Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Dan Smail from Harvard (previously a colleague at Fordham) has written a book on how psychotropic alteration (caffeine, tea, chocolate, tobacco, "drugs", benzos, computer games) have become a driving force in world culture since the 16th century.
I have tried coke and speed, and will not do them again (unless offered for free). Weed bores me. But I would try those new alertness drugs, and if the Brave New World Ever came I would take Soma.
And if there were decent ecstasy in Manchester I would try that - but all there is are piperazines and BZP.
I firmly believe everyone should try real E at least once.
As to LSD. I did it once, and found wallpaper turning into a waterfall really interesting for two hours, and then spent 12 hours waiting for it to stop.
As it is, I can be tested for anything and I will come up "clean" (I hate that word).
These are reasons I will never become an MP.