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Szasz on Drug Prohibition and America. His the new book, ‘Our Right to Drugs: The case for a Free Market’ is a must read. this is audio only until i get a ne…Video Rating: 5 / 5
Tags: America's, Drug, Forum, pt.1of3, Szasz, Thomas
January 15, 2014 at 2:46 am (UTC 0)
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@OpenComments : I’m confused. I never have and never will align myself with
Scientology. Sounds like you’ve confused me with someone else. Cheers ~
January 15, 2014 at 2:54 am (UTC 0)
looks like someone decided to cross process and Xpro the film lol NIIIIICE,
a lomography inspired news journalist? LOL! GREAT! Seems like he said to
himself… “Hmm.. the topic of today’s news program is drugs huh? I should
pop some hits of acid and process the film in the wrong chemicals.” lol
January 15, 2014 at 3:24 am (UTC 0)
He said marijuana is not a drug; its a plant. Last I heard, the two were
not mutually exclusive. Cocaine is derived from plants as well. The active
ingredient, the canabanoids in this case, are IN the plant, just as they
can be in other drugs.
January 15, 2014 at 4:11 am (UTC 0)
Thomas Szasz uses his incisive intellect, and years of clinical experience,
to give a brilliant analysis of the war on drugs, and the damage it has
January 15, 2014 at 4:31 am (UTC 0)
@kevinneslund Maybe I had you all wrong, and apologize for that. I thought
you were a Scientologist, and/or in support of the criminal enterprise of
Scientology. I have nothing against the beliefs or religion chosen by the
Scientologists, but I do have something against their separation of
families, harassment of critics, and global obliteration of psychiatry
(which would prevent people the right to choose how they treat themselves).
January 15, 2014 at 4:54 am (UTC 0)
@kevinneslund This has nothing to do with this video. However, you are
aligning yourself with Scientologists whose money are going toward the
hiring of private investigators and lawyers used to harass individuals
practicing their right to free speech. By being affiliated with the Church
of Scientology, you would also be subject to these abuses. Did you know
that the Church of Scientology separates families and forces women to have
January 15, 2014 at 5:45 am (UTC 0)
@OpenComments : I kindly accept your apology. Actually, I can’t say I
actually detest their beliefs, since, they are entitled by our constitution
to them. I too, like yourself, detest their actions and behavior. I rarely
visit Youtube due to the adolescent bahavior I’ve witnessed on it. I’m not
entirely certain I understand what you may mean by my being a “magnet” for
their anti-psychiatry agenda? would you be implying I am attracted to
Scientology? I’m not “anti” anything — psychiatry included
January 15, 2014 at 5:58 am (UTC 0)
Dr Szasz is a powerful voice of health freedom.
January 15, 2014 at 6:30 am (UTC 0)
I love this clip from Thomas Szasz! Thank you so much for posting it.
Szasz’s words were truly inspiring. Can I obtain his books in enpok form?
Just wondering. Please email me.
January 15, 2014 at 7:02 am (UTC 0)
FYI, marijuana does make people stupid. Because there currently are no
stupidity tests this phenomenon has not been accurately profiled. Many test
subjects, when high, do underperform on IQ tests. Some say they study
better when high. That is do to the anxiety reducing factor in weed. If the
anxiety was reduced another way the studying would go just as well or
better. those who like the high of weed automaticly praise it – the weed
itself causes a good valuation of itself via neurochemistry.
January 15, 2014 at 7:08 am (UTC 0)
The interviewer Randy Page? sounds like an adolescent compared to Szasz.
Not a skilled interviewer.
January 15, 2014 at 7:09 am (UTC 0)
@kevinneslund You may think that now, but you are aware that the Citizens
Commission on Human Rights *IS* Scientology, right? Or that your many
friends are Scientologists? Granted, there’s nothing wrong with having
Scientologist friends, but this would imply, at the very least, that you
are supportive of this criminal organization. You might want to read up on
Scientology abuses and talk to your friends about them. Please visit
xenu(.)net – it is focused on Scientology abuses.
January 15, 2014 at 7:38 am (UTC 0)
I don’t know how many years Szasz practiced his brand of psychiatry, but he
did get in some clinical work, an experience that informed his works. I
suppose he became more academic thereafter.
January 15, 2014 at 7:44 am (UTC 0)
it is well known that in low doses, Opiates facilitate the ability to work
long hours with little side effects! You can find this History in more
depth written in the book by Thomas Szasz, Ceremonial Chemistry. The reason
behind it was to reduce the competiton presented by Opium-smoking Chinese
American Laborers of whom were willing to work at 16 hour workday.
January 15, 2014 at 8:44 am (UTC 0)
Brilliant Gentleman. Thank you for posting
January 15, 2014 at 9:13 am (UTC 0)
To ichisatori, I don’t think that we are in any disagreement about the
control of an authoritarian government and a ‘hysterical’ reaction to
certain substances which is promolugated as a propaganda to help to impose
upon the rights of the citizens of this state. Regardless, I only refer to
the History of the Harrison Narcotics Act of 1914, of which was heavily
supported by the American Labor Movement at that time…by labor leader
January 15, 2014 at 9:39 am (UTC 0)
We account for that by calling it what it is: anecdotal evidence. Look that
term up if you haven’t yet, it may help you one day.
January 15, 2014 at 10:26 am (UTC 0)
I would strongly disagree with your “Noam Chomsky” parallel. However, you
are spot on about his view of the individual in our current socio-political
January 15, 2014 at 11:24 am (UTC 0)
drugs are manufactured, cocaine is manufactured therefore a drug, marijuana
is not manufactured therefore it is not a drug. Simple, simple simple… O
MY GOD that was easy to deduce.
January 15, 2014 at 11:25 am (UTC 0)
thank you. as you can see i run a tight ship and you have proved yourself.
i consider the response effective in that it points to Gompers and
generally recuses the legitimate ‘American Labor Movement’ and instead
points said blame upon one man and not ‘the movement’.
January 15, 2014 at 11:43 am (UTC 0)
I doubt he’d call his experience ‘clinical’ though I agree with your basic
January 15, 2014 at 12:09 pm (UTC 0)
@kevinneslund I apologize for the comments I have left on the other videos
as well. I personally don’t detest the beliefs of Scientology – only the
actions of the organization. Even though you may have no friends who are
Scientologists, you sure are a magnet for their anti-psychiatry agenda.
Draziom, for example, is a known Scientology troll that tries to discredit
us (Anonymous) for protesting the abuses of Scientology. Saw his post on
your channel, thought you were a Scientologist.
January 15, 2014 at 12:27 pm (UTC 0)
Actually, I don’t mind pot so much. I think it should be legal. But that
doesn’t mean you aren’t doing a drug if you smoke it; you are. Just like
alcohol is a drug, and cigarettes, and caffeine. Let’s be honest about what
we are talking about here, not dodge the term that best applies.
January 15, 2014 at 12:59 pm (UTC 0)
If you get to make up your own definition, how dare you gainsay my
definition or anyone’s? What gives you the right to enforce your arbitrary
definition down other people’s throats? You don’t find that to hypocritical
in the least? Sorry, wrong answer. If you want to keep to your own little
definition, do so, but keep me and the rest of the thinking world out of
it. Most of us prefer utility in language, which necessarily means using
language as if it has some objective meaning.
January 15, 2014 at 1:45 pm (UTC 0)
i will mark you down as ‘friend’.
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