PHARMACOLOGICAL ALTRUISMApril 8, 2012
I freely confess that I seldom visit Alex Jones' website, but I just couldn't resist this one! In an article here, Big Pharma Pushes Drug to ‘Cure Racism’ I read something that literally made me laugh, and which also made me profoundly sad. Now for me the almost hilariously ironic contents of this article boils down to these statements:
“'Such research raises the tantalising possibility that our unconscious racial attitudes could be modulated using drugs, a possibility that requires careful ethical analysis,' said Co-author Professor Julian Savulescu, from Oxford University’s Faculty of Philosophy.
"By arguing that the widespread use of antidepressants like Prozac has established the ethical foundation of using drugs to alter thought patterns and behavior, scientists contend that 'manipulating morals' through 'pharmacologically-induced altruism' should also be acceptable."
Say what? "Pharmacologically-induced altriusm"!? "Is the Oxford University Faculty of Philosophy already conducting its own experiments on itself? Are they on drugs?" I wondered. That gave me an idea for a modest proposal, which I'll get to in a moment.
Well, it shouldn't surprise us really. They've been putting fluoride in water for decades, ostensibly in the effort to prevent tooth decay, a patent absurdity almost as laughable as those Nazis who told the Allies that the reason they were stockpiling so much thorium was that they were going to use it as a whitening ingredient in toothpaste. Fancy that....'Dolf with a big handsome smile of beautiful white pearlies.... And of course, they've been putting Bt toxin in their genetically modified "food" - at least in this country - for quite awhile thanks to the incestuous relationship between big government and big agribusiness. Oh yea, and let's not forget the fetal human cells in artificial sweetners....well....you get the idea.
But now along comes the consciousness-transforming alchemy of "pharmacologically induced altruism."And this in the context of bankster bailouts and the "Wars on Terror, Drugs, and Poverty." It is to laugh...
So... I have a modest proposal to add to the debate, and perhaps the good dons of the Old Fiend (my co-author Dr. Scott D. De Hart's and my nickname for the University of Oxford) will consider it, or perhaps it would be a suitable debating topic for the Oxford Union Society next Michaelmas term.
My modest proposal is this: We've all seen the galloping greed and somersaulting arrogance of the banksters recently... just think here of JP Morgan-Chase or Goldman Sachs...pick a big name bank or your favorite evil banking-oil dynastic family. Now, being good scientists, we need a control group and a test group for our experiment. The control group will be all us average Joes and Joannas out here, we'll be given nothing. The experimental groups will be two-fold: banksters, and politicians (I'm thinking of Senator Rantorum as I write this). These people will "volunteer" to have their water tweaked with mood-dampeners like lithium, Prozac (maybe a little thorium for whiter teeth), and perhaps a drop or two of LSD, in short, a wonderful ... Hopefully, this will result in them experiencing "pharmacologically-induced altruism" or at the very least make them slightly less kooky than they already are. With any luck, and with the right cocktail of drugs, we could even find them having the compelling urge to tell the truth and come clean.
To sell this plan, of course, we'll have to go to the CIA and convince them that it is the latest upgrade to the MK-Ultra mind control program, and whose minds better to control, than those of the elites who control everyone else, right?
Sound utopian? Sure it is...just as utopian, nutty, and impractical as pharmacologically-induced altruism.
See you on the flip side....