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Re: Comments on TWC-L

Tony Halmarack (
Fri, 28 Jun 1996 18:38:14 +0100

From: (Tony Halmarack)
Subject: Re: Comments on TWC-L
In-Reply-To: <>
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 1996 18:38:14 +0100

In message <> Brian Sandle wrote:

> Then you must surely direct your ire at this writer, who was the one I
> meant to quote. He is suggesting early drug taking as a prep.

The ire is all yours.

I'm tend more toward understanding. I identify with and have some admiration
for Weeds pursuits. He gives me the impression of being a peaceful soul with
some highly civilised interests. I have no doubt that his use of psychedelic
drugs has played a large part in the development of his state of being.

I don't know of any society that doesn't use recreational drugs, some of which
cause immense damage. I believe that the use of Psychoactive drug not only causes
relatively little harm but does have a beneficial effect on the human character.
I'd prefer the company of loving, spiritually oriented psychedelic drug users to
that of aggressive, alcohol swilling xenophobics, for instance. Though there are
sure to be exceptions in both camps.

Some mountain climbers fall. Some racing drivers crash, Some astronauts don't
make it back. It's a dangerous world. If I were to adopt the attitude you
seem to be advocating I wouldn't let my children out to play in case they were
injured or abducted.

> And you do not deny failures but you deny bothering to care for them.

You seem to have weighed up my attitude on the basis of some pretty
slim evidence.


Tony Halmarack =(*)=

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