Sunday, August 20, 2006

Sanity Within Overall Insanity

Kind of fell into this. Not much on and they have some retro 60's music concert playing on PBS, KERA Dallas.
Rob Grill and the Grass Roots band played Let's Live for Today. The first stanza is:

When I think of all the worries people seem to find
And how they're in a hurry to complicate their mind
By chasing after money and dreams that can't come true
I'm glad that we are different, we've better things to do
May others plan their future, I'm busy lovin' you

One of the flickers of Light (Civil Rights, Music, Space Program) in all the Darkness of the Sixties (Vietnam, Cuban Missile Crisis, Racial Riots). Society responded by criminalizing drugs that at the time were legal, but not controlled, educating kids like me that all drugs other than prescription drugs were bad, and the formation of the Drug Enforcement Administration. Now we have a society where the pharmaceutical companies are making up diseases to scare people into buying their drugs and their best selling products are for Erectile Dysfunction. Got a problem, take a pill. Prescription drugs are useful, but they've become quite costly. The price keeps going up instead of down. Cocaine has actually dropped in price according to this article.
Yes,indeed. Right on. I happen to think the pharmaceutical corps are just high powered drug pushers.
Drugs are drugs. Its a control thing,I think. Pain killers are good if you have a prescription and bad if you buy them without a prescription.
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