Posted by: 12stepgolf | October 1, 2009

and They Call Themselves “Free Thinkers”

The so called “free thinkers” from my generation are nothing but dysfunctional “group thinkers” who were (and still are) under peer pressure to think alike. So called “free thinking” induced by hallucinogens and other mind altering drugs, which only gave a false appearance to a high level of intelligence.

Under the influence of hallucinogens, people see images, hear sounds, and feel sensations that seem real but do not exist. Some hallucinogens also produce rapid, intense emotional swings.

Sitting around stoned out of one’s mind, discussing the ills of the world based on no practical experience whatsoever, but a few courses in college, have produced some of the most ill conceived notions. The college and university campuses are the habitats of these burned out and brain dead, “free thinkers” (professors). They cannot hold a real job where one has to really use one’s brain, they lie on a dump heap of old arguments and bitter solutions concocted during LSD trips. Many can also be found as elected officials, who hold the power of the nation in their hands.

The hallucinations of my generation are duping and conning everyone today in believing their fraudulent thinking and false intelligence.

Early 60’s

“Hippies rejected established institutions, criticized middle class values, opposed nuclear weapons and the opposition to the Vietnam War, embraced aspects of Eastern philosophy, championed sexual liberation were often vegetarian and eco-friendly, promoted the use of psychedelic drugs which they felt expanded one’s consciousness, and created intentional communities or communes.

They used alternative arts, street theater folk music and psychedelic rock as a part of their lifestyle and as a way of expressing their feelings, their protests and their vision of the world and life. Hippies opposed political and social orthodoxy, choosing a gentle and non-doctrinaire ideology that favored peace, love and personal freedom, perhaps best epitomized by The Beatles “All You Need is Love”. Hippies perceived the dominant culture as a corrupt, monolithic entity that exercised undue power over their lives, calling this culture “The Establishment” or “Big Brother” (Nineteen Eighty-Four) or “The Man”.

Noting that they were seekers of meaning and value, Timothy Miller described hippies as a new “religious movement”. “Hippies”

An ex-hippie writes:
What is it about LSD that makes it such an inspirational experience? I’m having a hard time coming up with an analogy for those who haven’t had the LSD experience. But I’ll try one. If using marijuana encourages thoughts about God, and mescaline is like seeing or talking with God, an LSD trip is experiencing the world as God.
(My shout to Bill Maher-you are not God-you just think you are, it is all just a hallucination.)

Although initial observations on the benefits of LSD were highly optimistic, empirical data developed subsequently proved less promising … Its use in scientific research has been extensive and its use has been widespread. Although the study of LSD and other hallucinogens increased the awareness of how chemicals could affect the mind, its use in psychotherapy largely has been debunked. It produces no aphrodisiac effects, does not increase creativity, has no lasting positive effect in treating alcoholics or criminals, does not produce a ‘model psychosis’, and does not generate immediate personality change. However, drug studies have confirmed that the powerful hallucinogenic effects of this drug can produce profound adverse reactions, such as acute panic reactions, psychotic crises, and flashbacks.

I do believe that flashbacks are not an inconsequential phenomenon, they should be taken very seriously by everyone.  The psychotic crises could continue for years without those around the ex-user being aware of them.  Flashbacks usually occur in people who use hallucinogens chronically or have an underlying personality problem, and so many have had some form of personality disorders. Some LSD users experienced severe, terrifying thoughts and feelings, fear of losing control, fear of insanity and death, and despair while using LSD. Some fatal accidents have occurred during states of LSD intoxication.  Unfortunately, there has not yet been any studies to determine the long term adverse effects in past users.  This should strike everyone as odd, since those who are the past users are always asking for grants to fund some odd unusable study to appease their own curiosity about the strangest of things.

Other Groups of the era:

The thesis of Weatherman theory, as expounded in its founding document, “You Don’t Need a Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Blows”, was that “the main struggle going on in the world today is between U.S. imperialism and the national liberation struggles against it”. The Weatherman were based on Lenin’s theory of imperialism, first expounded in 1916 in “Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism”. In Weatherman theory was that “oppressed peoples” are the creators of the wealth of empire, “and it is to them that it belongs.” “The goal of revolutionary struggle must be the control and use of this wealth in the interest of the oppressed peoples of the world.” “The goal is the destruction of US imperialism and the achievement of a classless world: world communism”.

