Re: Gingrich, Moynihan step down

Paul Hughes (
Fri, 13 Nov 1998 15:24:11 -0800

Max More wrote:

> Even over
> here, in Extropy #3, I wrote an article under my own name in which I
> praised psychedelic drugs (rather more extravagantly than I would now).
> So, it's not only in relatively hospitable environments like California
> that I've been open.

True enough, but like I said it is a matter of degree. How much would depend on how strongly you feel versus your fear of what the tribe might do to you. I think the drug issue is a perfect case in point. People have been fired from their jobs or put in prison for their views on drug use. Many would argue this is exactly what happened to Timothy Leary - 37 years for a pot seed that he claims was planted in his car. And that was back when there was no "War on Drugs". BTW, would your decision not to write 'extravagantly' about psychedelic drugs stem from your fear of the tribe or a change of view on the drugs themselves?