“Drugs are bad,” repeated Professor Garrison again and again, speaking mechanically to his students at school on an episode of South Park. Of course, not only did they not believe him, but they headed off as soon as they could to satisfy their curiosities, since they were sure the prof was lying.
I suppose this is the same effect engendered by many TV programs in Cuba where noted specialists attempt to turn drugs into the pariah. I wonder if any of those moralists have ever tried those substances that they purport to know about so well.
Drugs have always been consumed by people. They have offered incomparable aid in the human understanding of the divine dimensions of beings. Only sclerotic and sick societies are compelled to prohibit them to prevent people from harming themselves. However, I don’t believe that outlawing these substances is the best decision.
Drugs, at least a group of them, are the expanders of consciousness and do very little if no harm to the body. Among these are those that some of us call de-hallucinogens, because they make us see the world more as it is.
A series of walls protects us from reality, but at the same time they contain us and prevent us from getting closer to it. These walls get higher and higher if we let them, but de-hallucinogens knock them down, sometimes violently. If we’re too stubborn (and anyone can be) or if we resist what they want to show us, then they can become very dangerous.
I’m not encouraging anyone to try drugs (God forbid such a responsibility). What’s more, I explicitly advise readers not to get involved in such as tangle, at least not out of some excitement for adventure or without the help of a good guide with lots of experience.
Now, in an equally explicit manner, I’m affirming that the moralists on TV and everywhere else —with their stupid propaganda against drugs— are indirectly inducing thousands of young people to indiscriminately and unconsciously consume any shit they’re sold.
Telling the whole truth, and without fear of the issue, would do a lot of good.