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    June 3: The 'Conversation on LSD'. What did it mean?

    Sounds right, but before the arrival, there will be the creation of more suffering, as nothing is so credulous as misery.
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    June 3: The 'Conversation on LSD'. What did it mean?

    Yes, I looked at this sometime back, will get a copy. Thanks
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    June 3: The 'Conversation on LSD'. What did it mean?

    Foucault and LSD Michel Foucault becomes a sort of philosophical, academic rock star in 1975 while lecturing at the University of California at Berkeley. He also achieved almost cult status amongst the students. Some American universities in 1980s set out to make him a kind of patron saint...
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    June 3: The 'Conversation on LSD'. What did it mean?

    This is from a 60 minutes interview in 1996 I believe: <iframe width="420" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    June 3: The 'Conversation on LSD'. What did it mean?

    In reference to lions and lambs and shepherds and sheep, I was thinking more of the Lions and Shepherds from the Council of foreign relations club and their brothers and sisters through out the world. I think they have a different religion up there, and the above mentioned De Sade philosophy...
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    June 3: The 'Conversation on LSD'. What did it mean?

    More and more avenues of investigation have been opened since the discussion with Allen Weisbecker. The progress in thinking for me didn’t come from the discussion, but rather from what was stirred up. With any stirring of matter there is bound to be opposition, then a fight insures, all...
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    Racism, Cultural Degradation, and Misplaced Paranoia Article Thread

    A great feat of cultural engineering indeed. Once brought to light it may be destroyed, but can we function without it or will the “emptiness” just give birth to a new one? It just may be that the nose knows. The amazing events in our history are evident effects of the cultural changes in...
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    Gustave LeBon: "The Crowd" (1895)

    ok, will use in the future
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    Gustave LeBon: "The Crowd" (1895)

    I didn't realise there was a different tread, will look at it now. Mr Le Bon’s work in the crowd mind falls in nicely into this topic, and I still keep reading parts of it that are so easily applied to our time.
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    Gustave LeBon: "The Crowd" (1895)

    The picture is worth a thousand words, actors in action, two sides of the same coin as you say, the duality at work, seems we can’t function without it. Sun-moon, day-night, left-right, good-bad, fire-water. The Chinese had it explained in the principles of Yin and Yang. When one is strong the...
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    Gustave LeBon: "The Crowd" (1895)

    You reminded me of a CSN song 4 & 20...I think Stephen Stills is singing (another member of a military family)...from the top of my head, some of the lines: ...worked like the devil to be more.....devils in my head,..... I embrace a many coloured beast.....just wishing that my life would simply...
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    Gustave LeBon: "The Crowd" (1895)

    I am certainly looking forward to the new article on “Cultural degradation and Racism”. Just defining culture will be a large undertaking. I don’t remember who said that culture to us is what water is to fish, but it sounds correct. The question is who controls the water filters. There is also...
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    Gustave LeBon: "The Crowd" (1895)

    Yes, lets do that. I find that his understanding of the mass mind is so precise, that it is no surprise that he has been studied, by all the dictators. Just look at this statement of his: “Civilisation is impossible without traditions, and progress is impossible without the destruction of those...
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    Polling our visitors!! Who are the spooks here?

    Hi Ousia, I am not entering a debate nor am I seeking to justify or rationalize contradictions. We justify behaviour and actions due to contradictions, and I feel this is a very big part of our make up. I tried to focus less on personal opinion as a narrow perspective can certainly work up an...
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