Attending college in the early Sixties, it was very disconcerting to realize that the good guys lied extensively about the reasons for sending American troops to South Viet Nam.
The story of the magic bullet in the Warren Commission Report caused additional skepticism to become a personality trait.
Pop culture in the Sixties (50 years ago) delivered propaganda about the use of marijuana that was misleading. So what if Uncle Sam was lying to us again ?
Years of cranking out political commentary should have inspired us to be Uberskeptical about “Official” government policies of all sorts.
But when a reliable source told this columnist that pot was a highly effective means for treating PTSD, we were shocked to think that some American politicians who had promised young men and women the best medical treatment in existence if they got wounded fighting against the commies in SE Asia were denying vets relief from PTSD.
The continued disparaging attitude for prescribing “wacky tobacky” to relieve PTSD seems quite hypocritical.
Trend spotters of all stripes can clearly see that 2017 will be a period when the voters attitude about marijuana changes rapidly and extensively. This chance to write for an online website devoted to covering the change as it happens is irresistible.
For Squares, realizing that the politicians were dishonest about the medicinal effects of pot might be a traumatic revelation.
Perhaps the gullible voters have become addicted to the politician’s prevarications? Yah, think?
On Wednesday, January 5, we heard a report on KCBS News Radio that some researchers were restarting attempts to study the therapeutic effects of psychedelic compounds such as LSD. Similar research was brought to a screaming halt in the late Sixties from government interference with lies that LSD mutated people and drove them crazy.
Or gave them the insight to discover genetic fingerprinting and earn a Nobel Prize.
As fake news becomes more abundant in main stream media, it seems logical to think that alternative media will become more popular. Hence the chance to do the keystrokes necessary for a weekly column in 2017 has the aura of a golden opportunity.
Chronicling our efforts to separate the Pot Truth from the Anti-Hemp Propaganda should be of interest to both old Hippies and Squares settling into retirement.
Are the fans of “Reefer Madness” really monsters like the “Creature from the Black Lagoon” or are they just free spirits who want to expose the truth?
Please come back week after week to follow our efforts to be a Don Quixote on a Truth Quest as the year of the Pot Revolution plays out.
Did building 7 just fall down all by itself?
Have an alt-med type week and chill for the inauguration.