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Sat Mar 14, 2015, 03:55 AM Mar 2015

Weekend Economists Celebrates Psychedelia - March 14 - 15 [View all]

Psychedelia never really died it seems, it just changed and morphed with the times. While in the past, psychedelia was associated with music and art; these days it's morphed into a psychotic subculture, highly associated with politics and banking and media. How else to explain the mind-altering (and mind-boggling) things that politicians and bankers and media would want us to believe? You either have to be on mind-altering substances to say such nonsense or to believe such nonsense. Or possibly both.

From Wikipedia:

Psychedelia is a name given to the subculture of people who use psychedelic drugs, and a style of psychedelic artwork and psychedelic music derived from the experience of altered consciousness that uses highly distorted and surreal visuals, sound effects and reverberation, and bright colors and full spectrums and animation (including cartoons) to evoke and convey to a viewer or listener the artist's experience while using such drugs. The term "psychedelic" is derived from the Ancient Greek words psychē (???ή, "soul&quot and dēloun (????ῦ?, "to make visible, to reveal&quot , translating to "mind-revealing".

A psychedelic experience is characterized by the striking perception of aspects of one's mind previously unknown, or by the creative exuberance of the mind liberated from its ostensibly ordinary fetters. Psychedelic states are an array of experiences including changes of perception such as hallucinations, synesthesia, altered states of awareness or focused consciousness, variation in thought patterns, trance or hypnotic states, mystical states, and other mind alterations. These processes can lead some people to experience changes in mental operation defining their self-identity (whether in momentary acuity or chronic development) different enough from their previous normal state that it can excite feelings of newly formed understanding such as revelation, enlightenment, confusion, and psychosis.

Psychedelic states may be elicited by various techniques, such as meditation, sensory stimulation or deprivation, and most commonly by the use of psychedelic substances.


Now tell me, isn't that a pretty damn good description of what going on in the world these days?

But today, let's celebrate the Psychedelia of the 1960's, when altering one's mind didn't end up altering the planet through psychotic nonsense like "there's no such thing as global warming" or "the global financial system is completely solvent" or "we can totally fight and win 20 wars at the same time, including nuclear ones."

So like they said in the military back then, "smoke 'em if you've got 'em."

Please note! Music and art are mandatory this week! (If you ain't got them, there's this thing called the internet. Check it out)!

The motto of most Americans these days. (Does not apply to those in the State Department or the DoD or the CIA).

I'd love to change the world
But I don't know what to do
So I'll leave it up to you

And we all know what happens when you leave these things up to the State Department or the DoD or the CIA! So don't leave it up to them!

Egads! Can you imagine a stamp like this these days? Can you imagine anything costing 10¢ these days? Can you imagine what type of cow Republicans (and many Democrats) would have if the Postal Service advocated preserving the environment?

