Sunday, July 5, 2009


we talk about this in class every semester. people escape for a reason. we all do it, everyone all over the planet does it. some people cook, some people garden, some people smoke dope, everyone does Something.

adolescents have plenty of reasons to escape. adults have theirs. this is an escape. this blog, this internet, this computer. entertainment in general. why should drugs be off the list? it's an ingestible release like ice cream and aspirin.

the war on drugs is as stupid and asinine pursuit as any the world has ever seen. I would much rather see government declare war on pop up ads and billboards and telemarketers and price gouging. get between us and the People who are trying to exploit us, not between us and the escapes we choose.

1 comment:

Lowflyin' Lolana said...

nice post.

i don't think of enjoyment as escapism. i think of it as running from stuff that sucks, *to* stuff that's fun.

and it's fun to combine enjoyable things, too. like passing the peace pipe and then a little bloggity blog.

i think we're conditioned by school and parents and Authority to believe that if it's fun, we shouldn't be doing it. if it's fun, it's probably a waste of time. But Einstein would disagree that misery and boredom has more to teach than joy.

"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."

I think I'll go home and put on some Floyd.