Philip Poburka on sun 31 oct 10
Hi Lili, all,
Just some fun...
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Lili Krakowski"
> Those who assume I am afraid of Facebook are mistaken. I am not afraid
> in the least. But too many
> embrace new technologies/inventions with judgment-free enthusiasm, withou=
> any thought
> about side effects/possible consequences.
Probably far more people have found misadventure in stepping on a fallen Ba=
Soap in the Shower, or in bending over to retrieve one, than have found
misadventure in any manner at all, on 'facebook'.
> Maybe it is old age: Fine.
No, you were always this way.
> But I remember when Aldous Huxley praised hallucinogens (peyote in his
> case) and...
He was late onto the scene for that one.
Where do you think the 'Surrealists' Movement got it's initial and
Even later, in the '30s, Artaud, and just about all of them of the Demi
Monde were familiar, if, possibly, discrete about it.
Others too, other Stew...
Max Ernst "Swamp Angel" ( try and find an image of that one on
'google'...good luck...)...on and on...
The 'Buttons' themselves had made their way to Europe long before of course=
It was an underground 'thing' in Paris and other areas ( even in the US her=
and there ) at
that time - 1890s - 1940s.
You will not find this in the 'History' Books though.
Available in the late 1890s, Mescaline - as such - first produced as a
synthetic in 1919...if memory serve.
Those obscure, eccentric 'Orientalists' in ohhh, Davenpoert Iowa or
Manhatten Kansas in 1912
who, you know, sort of smiled quietly and kept to themselves?
On and on...
Name the top 100 pharmaceutical money-makers of to-day, or the last few
decades, provided ONLY by expensive rituals of prescription, and the least
of them will turn out to have been associated with or caused 1000 times mor=
misadventure, tragedy, damage or death than any of the Psychedelics have in
their non-sanctioned or naive use for well over a Century in the West.
Look at Methyl Alcohol...while we're at it...
Or hundreds of other things in your foods, water, air, against any informed
or consensual consumption, things unilaterally imposed...by indifference or
The 'AEC'...on and remorselessly on...
This does not include the sanctioned and usually non-consensual use of
agencies or adjuncts or contractors of the us government were doing, say,
secretly, in 'MKUltra', 'Artichoke', 'Bluebird, 'Project Talent' or other
ancillary or parallel or tacitly sanctioned renegade or out-sourced
programmes where great harm and misfortune were done to innocent people of
all ages, including Children with all sorts of things, psychedelics
"The Human Ecology Fund"...
Who got Mr. Leary fired from Harvard? And began the negative campaign of
Chairman ( or Director, or whatever he was, ) of 'The Human Ecology Fund'
who was also head of the Psychology Dep't at Harvard.
'Territories and Maps'.
Sirhan Sirhan...Mark David Chapman...Ted Kaczynski...John W. Hinckley Jr.,
Ohhhh, heck, mind went blank now, but quite a few similarly 'famous'
people, were ex-MKUltra 'subjects', or, had been receiving psychological
'therapy' from Psychiatrists who were former ( well, current unto whatever
the successors were or are, to it, as ) MKUltra contractors.
MKUltra being in effect, an ancillary or parallel programme to or of 'The
Human Ecology Fund'
Ain't it funny how things go?
Yer Tax $ at Work.
> Tom Leary touted LSD--with the terrible result that hundreds of diligent
> followers fried their brains...
I doubt you ever read him, but, instead, you are going on the most
superficial repetitions of merely banal hear-say.
As it happens, he advocated careful, intentional, and responsible,
'Sacramental use, and
people educate themselves to the requirements before hand and seek the
mentorship of previously positively-experienced others also.
I found out recently, that Timothy Leary had the same Birthday as I do,
I never met him, but I am sorry that was so, we knew several people in
common around 1971-1972, '73, I met his 2nd Wife a few times, I was her Bod=
Guard/Escort for an evening in 1972 for a Night-on-the-Town ( San
Francisco, since he was in the slammer, and none of his trusted friends or
hers were available, ) and I am confident I
would have liked him.
