Sunday, March 8, 2009

transhuman/datastream.hallucinations __LOTEK//interfearence

  • The drug hit him like an express train, a white-hot column of light mounting his spine from the region of his prostate, illuminating the sutures of his skull with x-rays of short-circuited sexual energy. His teeth sang in their individual sockets like tuning forks, each one pitch-perfect and clear as ethanol. His bones, beneath the hazy envelope of flesh, were chromed and polished, the joints lubricated with a film of silicone. Sandstorms raged across the scoured floor of his skull, generating waves of high thin static that broke behind his eyes, spheres of purest crystal, expanding...The anger was expanding, relentless, exponential, riding out behind the betaphenethylamine rush like a carrier wave, a seismic fluid, rich and corrosive.
We live in a world of war.

Wars on terror, oil wars, wars of attrition and ebay bidding wars.

war is human.
war is undying.

the will of many to stand for one ideal - To lay down flesh, bone, life and steel.

There are the wars you see on television every day. The war in Iraq. Gang wars.

and then there are the secret wars. Wars hidden in other wars - The War on Drugs; idealised to stop criminal profit, destroy organised crime, halt the flow of american money to afghani opium traders and their al quaeda handlers (or whicever particular facet you choose to embrace as the main, thrusting lance of the DEA)

The war on drugs is a front for the war on freedom.

The war on your brain.

You have the right to think what you want. To say what you want. You might not be able to do what you want to, but you can damn well think about it! So wherin, then, lies the crime of tinkering with ones own neurochemistry?

I am more then happy to allow the sale of powerful psychotropic substances by unlicensed individuals to be illegal - When did you ever go to a drug dealer, and the drug dealer said, "you know, you should come back tomorrow, this is not very pure." It doesn't happen. These chemicals are extremely powerful, and dangerous, and need to be handled responsibly. You are free to do whatever you want to your brain so long as you can stay in control of it and don't restrict, injure on contrain any other sentient individual.

As an interesting conjuecture; I realised what consitutes sentience the other day. What is the single factor of behaviour we as 'sentient' humans have that no other 'dumb' or 'primitive' base animal does?

Rational, sentient human beings are the only animal on this planet to put another animal in a cage, or ona leash, or into indentured servitude.

Your brain is your brain, control it and master it - But no others.

No human is innately born 'better' then another - We are all one conciousness, subjectively experiencing ourselves from a thousand different perspectives, a kind of gestalt crystal organ of inconceivable size and dimension. We precess at right angles to each other, perpetually forming new trajectories of view from which to experience this fractal morphology we resolve into three-dimensional images and jokingly call "Life".

All any drug amounts to is tweaking the incoming data. It does not make you evil. Takinga drug is not a crime.

Selling an impure drug should be a crime. Providing a drug to someone who is clearly incapable of maturely respecting and using such a chemical should be a crime.

This is legislation, already in place? Illegal moonshiners selling bootleg methanol-contaminated white lightning are prosecuted violently. The liquor store who supplies a minor with a six pack will face a hefty penalty if caught. During prohibition in america; over half the profits of domestic organised crime organisations came from illegal distilleries supplying dangerous, adultered spirits at uncontrolled cost and purity. Now, the alcohol trade is lucrative, government sponsored and responsible for a significant proportion of international trade, domestic tax revenue and booming entertainment and tourism industries.

Why is it so different, then, and why would it be so hard to implement government laboratories and factories to provide standardised, referenceable volumes and dosages of presently-illegal psychotropic substances, in a controllable manner? A clandestine ecstasy laboratory capable of outputting, say, 3000 pills a month would cost approximately $50,000 to set up and maybe a tenth that in chemical consumables every month. If Pfizer was subcontracted to produce MDMA in the form of pressed 120mg tabsules including glucose, dextrin and a microcrystalline binder (and probably some kind of professional taggant to identify the factory source); they could construct a facility capable of doing so and outputting hundreds of thousand of said tablets for a rough cost of less then seven cents per tablet - If each tablet is retailed at $10 each from approved, secured government contracted retailiers; no other organised crime group could possibly afford to manufacture in a) the same volume or b) for the same price. Nobody would be buying the more expensive, less effective, more dangerous pills that could get you killed, not when there were cheap, powerful, legal, clean and safe alternatives.

Now, clearly, such a facility woud first require intense research into the long-term health effects and ramifications of MDMA use. But then again, alcohol and tobacco, both of which have proven to be incredibly damaging in the long-term, are still being dustributed under a similar, government-regulated condition. The hypocrisy is deafening.

But then, that is to only examine such substances for recreational use. All any drug amounts to is tweaking the incoming data. You have to be incredibly self-centered or pathetic to be satisfied with simply tweaking the incoming data. They have the tremendous capacity for nootropis, mind expansion and cognitive enhancement - Not to mention their potential for use in psychotherapy and addiction studies.

There is always a point at which the terrorist ceases to manipulate the media gestalt. A point at which the violence may well escalate, but beyond which the terrorist has become symptomatic of the media gestalt itself. Terrorism as we ordinarily understand it is innately media-related. Remember that, the next time you say a "Not Even once' Ad campaign, or a newspaper article suggesting that a bin in which to throw illegal drug out would somehow encourage their use.

Free your mind, zombie. Wake up. Think about life. Do what you need to. Keep talking, keep moving. Never let the man keep you down. We are at war. We sing songs of peace and dance to love. And yet, we are treated with nothing but violence - Because no matter who you are, wthether you're a highschool stoner, an amphetamine-abusing biker gang member or a pharmacologist working in berekly developing novel catecholaminergic ligands in order to study better the working of the human mind... if you take drugs, you are a danger and a threat to society, and they will respond with all possible force. Free Casey. Free Mitnick. Free your mind.

1 comment:

Ange|- said...

Unfortunately, there's one more inconvenient truth;
the regulation pendulum swings the other way -
the governments of the world, would move to outlaw smoking and alcohol if they could do it quickly or efficiently as they can thwart a coke bagging operation in Equador.
They would choose to allow NO controlled substances of any kind; due to lobby commitee pressure.
The few governments which DO advocate freedom to consume alcohol and tabacco, you will find also support drug regulation, rather than prohibition, but of course, when i pick that group, i've already narrowed it down to just about only Canada and Amsterdam(not even all of Holland :()
which i absolutely agree is terrible, inhuman even.

Nonetheless, i'll print this at the front of the first "new psyentist" in a couple of weeks when the press is ready to go, because it's fantastic. Could you email me the referance for the quote at the start please, or confirm you wrote it.