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Is Cannabis Huxley's "Soma"?

August 31, 2022


People have been under a lot of stress due to the 30-months long COVID hoax and the economic consequences of the gratuitous war against Russia waged by NATO.

I find it curious that there has been hardly anything written about the effect of cannabis in coping with this stress.  Just google "the social impact of cannabis legalization" to see what I mean.

What follows are the arguments for and against cannabis.

Scott Lively, the co author of The Pink Swastika begins with the argument against cannabis. I follow with the argument for.

Scott Lively--"That stink you're smelling in the presence of a pothead isn't just the dope himself - it's the toxic stench of deliberate civilization-destroying social engineering by an elite class who wants everyone stoned to better control us."

by Scott Lively
(excerpt by

I started smoking pot at 14 when a hippie-dude picked me up on a country road hitch-hiking home from my girlfriend's house. I had been an eager consumer of alcohol since the age of 12, and "weed" was a welcome addition to my wild and rebellious lifestyle. Although I took many other drugs over the next dozen years, marijuana was my drug of choice, and not just because it was cheap and easy to score.

I loved the feeling of "creative genius" that came over me when I got high, when all of my thoughts and imaginings seemed so much more interesting and exciting. But it was all just self-delusion, as I discovered from later reviewing, sober, the notes I had written while high. Nevertheless, like so many others of my generation, including many people still enslaved to it (and defending it now as "medical use," LOL), I became a full-fledged pothead.

lively-profile.jpg(left, Scott Lively)

In reality, marijuana makes you stupid, not smart. It's probably the single highest factor in the educational failure of teenagers - especially inner-city black kids who have ready access to it. When Anne and I personally ran our inner-city mission in Springfield, Massachusetts, from 2008-2015, next door to Commerce High School, we witnessed dozens of clusters of teens ducking into alleyways (and behind our church) to smoke weed on their way to school every morning. You can't learn anything when you're high, and when you come down from the high you suffer with dull-witted lethargy for the rest of the day or until you smoke some more. As pothead Tom Petty sang in "Learning to Fly," "coming down is the hardest thing."

I was one of the first potheads at my high school. At the start of my ninth grade year (1974), there was a small handful of us who would sneak off into the woods to get high each morning before the first bell. By the end of that school year, there were over a hundred. I had been on the honor roll through the eighth grade and even skipped a grade in science, but within the first two weeks of smoking pot, I sank from the very top to the very bottom of my algebra class and a year or so later completely dropped out of school.

It is commonly argued that marijuana is not an addictive drug, but that is a egregious and socially destructive lie. True, it's not physically addictive like heroin, and there are people who can take it or leave it as a recreational drug, just like alcohol. But marijuana is highly psychologically addictive and is especially hard to quit because the use of it over time profoundly affects one's ability to use reason and rationality in decision-making. That's a handicap that lingers for weeks after you stop because the active drug THC stores up in your fat cells and continues releasing slowly in the body. I didn't feel fully normal again literally for months after I finally stopped after 14 years of use.

Marijuana use can also cause schizophrenia/psychosis - which may explain periods of extreme paranoia I occasionally suffered. But thankfully, it didn't seem to cause lasting brain damage. So when at 28 I rediscovered personal ambition and the capacity for long-term planning in my post-pothead life (shortening one's time-horizon is another side effect of pot) I was eventually able to finish college, graduate law school and establish my own law firm.

Looking back, I recognized in my own life the little-noted truth that marijuana addiction severely stunts your emotional growth. And when I started trying to save marriages in my Christian family-law practice, I recognized that factor in the lives of some of my clients and/or their spouses. It was practically axiomatic that if one party was a regular marijuana user, there would be no reconciliation in that relationship because the pothead was simply too self-absorbed and emotionally immature to change.

I was shocked during my 2014 campaign to learn how many self-described conservatives wanted marijuana to be legalized and how vigorously they would parrot the "medical use" talking points. In all but a few cases I could see that was just a smokescreen (pun intended), and they were just potheads like I had been. But it helped me to understand why legalizing weed was and is such a high priority for people like George Soros, who has heavily funded the effort nationally.

Why? Because habitually smoking pot makes you irrational and self-centered, robs you of initiative and keeps you emotionally immature. In other words, it turns otherwise normal people into weak-minded liberals - the perfect citizens for a dictatorial socialist regime.

So, in your assessment of what has gone in wrong in America - and why so many people have gotten swept up in nonsensical Antifa and BLM delusions and LGBT lunacy, submitted mindlessly to medical tyranny or have dropped out of the workforce to collect welfare and laze around at home - don't forget "the skunk factor." That stink you're smelling in the presence of a pothead isn't just the dope himself - it's the toxic stench of deliberate civilization-destroying social engineering by an elite class who wants everyone stoned to better control us.

Makow-- A word of advice:

We are all feeling oppressed by the fact that our once wonderful country is being destroyed from within by a Satanic cult, Cabalist Judaism (Communism.) The psychological distress described above is part of this attack on humanity in general.

Do NOT seek professional help.  Often the "therapists" are part of the problem. Do not take pharmaceutical drugs.

This is a time when we must seek solace and guidance from within.

Canadians are fortunate that cannabis is legal and very inexpensive. ($2.00 a dose.)

I have been using cannabis for more than forty years. Driving at night, it's like turning on the headlights.

We see the white-line.

The soul is like a human inner tube. Pot inflates it and restores our true (moral) human shape.   

It lights a fire in the soul. Light streams into a darkened room.

Expanded Consciousness.

We are not our thoughts.

We are the Consciousness (soul, spirit) that hears the thoughts.

When it works, cannabis releases us from our mental prison.

We dismiss thought and detach from tawdry social reality. We glimpse the Real World.

Most of what occupies and foils people (sex, money) is a waste of time. We live in a Moral Dimension.

We do not need a reason to live. It's great just being alive.

Happiness is a function of the Spirit. All we need is our own loyalty.

We are Spirit. Be your Best Self.  Love your Best Self because that is loving God.

orange-sativa-gummy.jpgMany of you already use cannabis; but for those Canadians who do not, I offer this introduction.

Get a cannabis gummy like the one shown on the left. Sativa is better than Indica. Take a half-a-dose on an empty stomach and wait 1-2 hours. Do other things and forget about it. There may be some mild discomfort but this soon passes.

Ideally, you will start to have exalted new intimations. Ideally, you will have a euphoric experience. The puzzle pieces of your life assemble themselves. Gauge how much to take next time.

Less is more. Too much will put you to sleep.

It's harmless.

Let me know if this works for you. (

Scruples - the game of moral dillemas

Comments for "Is Cannabis Huxley's "Soma"?"

Doug P said (August 31, 2022):

Its commonly known that marijuana has a severely negative effect on cognition. It just doesn't seem that way when you are using it. I think it's a bad idea for anyone to recommend a drug based on their own experience. Everyone has a different experience. Marijuana usage almost destroyed my life and livelyhood.

Marijuanna is very bad for young people under 25. No successful people use marijuanna to any great extent although I have known many occasional users that were successful all around. But they would use a small amount on the weekends only.

If it was actually good for us, it would be illegal.

Henry Makow received his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Toronto in 1982. He welcomes your comments at