Thank you for Pot, Alcohol, and Power Tools
‘Tis the Season…yada yada… let’s get drunk so we miss it!
I rarely drink alcohol anymore. It has an effect on me that is not conducive to maintaining dignity or enhancing my ability to operate power tools—social or otherwise.
Nor does it do much for my ever dissipating brain cells.
But I do believe everyone has the right to destroy their own brain cells as long as they don’t hurt anybody else.
Killing brain cells is fun.
Killing people while killing brain cells is not so funny.
There are monkeys that eat fermented fruit to obtain the same effect we get with a martini or a Budweisser.
Aristotle talked about drunk monkeys and Darwin mentions them in The Descent of Man.
Monkeys like fun too.
But they don’t drive out of the jungle and run over other animals while they are having fun.
I don’t smoke pot any more either, but if I did, I would inhale.
I believe everyone has the right to inhale what ever they want as long as they don’t exhale on other folks who are trying to operate power tools.
I have noticed that alcohol and marijuana are power tools in and of themselves.
There are people that offer to buy others drinks to establish a position of hospitable power.
There are some folks who drink because they like the illusion of power that it has on their timid personalities.
Then there are folks who just give away their personal power to drinking alcohol.
Yeah, a whole lot o’ power being left in urinals, huh?
Now, pot has a different power trip going on.
It’s a lot more covert and mellow than alcohol.
I have never witnessed someone take a hit off a bong and punch somebody.
I have never seen a group of stoned folks go out and try to execute a take over merger with a corporate CEO holding a martini.
Now if the CEO was holding cookies or nachos that might be different.
Pot just doesn’t create that kind of power.
But it does have the kind of power that makes you believe you have more friends than you actually do if you are the one who has pot at a party.
The power tools of pot are more internal, etheric, and not as public.
Pot is to consciousness enhancement what alcohol is to consciousness alleviation.
Though both of these have the power of giggling and humor, pot just isn’t quite as loud about it.
And as far as power tools go, I still wonder why those in power see fit to legislate and control stoned monkeys but they let drunk monkeys run the world.
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