ACID WEIRDNESS AND THE REAL WEIRD WORLD
I am sure many folks remember the millennium; many may even remember they got in a certain condition with consequences including NOT remembering. I remember all too clearly gazing from the barred window of a cell at the Rutland countryside wishing I was jogging through it and enjoying the fireworks on the horizon. My heinous crime justifying my considerable cost at HMP Stocken to the taxpayer was, as I constantly framed it, “Growing an ancient healing herb”. So society got protected eh? And my two little girls had no Daddy reading them a story and tucking them in bed. Have we learned nothing from alcohol prohibition?
Now today I sit with my laptop dealing over the same robust bush with an “Online Fund and Share Application” from a noted and highly respectable ‘Asset Management PLC.’ This is weird, because I am investing, in the ‘real’ world of the New York Stock Exchange (on NASDAQ) in shares in the new Cannabis Corporations. Whoohey! The switchback ride catalysed by LSD, or the high engendered by the old smokey herb (which is regarded by most of those ‘in the know’ as a mild psychedelic) has no greater reversal of direction than this zigzag screaming U turn. Rational real world my Aunt Fanny!
Try a taste, a copy of the marketing speak from my online research:
“Marijuana stocks, as represented by the ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (MJ), have dramatically outperformed the broader market. MJ has provided a total return of 85.2% over the past 12 months, well above the iShares Russell 1000 ETF’s (IWB) total return of 51.5%.1 These market performance numbers and all statistics in the tables below are as of April 28, 2021.
Here are the top 5 marijuana stocks with the best value, the fastest growth, and the most momentum….”
Philosophising and puzzling how you can be right before your time, I muse maybe my funds might be more beneficial if put into growing psychedelic or psycholytic therapy. With online access I learn and copy more marketspeak:
“The small-cap markets have been invaded with a flurry of psychedelics stocks to watch thanks to new company launches. Investors now have a variety of options for taking a run in the shroom stocks space and for researching psychedelic medicine.
In an effort to expand the capabilities of the medical field, companies are starting to investigate the potential of psychedelic medicines and are looking to raise capital in the public market.
While this industry is still in its early stages, the promising potential of psychedelic medicine drug products has attracted the interest of savvy investors — that’s because these psychedelics stocks offer an emerging investment opportunity.”
Curious about this new market?
Find out what new psychedelics investors need to know.”
It is just so funny, so comical, once it helped to know how to discuss stuff in a kind of argot a ‘drugspeak’ jargon so the overhearing ‘fuzz’ were clueless, and fellow users and dealers recognised you were not some dumb ‘straight’ but a ‘Head’ a ‘freak’ indeed. Now to pursue this novel cultural futuristic investment landscape a whole fresh idiom is required, AND a new morality too. For we are warned by the ‘Psychedelics Today’ website:
“Because here’s the thing we all must keep in mind as we trudge along into this wild new century:
Psychedelic Capitalism Doesn’t Exist.
There are psychedelic substances, experiences, music, art, and literature. There are psychedelic philosophies, ethics, worldviews, and sub-cultural communities. And there is psychedelic healing, treatment, and indigenous traditions. Psychedelics dissolve boundaries and reveal the soul, as the Greek definition of the word indicates (psyche – soul, delos – to reveal).
And then there is capitalism: an economic system controlled by private corporations based on infinite growth, resource extraction, consumption, and the bottom line of financial profit. Capitalism engulfs, confines, and extracts the soul from what it consumes.
Like “military intelligence” or the “music business,” the two words create a philosophical conundrum. We are currently witnessing how these paradoxical concepts will mesh in the here and now. The balance will undoubtedly be precarious.”
Ain’t life glorious! On occasion I have been known to moan, about aging say, and waning powers, but oh how wonderful to have lived alongalong time and to see and partake in such swirls churns and coils of meaning.
“Life? Don’t talk to me about life”, says Marvin the Robot in Outer space in “Hitchhikers Guide”,
“Here I am, brain the size of a planet, and they tell me to take you up to the bridge. Call that job satisfaction? ‘Cos I don’t.”
Whatever incomprehensible Higher Power is running our navigation up on that there Bridge, they surely have a GSOH.