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Open Letter to Congressman Ben Cline, asking him to abolish the criminal DEA

by Ballard Quass, the Drug War Philosopher

July 2, 2020

lease tell the DEA to stop criminalizing research into godsend medicines. My mother has symptoms of dementia, and so many psychoactive plants show great promise in treating and even reversing it. Yet the CRIMINAL DEA criminalizes research on almost all such psychoactive substances. This is the same agency that poisoned Americans in the 1980s with Paraquat sprayed on marijuana. Paraquat has since been shown to cause Parkinson's Disease. So the DEA not only lies about substances that could possibly cure Alzheimer's disease, but they purposefully poison their own people (Americans) with CHEMICAL WEAPONS. ABOLISH the hateful DEA -- the anti-minority DEA -- the anti-nature DEA -- the anti-RESEARCH DEA -- and let my mother have peace in her final years. AND PUT FORMER DEA CHIEF JOHN C LAWN ON TRIAL for crimes against humanity for using chemical weapons against his own people.

May 9, 2022
The DEA has been lying about plant medicine in its so-called "scheduling" system since its creation in 1973, and yet to my knowledge, Brian is the only one who has ever called for the DEA to be criminally charged for this deceit -- the only one -- and yet it is a deceit which has caused endless anguish to billions around the world. American soldiers have had to go without a godsend treatment for PTSD for almost 40 years now after the DEA went against the advice of its own counsel to criminalize MDMA in 1985. This deceit has also condemned Brian himself to a lifetime dependency on Big Pharma meds. The fact that only one American, Brian, has ever asked for this crime to be punished demonstrates how bamboozled Americans have become about the politically created boogieman called "drugs," and it's no surprise -- given that we are all indoctrinated from childhood (in special classes organized by the teddy bear-toting local police force) to fear and loathe naturally occurring psychoactive substances, rather than to learn everything we can about them. Merely to start learning about prohibited substances is heresy these days because we're asked to hate substances that have been politically labeled as "drugs," not to understand them.

Politicians created the whole category of "drugs" insomuch as that term means "substances which are to be hated, feared and criminalized rather than studied and understood." In doing so, politicians created the drug problem. By constantly screaming "DRUGS!" they sent the following message to kids: "Hey, kids! Whatever you do, don't use these particular substances that we are screaming bloody hell about!" Well, of course, the rebellious kids pricked up their ears: "What? There are cool substances out there that our parents don't want us to use. Where can I find some of THOSE!?"

Then the politicians point to this obsession with drugs that they themselves have created and say, "See, we need a Drug War!" And don't hold your breath waiting to hear about responsible use of hated substances, like the fact that HG Wells and Jules Verne used coca wine when writing their famous stories, or that Marcus Aurelius and Benjamin Franklin enjoyed opium, etc. The drug-war narrative is all about typically clueless white kids misusing the substances about which the Drug War enforces ignorance by law, literally censoring scientists from learning about the godsend medicines of which pharmacologically clueless politicians disapprove.

While the Drug Warrior "protects" white American kids with lies and half-truths about "drugs," they travel overseas to fight the drug cartels that America has created out of whole cloth with its unconstitutional war on godsend plant medicine.

They think that if they can save one Caucasian child from drug abuse, then the Drug War will be worth it, failing to realize that their Drug War is responsible for thousands of inner-city deaths every year in America due to gun violence -- the violence that naturally follows prohibition. Over 800 blacks were killed this way in 2021 in Chicago alone and yet the Drug Warrior prides themselves for scaring white kids away from making a bad decision -- which is the only kind of decision that they can make about drugs in a Drug War society in which we prioritize fear over facts and incarceration over education.

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We're living in a sci-fi dystopia called "Fahrenheit 452", in which the police burn thought-expanding plants instead of thought-expanding books.
Imagine the Vedic people shortly after they have discovered soma. Everyone's ecstatic -- except for one oddball. "I'm not sure about these experiences," says he. "I think we need to start dissecting the brains of our departed adherents to see what's REALLY going on in there."
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If the depressed patient laughs, that means nothing. Materialists have to see results under a microscopic or they will never sign off on a therapy.
Drug use is judged by different standards than any other risky activity in the western world. One death can lead to outrage, even though that death might be statistically insignificant.
It's disgusting that folks like Paul Stamets need a DEA license to work with mushrooms.
In a sane world, we'd package laughing gas for safe use and give it to the suicidal -- saying, "Use before attempting to kill yourself." But drug warriors would rather have suicide than drug use.
I can think of no greater intrusion than to deny a person autonomy over how they think and feel in life. It is sort of a meta-intrusion, the mother of all anti-democratic intrusions.
I agree that Big Pharma drugs have wrought disaster when used in psychotherapy -- but it is common sense that non-Big Pharma drugs that elate could be used to prevent suicide and obviate the need for ECT.
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