Re: Drugs - what makes them do it?

From: chris abraham (
Date: Tue Jan 11 2000 - 17:05:18 MST


That sounded like radical boilerplate to me. I have nothing against
radicals or revolutionaries, but the below has been said not only a million
times but a million times better and is not only true but a) is preaching
to the choir -- because the language would alienate a moderate b) denies
that destruction that drugs commit daily even sans hang ups and buzzkill,

Anything that even tries to mirror: "Rise up and break the chains of
Oppression" coming out of anybody but an 18-year-old is going to responded
to with rolled eyes, a big yawn, and force fields up.

We really must brainstorm on a better way to convey the hackneyed 60's
boilerplate -- hath nothing been improved -- using "break the chains of
oppression" even if it is "unshackle your perception" is not going to relax
someone and it takes trust, relaxation, and slight of hand to pass a meme.
Expecially one as big as you want.


At 6:05 PM -0500 1/11/00, Ubergoo Enterprises wrote:
> Now, the "beauty" of the "War on Drugs" in the eyes of "The Man" is the
>increase in police powers. That is, ultimately, the essence of the "ruling
>class". The "War on Drugs" has tremendously increased the government's
>ability to not only CONTROL, but also to LOOT (asset seizure).

Chris Abraham <> Tel: +1 703 243-6622 x503
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