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[–]i_cansmellthat 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (5 children)

I remember from late elementary school how psychedelics were introduced to us and demonized. Even in high school, I thought they would cause me to lose my mind and jump off a building. Authority really wants us to be television watching consumer zombies.

[–]magnora7[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

Yeah I remember the D.A.R.E. program teaching me that weed the same as meth. I rejected friends because I bought in to that narrative, like a dummy

[–]i_cansmellthat 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

As did I.

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Fuck us for trusting the people who are supposed to protect us, right?

That was a lesson I won't soon forget. One of the many straws that broke the camel's back regarding my trust of my "authorities"

[–][deleted] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Ahhh yes... just say no" and D.A.R.E..... subfailures of the greater epic fail of the war on drugs.

[–]dowodnum 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

“Always that same LSD story, you've all seen it. 'Young man on acid, thought he could fly, jumped out of a building. What a tragedy.' What a dick! Fuck him, he’s an idiot. If he thought he could fly, why didn’t he take off on the ground first? Check it out. You don’t see ducks lined up to catch elevators to fly south—they fly from the ground, ya moron, quit ruining it for everybody. He’s a moron, he’s dead—good, we lost a moron, fuckin’ celebrate. Wow, I just felt the world get lighter. We lost a moron! I don’t mean to sound cold, or cruel, or vicious, but I am, so that’s the way it comes out. Professional help is being sought. How about a positive LSD story? Wouldn't that be news-worthy, just the once? To base your decision on information rather than scare tactics and superstition and lies? I think it would be news-worthy. 'Today, a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration. That we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There is no such thing as death, life is only a dream and we're the imagination of ourselves' . . . 'Here's Tom with the weather.”

― Bill Hicks