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Chapter 6: Patient Priorities

[…]they are principled. But many of those principles are based on out of date assumptions. The Kochs, Paul Ryan, Rand Paul – they all need treatment,” Jay added. “Let’s put them on the list and do the needed homework.”   “That’s already ten,” Bill said.   “Today’s NY Times is loaded with stories relevant to harmless,” Jay offered.   “Go on.”   “The Times editorial said that simply saying dangerous, mean, even bloody things cannot be prosecuted – Supreme Court ruled it’s free speech.”   “So if someone reads all our musings and plans about harmless, it’s not grounds for arrest and prosecution?” Bill asked.   “That’s what I thought at first,” I interjected, ‘but Roberts said ‘Wrongdoing must be conscious to be criminal.’”   “Oh, ohh, ”Bill said. “I think we are all conscious and know exactly what we’re advocating.”   “Yep. But the good news is the NSA has a bit less power than it did before Paul’s Patriot Act actions.”   “Thank you, Edward Snowden,” Jay said. “and Rand Paul.”   “The European Union just passed a resolution urging its 28 members to recognize Snowden as an ‘…international human rights defender,’ and attempt to shield him from […]

Chapter 9: Congress

[…]for harmless.   We agreed to prioritize and fast track the current leadership: Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, and Kevin McCarthy – the majority leaders and Speaker.   More Homework.   McConnell, Mitch – Senate Majority Leader. Mitch McConnell is Kentucky’s senior Senator and says he is in his last term. He was first elected in 1985. Govtrack puts him in the middle of the GOP ideology curve, with a high leadership score.   McConnell is looking tired. He failed at his earlier goal of ‘…making Obama a one term President’. He now has his ‘dream job’ – Senate Majority Leader.     “Yes, but he’s failing at it,” Jay said. “He lost to Rand Paul on the Patriot Act provisions.”   “He screwed up the timing,” Bill added. “He was confident that by letting it go to the wire, Paul would play ball. He didn’t; McConnell took a beating.”   “McConnell’s convinced that the now two term Obama will be replaced by a Republican, saying, in response to the recent Paris climate agreement: ‘Obama should remember that the agreement is subject to being shredded in 13 months’.”   “And McConnell should recall that Romney lost – and so will Rubio, […]

Chapter 11: Delivery and Treatment

[…]Parmesan provides a good dose of MDMA, assuming most of it is ingested.   When we learned that Paul Ryan likes Clif Bars, we tried, unsuccessfully, to learn his favorite types and flavors. We have now acquired several of their many different products, including mini-bars, and developed ways to get MDMA into and onto them – as well as how to open the package, remove the contents, reinsert our modified bar, and reseal. We were getting good at this.     “I love the Parmesan brand – map of Italy, flag, and a pasta dish.”   “You know, once harmless is over and when MDMA becomes as legal as marijuana, we’ll have a cool business.”   “Let’s hope so,” I said. “Colbert could be an investor.”     The initial background work on the selected 29 was now complete. We needed to assign responsibilities and to continue the research on each subject. We need to know and understand them in order to most effectively deliver Ananda’s materials and insure an effective treatment.     “We needed to get to three of them right away,” Bill said.   “It’s a good thing we, rather, you, got to Boehner early; our effort […]

Chapter 12: Outcomes and Tomorrow

[…]Reid Riddle, a three term Wisconsin Congressman representing District 8, and a close friend of Paul Ryan, will not run again. He’s tired of the partisanship and gridlock. Hawkings writes: Soon after taking office, his hawkishness for reducing budget deficits led him to renounce his Americans for Tax Reform ‘pledge’ to oppose all revenue increases, which almost everyone else in the House GOP Conference has signed. He’s also been open to raising taxes on the rich to shore up Social Security’s solvency, by increasing the limit on income subject to the payroll tax.”   “So there are some reasonable Republicans,” Jay said. “Unfortunately, though, not very many.”   “Hawkings suggests that there’s a potential change brewing, that Ribble may not be completely unique. He quoted Ribble as saying, about Trump: We can’t just be kicking sand in the sandbox and saying, ‘You’re dumb’ and ‘You’re a loser’. We actually need a grownup, not a 3-year-old in the White House.   “Wow, there is hope.”   “And maybe we did get to Ryan,” I said. “The Times piece on his budget strategy suggests he’s pushing back against the Freedom Caucus’ hard-nosed budget demands. Reality does sometimes influence ideology.”   “There you […]

Chapter 2: From Eleusis to Revelation

[…]pack a day guy?” I said. “He apparently smells and exudes smoke, according to his replacement, Paul Ryan.” “Well, Boehner is largely out of the picture now – and so is Kevin McCarthy – originally Boehner’s heir apparent!” “Before Kevin verbally blew off his own toes,” Jay smiled. “Republicans – the party of chaos.” “I don’t think getting Paul Ryan – or any of them – to smoke pot is the way to go. We need something stronger, more empathetic, more effective. Some entheogen – an empathy-inducing psychedelic might help – yes, an empathogen,” Peter suggested. Jay: “Easy to say and very hard to do. Except for marijuana in a very few states, they’re all illegal. And Tea Party Republicans won’t agree to magic incense at their swearing in!” “It has to be clandestine,” I said. “Clandestine and all at once.” “What are you smoking?” asked Lucien. “Nothing, yet. I’m a pharmacologic near-virgin, remember?” “The Eleusinian ceremonies were voluntary, weren’t they?” Lucien continued. “Sort of – they were ‘expected’ of all good citizens. That probably means not quite voluntary. The historical record is not very complete.” “In Island – Aldous Huxley’s last novel – he describes an initiation ceremony for […]

