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Old 12-28-2012, 07:13 AM
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Default Re: Pushing the envelope of this forum, non drum related

Originally Posted by Deathmetalconga View Post
Using drugs to supposedly become more creative or change things is a Western shortcut and cop out.
You didn't think about this for very long before you wrote it, or just didn't convey what you meant. Research and exploration show that our ancestors used various intoxicants and poisons to alter their minds and expand creative thought going back much farther than was ever recorded intentionally. Intoxication is a part of our history, and what we are today. Every single thing we do, experience and think changes the structure of our brains and therefor our thought patterns and neural pathways.

History of is full of people who are/were just as creative and vital as any drug addict or alcoholic. And they usually lived long, productive lives and influenced others over spans of 50 years and more.
I can completely agree. Attempting to argue that intoxication has no creative value, however, seems to be coming from a somewhat mis-informed viewpoint.

When we enforce our laws in ways that can literally destroy everything a person has worked for, the laws we choose to enforce should not pertain to preventing personal harm to self... Back more specifically to the issue of cannabis; considering that the laws do not prevent cannabis use or production(and fail to do so at huge taxpayer cost), it is more than clear to me that the illegality of cannabis causes more total harm than the substance itself.
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