Re: Drugs - what makes them do it?

From: Ralph Lewis (
Date: Tue Jan 11 2000 - 17:53:47 MST

You may want to check out a previous message,

Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2000 14:45:07 -0500
From: Matthew Gaylor <>
Subject: FDA Attacks Alternative Web Sites

Across the board from internet health sites, from interstate compounding
pharmacies, to alternative treatments and soon to the regulation of vitamin
access government regulation is pending. This is a control issue and the
issue is will the average person have control of their own health care and body.

Clearly the US government view is that you will not. And this should be a
vital concern to extropians.

Best Ralph

At 07:05 PM 01/11/2000 -0500, you wrote:
>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).
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