How to create a billion-dollar industry in three easy steps
by Ballard Quass, the Drug War Philosopher
December 5, 2022
Ban laudanum and all other drugs with which human beings have ever or could ever 'self-medicate'
List all of the psychological problems that result from this ban as discrete illnesses in a Diagnostic Statistical Manual
Treat these illnesses with expensive and inadequate medicines, preferably those that cause chemical dependency
Congratulations. You have created a new industry. It's called psychiatry!
Prohibition yanked laudanum from our medicine cabinets, ostensibly to prevent excess drug use. And where has that gotten us today? 80 million Americans (1 in every 4) now take psychiatric drugs every day of their life. (source: Citizens Commission on Human Rights International)
Author's Follow-up: December 5, 2022
Tell the world that drugs not prescribed by psychiatrists are just "crutches."
Teach the world that "self-medicating" is the worst possible medical sin.
If someone uses non-psychiatric drugs, tell them that they are doing so to run away from hidden pain.
Tell troublesome patients that they have a medical duty to keep taking their "meds"
Author's Follow-up: November 14, 2023
RIGHT-WINGERS: Note that the preceding formulas can also help you keep the citizen's mind off of social problems by blaming all such problems on "drugs." No more need to invest in pesky programs like education and inner-city infrastructure. Just invoke the eternal problem of "drugs" and you can jail the adults whom you failed to properly educate as kids, thereby reaping the rewards of your racism without being held accountable for it.
We don't need people to get "clean." We need people to start living a fulfilling life. The two things are different.
"I can take this drug that inspires me and makes me compassionate and teaches me to love nature in its byzantine complexity, or I can take Prozac which makes me unable to cry at my parents' funeral. Hmm. Which shall it be?" Only a mad person in a mad world would choose SSRIs.
The search for SSRIs has always been based on a flawed materialist premise that human consciousness is nothing but a mix of brain chemicals and so depression can be treated medically like any other physical condition.
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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