Lazy, stupid and cowardly American illegal drug users who are too lazy, stupid and chicken to change their reality use illegal drugs in an attempt to ignore their reality for a few minutes.
Liberals believe that reality is a just a crutch for those who can't handle their drugs.
You're unfortunately right about many addicts. You're wrong about a few minutes however. The most popular drugs can bend reality for up to a day. Some for several days.
However, there is a large number of intelligent people that believe you should be allowed to responsibly research clean psychedelics on your own dime. Only by altering your consciousness, can you begin to answer the question “what is reality and why does my mind work the way it does”. Living an entire life at your predetermined chemical baseline is like driving a car without ever tinkering under the hood. Most people are afraid to experiment with their engine and many don't even look at it. But only those that take it apart will truly understand how it works and make progress in their view of reality. Of course you can make mistakes and cause damage but the man who makes no mistakes is the man that does nothing.
If you would like to learn more, I will be participating in the Horizons Forum here in NYC. www.horizonsnyc.org
Confirmed featured speakers are:
Steve Beyer, scholar, attorney, adventurer, and expert on both jungle survival and plant hallucinogens is the author of Singing to the Plants, the most comprehensive examination of Amazonian shamanism ever written.
James Fadiman, Ph.D., dean and co-founder, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology; author, The Psychedelic Explorers Guide: Safe, Therapeutic, and Sacred Journeys.
Roy Haber, LLB, attorney for the Santo Daime ayahuasca church in Portland, Oregon.
Beatriz Caiuby Labate, Ph.D., anthropologist from Heidelberg University. She is an independent writer, consultant, lecturer and organizer of scientific conferences and cultural events related to the field of drugs, religion and shamanism.
Ken Johnson, New York Times art critic and author of Are You Experienced? How Psychedelic Consciousness Transformed Modern Art.
Nicolas Langlitz, Ph.D., medical anthropologist and historian of science and assistant professor of anthropology at the New School for Social Research in New York.
David E Nichols, Ph.D., founding president of Heffter Research Institute, Robert C. and Charlotte P. Anderson Distinguished Chair in Pharmacology at Purdue University.
Juan Sanchez-Ramos, M.D., Professor of Neurology and Molecular Pharmacology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. He is Vice-Chair of the Department of Neurology and the Helen E. Ellis Endowed Chair for Parkinsons Disease Research.
Berra Yazar-Klosinski, Ph.D., Clinical Research Associate at Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS).
What do you propose be done?