January 18, As the nation braces for the inauguration of a President who ran and won in part on an anti-immigrant platform, Martin Marty writes a column on this very topic, taking note of the statements from the Archbishop of Chicago -- Blase Cupich -- as well as the nominee for Attorney General. What are our responsibilities to the stranger?
If you are a pothead yourself, then you are already quite aware of the transforming power of cannabis. You are quite a different person today than you were during the days leading up to your first trip into the wow-zone.
Other than for some nagging doubts lurking common senseyou see nothing really wrong with getting stoned, and you probably believe that marijuana is a boon to mankind, a wonderful medicine, a miracle drug that would make the world a much better place if everyone would just get stoned, and evil anti-marijuana laws were repealed.
Those core, liberal beliefs are the immediate, direct result of getting stoned, beliefs which set the stage for life in left field. As an example of this phenomenon, I offer none other than Aldous Huxley, whose original, anti-communist sentiments were radically transformed by drugs toward another new, liberal world which we are now experiencing.
Aldous Huxley was a prophet of his times, but his most famous work of fiction, Brave New World, was not his most influential. His seminal, nonfiction work, Doors of Perceptionhas also been a best selling book over half a century. He understood that drugs lower inhibitions and open the door to subjective experiences quite unlike the common, natural states of consciousness that accompany daily living.
They see an altered view of reality. An informed public will better understand future events, and Addictive Voice Recognition Technique AVRT is a fine stereoscope through which to observe history unfold.
Liberalism is a constellation of beliefs and values which have, at their core, liberation from inhibition and moral restraint of bodily desires. There are two versions of homo sapiens, the animal version and the human version. We are born animals, free from internal restraints, freely indulging whatever impulses, urges, or desires may arise.
Soon, however we must learn to restrain bodily desires, starting with potty training, followed by restraint of aggression, shrieking, lying, stealing, and other antisocial gratifications. With maturity, comes consciousness and the human version of homo sapiens, with ever-increasing self-restraint of bodily desires, along with containment of related language.
To cohabitate a human household, become employed, get and stay married, stay out of jail, and so on, we must restrain practically all of our bodily desires.
Our success in life depends upon accepting a number of admonitions — yes, prohibitions! However, unless addicted, we are not our bodies. Our consciousness occupies an animal being with the life-long agenda of fulfilling its biological agenda. Adapting to a world in which practically all of our bodily desires are constrained by morality, laws, regulations, and taboos is a supreme challenge, considering that we ride through life astride a wild animal the body which has survived over the eons by killing, stealing, deceiving, raping, and plundering.
The Beast rages against restraint moral authority from infancy on, but inevitably submits to the free will of human consciousness. Of course, not all liberals are addicts or substance abusers, but all substance abusers, especially the potheads of this discussion, are deeply liberal as proved by their actions.
Many conservatives become addicted, but their addictions quickly induce liberal beliefs and attitudes, as explained below. In fellowships of addicted people, i. Was he speaking of Marlboros or pot?
The drug abuse of alleged conservative, George Bush, is well-known, but he did take responsibility for the problem and now abstains as a matter of principle. An earlier blog here explored the political and voting preferences of substance abusers, but this very recent article sheds more light on that topic.
Teen Monsters Potheads of all ages can be called Teen Monsters because their indulgences both reflect and generate adolescent attitudes, fixations, authority problems, and anti-family feelings. Many adolescents and young adults begin to experiment with alcohol and other drugs, often as early as age 13 to 15, when they really should be learning the importance of self-restraint, delaying gratifications, personal discipline, acceptance of authority, managing emotions, and developing more mature character traits.
They become animals, unfit for family membership, but wear pathetic disguises of disease provided by the school and the health and counseling professions. The onset of addiction always feels like a blessed event, quite unexpected by the substance abuser, but nevertheless welcomed as a wonderful surprise.
In AVRT-based recovery, we call this inversion, the denial of the moral dimension of substance abuse, original denial. Thus, in fellowships of addiction, the act 0f self-intoxication is always an innocent act, and any attempt to abstain based upon moral judgment is ridiculed and condemned as a disease symptom.
From then on, a new, counterfeit, survival drive has been added to the normal desires of hunger, breathing, and sexual desire — desire for addictive pleasures, the desire to get high. Through the eyes of addiction, there is no greater good than the high life, which may be summoned forth by burning a number wherever you happen to be.
Pot smokers are perpetual adolescents, with the ego prototype exhibited by radically liberal talkshow host, Bill Maher — ill-tempered, narcicisstic, obsessed with bodily functions, potty humor, sexual obscenity and perversion, i. Sadly, the Teen Monsters never know what hit them.
Their world is transformed from a developmental struggle for success, freedom, and independence into a childish fantasy about how neat and super life will always be because their favorite fix will always be there.
At last, newbie addicts find magic to quickly bail them out from uneasy, mundane feelings, the most frightening of which is boredom, horrible boredom.
Why go through all the hassle and struggles of trying to be happy, when in a short moment, the magic dragon can sweep you away into the wow-zone?
Teen Monsters are very young and cannot know what they are losing to pot and other drugs — their right minds, their personal identities, their character, their families, their freedom, and their sexual future.
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As the nation braces for the inauguration of a President who ran (and won) in part on an anti-immigrant platform, Martin Marty writes a column on this very topic, taking note of the statements from the Archbishop of Chicago -- Blase Cupich -- as well as the nominee for Attorney General.
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