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

tink tinkerbell.sarah at gmail.com
Fri Aug 5 00:26:30 EDT 2005


that was to dana-btw
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On 8/5/05, tink <tinkerbell.sarah at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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