It's almost as if we've been over this same exact conversation before, @thirdform
You're convinced I'm some wannabe Tim Leary who's on the brink of a facist hippy outbreak and it's your job to protect whoever it is..
I'm not evangelizing rabid psych taking for everyone. It's a sensitive thing and needs to be treated with delicacy. But there's no denying that there's a lot to be gained from them being taken out from the naughty box and allowed a chance to do what they do so well, which is what Roland Griffiths has spent the last 20 odd years proving over and over just for one: they heal the really deep wounds like nothing else (in a controlled environment ofc.) That's a shortcut I would consider valid - vs years of therapy that might not even work. And if aunty Agnes gets to have a wee chat with god while she's at it, then all the better.
Ok, then why go on about how psychs aren't intoxicants for you, when the majority of western culture uses them as intoxicants?
What the majority of western culture does with psychs isn't my business. And sometimes when I do them they are
just for fun, but there's always an acknowledgement on my part that I'm interfacing with something bigger than myself. I don't believe they are there just by chance. This is a point we'll have to disagree on. Because I'm definitely not anti-mystic.
Don't be such a tit, you know what I was referring to there. This elevating of the pharmaceutical
industry as the fount of all evil for robotic mind control, when really its concerned with making great profits.
Yeah, see I never said anything about mind control or nano bots or any of that. The fact that the pharma industry is run the way it is to the detriment of the entire human population, when it could just as easily be accessible for all if managed ethically is what I consider to be evil. I have no faith in them not fucking the psych thing up, but am open to being pleasantly surprised.
You know why I'm on anti-depressants? Cos I can't afford to see a psychoanalyst thre times a week. I don't understand what peoples big pharma crusades offer to people like me. If we become psychotic, we're locked up. If we are able to function, we are seen as emotionless drone by psychedelic types, and apparently conformist.
I get that man and I've been there. It's a rough ride for most of us. I think the psychedelic types you've encountered are the wrong ones unfortunately. There's plenty of sound ones who you probably wouldn't even know they were because they're not the types to let you know it.
The daft part about this thing we both end up butting heads over again and again is that if we actually sat down and chatted over a pint you'd probably realize we don't see things too differently when it comes to this subject. Even if I'm Mulder and you're Scully.