Learning about drugs would be so much easier if they weren't illegal.
It just frustrates me. Cause in Health last year it was practically breaking a rule to say the name of any drug without "is bad" following it.
Because the shit we learned in Health, that frustrates me. I mean, drugs are illegal, so they can't exactly write a glowing endorsement about them, but I know all that scary shit that they show you about "LOOK, LOOK EVERYONE. THIS PERSON SMOKED WEED ONLY ONCE AND THEY THEIR BRAIN TURNED TO MUSH AND GOT HOLES IN IT AND THEN THEY DIED O.O" is obviously un-fucking true.
Because that's all the information they give you, they'll make you believe it.
But since I know that at least half of it is total demonizing bullshit, I believe there is real information in there, real things that are problems with drugs, facts about them, that are useful to know, but I can't trust any of it cause I can't separate fact from fiction.
So that basically leaves me with no info whatsoever.
Now, the best way to do it would be to cite your sources, don't make unverified statements, don't just use scary CG pictures, but give actual verified and scientifically agreed upon facts about drugs, and then let the people decide whether it makes sense or not. Now, cause since I assume now that I know nothing, knowing the actual facts, if they're good, would probably make me more likely to do drugs in the future, and they don't want that.
But if you have to demonize something, use scary photos, only the worst and scariest facts, none of the benefits, (I mean, they hardly ever mentioned why people actually do the stuff. If you knew nothing going in you probably would only gather that the people doing this are just stupid and unthinking gangsters who skip school and want nothing more than to bring down society and can't resist peer pressure) and use childhood indoctrination, in an attempt to convince people not to do something, maybe you should rethink your motives.
Cause even if drugs were total shit and did nothing but assrape people, then some stupid people would do them nonetheless just cause they like making the easy choice.
But if you have to make a thing look worse than it is in an attempt to convince independent, clear-headed free thinkers not to do it, then maybe you should think why...
I mean, look at this shit: http://www.teens.drugabuse.gov/facts/index.php
I hate it so much, man.
I heard that this technically, for now, legal thing called "artificial marijuana" is being made that is stronger than regular weed, and it was discovered cause this guy applied for a grant to do an experiment on the effects of marijuana, or THC, on the body. The government approved it, but said he had to find a chemical substitute, he couldn't use weed. And he found something stronger, and people picked up on it.
I mean, that's just so fucking stupid. We don't actually wanna know what it really does. We just don't like it. You can't use weed, it's like the nit-picky people who don't like profanity. If Thomas Jefferson was a massive profaner, and wrote the Declaration of Independence tossing in a few "shit"s and "fuck"s as descriptive words, it wouldn't make the document less beautiful, it'd just change the specific words he used, and people would hate it, just cause they've determined they don't care what you say, even if it's beautiful and you're not using profanity in a vulgar way (i.e. referring to vulgar acts i.e. "I assfucked your mother"), they've just determined those words cannot be used under any circumstance.
The government's total hypocrisy on drugs just drives me right up the wall. In our specific town, medical marijuana is legal, but patients can't buy it from dispensaries, they must grow it themselves. I mean, that makes no fucking sense.
And the federal government has said that people who use state recognized medical marijuana are still vulnerable to federal prosecution. Goddamnit, the fuck.
And if "drugs" are banned, then tobacco, alcohol, and probably even caffeine should be too. Alcohol especially, it's no different than illegal drugs, it's only culturally, it's impossible to ban, we tried, it was called Prohibition and it was a total failure and waste of 2 amendments to the Constitution.
So we said it was fine, but weed isn't. I mean, when will the government recognize that it's trying to save costs to society, so instead of having the majority I imagine of weed smokers, just otherwise productive members of society just out having a joint, walking around and being otherwise productive, we're putting them in jail on society's dollar.
And for no good reason whatsoever.
After long tangential, and likely chloroform in print writing on nothing whatsoever, I can't think of anything else.
Oh, I had a dream last night, and it was really weird, cause I rarely ever have dreams, and usually if I do it's cause I've been thinking about something a hell of a lot recently (Like, for example if I've been fixating on some boy recently... nice...) but this one appeared to be random.
It was kind of what appeared to be a movie that I was somehow watching and yet still in at some points, based off a book I thought I knew the plot of, but I realize now I never really did in the dream I just had general feelings of plot, with several tangential offshoots for a while that were completely random as far as I can tell.
I'll write it down here, but before I do, I need to say last night was really weird, I needed to get up at 7:00, so I was reading in bed when I fell asleep with the light on, which always pisses me off cause then I always wake up at like 4:00, like I did this morning, and then I have to go brush my teeth and do all the shit I should have and normally would have done before bed when I'm zombie-tired. So this dream occurred after I finally turned off the light to get to real sleep at about 4 in the morning.
This dream occurred in those 3 hours, and seemed much longer than that.
The general plot of the main story was, it seemed like there was this family, a man, his wife and 2 children, I don't know the genders, and they were taking this hike down the bottom of a valley. They got to this weird waterfall that looked like a giant shoebox with water coming down one side off the top. The man somehow takes this massive rock and for some reason throws it on top of the waterfall and then all of a sudden a bunch more water is coming out and starts filling up the valley. Me and the guy and his family (cause I'm not just watching the movie no more, apparently) and then we're way up on a ledge, and then we're way underwater and watching these weird underwater creatures fly by at huge speeds.
What happened after I don't remember actually happening, but I remember looking forward during the dream to what I expected from the "book", which was that somehow the family gets to this snowy mountainside, and camp at the bottom, and something, I think it was weird, small creatures, come and kidnap one of the children, a girl, and take her way up the hill to their massive subterranean lair. The father goes after them, and goes through a bunch of shit I don't remember. The girl escapes and gets back to the family. The father finally escapes and is on his way down as it gets darker and darker until it's night, and he dies in the snow.
During this dream, I had several random offshoots that included me and my mom going through what seemed like airport security on steroids, then later like I was with this crew and we were going to the bottom of the ocean in this weird ship, and it was all dark and rocky down there, and then lastly, based in something resembling my own house, the same family from the "movie" that were being infected by zombies, first the father, then everyone else after a while, kinda like Quarantine, and for some reason this happened 3 times, a little different each time, as if it was a video game or something...
So, my question is, what dreams can you remember?
I love dreams, they're so entertaining to see what I come up with. I remember when I was little I was obsessed with the Lord of the Rings, and I wanted to know what it would have been like to be at Minas Tirith, defending it from Mordor, and I intentionally thought about it so much I would get myself to dream about it, and I did, twice, and it was fun, even if not informative about what it would be like at all cause the Laws of Physics were not obeyed in any circumstance...