The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

A Canadian documentary that starts with the CIA’s failed, lame attempt to develop LSD as a truth serum/mind-control agent. Instead, it became the catalyst for thousands of old beatniks and young hippies, formerly staid scientists and political activists to all come together in a radical questioning of authority. Isn’t it funny how as soon as the genie was out of the bottle (so to speak), it suddenly became illegal?

And even funnier: Isn’t it amazing how you don’t actually NEED LSD to open your mind and expand your consciousness? I’ve never taken a single dose of it, not even a tiny one, and yet I clearly identify with everything the Merry Pranksters, Wavy Gravy, the hippies and Yippies and Abbie Hoffman and all of them are saying and doing here. You don’t need the influence of a drug; as Timothy Leary said, all you gotta do is QUESTION AUTHORITY. Seeing as I grew up with the generation that got the shit scared out of it by AIDS, and had to watch Nancy Reagan smirking on TV and telling us to Just Say No, and I was very straitlaced at the time — well, let’s just say I didn’t have the opportunity to learn it any way but COLD.

And oh yeah: All you cops who keep flying your little planes low over my veggie garden, trying to catch me in the act of growing something I shouldn’t? Hope you like nettles. From a certain height, they look just like pot. Make great fertilizer, too. Sorry to waste your airplane fuel!

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6 Responses to The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

  1. Cort Greene says:

    I will say you are a bright spot on the planet besides being very intelligent.

    But Marx put it better, Question Everything!

    Thanks for all you do.

    Rojo Rojito


    • Sabina Becker says:

      Marx was so right. I do question everything…and if something stinks, or doesn’t jibe with what I already know, I question it harder!

  2. Jim Hadstate says:

    And Your Most Glorious Majesty Queen ‘Bina (had to make you better than those two sissy kids wandering around O Canada this week), there is a variety of Hibiscus that is really very pretty with red, thin, lacy petals for flower. But I digress. The leaves on it, as well as the buds (pun 1/2 intended), are mirror images of the Mary Jane plant.

    I know from first hand experience, because I had a raid on my house (My sister runs a nursery and she landscaped my yard when I bought that house. I think she did that on purpose because she put it right out by the road where it couldn’t be missed and then put three more in the back yard. Plus she LHAO when I told her what happened.) where I was put spread-eagle on the ground then with cuffs on my wrists in the back (do you know how uncomfortable that is for a 50 year old?).

    When I could get someone’s attention, I told them to look in the house for my business cards as an attorney and then to call my sister, then to look at the Goddamned plants and look at the big red flowers on them and tell me what kind of Goddamned marijuana plant that they had ever heard of that had big red flowers on it? I also told them that the plants that they had already pulled up were going to be replaced with the same kind of plants (While not hard to find, they are not easily found either, unless you know what you are looking for. They are winter hardy here to the extent that they will come back from the roots. You know, like marijuana plants!) and they could get their Goddamned fascist tanks off my yard which had been grown to its state of loveliness through a great deal of blood sweat and tears, lots of careful selection of natural fertilizers and insecticides and fungicides.

    That unless they repaired my lawn and replaced my hibiscus with ones equally large and ready to flower, that they were going to face the LARGEST civil rights law suit that had ever been seen because they didn’t have probable cause because one of the plants already had a big red flower on it (the one by the street) and all the had to do is walk 5 steps, take a leaf, have it analyzed and find out that it was a Hibiscus. And being a lawyer, I could by God make good on that promise, it was not an empty threat.

    The moral of the story is, Queen ‘Bina, is that it was fun to bait the stupid sheriff’s Office, who was trying to seize my house and sell all my assets to keep for drug money under the “War on Drugs” legislation. And that I got a COMPLETE makeover on my yard for free!

    So try a certain species of Hibiscus instead of Nettles. They really work to inflame the goose-steppers into doing something that is really, really stupid.

    • Sabina Becker says:

      Jim, that’s the most HYSTERICAL thing I’ve heard all day. They honestly couldn’t tell a fancy red hibiscus from a green ganja plant? What the hell kind of drug-enforcement agents WERE they? (If they were from the local sheriff’s office, that might explain why they were dumber than Deputy Dawg, although the federales aren’t exactly short on dumb cops, either.)

      And yeah, greed as a motive for busting an innocent flower-fancier for pot possession makes a lot of sense. After all, they gotta keep that CIA crack racket rolling somehow, especially now that domestic, legally produced OTC drugs are being cooked into meth by high-school kids. That shit really cuts into a spook’s profits, y’know?

      PS: Looks like you weren’t the only one to get hit by dumb-ass deputies for possession of flowering hibiscus…

      Was yours by any chance also a Texas Star?

      • Jim Hadstate says:

        Yes, Your Majesty, that was exactly the same Hibiscus (I asked my sister who is still laughing her ass off some 9 years later). I feel for the guy but at the same time it is comforting to know that I was not the only one who was subjected to the same fascist “Git on de goun’ and don mov’ basturd or yur ded” that I was.
        The scary part of all of that is that there are actually people of negligible intelligence in the world who are authorized to bust down people’s doors in the middle of the night. Without a warrant or with a warrant that is based upon statements demonstrably perjured to a judge. And with an issue that is so easy to test for and with Hibiscus that had been growing there for 2 years before this happened.
        In the Fascist States of America, there is no more 4th Amendment. It was determined to be to inconvenient for the morons that are now being used as enforcers. Venezuela is looking better and better. As is western Bolivia.

        • Sabina Becker says:

          I have to wonder if drug enforcement cops are now being trained exclusively in yelling and use of force, rather than in proper detection procedures. I got a good look at pictures of the Texas Star hibiscus, and even a cursory glance should tell you that it’s not pot. (Wrong number of leaflets per leaf, among other things.) They should teach cops to EXCLUDE common house and garden plants that resemble pot v-e-r-y superficially but are demonstrably different. How many people have been busted for possession of a false aralia or a Japanese maple, I wonder?

          But then again, I’m told they deliberately don’t choose the sharpest knives in the drawer or the brightest lights on the Christmas tree for this task, because bright ones would either cost or question too much. “Can’t have that in the Yew-Nighted States of Amurrica, nope. We’s proud know-nothin’s down here, we is. Yup.”

          PS: Venezuela’s now my first choice. Even the stinking tropical humidity wouldn’t bother me half as much as the tyranny that’s creeping in across our border here in Canada…

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