The Soma Generation


It occurs to me of late that what we have always been told about psychiatric conditions and the pharmaceuticals that supposedly mask their symptoms, are just a means to an end. For when one group of specialized yet non-medical pseudo-analysts, who go by the name of psychiatrists, are allowed to diagnose and name thousands upon thousands of “conditions” which require pharmaceutical drugs of one form or the other – from opiates to psychotics, inhibitors to chemical lobotomies – and then are given the power and legal authority to institutionalize anyone that they choose, for any condition they can make up, I think society in general has a serious problem.

Ultimately, these many variations of the same opiate and other brain-function-manipulation derivatives are all relieving a collective illness; a mental malfunction that is in truth shared by all of us, and whose symptoms vary in infinitely varying ways. And when I look around at what society has become, the need for Soma in these many fractional forms becomes apparent – a similar variance for each reactionary, societal illness…

I see that ethics have all but been vanquished in the workplace, leaving only the least empathetic personalities to fill positions of usury and greed, and causing a form of stress that can only be described as a forced and burdensome moral subversion for those who otherwise might be content in an ethical and moral occupation. But most of our current employment opportunities require the very subversion of the people they are hired to help –  be it “customer service”, “sales”, a “government representative”, or an “agent” of one form or the other, from insurance to collections to police to court workers. And like Pavlov’s Dog we are set forth on our workweek with a reward system, earning incentives and bonuses for the number of other people we can hurt for a profit; judged by how many worthless financial products or insurance policies we can unload through high pressure sales techniques that are required learning by unscrupulous corporations.

We are collectively sharing the communitarian plague of an unnatural and inhumane state of being. We are cursed to live in interesting times. But these times are so outside the realm of rational consciousness that our suppressed sense of common decency and logic create mental illnesses and even imaginary personalities simply to cope with our wrongness of being. And not unlike a zookeeper’s tiger who paces back and forth in his confined cage behind metal bars in his own constant mental anguish, we humans long internally for something we know exists but just cannot attain – our natural habitat.

Occasionally, we catch a glimpse of this nature we once knew and respected, as we drive through National Parks and similar government held federal land management areas. And as we marvel at the flowing waterfalls from raged and glorious cliffs, and as we ponder the ancient forests with vigor and awe, we for a moment – a brief but glorious interval between mental anguish and societal ambiguity – we feel the real world. We release the sophistry of normalcy and breath in the fresh air and drink the clean flowing water. We revel in the web of nature beauty, barely recognizing the sense of well-being it causes… and then roll up the window and drive back down the mountain to our cities and metropolises where what we call “real life” exists. As our mental anguish returns almost immediately, we settle in until the next time we can get away from the real life and simply breath the fresh air once again.

And so in direct cause and effect corporate necessity, a completely irrational job title – The Psychiatrist – has been created to diagnose a human populous that in its own way is suffering from the same general mental illness – though its symptoms are manifested in so many different individual ways.

You see, we are all sick. Especially those of us who point our fingers at others who are sick, baptizing them as crazy or deranged. For if we are so well-adapted to our enslavement and to our situational lunacy that we conduct ourselves as superior to those who malfunction in that same system, it is we who are truly ill. For is giving up sanity and ethics for profit at the expense of nature and of humanity itself not the very definition of a deranged person?

Indeed, we are all sick. Not because we are really suffering from an actual base disease, but because we are all forced to live in such a truly fucked up environment. We must accept degradation and debilitation to get ahead. We have been made to believe that happiness is debauchery, and that satisfaction is not attainable through traditional means. We have mistaken fraternity with family, and lust with love. We are subject to visual stimulation so subliminal that the thought of it affecting us mentally or emotionally has been subliminally equated to crazy people and conspiracy theories. We have been incrementally displaced from the family units and clan structures of old, and systematically estranged from the concept of honor and integrity. We have been tossed into Agenda 21, stacked and packed into sustainable regions, with concrete lots and roads leading to well-manicured recreation areas, malls and mini-malls. And we have been disjointed into welcoming the familiarity and comfort of chain stores like Walmart and Burger King as we travel around the country and indeed the world; the concept of cultural and geographical uniqueness abandoned from our consciousness like so many small businesses and farms, in lieu of convenience, un-ceremoniousness, and traditional and local cultural upheaval.

Is it no wonder that we as a population of pure consumer-ship; as the builders of substantive nothingness, have manifested such a vast and wondrous variety of mental deficiencies, requiring one form of mental suppressive or the other; each a derivative of the next, and each eventually requiring a second derivative to suppress the first? Is it any surprise at all that these drugs are prescribed by real doctors who spend more time studying pharmaceutical reactions than they do on human necessities like nutrition and exercise… and who get kickbacks and perks for handing out psychotic drugs like they are candy?

The sad truth is that we will all eventually need these drugs to suppress the mental wasteland that has been caused by the abhorrent conditions created by the government’s military industrial complex and its investment held corporations. We are the victims of ourselves, of our lack of vigilance over this machine, and of our conformity to what is pushed upon us in the guise of being “normal”. Without these drugs, we would fall out of line. We would become unproductive. We would cease to be good citizens.

The incremental deviation of our hearts and minds is almost complete. And generational separation from the concepts of family and of sovereign individualism is almost complete.

We are the Soma generation…

And our children will be the inheritors of the “Brave New World”, many years after the fabled year 1984.

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-Clint Richardson (realitybloger.wordpress.com)
Monday, June 20, 2011

 

Marijuana – To Legalize Or Not To Legalize? That Is The Question.


Whether you are a pot smoker, eater, drinker, or total abstainer, you should pay attention to this…

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Perception is a funny thing. The way we perceive things around us makes us act how we act, and talk or don’t talk to who we perceive as approachable. The perception of the laws that govern us and submission to the authority attached to the tiny group of people and the police who enforce these laws are really the only reason that these rules and laws are followed by us at all… well, and fear of repercussion and punishment.

