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90-percent

(6,850 posts)
4. Some logic here
Sat Apr 14, 2012, 11:38 AM
Apr 2012

What is it about life in America that forces us all to seek some form of medication in the form of alcohol and prescription drugs and recreational drugs?

This is part of a response Frank Zappa published in the L.A. Free Press when the Mothers were starting to go big time in the mid 60's. There were some in the M.O.I. entourage that advocated drug use (this is 1966 L.A., keep in mind) Frank didn't like drugs and wanted to set the record straight.

THE SORT OF HIGH YOU WANT IS A SPIRITUAL HIGH AND YOU ARE BULLSHITTING YOURSELF IF YOU TRUST ANY CHEMICAL AND/OR AGRICULTURAL SHORTCUT TO DO IT FOR YOU. YOU CAN’T BE BUSTED YET FOR AWARENESS.

Maintain your aristocratic coolness –

Sincerely,
Frank Zappa, for the Mothers of Invention


It appears to me we have this medieval and draconian system of idiotic drug laws simply to enrich the prison-industrial complex. Unnecessary human misery is the pink slime like by-product of this greed/stupidity. 50,000 Mexican casualties on the Mexican side of our war on drugs is making at least 50,000 families pretty fucking miserable I would think? At least when our country sacrificed 50,000 servicemen in pursuit of the domino theory they got a fucking Wall in Washington for it!

It boils down to this

OUR INSTITUTIONS RE INFESTED WITH GREED AND CORRUPT SOCIOPATHS

I am also deeply disappointed that Holder/Obama are so extremely on the wrong side of history with marijuana prohibitions. Don't they have other skyscraper sized fish to fry first?

While I'm on those two, I think their failure to prosecute GW Bush White House war criminals and traitors for crimes against humanity will prove to be a time bomb in the manner of the repeal of Glass-Steagal in 1999 led to the Depression of 2008. These precedents that give the President the powers of a King goes with the OFFICE not the INDIVIDUAL!

-90% Jimmy

enFORCEment? izquierdista Apr 2012 #1
Or conversely, we learn to enjoy provoking bombast, at the cost of civility in general saras Apr 2012 #3
Sometimes It Costs Votes Also SoCalMusicLover Apr 2012 #2
Some logic here 90-percent Apr 2012 #4
Didn't Zappa smoke cigarettes? Fumesucker Apr 2012 #5
cigarettes 90-percent Apr 2012 #6
Man is not a rational animal.. Fumesucker Apr 2012 #7
Prohibition is a gross affront to fundamental human decency malcolmkyle Apr 2012 #8
The drug war will never end.. Fumesucker Apr 2012 #10
PROFITS! DiverDave Apr 2012 #9
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