Re: FW: G8 (a report from a friend who was there)

From: Miriam English (
Date: Tue Jul 24 2001 - 05:10:39 MDT

At 10:46 PM 23/07/2001 -0700, Samantha Atkins wrote:
>I have never seen people attack others
>from pot, mushrooms or other hallucinogens. They are all
>worthless as "battle drugs" as any child of the sixties knows
>full well. Now heroin is a horse of a different color.

Mike Lorrey wrote:
> > Similarly, the protest organizers pass around drugs to protesters that
> > are mood altering: pot with high THC and low CBD levels, mushrooms and
> > other hallucinogens. Use of these substances is well documented to be
> > effective as battle drugs (they were used against the British
> > successfully at a key battle against the Zulu in the 19th century,
> > wiping out a superior force with nothing but clubs and spears, and drug
> > crazed warriors). The use of these drugs helps to raise up the battle
> > fever among protesters.
> >
>Uh, uh. I don't think much pot is employed by Zulus and
>definitely not acid. They may have some kind of hallucinogen
>that is good for warfare but the one's commonly used in the west
>don't measure up at all.

Marihuana is hopeless as an attack drug.
Acid is worse -- more likely to have mass, freaked-out exodus.
Heroin is great to calm people down... not too good for getting 'em hyped
up for fight.
Speed is a possible agression drug... as is cocaine... but not reliable.

The only real war drug I know of is alcohol. It fairly consistently
produces aggressive reactions in people.

(Bear in mind that although I used to sample various drugs decades ago, I
have a dislike of all drugs now... and have disdained them all for more
than a decade -- with the exception of caffeine -- caffeine is incredibly
difficult to give up.)


         - Miriam

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A. They are both purple... except for the elephant.
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