And many peoples’ perception, as they sip their second after-lunch martini and then drive back to work, is that marijuana is a deadly drug that should be illegal. Of course, these people haven’t had the need of its holistic, hunger inducing, and pain-relieving qualities – the reasons that so many have been desperately trying to “legalize” the plant as a medical treatment for chronic patients. Their perception is that by legalizing marijuana, it will then be made more available to the sick people who really need it, and to those who just like to smoke a bowl every once in a while.

And this, my well intentioned marijuana advocates, is the perception that I am going to attempt to dissuade here. And I’d appreciate your listening to my reasoning.

To understand what a legal drug is, lets look at some or any of the prescription pharmaceutical drugs that are available to us. If I want to get a potent pain reliever like Lortab, Oxycontin, Percocet, or Condine I have to get a referral, then get seen by a doctor, maybe see a specialist, receive a prescription, pay my co-pay (or cash out of pocket for most of us), and then get one refill if the first batch wasn’t enough. And if I need more? I need another prescription, and I watch as my medical bills shoot through the ceiling.

Antibiotics, antidepressants, heart or blood-pressure medication, diabetes insulin, or anything that might save my life… requires a prescription!

Why?

The answer to this simple question is the most important aspect of legalized drugs that you can comprehend. Listen carefully…

If a drug is legal, that means it is only available with a prescription. So what this really means is that a legal drug available by prescription only, is actually illegal without a prescription.

I’ll say it again: Legal drugs are illegal substances unless a doctor prescribes them. And let’s face it, doctors are by definition drug pushers for their pimps, the pharmaceutical companies. They are told what to prescribe by their little computers, not because they think the symptoms through and do what is best for the patient.

So, when taking this into consideration, we can see that campaigning to get marijuana legalized is not a very good move. Altruistically, you are thinking that this is the right thing to do; that making pot legal is the civil and lawful way to smoke pot legally. But this I assure you is not the case. In fact, by making marijuana a legalized (or controlled) substance, you are taking all of the power of manufacturing and distribution away from the people, and giving the government and pharmaceutical corporations complete control over the growth and sale of this beautiful plant.

That means that it will eventually be even harder to get than it is now! Between the CIA drug runners and their corporate investment-held drug companies, the government does not like private dealers cutting into their take. If pot is made into a controlled substance (meaning controlled by them) then they have good reason to crack down and crack down hard on anyone growing their own, including the so-called “legal” dealers that are currently selling in California; you know… the ones that are getting their doors beat down by the feds and having their stash and their money stolen and laundered, never to be seen again? This is what legal marijuana will ultimately lead to, as the government wants to be the supplier and make it hard for the responsible local citizen to have a business.

Also important to note here is this… If marijuana is “legalized” and made into a controlled substance, then we have just given our right to grow, use, sell, and share this wonderful and natural plant away to the government. Once it is “controlled”, then it can be slowly fazed out of distribution, while the powers that be pass legislation that makes it harder and harder to get, until it is nearly impossible. Here are some examples:

1) Ok, you can have your pot by prescription, but we will only prescribe it for this illness and that symptom. All other uses are now illegal.

2) A new breakthrough in marijuana production has taken place! But it is so expensive… we will have to pass that production cost onto the patients. $100 per joint or pill please?

3) We here at Merck Pharmaceuticals have done extensive field research that shows the side effects of marijuana are much to significant to risk giving it to the patients who require it. We published these studies here, in the journals that we own and pay for which provide favorable reporting of our drugs and ignore the actual clinical trial results. Scientific double-blind placebo testing? Why no sir, we haven’t done that since that kind of true scientific research showed vaccines were deadly and cause cancer, ha-ha-ha-ha-ha…

Anyway, surely you get the picture. Making a plant or drug legal gives the government the power to completely stop production or refuse its distribution to anyone it chooses, or to everyone. It would be no different than when they took Phen-Phen (deadly weight loss drug) off the market. One false study and a false-flag marijuana (typhoid) Mary, and it’s bye bye Bonzo!

So what is the solution? What else can we strive for?

Well to answer these questions, lets get philosophical… shall we?

Is a sunflower plant legal or illegal? How about a rose? A maple tree? A dandelion? A garden full of nutritious fruits and vegetables?

What I am submitting here is that marijuana should be considered as if it were any other weed that grew on the side of the road. It should be neither legal or illegal. It should just be – and be free of such petty categories and constraints. No one controls nature, as much as these megalomaniacs in government and corporations like Monsanto and the United Nations likes to think they do. Pot just need to be left alone. No legality is either warranted nor needed! This naturally occurring plant with a multitude of beneficial properties – and as far as I can tell no negative ones – must be given back to the dirt with no laws or restrictions attached to it.

What would this solve? Everything. No backdoor dealers needed. No prescriptions needed. No regulations or laws need be set, and therefore no enforcement of those laws. There would be no crime involved with its distribution, since anybody can grow or use it. And no ridiculous fines or jail time for doing what the ancient tribes of the earth have been doing for thousands of years in their spiritual journeys.

Freedom is not something you can limit or put restraints on. You either have it or you don’t. And making something legal should by no means be construed as a freedom, though through its legality it could be considered a revocable privilege. Marijuana should be free, just like the people should be free. Choice is freedom, and if you don’t like marijuana that’s your own choice. And that’s the beauty of freedom. Think of this as the common or natural law of plants and nature.

So what is your perception of freedom?

Remember, legal equals illegal without permission.

And permission is doled out by the government and its investment owned and controlled corporations.

That is not freedom.

End of story.

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Clint Richardson (realitybloger.wordpress.com)

January 31, 2010