A Child of the Sixties ponders the ‘outcome’. Thoughts for Nov. 2018

Nov. 26, 2018

Its been about 50 years since we were informed by the disciples of Aldus Huxley, Timothy Leary,  (mainly the folk-rock troubadours who disdained the self-serving values of our forefather’s generations), that psychedelic drugs, (natural like Pot or Hashish, Peyote or Mescaline, or synthetic like LSD), were “Mind Expanding” and if we all followed the “Purple Piper” and “all called the tune”, we would usher in a utopian age, the “Age of Aquarius”, the final phase in the evolution of man. We would be the architects of man’s glorious destiny, made in our own image; Perfect, loving, free. “For He knows that if you eat of it your eyes will be opened and you will know good and evil”.

Maybe this is a good time to take inventory on that promise. We, (those who were ‘illuminated’ by walking through the “Doors of Perception” ) have had half a century to take stock of what we have accomplished. We sang, “We can change the world, rearrange the world”, and that we have done, no denying. The question is, have we been the archetects of a better world or have we been deceived,  the ‘useful fools’ of a superior intelligence whose plan is to create a more corrupt and decadent one.

In 1967 I looked back at the Nazi Holocaust in Europe during the Second World War and was horrified at the atrocities committed by a people who had been deceived into subscribing to a super-nationalistic idiology and believed that if certain classes of people in their Motherland were extracted from society… and exterminated, their nation would be purified, populated by the most highly evolved men and women the world had ever seen. A super race. I was certain that we Americans would never be consumed by such self-serving hatred.

Fast forward to 2018 and many of us can look back at a succession of failed relationships, each leaving children without a secure and loving home-life. I can look around and I find myself disgusted and outraged to see Godless, deceitful leaders, people controlling the minds of those who are so comsumed with having fun they are oblivious to those who are cunningly corrupting and perverting their society and government for their own aggrandizement. Who fanatically endorse birth-control through the murder of the unborn children of a class of people who are a deterrent to achieving that utopian society promised to them a half century past. They parade as ‘Angels of Light’ who violently villify and attack anyone who opposes them in their mission to “change the world, rearrange the world’’ to increase their own influence and power over others. They divert 547 million dollars a year from taxes to fund this holocaust, 2500 murders a day, 771,000 in the first 10 months of 2018. And I ask myself, “Is this what my generation was promised we would become if we  partook of the piper’s unholy communion of mind expanding drugs to form a brotherhood, a community of loving, peaceful human beings with happy and greatful children? Where are the “Forests” that were supposed to “echo with laughter”? They are dying, besieged with drought, blighted with disease, consumed by raging fires that scorch the arid land. An indightment against us.

I see city and suburban streets filled with the stench of human urine, feces and filth, zombies in ragged blankets, makeshift tents and cardboard shantees; this is where  people whose brains have been destroyed by ‘mind expanding’ drugs must live because they are too neurologically incapacitated by the biochemical effects of the ‘fruit of the knowledge of good and evil’, to take care of themselves. They can barely live at the level of wild hyenas. They are ragged, shriveled, shivering, delusional, ranting incoherently and preying upon one another. And yet, they will kill for a pipeful of a drug that promises them immediate ‘fulfillment’ and pleasure.

From out of a foul smelling Height Ashbury alley can be heard a 1967 anthem we all sung. It is mocking us…

“If you’re going to San Francisco
Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair
If you’re going to San Francisco
You’re gonna meet some gentle people there

For those who come to San Francisco
Summertime will be a love-in there
In the streets of San Francisco
Gentle people with flowers in their hair

All across the nation such a strange vibration
People in motion, People in motion…

There’s a whole generation with a new explanation
People in motion people in motion

For those who come to San Francisco
Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair
If you come to San Francisco
Summertime will be a love-in there

If you come to San Francisco
Summertime will be a love-in there”

Wisdom will be revealed by her children and so it has come to be that claiming to be wise, we have become utter fools instead.