Once the ( 'LSD' ) 'Genie' was out of the 'Bottle' anyway...it was going to
difficult ride to either encourage and allow positive/responsible/beneficen=
use ( the founders or the principals anyway of AA recommended it as a cure
for Alcoholism with all studies showing about zero recidivism, various
'studies' and experiments done in Prisons, found it reduced criminal
recidivism by close to 100 percent, etc )
against the threat this posed to many
vested interests, or, to see it condemned by various pretexts.
See Alfred Matthew Hubbard, for another interesting character in the larger
See Mary Pinchot Meyer, for another if different and interesting character,
and, casualty of the larger matter.
Mr. Leary was in a very ( "very" ) difficult and delicate position, in the
schemes of things.
More than any of us would have any way of knowing...and in more ways than
any of us would have any way of guessing.
It all really is a fascinating story...and...'Big'...
So yeah, far as the media-propaganda-education combines, he got to sort
of be a fall guy ( the Art Linkletter's daughter sham, and the few slect
media spins did their job well)...to suit their uses...to suit their
( The guy who was in the room where she fell - or was more likely pushed -
from...look into his history. He turns up in several scenes of supposed
'suicide' and was in quite a few here-n-there places of note ).
And, ( this whole subject, realy, beginning anywhere with any detail, is
probably, definitely)...as Carl said, in the closing scene of the Movie
'Slingblade' - "Too Big"
> I remember as well when
> The Pill was to free women , etc, etc...and led to an age of raging
> promiscuity, and the rapid
> spread of some nasty and incurable diseases.
Some successor huh, to say, 'Splendor in the Grass'?
> Facebook , Twitter and the like goad the susceptible to excessive
> revelation, to thoughtless slander,
> to saying things they did not think through, to advertize themselves in
> ways that will come back to
> bite them in the tush half a lifetime later.
As if quality of 'life' in general were any different before? Or since,
> As to ClayArt: it is a small, discreet forum. A quiet Pub where we can
> sit and talk,. It is not the town square
> it is not a mall....it is of small, specialized value.
> I just traveled some sixty miles round trip to get an old treadle
> sewing machine repaired. A highly specialized shop with expert. For a
> new fangled electronic machine--assuming
> it COULD be repaired-- I would just go to a big "box store" selling
> sewing supplies. Worth the trip....
Responsible beneficent use, responsible beneficent ownership...responsible
beneficent understanding...responsible beneficent appeals, involvements, or=
Kind of applies to anything, even a Sewing Machine, or one's mind and body,
possessions, and, one's
potentials or entrainments, for a Pilgrim's Progress with, or in,
credulity and being had in consequence of one's dependence or position,
however unguessed, disguised or un-assayed.
> Lili Krakowski
> Be of good courage
Lili Krakowski on sun 31 oct 10
Those who assume I am afraid of Facebook are mistaken. I am not afraid =
in the least. But too many
embrace new technologies/inventions with judgment-free enthusiasm, =3D
without any thought
about side effects/possible consequences. =3D20
Maybe it is old age: Fine. But I remember when Aldous Huxley praised =3D
hallucinogens (peyote in his case) and
Tom Leary touted LSD--with the terrible result that hundreds of diligent =
followers fried their brains....I remember as well when
The Pill was to free women , etc, etc...and led to an age of raging =3D
promiscuity, and the rapid
spread of some nasty and incurable diseases.
Facebook , Twitter and the like goad the susceptible to excessive =3D
revelation, to thoughtless slander,
to saying things they did not think through, to advertize themselves in =
ways that will come back to
bite them in the tush half a lifetime later.
As to ClayArt: it is a small, discreet forum. A quiet Pub where we can =3D
sit and talk,. It is not the town square
it is not a mall....it is of small, specialized value. I just traveled =3D
some sixty miles round trip to get an old treadle=3D20
sewing machine repaired. A highly specialized shop with expert. For a =3D
new fangled electronic machine--assuming=3D20
it COULD be repaired-- I would just go to a big "box store" selling =3D
sewing supplies. Worth the trip....
Be of good courage