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22 February 2015 @ 09:08 am
I have invented a round thing that we could put under our carts  
"A chemical called "psilocybin" shows remarkable therapeutic promise. Only problem? It comes from magic mushrooms"
A Wandering Hobbitredbird on February 23rd, 2015 03:06 am (UTC)
Everything old is new again.
johnmburt1960johnmburt1960 on February 23rd, 2015 06:47 am (UTC)
Just so long as it doesn't leak from "helping cancer patients deal with their situation" to "helping cubicle workers deal with their situation" . . . .
Johnjohnpalmer on March 1st, 2015 06:11 pm (UTC)
I've heard this before, and I still don't understand it. Cubical workers can suffer too.
johnmburt1960johnmburt1960 on March 1st, 2015 10:09 pm (UTC)
It would be better to improve working conditions for cubicle workers and others who spend much of their days in a state of sensory deprivation than to drug them into contentment.

First the drugs are an option for those whose performance is slipping.

Then they're a requirement of employment.

Better, as I say, to make life more bearable for people who are doing unpleasant, unstimulating work.
Johnjohnpalmer on March 2nd, 2015 12:08 am (UTC)
Okay. Um.

So: it's either "drugging them into contentment" or "improving working conditions".

Do I need to start drinking nothing but distilled water, and pure grain alcohol, to realize how wise and truthful that is, rather than seeing it as a false dichotomy?
et in Arcadia egoboo: Sacred Chaoapostle_of_eris on February 25th, 2015 01:20 am (UTC)
It's curious. One of the leading factors winding down the War on Marijuana is that it's finally too expensive. One of the factors undermining the War on Psychedelics seems to be the persistent fact that they can be consciousness enhancing.