Chapter 8: Presidential Candidates

[…]think he’ll hang in there for a while,” Jay said. “And he’s an important Senator. Paul Ryan listens to him.”   “And vice versa.”     Paul’s wife, Kelley, is a free lance writer and has worked as a political consultant for The Strategy Group for Media, one of whose clients was then Senate candidate Ted Cruz. She is a Rhodes College graduate, focusing on communication and English. In 2015 she published the book True and Constant Friends: Love and Inspiration from Our Grandmothers, Mothers, and Friends. She was born in 1963 in Kentucky. Her parents are Hilton and Lillian Ashby; her father was with the Air Force – the family traveled regularly. One of her greatest influences is her Irish grandmother.   Kelley played a key role in Rand Paul’s decision to run for President, noting that it was an easier decision than his deciding to run for the Senate in mid-2009. She reviews many of his speeches and, according to Rand, ‘always makes them better’. She speaks to Republican women’s groups, and participates in commercial advertisements on behalf of his campaign.   Many political consultants have referred to Kelley Paul as Rand Paul’s ‘secret weapon’.  She has been […]

Chapter 10: Plutocrats – and Others

[…]– on their way through puberty. But some never get beyond their intellectual puberty, like Paul Ryan – or perhaps Charles Koch.”   “And that’s exactly what you said earlier – seductive simplicity,” Bill said, looking at me.  “It’s exactly what adolescents want and need: simple, firm, apparently reasonable rules, because they haven’t yet learned to think for themselves.”   “I was looking at a recent book on libertarianism, called Uncivil Liberties. The Foreword is by Hazel Henderson, who wrote, regarding her own initial fondness for Ayn Rand: ‘For me, reality overtook my adolescent escapism.’   “Hasn’t the Cato Institute been funding professorships to specifically teach Ayn Rand and libertarian economics?” Jay asked.   “And, if I recall correctly, there was lots of flak about the Kochs directly micromanaging who was to be hired and how they were to be evaluated,” Bill recalled.   “And there are other Ayn Rand – addicted rich plutocrats,” I added. “Do you remember that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was dumped in the primary by a guy named Brat, who went on to win the seat?”   “Yes, it was quite a surprise as Cantor was so conservative and well funded,” Bill recalled.   […]

Chapter 7: Supreme Court Justices

[…]truly at odds with another.   In his The Audacity of Hope Obama credited former Illinois Senator Paul Simon:                         Paul’s … sense of empathy .. is at the heart of my moral code, and it is how I understand the Golden Rule—not simply as a call to sympathy or charity, but as something more demanding, a call to stand in somebody else’s shoes and see through their eyes.   Obama continues:   Empathy … calls us all to task, the conservative and the liberal, the powerful and the powerless, the oppressed and the oppressor. We are all shaken out of our complacency. We are all forced beyond our limited vision. No one is exempt from the call to find common ground. …  we seem to be suffering from an empathy deficit. We wouldn’t tolerate schools that don’t teach, that are chronically underfunded and understaffed and underinspired, if we thought that the children in them were like our children. It’s hard to imagine the CEO of a company giving himself a multimillion-dollar bonus while cutting health-care coverage for his workers if he thought they were in some sense his equals. And it’s safe to assume that those in power […]

Chapter 3: Harmless – The Team

[…]useful for those with depression, PTSD, pain, and other ailments – are illegal and banned.   Paul Krugman wrote recently that we live in an era of ‘compassionless conservatism’; that conservatives today believe that the poor have it easy, and a conservative goal is ‘punishing the poor’. Conservatives know nothing about the realities of modern life for the poor. They need compassion; they need empathy; they need reality.   Once we got over the immediate shock of Supreme Court Justice Scalia’s death, some began to reconsider his judicial legacy and ‘brilliance’. There was discussion of his social and emotional ‘intelligence’ – and statements that he lacked empathy – that he rarely understood how his rulings affected the lives of others.       Is harmless ‘playing god’ by providing empathogens to those with serious empathy and compassion deficiencies? Can we say we are ‘treating’ Empathy Deficit Disorder (EDD)? If we treat ADD or ADHD, why can’t we treat adult EDD? Is it immoral and unethical to treat and enhance those with serious deficits in critical thinking skills, with a distorted view of reality, with little or no concern for humanity itself – with distorted morals, ethics, values? Is ‘moral enhancement’ […]

Chapter 5: Testing

[…]including taking it via magic mushrooms – fresh, dried, or as a tea – and referring to Paul Stamets’ beautiful book Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World. Given the recent reports of success in using psilocybin to treat PTSD, there is likely to be growing interest in magic mushrooms as a source for self-medication. In a recent New Scientist Opinion piece, Stamets said: Recently scientists have discovered that psilocybin stimulates neurogenesis – it helps build neurons. I believe that’s what happened to me; that it helped to remap a neuronic pathway in my brain. Sessa also addresses the likely role of magic mushrooms in the evolution and development of religion, creative thinking, and language – going back a million years or so, citing Terence McKenna. Sessa also briefly covers the early use of soma, the Eleusinian rites via kykeon, and possible fungi sources for soma and kykeon. He goes on to talk about ancient mushroom cults, Jesus, the rise of Christianity, and the mushroom motif in early Christian art. He also surveys a range of plants with psychedelic, toxic, and/or anesthetic properties.   “We are not clinicians, but we are reasonable, informed, intelligent empathetic and responsible individuals,” I said. “The Tupper […]

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