[Ibogaine] Fringe Yippie, circa 67-70 (was Wireheadz!)

Vivienne Elanta vivienneelanta at yahoo.com.au
Thu Aug 4 22:49:54 EDT 2005

Dana is this a cures not wars webcast? It doesnt sound anything like the
yippies I know.


Blessed be
Vivienne Elanta

--- Dana Beal <dana at phantom.com> wrote:

> On Jul 31, 2005, at 1:16 PM, Ron Davis wrote:
> > Dana:I was living in the city, fringe yippie, circa 67-70. I  
> > remember Ruben but not you.  Banana Dave was big, Electric Circus,  
> > we handed out German one fenning coins, which was 1/4 of 1 cent and  
> > fit the subway turnstile. I worked at the Filmore East b/4  
> > Wooodstock.  any of this sound familiar? ron
> >
> >
> That's funny, the place were I'm writing this, 9 Bleecker, is where  
> they prepared the light show for the Fillmore East. Pablo's Lights,  
> 1967-73.
> You would remember me from the smoke-ins in Thompkins Park or the  
> Provo Free Store on East 1st St--1967, the "summer of love."  1967  
> would be "proto-Yippie", according to Stew Albert--because Yippie as  
> a political idiom didn't get it's name until the New Year's Eve party  
> at Abbie Hoffman's apartment on the last night of 1967. Shortly  
> thereafter, I got out of jail for a weed sale I didn't make, was  
> inducted into the Yippies a week after the founding party by Abbie,  
> and went underground on charges from a very minor LSD bust in August  
> of '67.
> It shouldn't have been enough LSD for them to pay attention to, but  
> they were trying to get me for putting on the smoke-ins in Thompkins  
> Park every Saturday for most of that summer--and getting news of it  
> in the New York Times.
> Just like they aren't really going after Marc Emery for selling  
> seeds; there are dozens of outfits sending seeds into the U.S.
> They're getting Marc for the "money -laundering", i.e, publishling  
> CANNABIS CULTURE, opening the first Ibogaine  clininic in Canada and  
> going on national Canadian TV about it, and spending millions trying  
> to legalize pot in elections from Israel to Nevada. Marc's real crime  
> is that he put his money to good use, instead of tooting it up his nose!
> Think about it. Imagine HIGH TIMES opening its own ibogaine clinic...
> NOT.
> That's why Marc's a candidate for ibogiane sainthood. No one else  
> who's really gone out there crusading for ibogaine is facing the  
> death penalty. And remember that original African cultural context,  
> iboga and cannabis are most intimately intertwined. The Twa people  
> say that Iboga is the Mother, Cannabis is the Father (even though it  
> sounds like it should be the other way around; Pygmies have had it  
> the longest of anyone).
> So Marc is facing potential execution for facilitating manufacture of  
> something many people on this list take to mellow out the after- 
> effects of ibogaine and to potentiate its anti-addictive effect-- 
> something that is intrinsically non-violent and at the heart of the  
> Drug War, which we all work to end.
> I digress, but only because his case resembles mine in that some idiot 
> (s) are bound to challenge his standing as a prisoner of conscience.
> BTW, did you know  that in 1966 Howard Lotsof was charged and  
> convicted of LSD conspiracy by the office of then US attorney Robert  
> Morgenthau? Thanks to Montel Williams, Morgenthau has wrapped himself  
> in the mantle of medical marijuana-- but refuses to meet with  
> ibogaine activists still.
> Oh well.
> Dana/cnw
>   /] 
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