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Running On Empty

January 30, 2019

A follow up to “I Would Run”

Part 2 of my presidential platform.

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“Running on – running on empty
Running on – running blind
Running on – running into the sun
But I’m running behind”

– Jackson Browne

A nonworthwhile try.

The latest mindless mantra projected on the faceless bogeyman is “crime and drugs” to which is an oroborus beast feeding on itself. Therefore the best way to elliminate most of both, would be to make all drugs “legal” or decriminalized.

Nothing would break up the “cartels” quicker than a nod, for them to compete, fair and square, with all the other “legitimate” pharmaceuticals.

The ones harvesting mostly unnatural chemical compounds to numb out an already TV anesthetized soft brained society.

Let them be as liable as the other corporations. If their product doesn’t live up to its expectations, or causes harm, if not used as directed.

They can hire those TV lawyers, perpetually advertising, always trying to cash in on the Erin Brockovich type money.

Have you been injured, are you a victim of your own incompetence or a big business’s standard operating procedure (neglect)?

Call the law offices of “Dewey, Screwum and Howe”. 1 800 Screw U 2

(Best not to run, too easily sidetracked)

(At least my distractions are unplanned.)

Besides, the excessive profits would probably pay for everyone’s universal health care.

Whadaya know, stumbled on a policy just by writing this out. Whodathunk?

Legal or illegal, people are going to do drugs, they already do, alcohol, caffeine and nicotine. In unlimited quantity, regardless of age.

“This is a country where tobacco kills 400,000 people a year — so they ban artifical sweeteners!……Because a rat died. Know what I mean?”

– George Carlin

Categorizing “Other than pharmaceuticals” as illicit substances, only jacks up their appeal and prices.

“Dealer man not dealing drugs because people do drugs, it’s so they will. A way of fixing them, while they break.

As they run out of wishes and hope, he steps in with materials and dope….”

– John Trudell

“Somebody’s Kid”

“This is a place where alcohol ruins more lives than cancer, and everybody gets upset when some athlete gets hooked on cocaine.

You know Time Magazine and Newsweek put cocaine on the cover, but they put the liquor advertisements……. inside the magazine.”

– George Carlin

“Alcohol doesn’t get credit where credit is due, and it’s not the best drug. It’s not even in the top 5. But, it’s the easiest one to get and we’re a fat lazy country of convenience. Alcohol is a very convenient drug.

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If drinking required that I had to sit in a Denny’s parking lot for two hours in the middle of the night, waiting for my friend Alan to answer his voice mail. Finally show up just to drop off a six pack. I’d never drink again. I’m a lazy #uck.”

– Doug Stanhope

I concur, I enjoy a legal liquid mind altering refreshment, but if it was a hassle to get, would not bother.

“All illegal narcotics are medicinal.

Boredom is a disease worse than cancer. Drugs cure it, with little or no side effects if used as directed. Life’s temporary for a reason, it gets boring after awhile. You should be inventing new drugs is what you should be doing! Newer, crazier drugs… “

– Doug Stanhope

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Make it all “legal” and tax it, like all our other vices and use that money for treatment. Till humans can understand their own divinity.

“Why is the drug czar in this country—well, let’s go back; Why do we have a “drug czar” in this country, A.

B, why is he a cop? Why do they put drug users in jail? They’re sick, they’re not criminals.

Sick people don’t get better in prison.”

– Bill Hicks

“We can have all the blue-ribbon committees we want, but if we don’t get tough on drug dealers we’re wasting our time,” he said in New Hampshire, a state whose overdose rate is twice the national average. “And that toughness includes the death penalty.”

– Donald Trump

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“Now there are alot of people who want to expand the death penalty to include drug dealers. This is really stupid. Drug dealers aren’t afraid to die. They’re already killing each other every day on the streets by the hundreds.

Drive-bys, gang shootings, they’re not afraid to die. Death penalty doesn’t mean anything unless you use it on people who are afraid to die. Like… the bankers who launder the drug money.

The bankers, who launder, the drug money. Forget the dealers, you want to slow down that drug traffic, you got to start executing a few of these fucking bankers. White, middle class Republican bankers.”

– George Carlin

While that might work, it is still a violent solution to a nonviolent problem. Besides, it is on a treadmill run that never ends.

That is the whole point of a treadmill, which when the collective decides to “hop” off, we can all move on to our most ideal potential.

There is no us vs. them. It is all us. Besides, even though there is no proof, am quite sure *eternal recurrence occurs.

* The idea of eternal recurrence—which Nietzsche presents as a sort of thought experiment—appears in Aphorism 341, “The Greatest Weight”:

“What, if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: ‘This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more; and there will be nothing new in it, but every pain and every joy and every thought and sigh and everything unutterably small or great in your life will have to return to you, all in the same succession and sequence—even this spider and this moonlight between the trees, and even this moment and I myself.

The eternal hourglass of existence is turned upside down again and again, and you with it, speck of dust!'”

– Fredrich Nietzsche

That certainly highlights our insignificance, however within that, lies our freewill to alter, our thinking and behavior. We can shift our position and perception within that “eternal hourglass”. To get along with all of the other “specks of dust”. That at some point, will meet and be going through the narrow neck at the same time. Might as well make it pleasant as possible.

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