used very successfully for 10 years in psychoanalysis," he said, adding that the drug was hijacked by the youth movement of the 1960s and then unfairly demonized by the establishment that the movement opposed. 


In December 2007, Swiss medical authorities permitted a psychotherapist to perform psychotherapeutic experiments with patients who suffer from terminal stage cancer and other deadly diseases. Although not yet started, these experiments will represent the first study of the therapeutic effects of LSD on humans in 35 years, as other studies have focused on the drug's effects on consciousness and body. Hofmann supported the study, and continued to believe in the therapeutic benefits of LSD. 


The same is happening with ecstasy.


A small number of therapists, including Leo Zeff, George Greer, Joseph Downing, and Philip Wolfson, used MDMA in their practices until it was made illegal. George Greer synthesized MDMA in the lab of Alexander Shulgin and administered it to about 80 of his clients over the course of the remaining years preceding MDMA's Schedule I placement in 1985. In a published summary of the effects, the authors reported patients felt improved in various, mild psychiatric disorders and other personal benefits, especially improved intimate communication with their significant others. 


In a subsequent publication on the treatment method, the authors reported that one patient with severe pain from terminal cancer experienced lasting pain relief and improved quality of life. However, few of the results in this early MDMA psychotherapy were measured using methods considered reliable or convincing in scientific practice. For example, the questionnaires used might not have been sensitive to negative changes and it is not known to what extent similar patients might improve from chance or from psychotherapy.


The therapeutic potential of MDMA is currently being tested in several ongoing studies, some sponsored by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. Studies in the US and other countries are evaluating the efficacy of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for treating those diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or anxiety related to cancer. In a newspaper interview, the researchers from the South Carolina PTSD study report tendencies for some participants to have reduced disease severity after MDMA psychotherapy. However, these reports focus on individual participants. Statistical results from the entire study will need to be published and, ultimately, results will need to be confirmed in studies by other scientists to demonstrate the efficacy of MDMA as a psychotherapeutic agent.


But there are kids out there who want to dance and have a good time. Please do! I want you to enjoy yourselves! Because my friends all dance; and if you don't dance, then you're no friend of mine. but if you want to be the hard man, the tough guy. if you want to take twenty three dexies and eight superspun quad-stacked hard rolls and get absolutely fucking munted and scull a bottle of vodka and get in a FIGHT... Go the fuck home.


MDMA is easy to make. Almost as easy as speed. So when organised crime - The bikies, the gangs, the triads - see five hundred people in a warehouse who will pay $50 for a little chunk of pure profit, THEY WANT IN. And they go in. They learn the process of manufacturing MDMA. Then they cut corner. Cheapen it, shortcut. They wind up with MDMA, but it's dirty. it's gakked. it's got little side chains, it's been poorly cleaned. Then they grab whatever else they have on hand, talc, speed, ketamine - And they rock it up in the press and stamp out these little multicoloured bastards. An ecstasy lab is basically a license to print money.


The government is working to stamp out organised crime. Good on them. it's what they should be doing. But Ecstasy is seen as directly stemming FROM organised crime. So every time you kids buy pills, you feed the war machine. You feed the hate gangs and the race crimes. You give the government an excuse to stamp on you, because you're HELPING THE ENEMY.


Finally, we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.


Finally, we are waking. People are listening to sense. People are asking the right questions. People like MAPS, and Tribe Earth, and Global Shamanism Forum.


Learn to make your own. it's not hard. Read a high-school chemistry textbook and get some information from those in the know. use your head, and pretty soon we'll have a revolution on our hands - Something unstoppable, a force to be reckoned with. Clean MDMA, a dollar a gram, on every street corner. Peace, love, unity and respect. For everyone. Now and forever.