collect nature's godsend medicines while protesting the War on Drugs!
orner on Coca is more than a fun game: it's a creative new way to protest America's hateful War on Drugs, which has outlawed godsend medicines in violation of Natural Law. Just ask Thomas Jefferson, who rolled over in his grave back in 1987 when the DEA stomped onto his Monticello estate and confiscated his poppy plants!
The game is as easy as stomping down the doors of minorities and poor people or shooting socialists in Central America under the pretense of "fighting drugs." In fact, if you've played the game called Pit, you already know the rules. There are six different sets of cards, each featuring a different godsend of mother nature: cannabis, coca, peyote, poppies, shrooms and ibogaine. (For those who don't know, ibogaine is the dual-purpose African drug that helps folks talk with their ancestors while also curing them of any unwanted addictions!)
Game is in the design phase!
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Game available in Spring 2023
Author's Follow-up: November 18, 2023
Well, it's Summer 2023 now and the game in question has not yet materialized. [sigh]
What happened, you asked? Ask rather what DIDN'T happen. I mean, don't get me started! For I could a tale unfold whose lightest word would harrow up thy soul, freeze thy presumably young blood, make thy two eyes like stars start from their spheres, thy presumably knotted and combined locks to part, and each particular hair to stand on end -- kind of like those what-cha-call-'em quills on the fretful porpentine (whatever that is).
But I'll spare you the blood and guts. Suffice it to say that a poorly conceived and ambiguous Microsoft OneDrive icon on my PC led me to accidentally erase half of my hard drive six months ago. How was I to know that when I deleted files in my OneDrive FOLDER that I was simultaneously deleting the original versions of those files in OTHER folders???
But as Shakespeare was wont to say: omittance is no quittance.
So how about watching this space for another year or so -- say, checking back in July of 2024, inshallah.
I kid you not: the folder "OneDrive" is not to be messed with. You delete a file there and it is history. And could Microsoft help me? No. All the king's horses and all the king's techs could not put my hard drive back together again.
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You have been reading essays by the Drug War Philosopher, Brian Quass, at abolishthedea.com. Brian is the founder of The Drug War Gift Shop, where artists can feature and sell their protest artwork online. He has also written for Sociodelic and is the author of The Drug War Comic Book, which contains 150 political cartoons illustrating some of the seemingly endless problems with the war on drugs -- many of which only Brian seems to have noticed, by the way, judging by the recycled pieties that pass for analysis these days when it comes to "drugs." That's not surprising, considering the fact that the category of "drugs" is a political category, not a medical or scientific one.
A "drug," as the world defines the term today, is "a substance that has no good uses for anyone, ever, at any time, under any circumstances" -- and, of course, there are no substances of that kind: even cyanide and the deadly botox toxin have positive uses: a war on drugs is therefore unscientific at heart, to the point that it truly qualifies as a superstition, one in which we turn inanimate substances into boogie-men and scapegoats for all our social problems.
The Drug War is, in fact, the philosophical problem par excellence of our time, premised as it is on a raft of faulty assumptions (notwithstanding the fact that most philosophers today pretend as if the drug war does not exist). It is a war against the poor, against minorities, against religion, against science, against the elderly, against the depressed, against those in pain, against children in hospice care, and against philosophy itself. (For proof of that latter charge, check out how the US and UK have criminalized the substances that William James himself told us to study in order to understand reality.) It outlaws substances that have inspired entire religions (like the Vedic), Nazifies the English language (referring to folks who emulate drug-loving Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin as "scumbags") and militarizes police forces nationwide (resulting in gestapo SWAT teams breaking into houses of peaceable Americans and shouting "GO GO GO!").
(Speaking of Nazification, L.A. Police Chief Daryl Gates thought that drug users should be shot. What a softie! The real hardliners are the William Bennetts of the world who want drug users to be beheaded instead. That will teach them to use time-honored plant medicine of which politicians disapprove! Mary Baker Eddy must be ecstatic in her drug-free heaven, as she looks down and sees this modern inquisition on behalf of the drug-hating principles that she herself maintained. I bet she never dared hope that her religion would become the viciously enforced religion of America, let alone of the entire freakin' world!)
In short, the drug war causes all of the problems that it purports to solve, and then some, meanwhile violating the Natural Law upon which Thomas Jefferson founded America. (Surely, Jefferson was rolling over in his grave when Ronald Reagan's DEA stomped onto Monticello in 1987 and confiscated the founding father's poppy plants.)
If you believe in freedom and democracy, in America and around the world, please stay tuned for more philosophically oriented broadsides against the outrageous war on godsend medicines, AKA the war on drugs.
PS The drug war has not failed: to the contrary, it has succeeded, insofar as its ultimate goal was to militarize police forces around the world and help authorities to ruthlessly eliminate those who stand in the way of global capitalism. For more, see Drug War Capitalism by Dawn Paley. Oh, and did I mention that most Drug Warriors these days would never get elected were it not for the Drug War itself, which threw hundreds of thousands of their political opposition in jail? Trump was right for the wrong reasons: elections are being stolen in America, but the number-one example of that fact is his own narrow victory in 2016, which could never have happened without the existence of laws that were specifically written to keep Blacks and minorities from voting. The Drug War, in short, is a cancer on the body politic.
PPS Drugs like opium and psychedelics should come with the following warning: "Outlawing of this product may result in inner-city gunfire, civil wars overseas, and rigged elections in which drug warriors win office by throwing minorities in jail."
Rather than apologetically decriminalizing selected plants, we should be demanding the immediate restoration of Natural Law, according to which "The earth, and all that is therein, is given to men for the support and comfort of their being." (John Locke)
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