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

tink tinkerbell.sarah at gmail.com
Fri Aug 5 00:24:58 EDT 2005


you're a sexist pig, but i love you
tink

On 8/4/05, 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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