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it sounds like NOTHING going on today Scootaloo Mar 2015 #1
So true. These times are nothing like acid or schrooms. bravenak Mar 2015 #4
meth and crack are so last millenium magical thyme Mar 2015 #7
Can't believe I forgot about bath salts. bravenak Mar 2015 #9
haven't heard of krokodil... magical thyme Mar 2015 #10
Ohio has krokodil, bath salts DemReadingDU Mar 2015 #13
Bath Salts aren't illigal Alittleliberal Mar 2015 #60
it's a long, convolued story, but their bath salts were MDPV magical thyme Mar 2015 #63
The Germans don’t want to bail out Ukraine | Business New Europe MattSh Mar 2015 #2
India forgets France's $22 billion Rafale fighter jet deal and pivots to Russian 5G fighter. MattSh Mar 2015 #3
The Good Fight of the Polish Farmers | New Eastern Outlook MattSh Mar 2015 #5
The ECB’s Noose Around Greece | Dissident Voice MattSh Mar 2015 #6
Germans Furious After Varoufakis/Tsipras Admit "Greece Will Never Repay Its Debts" | Zero Hedge MattSh Mar 2015 #28
Wow!!! The Fed Gives A Giant F*ck You to Working Class Americans!! | First Rebuttal MattSh Mar 2015 #8
Excellent WEE! Thank you Matt! Demeter Mar 2015 #11
I could certainly do it on occasion. MattSh Mar 2015 #26
People are welcome to trip over us Demeter Mar 2015 #27
Yeah, had one of those today. MattSh Mar 2015 #37
Funny that...they always show themselves, K & R for another great one mother earth Mar 2015 #39
Happy Pi Day! DemReadingDU Mar 2015 #12
Back At Ya! Pi Day 2015: meet the man who invented pi (π) Demeter Mar 2015 #14
More than you will ever want to know about the Magic Number Demeter Mar 2015 #15
By the way, Pi is called a Transcendental Number Demeter Mar 2015 #16
Indiana Almost Made Pi Equal to 3.2, and Other Pi Day Facts Demeter Mar 2015 #20
Russia in a spin as its Putin goes missing Demeter Mar 2015 #17
MOSCOW — Where’s Putin? Demeter Mar 2015 #18
America's Top Economic Performance Artist Is Really Popular With GOP Candidates Demeter Mar 2015 #19
Michael Hudson on the IMF’s Tender Ministrations in Ukraine and Greece Demeter Mar 2015 #21
Scenario’s So Bad It May Keep the Euro Intact ROUBINI Demeter Mar 2015 #22
[Musical Interlude] - I don't know about you, but... MattSh Mar 2015 #23
So, I am an old fogey Demeter Mar 2015 #24
California only has about year of water left Demeter Mar 2015 #25
Musical interlude: "Donna, Hashish" from "Hair" antigop Mar 2015 #29
Musical interlude: Tina Turner -- "The Acid Queen" from "Tommy" antigop Mar 2015 #30
Happy Pi Day...musical interlude antigop Mar 2015 #31
Feds Knew About Medicare Advantage Overcharges Years Ago Demeter Mar 2015 #32
"We could have a Cultural Revolution except you need culture and intellectuals and stuff like that." Demeter Mar 2015 #33
Dang, funny you should mention that... MattSh Mar 2015 #35
7 Reasons Why Uber Launched a Desperate PR Campaign to Team up with the UN to Help Women Demeter Mar 2015 #34
[Musical Interlude] Blues Magoos - (We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet MattSh Mar 2015 #36
Billions fly out Dow and Nasdaq-100 funds even in a bull market Demeter Mar 2015 #38
What Happens When the Fed Finally Fails to Prop the Markets? Demeter Mar 2015 #40
Jefferson Airplane, White Rabbit... mother earth Mar 2015 #41
hey ... I was going to post that! bread_and_roses Mar 2015 #61
There's a whole playground out there...how about Somebody to Love? And then there's Crosby, Stills mother earth Mar 2015 #69
This is historic: The dollar will soon be worth more than the euro Demeter Mar 2015 #42
Letter From Berlin: Why Are the Germans So Hellbent on Austerity? xchrom Mar 2015 #43
Article's Answer: Germans feel victimized and resentful Demeter Mar 2015 #44
There Are Nearly Six Unemployed Construction Workers for Every Construction Job Opening Demeter Mar 2015 #45
US plan to drop Russia from global banking system hilariously backfires Demeter Mar 2015 #46
Russia seeing 'surge' of investment from China Demeter Mar 2015 #48
And of course there's this... MattSh Mar 2015 #64
The CIA And America's Presidents By John Chuckman Demeter Mar 2015 #47
Does the Fed save the ‘patient,’ or let it go this week? By Wallace Witkowski Demeter Mar 2015 #49
Has the Fed's 'patience' been exhausted? By Mike Peacock Demeter Mar 2015 #50
Are Uber Drivers Employees? The Trial That Could Devastate the “Sharing Economy.” Demeter Mar 2015 #51
Senators Introduce Legislation To Make Private Student Loans Dischargeable In Bankruptcy Demeter Mar 2015 #52
Pensions drastically reduce because of 'miscalculations' DemReadingDU Mar 2015 #53
my god Demeter Mar 2015 #57
Yes there are. Fuddnik Mar 2015 #67
That's horrible DemReadingDU Mar 2015 #68
Nemtsov killing exposes cracks in Kremlin unity Demeter Mar 2015 #54
PSYCHEDELIC ART Demeter Mar 2015 #56
That's if for me this Weekend--I think I'm having a bad trip, or whatever it's called Demeter Mar 2015 #58
Many Thanks Again to MattSh for the Excellent Start of the WEEkend! Demeter Mar 2015 #59
Seems like there's more to explore in this topic. MattSh Mar 2015 #65
Terrific thread bread_and_roses Mar 2015 #62
Go &%@$ Yourself!!!!!!! Fuddnik Mar 2015 #66
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