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I hate people who take drugs – customs men for example. Mick Miller
Here’s what we can do to change the world right now to a better ride: take all of that money we spend on weapons and defence each year and instead spend it feeding, clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would many times over, and not one human being excluded, and we can explore space together, both inner and outer, in peace. I believe that God left certain drugs growing naturally upon our planet to help speed up and facilitate our evolution. Bill Hicks, Revelations, Dominion Theatre London
Not all drugs are good now. Some of them are great. ibid.
If you want to understand a society, take a good look at the drugs it uses. And what can this tell you about American culture? Well, look at the drugs we use. Except for pharmaceutical poison, there are essentially only two drugs that Western civilization tolerates: caffeine from Monday to Friday to energize you enough to make you a productive member of society, and alcohol from Friday to Monday to keep you too stupid to figure out the prison that you are living in. Bill Hicks
I don’t do drugs … I want to thank management for offering … The war on drugs is hypocrisy, man. It’s not going to work. It’s a lie … The war on drugs is really a cock-sucker, isn’t it? Bill Hicks, Sane Man
Today, a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration – that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we’re the imagination of ourselves. Here’s Tom with the weather. ibid.
I’ve taken drugs before and er I had a real good time. Bill Hicks, Chicago, One Night Stand
They lie about marijuana. Tell you pot-smoking makes you unmotivated. Lie! When you’re high, you can do everything you normally do just as well – you just realize that it’s not worth the fucking effort. There is a difference. Bill Hicks
Here is my final point ... About drugs, about alcohol, about pornography ... What business is it of yours what I do, read, buy, see, or take into my body as long as I do not harm another human being on this planet? And for those who are having a little moral dilemma in your head about how to answer that question, I’ll answer it for you. NONE of your fucking business. Take that to the bank, cash it, and go fucking on a vacation out of my life. Bill Hicks
I loved when Bush came out and said, ‘We are losing the war against drugs.’
You know what that implies? There’s a war being fought, and the people on drugs are winning it. Bill Hicks
Mushrooms grow naturally on the planet – they’re against the law. Marijuana grows naturally on the planet it’s against the law. Do you think making Nature against the law a bit unnatural? Bill Hicks
The bankers who launder the drug money … You want to slow down that drug traffic, you got to start to execute a few of these fucking bankers … Let’s bring back crucifixion … Naked upside-down crucifixions on TV once a week at the half-time football game. George Carlin
Fuck the drug war. Dropping acid was a profound turning point for me, a seminal experience. I make no apologies for it. More people should do acid. It should be sold over the counter. George Carlin, Last Words
Sex and drugs and rock and roll
Is all my brain and body need
Sex and drugs and rock and roll
Are very good indeed. Ian Dury & The Blockheads
‘There’s only two things that’ll happen to a young man that decides he wants to be a drug dealer: he’s going to prison, or he’s going to the graveyard: those are his only two options.’ Crackhouse USA, 2010
And soon Democrats began competing with Republicans to prove they could be even tougher on them [possessors of small amounts of drugs] than their Republican counterparts. And so it was President Bill Clinton who escalated the drug war far beyond what his Republican predecessor even dreamed possible. And it was President Clinton that championed laws denying federal financial aid to drug offenders for college. It was President Clinton who championed laws banning people with criminal convictions from access to public housing so that people wouldn’t have housing upon release from prison. It was the Clinton administration that championed laws denying even food stamps under federal law who were once caught with drugs. Michelle Alexander, author The New Jim Crow, cited Hillary Clinton: Republican for President, Reich-Wing Watch, 2016
The war was declared with proper fanfair by President Bush in early September 1989 – or rather, re-declared, following the convention established twenty years earlier by President Nixon when he issued the first such dramatic declaration ... There are, however, a few problems. The decline in 1989 simply continues a trend that began in 1985-6 for cocaine and in 1979 for other illicit drugs. Noam Chomsky, Deterring Democracy
There are good reasons why the CIA and drugs are so closely linked. Clandestine terror requires hidden funds, and the criminal elements to who the intelligence agencies naturally turn expect a quid pro quo. ibid.
The US government is perhaps the world’s leading drug peddler, even if we put aside the US role in establishing the hard drug racket after World War II and maintaining it since. How did this major story fare in the media blitz? It passed virtually unnoticed – and needless to say, without a hint of the obvious conclusion. ibid.
With their contributions to the growth and punishment of the underclass, the Reagan-Bush administrations helped to create the current drug crisis, yet another fact that merits headlines. And the current ‘war’ may well exacerbate the crisis. ibid.
The drug war seeks to undermine civil liberties with a broad range of measures, such as random searches based on police suspicion, aimed primarily at young Blacks and Hispanics. The attack on civil liberties has aroused some concern, though not because of the increased abuse of the underclass. ibid.
The US prison population is the highest in the world … Over half of those in federal prisons are there for drug-related crimes. Noam Chomsky, Failed States audio
Oh, Watson. The needle. The Hound of the Baskervilles 1939 starring Basil Rathbone & Richard Greene & Wendy Barrie & Nigel Bruce & Lionel Atwill & John Carradine & Barlowe Borland & Beryl Mercer & Morton Lowry & Ralph Forbes et al, director Sidney Lanfield, closing words
The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind. William James
I bought a gun and chose drugs instead. Kurt Cobain
People took such awful chances with chemicals and their bodies because they wanted the quality of their lives to improve. They lived in ugly places where there were only ugly things to do. They didn’t own doodley-squat, so they couldn’t improve their surroundings so they did their best to make their insides beautiful instead. Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of Champions