Re: Getting High!
Posted By: seshatasefekht In Response To: Re: Getting High! (Ayinde)
Date: Wednesday, 24 June 2009, at 9:33 p.m.
In Response To: Re: Getting High! (Ayinde)
peace and hotep,
i attempted to refer to a 'first' instance of when indo-europeans encountered people "getting high" and in doing so i also attempted to show how indigenous people are also complicit in our own destruction. how ini became "sleeping giants".
thanks for an outline:
"a) a rational discussion (I know that some people are opposed to that),
* i do not believe that ones can counter any type of oppression by 'getting high'.
even in the case of the "assassins" using hashish as a sacrament, it has been shown that "The use of intoxicants is never mentioned in contemporary Ismaili sources, nor from rival Sunnis and Shia, despite their suffering from the assassination acts of that rival sect. For example, Farhad Daftary in The Assassin Legends: Myths of the Isma'ilis says: "At the same time, within the crusading-culture of a pre- and early-modern Europe, the Syrian and Persian Nizaris took shape as Muslim mercenaries who murdered their victims while high on opium or hashish. If this propagandist concoction of a 'stoned' assassin fails to fit the complex reality of the discipline and training required for committing what was always an explicitly political act, the popular notion of Nizaris as a community of killers also denies their rich, multivalent culture.".
b) a search for greater meaning,
*i always wonder why 'drug problems'(legal and illegal) are always painted as 'not' white.....withe unequal sentencing in the judicial systems.
many white people enjoy a 'cause celebre' while indigenous ones are marginalized by criminality.
look at the case of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayahuasca
and c) sharing for youths who may be traversing these sites.
*ini would advise that all youths AVOID all DISTRACTIONS in the way of you doing the right things. ALWAYS DO THE RIGHT THINGS.
if any thing inhibits your learning abilities
choose learning over inhibitions......
avoid becoming 'sleeping' giants.
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