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Saying Yes to Drugs

and no to violence

by Ballard Quass, the Drug War Philosopher




September 29, 2020

Russian Buk missile is a piñata from hell. It contains 8,000 individual pieces of bow-tie shaped metal, each the size of a Twix candy bar. When the missile explodes, these become projectiles that can easily take down any passenger plane -- as was demonstrated in July 2014 when Ukraine separatists shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the Russian border, killing 283 passengers and 15 crew members.

What does this have to do with "drugs"? Just this: In a world where occasional E use was required for anyone exhibiting antisocial feelings, such an event would be unthinkable. A human being wouldn't think of massacring innocents like this. Conclusion: We have drug testing backwards: we need to test people to make sure that people DO have love-stoking drugs in their system, at least when the sober state of such individuals permits of them creating diabolical weaponry that shoots innocent adult, children and babies from the sky.

Say no to the violence of war -- including the Drug War. Say yes to the informed use of peacemaker drugs.

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Do you know why I stopped you? That's right, because the Drug War gives me carte blanche to be a noxious busybody. But I also wanted to suggest that you check out a related essay entitled How Ecstasy could end mass shootings. Fair enough? Oh, yeah, and enough with the "Hollywood stops," already. I've got an infractions pad and I'm not afraid to use it.

How Ecstasy could end mass shootings




June 25, 2022

The call to say "yes" to drugs sounds like heresy to westerners, since they've been been brainwashed since childhood to say no to medicines that have inspired entire religions. But they should remember that the Drug War is not about getting us to say no to drugs -- it's about getting us to say "yes" to the right drugs, as "right" is defined by the economic powers that be. Americans, in particular, are already saying "yes" to drugs in a big way, as 1 in 4 American women are chemically dependent on Big Pharma meds for life. You can search the script.com archive and you'll find almost zero pushback against this pharmacological dystopia in TV shows and movies. To the contrary, you'll find plenty of scripts in which a character is reminded to "take your meds."

So the Drug War itself tells us to say "yes" to drugs. The difference is that we're suggesting that you use the drugs that are right for you and for society -- drugs that will conduce to peace and happiness all around -- rather than the drugs that are right for the stock market and conservative politicians only, and otherwise offer you, personally, precisely zero hope of self-transcendence and peace of mind in this life.




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Some Tweets against the hateful war on drugs

If media were truly free in America, you'd see documentaries about people who use drugs safely, something that's completely unimaginable in the age of the drug war.
Many articles in science mags need this disclaimer: "Author has declined to consider the insights gained from drug-induced states on this topic out of fealty to Christian Science orthodoxy." They don't do this because they know readers already assume that drugs will be ignored.
Well, today's Oregon vote scuttles any ideas I might have entertained about retiring in Oregon.
The DEA conceives of "drugs" as only justifiable in some time-honored ritual format, but since when are bureaucrats experts on religion? I believe, with the Vedic people and William James, in the importance of altered states. To outlaw such states is to outlaw my religion.
I'm told antidepressant withdrawal is fine because it doesn't cause cravings. Why is it better to feel like hell than to have a craving? In any case, cravings are caused by prohibition. A sane world could also end cravings with the help of other drugs.
Addiction thrives BECAUSE of prohibition, which outlaws drug alternatives and discourages education about psychoactive substances and how to use them wisely.
In fact, we throw people out of jobs for using "drugs," we praise them for using "meds." The words as used today are extremely judgmental. The categories are imaginary, made up by politicians who want to demonize certain substances, but not cigs or beer.
Here are some political terms that are extremely problematic in the age of the drug war: "clean," "junk," "dope," "recreational"... and most of all the word "drugs" itself, which is as biased and loaded as the word "scab."
If we let "science" decide about drugs, i.e. base freedom on health concerns, then tea can be as easily outlawed as beer. The fact that horses are not illegal shows that prohibition is not about health. It's about the power to outlaw certain "ways of being in the world."
Folks like Sabet accuse folks like myself of ignoring the "facts." No, it is Sabet who is ignoring the facts -- facts about dangerous horses and free climbing. He's also ignoring all the downsides of prohibition, whose laws lead to the election of tyrants.
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DRUG WAR BLASPHEMY

Hurray for Self-Medicating
Re-Legalize Opium Now
Doctor Feel Bad
In Praise of Doctor Feelgood
In Praise of Drug Dealers
The Politically Incorrect Cure for the Common Cold
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How Cocaine could have helped me
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Why Drug Free Zones are Dangerous and Unconstitutional
News Flash: Drug Use Can Be a Good Thing!
Time to Glorify Drug Use
Drugs CAN Be the Answer
A message for unhappy campers



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You have been reading an article entitled, Saying Yes to Drugs: and no to violence, published on September 29, 2020 on AbolishTheDEA.com. For more information about America's disgraceful drug war, which is anti-patient, anti-minority, anti-scientific, anti-mother nature, imperialistic, the establishment of the Christian Science religion, a violation of the natural law upon which America was founded, and a childish and counterproductive way of looking at the world, one which causes all of the problems that it purports to solve, and then some, visit the drug war philosopher, at abolishTheDEA.com. (philosopher's bio; go to top of this page)