Dear Mr. Scharfenberg

This post was first blocked and then “disappeared” off my android device last night; guess the nazis didn’t like it, huh. So here it is Mr. Scharfenberg. . .
Dear Mr. Scharfenberg,
I have learned a lot of things about addiction in my many years of doing street outreach. The gateway drug theory is total bullshit to me. The intensity of compensatory self-medication is related to the intensity of the violence exposure and other personal thwarting experienced, whether as a child or an adult. Think of living in the inner-city US as living in a combat zone. That explains so much about why poor people use drugs and alcohol in the US; because they get screwed by so many people and circumstances. The 17 year old kid who was screwed by his father was reaching for every drug under the sun to cope with it. I told his brother to keep him from O-Ding on something because he probably was parasuicidal. Be with me until I can make it on my own again. Help me in my torturous journey back from hell on earth to myself. And very few actually do or even can help with all of us living on only 3/5ths of what it takes to live with any kind of quality of life. There are many vicious weird things that happen in the US that you don’t hear about. Check out Ted Gunderson on for more on that. People do what they like; people do what they have to do to survive and cope with what has happened or is happening to them. When I had an inkling of an idea of what people had been through, then my brief counseling sessions were much more effective.
Yeah, she used cocaine for physical pain and maybe she did get high sometimes but I didn’t care; she had been abused so much it made her feel better, less parasuicidal and that meant things may just work out some days-there’s good days and bad days when dealing with unrelenting chronic pain. Just so she didn’t end up dead or permanently damaged. She had already definitely been damaged though. It was more than a little satisfying to watch the pain drain out of her for another two days because it was excruciating and harmful for her to be in that much pain. And yeah, another friend of mine, now dead, used meth for pain as well. He didn’t die of an overdose. And the DEA took apart this pain doctor for what they said was over-prescription, but what did they know of her or their pain? , What about a developed tolerance to the painkiller? They don’t know and they don’t care because the US is now a mass murdering fascist torture state courtesy of the Bush’s, John Yoo, and friends friendly little drug war. And they do love to torture too, don’t they. It was reported that John Yoo and friends went on a torture vacation in the private prison system (look at them scream, ahh, hah hah hah hah hah hah hah!!!).
If the US was serious about getting people off drugs, then they would do the following things:
1) Adequately house, feed, and care for people. When this is costed out, it is cheaper to house, feed, and care for people than not to do so from a long term systems cost-benefit perspective ( on the history of recession in the US). 25% of the homeless have untreated medical conditions and reducing pain also reduces stress; stresses can drive self-medication in many people.
2) have adequate drug education programs out there, like online for “wet” drug/alcohol addict/users especially opiate users. People who know specifically what they are doing to themselves will take better care when using drugs and alcohol than those who don’t know the costs, the benefits, AND the risks.
3) I don’t believe that drug tests increase productivity in the workplace, as in most of the evaluations of cannabis users on the job usually emotionalize and manipulate the study methodologically so as to achieve the outcome(s) desired by the funders. So don’t plan on any objectivity or responsible data collection to occur. Also the attribution of causality is usually pretty warped out too so what you end up with is a crap study whose conclusions are wrong but that conclusion is what is desired by whomever funded the study so it must be right, right? WROONNNGGGG!!!!. The methodology was crap, the assumptions were crap, so the conclusions are crap too, as are most cannabis studies done these days cited by the proto-nazi drug warriors. And it is pretty easy to critique the data and the methodology too.
4)Why repress cannabis? It works. It is cheap, safe, and effective verses a $600 pill that doesn’t work and may kill you if misused. Cannabis will NOT directly kill you. And it catalyzes a self-therapeutic process in many people that can’t be beat by indoctrinated psychiatrists either. You will find answers to your most complicated existential questions if it works for you; it doesn’t work for some people just like any drug or herb. And try the plant before trying those big pharma derivatives they are coming up with; the marinol made people dopey and sleepy. Any herbal preparation has a complex blend of various chemical compounds that interact to give a person the desired effect-appetite restoration in AIDS patients to reverse wasting syndrome. This guy got busted for pot for his AIDS, and died in jail because he lost his appetite because he didn’t have any pot in prison. Also cannabis hemp seed can be used as a plant based protein source; much better than animals since only 10% of the energy put into the plant is picked up by the animal; the rest is gone. So you are better off with a plant based protein source. Yes folks, the fisheries are slowly collapsing from the top of the food chain down due to a variety of reasons. So the farmlands have to pick up the slack. Hemp makes better cloth and tarps than cotton too; it doesn’t rot.
Now, why the drug war? Because the revenues from the black markets were used in huge multi-year secret mass murder operations like Operation Phoenix and Operation Condor. Cash and gold are real hard to track closely so they are necessary if you are trying to hide your particular death-dealing, mass murdering holocaust. And boy do they lie about who is doing what in the drug business. For years, they would pump lying crap about how it was those durned lefties in Colombia were the ones supporting their operations with dope money and how it was that they controlled the drug trade. Nope, sorry, the mass murdering rightwing militias in Colombia, you know, the ones killing off the human rights activists, lawyers and union organizers for years down there were murdered off by a-holes from the rightwing militias; the ones funded by the rich landowners down there. So one can figure out that the drug war is a war on people; it doesn’t help them, the laws ruin their lives. So forget about them getting off it; their lives are complete chaos from your continued stupid ill-conceived war upon them and their future possibilities. The Bible said that you are supposed to house, feed, and care for people, not ill and kill them off with budget cuts and secret, hidden mass murder programs. I have been working with addict/alcoholics for 20 years now and I have seen my methods work. Finally, just remember, DON’T BE A JERK!!,,, and (Orthomolecular Medicine),, and nutritional medicine section-Archie Kalokerinos-What a Guy!!!, and Abram Hoffer and Linus Pauling MD too (see also See what these guys were doing was reversing PTSD and schizophrenia symptoms.-tracking it back to brain malnutrition and other root medical conditions. WHOOOOOHOOOOO!!! And here’s some more sites for you.,, and now three books. The Phoenix Program, by Douglas Valentine, In the Land of Hungry Ghosts, by Gabor Mate’ MD, and The Final Mission: Spooky 8, by Bob King.


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Lyle Courtsal is a disabled author/activist who has worked variously as a school bus driver, tree planter, truck driver, and shipyard laborer. He has also attended three colleges, but prefers studying on his own. During the past several years, he has developed a street outreach method for getting intensively self-poisoned, dually-diagnosed addict/alcoholics off the streets and into truly helpful hands while maintaining constitutional standards of non-discrimination and privacy. His technique has an 80 percent success rate. Lyle likes really big, old, live trees; Frisbees; sailing; mid-70s long nose Kenworths going really fast; hardcore rock; true decency; generosity of spirit; and freedom. He presently more-or-less exists in Seattle, Washington. He goes to church at least once a month whether he needs it or not. Check out the book-Enjoy!!

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