Peter Reynolds

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When Will They Ever Learn?

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Steve Jobs

The man, the genius, the inspiration that the whole world is feting and eulogising; it turns out he’s just another one of those dirty, disgusting, scumbag drug users.

The estate of Albert Hoffman, inventor of LSD, with exquisite timing, has released correspondence with Steve Jobs, a keen advocate for and user of psychedelic drugs.

David Cameron and Theresa May would have him sent to jail like Casey Hardison for 20 years.

Barack Obama would have him renditioned to wherever he wanted him and subjected to special interrogation techniques.

The Daily Mail and these days, to its eternal shame, even The Independent would have him ostracised, demonised, castigated and excluded.

I know who I think is smart and I know who I know is stupid.

A great man and a great example.  The contrast between his intelligence and the ruling oligarchy is startling.

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Written by Peter Reynolds

October 6, 2011 at 9:08 pm

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  1. It must have helped his creative process.

    But, living in California, of all places, I wonder whether he self-medicated with marijuana? One might expect that many creative people and innovators in that state would use it recreationally; but I suppose it’s not to everyone’s taste, and it seems that acid was his ‘drug of choice’.

    I suppose you would have to use Rick Simpson’s Hemp Oil to stand a chance with cancer, and then you’d probably have to start treatment fairly early.

    pjmcneill

    October 6, 2011 at 10:53 pm

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  3. To paraphrase the famous Python question: What did Steve Jobs ever do for us?

    A bit more than Blair, Brown or Cameron for sure.

    Derek

    Derek Williams

    October 7, 2011 at 6:22 am

  4. I wish we could have an honesty amnesty among celebrities. I’d love to see anyone in the public eye who has ever enjoyed any narcotic to be able to admit it without fear of a) being fired, and b) being demonised by the press.

    Graham Hopgood

    October 7, 2011 at 6:50 am

  5. I am sure he was a genius BEFORE he started taking drugs! And pop into your local boozer this weekend and tell them all sitting there that they’re all taking drugs, and see the reactions you get then from stating facts!

    Pemberton Carmichael

    October 7, 2011 at 7:17 am

  6. True insproation. This man was one of many who relised the power of the mind and how durgs opend up your thinking. He was no down and out, infact he was a genius and very very sucsessful buisnessman. We as people are capable of more than the restrictions that are placed upon us will let us do. WE ARE MAN AND NO MAN SHOULD BLOCK ANOTHER MANS GREATNESS.

    Jay Mac

    October 7, 2011 at 10:29 am

  7. Careful there friend…Tis of Treason thy speaketh! Treason likely to be learned by King Uther’s men and which will inevitably leadeth to the Executioner! – Uther is convinced that this herb is possessed of magical properties and he believes cannabis to be the spawn of the Devil and to be the most evil and toxic of all the magic-herbs, his views about Magic are well-known!

    Merlin

    mrblogginz

    October 28, 2011 at 7:49 am


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