Thursday, November 30, 2006

Libertarian drug home

Discovered via Samizdata, Libertarian Home is a portal that I suspect that I might spend rather a lot of time hanging around on. And they have an article on Acid House Parties by Paul Staines (who may or may not be Guido Fawkes Esq.) which I rather liked.
If you should bump into someone Eeed Up on Ecstasy they will just smile, you will say sorry, they'll say it's okay, you'll smile and dance off - in a bar even the most minor collision is likely to result in an unpleasant exchange of words, if not a fist fight. Alcohol leads to aggression, MDMA encourages tolerance.

In a club where people are pissed, some nastiness is pretty much guaranteed; I have never, ever seen a fight in a club in which most people were on pills. I myself have bumped into people, in a scene reminiscent of an particular episode of Spaced, and then ended up laughing like a loon with them over some utter, utter shite. But such fun!
Yet uptight Conservatives are probably the people who would benefit most from taking drugs, particularly Thatcherites, with their machine-like obsession with efficiency and abstract attachment to the freedom to make money. I'm as much of a believer in Capitalism as the most earnest of Young Conservatives, but couldn't we put acid in the punch at the YC ball and then really have a party?

Yes, please; and don't forget to send my invitation in good time!

4 comments:

dynamite said...

Didn't Staines write that about 15 years ago? Still totally valid.

JuliaM said...

"I have never, ever seen a fight in a club in which most people were on pills."

Well, I'm no medical student, but do all drugs affect all people the same way?

I seem to recall cannabis being touted as the 'happy drug', but it seems to induce or enhance psychosis in some people, particularly the super-strength type widely available now (or so I'm told...!)

Guardian apostate said...

One small but important point; don't put LSD in the punch. At the very least things would soon become extremely weird and at worst there could be some quite serious psychosis on display. I'd take my chances with MDMA which is an empathogen as opposed to an hallucinogen. A room full of Young Conservatives on ecstacy might be fun. On LSD it would be a whole different story.

JuliaM said...

"A room full of Young Conservatives on ecstacy might be fun. On LSD it would be a whole different story."

Don't give them any ideas! Their policy statements under Cameron are pretty spaced out already.....