Blair Longley, Radical Marijuana Podcast Part I

Podcast off the microphones Blair Longley, William Hunter Duncan, RE and Monsta666

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Aired on the Doomstead Diner August 28, 2013

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Discuss at the Podcast Table inside the Diner

Of all the greatest frauds perpetrated against humanity, there are none greater than fiat, privately owned currency, the nature of God (the dominant interpretation of, not the reality), and the demonization of life and the earth generally (the dominion of Satan; the cold, existential, nihilistic material of deterministic Science.) A subset of the latter of this trinity of benighting influences, the most fundamental of symbols, is the prohibition on cannabis. How the most useful plant on the planet became the most illegal, is the subject of this most recent of Diner podcasts. With us, Blair T. Longley, party leader of the Marijuana Party of Canada.

 

It won’t take long for you to realize, Blair is not your stereotypical pothead. In fact, you might want to get high to wrap your head around this one. Bear with him through the politics talk at the beginning. He’s just getting warmed up.

 

I’m mostly a bystander here. RE has plenty to say, Monsta puts his two cents in. How it ends, I’m dubious about; I don’t get how you embody the quintessential aspect of the dominating paradigm, violence, and not become the thing one opposes – there’s plenty of precedent, freedom fighter cum despot. (That’s RE’s conclusion, not Blair’s necessarily.) Otherwise, trust your judgement.

 

When I finished listening to this I was like, good gawd, there’s a second half! LOL. In the second half, we get more into the spiritual nature of things. This first part is more nuts and bolts; useful, even necessary in the understanding of the world one inhabits, the world one is conditioned to, the world to which one has grown accustomed. Like I’ve said, if you want an open discussion about the state of play, there’s hardly a more open place than the Diner. Best of luck.

 

WHD

 

 

PS: the song introducing and concluding the podcast is “Don’t blame me I voted for Willie Nelson,” by the artist who calls himself Human. That is not necessarily a political endorsement by Blair Longley, but I don’t think he’ll have a problem 😉 Willie Nelson has not necessarily endorsed the views of Blair T. Longley or Human. 🙂

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