Prohibition is an awful flop.
We like it.
It can't stop what it's meant to stop.
We like it.
It's left a trail of graft and slime,
It's filled our land with vice and crime,
It don't prohibit worth a dime,
Nevertheless we're for it.
The human body is an assembly of chemicals, as is all food & medicine. So what we label as a drug is a social construct.
"If you're not turned on to politics, politics will turn on you." -- Ralph Nader
"I understand the law, and I want you to know I'll pay the fine, but I cannot guarantee I will not break this law again."
-- George Carlin after being arrested for possession and cultivation of marijuana.
“Walk tall, kick ass, learn to speak Arabic, love music and never forget you come from a long line of truth seekers, lovers and warriors.” ― Hunter S. Thompson
“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms.”
“My greatest skill in life has been to want but little”
“I could not help being struck with the foolishness of that institution which treated me as if I were mere flesh and blood and bones, to be locked up.”
“If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law” -- Henry David Thoreau
"War is a racket, it always was, a few profit - the many pay." -- Maj. Gen. Smedley Darlington Butler
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." - John F. Kennedy
"Corrija o sábio, e fará com que ele busque mais conhecimento, corrija o tolo e fará um inimigo para a vida toda."
"It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it."
-- Upton Sinclair
'To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like giving medicine to a corpse.' -- Thomas Paine
"Danger gleams like sunlight to a brave man's eyes." ~Euripides, 4th Century BC
"Os grandes espíritos sempre sofreram oposição violenta das mentes medíocres. " -- Einstein
"Algum dia, quando a descriminalização das drogas for uma realidade, os historiadores olharão para trás e sentirão o mesmo arrepio que hoje nos produz a Inquisição."
— Javier Martinez Lázaro. Juiz Penalista. Madri, Espanha.
"If we don't hang together, by Heavens we shall hang separately." -- Benjamin Franklin
“A totalitarian state is in effect a theocracy, and its ruling caste, in order to keep its position, has to be thought of as infallible. But since, in practice, no one is infallible, it is frequently necessary to rearrange past events in order to show that this or that mistake was not made, or that this or that imaginary triumph actually happened.” ― George Orwell, Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters of George Orwell Volume 2 My Country Right or Left 1940 - 1943
Which is more likely; that the laws of nature have been suspended, and in a manner of your choosing, or that you quite simply made a mistake? — David Hume
“The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology, of the phantom of God. As long as we have a master in heaven, we will be slaves on earth.”
“The meme for blind faith secures its own perpetuation by the simple unconscious expedient of discouraging rational inquiry.” ― Richard Dawkins
"SOG nos EUA é assim: máximo de plantas possível por metro quadrado, aqui no Brasil é mínimo de plantas possível ou você que é enquadrado."
"We are a way for the universe to know itself." -- Carl Sagan
There's the tv, it's all right there, look, listen, kneel, pray.
"The true beauty of a self-inquiring sentient universe is lost on those who elect to walk the intellectually vacuous path of comfortable paranoid fantasies." -- Philip E. Mason