SDS was the organizational high point for student radicalism in the United States and has been an important influence on student organizing in the decades since its collapse. Participatory democracy, direct action, radicalism, student power, shoestring budgets, and its organizational structure are all present in varying degrees in current national student activist groups. Though various organizations have been formed in subsequent years as proposed national networks for left-wing student organizing, none has approached the scale of SDS, and most have lasted a few years at best.

The Black Panther Party was founded in 1966 in Oakland, California, by Bobby Seale and Huey Newton. They demanded the right to control the schools, medical centers, welfare programs, and police system in poor black areas, exemption from military service and the right to bear arms for self-protection. They organized chapters throughout the country, initiating ‘liberation’ schools, breakfast programs for children, and medical clinics in poor areas. The Black Panthers had many confrontations with the police that led to shootings and arrests.

The Youth International Party (the Yippies), was the brain child of sixties activists Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin. They staged guerrilla street theater designed mainly to attract media attention to their causes. They were most successful at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago where they promoted the Yippie candidate for president­a pig named Pigasus. After the ensuing riots that rocked Chicago for days, Hoffman, Rubin, Black Panther Bobby Seale and four others were arrested for conspiring to incite violence and crossing state lines with the intent to riot. The group became known as the Chicago Seven. After a protracted trial, all charges were dismissed.

The 60’s were riddled with groups who were high on “sex, drugs and rock and roll”.  These characters were indoctrinated into groups who were bent on destroying the norms of a civil society, all leftists of today were spawned in the 60’s.  These individuals are now in positions they should not be in.  Our institutions are being run by half brained individuals, they live in denial and will never come out of the 60’s.  The drugs stunted their mental growth, their ability to mature and utilize the potential of their brains.  Certain brain cells have been burned out and cannot be recovered.  They have not been enlightened, it has all been an illusion.  They hide behind their pomposity, their arrogance and their audacity trying to pass it off as intelligence.

They are still locked into “group think” which they developed in the 60’s, and now indoctrinating people into that society.  So I ask, “who really has drank the Kool-Aid?”.

The prescription today outpaces any of the parents of these 60’s users, today we have anti-anxiety, anti-depressants, children with autism and ADHD, mood stabilizers,  and the list goes on.  How many mothers really did take Valium (mother’s little helper) back in the day, when it was only introduced in 1960?  You can’t blame Valium for the drug use of their children, will not compute.

Look around yourself and think about what is teaching you and who are these so called leaders of the world, think about what they have done and what their brains are like today.  Do you really want to admire these charlatans and look up to these not so brilliant people?

AND THAT IS HOW IT REALLY IS


Responses

  1. Gee, you make LSD sound really interesting… Actually, It’s really quite boring after a few times… A more interesting hobby is computer programming and web design… Influencing other people via the internet and campaigning for Peace… It’s kind of IRONIC that the people in favor of the War in Iraq and Afghanistan are the ones most likely to have children in the military… There are very few children of Hippies getting killed in foreign wars… we are not gullible. Our kids just say know… No thanks, we’re not dying for bogus war.

  2. Dead-on about the 60s leftovers (they’re cold and stale)! Whenever I run into an obvious leftover, it always strikes me how immature and prickly he/she seems to be. And often times, the ex-hippie just seems “off.” Never thought about the drug angle, but maybe that’s the reason. It’s not very progressive to get stuck in a moment.

  3. P.S. I don’t so much mind the moldy ex-hippies “living off the grid.” For the most part, they are just old cranks. It’s the hypocrite ex-hippies who annoy me. They’re the ones who have willingly reaped the benefits of capitalism, yet denounce it. They got theirs, and they don’t want anyone else to follow suit. They demonize the institutions of this country, yet they ARE the institutions! You know the type, some lawyer working for a “non-profit” – as if money never changes hands! What a crock! They talk about living green, but their kitchens are fully decked out in all the latest gadgets, they have all the latest electronics toys, and they turn on their lights at night just like the rest of us. It must be stressful to be so self-contradictory.


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