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While I'm at it...

Check out sutut's comments to this recent post by prester_scott:

http://www.livejournal.com/users/prester_scott/590119.html

Wow. Talk about vim.

I used to spend a lot of time and fuel reading, refining, and propagating arguments against the Drug War. Now, my position can be summed up as follows, "Prohibition exacerbates all of the harmful effects of drug abuse while creating whole new catagories of harm that degrade the lives, liberties, and fortunes of people who do not use the banned substances or engage in the commerce of the prohibited drugs."

Wanna argue about it? Take it up with some energetic young cyber-libertarian. I simply do not have the energy or patience to keep running the same course lap after lap.

Nearly all of my co-workers these days are Mormon Republicans. They frequently ask for my input on some political topic or another and give me all sorts of opportunities to infect them with the libertarian meme-plex. My regional coordinator actually told me that he considers the Drug War a ridiculous waste. Talk about an opening, but for the most part, I just let those opportunities slide on by. I just don't seem to care all that much anymore.

I'd much rather talk about gardening or Battlestar Galactica.

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godfrey_viii
Mar. 14th, 2005 02:15 am (UTC)
I always applaud anyone who 'moves on' in life. Or maybe better stated, I think it's bad when people get stuck on something and just never let go, and put all their energy into that one thing. The universe isn't static, and also Cylons *are* very shiny.
ankh_f_n_khonsu
Mar. 14th, 2005 02:22 am (UTC)
When you move past where you should be, you haven't really gone anywhere.

The world needs more heroes. It doesn't need more "moving on".

We must fix what is broken before we can live as stars.

Unfortunately, the challenge is so overwhelming that it gets suffocating.

If you know a meme is damaging, speak out about it. Don't get absorbed in the meme, but push back.

People who educate themselves on issues, then get frustrated for one reason or another, are success stories among the status quo.

Namaste.
ankh_f_n_khonsu
Mar. 14th, 2005 02:15 am (UTC)
First they came for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up, because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak up for me.
- Rev. Martin Niemoller, 1945

Passive complicity isn't something I recommend.

There's such a fine line of Moksha and participating...

Namaste.
sutut
Mar. 14th, 2005 02:49 am (UTC)
I'm flattered you mentioned me, though I'm disturbed by your lack of drive. If you want to 'change the world' even in some small way, you must become that change, a living fractal engine that radiates even when hidden the truths and thoughts.

A good place to start is doing more C-Realm, a comic I really like! If you are burnt, do you accept guest strips?

Secondly, I'll point out something more appropriate here, since Prester is on a religious bent, though I e-mailed him on this; Also I'd like your opinions.

I said something to the effect of when kids were trying "Angel Trumpets" why didn't they just take Jimsonweed when they wanted a nightmarish, painful 3 day high that maybe involved hallucinations? I did some searching on Erowid and found out I basicly should have said: "Heroin? Try Morphine" for both plants are types of Datura. It's just that Angel trumpet is more dangerous in the flower form while Jimsonweed (thorn apple) is slightly less dangerous in tea form. However, people are eating the SEEDS of Jimsonweed, causing worse problems:-( Stupid fools, but I'd rather they could get pot or LSD from a social cost perspective.
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