Friday, May 30, 2008

Life In The Middle Lane

From the 60s and early 70s, where existentialism abounded to a place we've all been on occasion, currently living life in these United States. Still a rebel, still a hippie, living life in the middle lane.

Growing up in Millburn-Shorthills was great. It meant wealthy friends with big houses that were party central when parents went to the beach or the mountains for the weekend. Pot, LSD, ups, downs and more pot kept everyone stoned. I blurred through adolescence with the rest of my friends, tripping in the woods at the South Mountain Reservation or tripping in the halls of Millburn Senior High School, it was all the same to me.

I remember when Steve robbed the local drug store and dropped 1000s of pharmaceutical ups and downs in my living room. I loved the Tuinals, the Seconals and Nembutals. Qualludes were popular too. All were in the three for a dollar range. Cheap and high quality. The pot came from everywhere, far away countries we only dreamed about and small towns in the middle of Ohio. The LSD was the best, with interesting names and great quality highs, no gritting your teeth from additives. Blue Cheer, Pink Flats, Purple Microdot, Blotter Acid, Orange Sunshine, it all passed through Millburn-Shorthills in the 60s and 70s. Rich kids always get the best dope.

MarySue McGlynn didn't put out, Julie Kaupp did. Carol Varder gave blow jobs for a joint and Beth Westman didn't. Ruth and Tom had been together for 3 years and Patty Bohr had been with the entire high school class in the same three years. Everyone kept track of who slept with whom but in the end it didn't really matter to anyone, we all slept with each other. This was 1970. AIDS hadn't reared its ugly head yet. Casual sex was safe, relatively safe anyway. That's what we did each summer through high school, drugs and girls, girls and drugs.


Anna said...

Dear Dakota1955,
Thank you for your comment, but you were wrong about us "liberal elitists" being like radical conservatives when it comes to censorship of people's opinions!!!!! Of course I post your comment and will engage you in a conversation, because I actually believe in "Freedom of Expression"!!!!

It's apparent to me from reading your words that you dismiss me and talk to me in such a condescending way because in your eyes I'm just one of those "colored Middle Easterner" who can't possibly have the mental capacity to "exercise their ability to research and investigate", and so, you give yourself the right to politely call me ignorant!!!!

But you know dear Dakota1955, I'm not that prejudiced! I won't do the same to you! I will just inform you that Dr. Mossadegh was NOT "executed", he was betrayed in a Coup d'Etat orchestrated by the CIA in 1953 under President Eisenhower (a Republican), the same people who killed JFK, MLK, Bobby, and many more, but today not only Teddy Kennedy and the entire Kennedy clan, but even Eisenhower's own grand-daughter come out and in one voice call for "The Fierce Urgency of Now", not because they're all the same in their "evil plans of world domination" as you would have it sound like (you're probably a Ron Paul supporter), but because they have ALL realized FINALLY that it's time for a real CHANGE in their world view!
Of course America will look out for its own interests in the world, so will every other country, but there's a big difference between the Neocon's approach to getting what's best for America, and the Liberal's pragmatic view of the 21st century global village where unilateralism will no longer work! Thanks to George W Bush and Dick Cheney who proved it over the past 5 years by going to Iraq!!!

You are wrong Sir, but I would never give myself the audacity to call you an ignorant racist the way you called me an uneducated "colored Middle Easterner"!!!!

Infensus Mentis said...

Dakota: See here for an article I think you'll be interested in.

Also, I noticed you're listed as a Follower of my Crimes of Zion blog. That particular blog will remain more or less as it is, so if you're interested in keeping tabs on the newer stuff, subscribe to this one instead.

Cheers, bro.