Day 372: Captagon New Fukitol? Syrian Tales

Today a small article on the newspaper introduced me to this eclectic news about our drug industry and I mean our illegal multi billion dollars drug industry that we have been unable to put under control because in our free-market capitalistic system, where there is a demand -there must be a supply. Go free markets, go.

The tiny little article mentioned the rising trend in Syria of the drug knows as Captagon, a name reminiscent of Captain America and Pentagon fused together, more power to you and stuff like that.

This drug was created in the sixties by Degussa AG, a German company that was involved in anything that called for the intervention of ruthless money makers, here is an extract from Wikipedia

Historical significance

In 2006, RAG acquired Degussa AG, which was later renamed Evonik-Degussa GmbH. In 1998, Degussa instructed the American historian Peter Hayes to clarify the company history during the Third Reich. One of the former subsidiaries of Degussa, the Degesch (translation: German Corporation for Pest control), was the main manufacturer and distributor of the chemical Zyklon B, which was used to execute people in gas chambers of German death camps during the Holocaust. Degussa had also processed gold dental fillings removed from the mouths of death-camp inmates. This removal caused severe bleeding.The historical significance of Degussa appeared again in the publicity during their involvement in the building of the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, because the plasticizer and the anti-graffiti coating were produced by Degussa. Therefore, the work on the memorial was interrupted to clarify the situation. In November 2003, the trustees decided to finish the building with the involvement of Degussa.

But today I don’t want to talk about this company that split into 2 divisions, incidentally both registered as ‘Foundations’ as in a tax free business with 34000 employees, falling into the category of ‘too big to fail’, nono, today I want to talk about the drug Captagon because one line in the article that I read really stood out for me.

It said that the consumption of this drug has increased among civilians, while before it was addressed to the Army personnel, because they too seek some solace from the ongoing war.

If we really look at what is going on and what has been going on with the Pharma Industry, they have been bending head over heels to look for ways to medicate us into finding this world ‘acceptable’. Now their first concern is to say that this drug is misused because it was meant to treat ‘hyperactive’ children’ – those that today are called ADD – and aren’t we all a little too ADD to focus on what matters in the world? So why now departing from the responsibility of its creation? Ah yes, because Corporations are people (legally now) with no accountability – just like us, weird hei?

On the topic of war our accepted statement must be that ‘war is unavoidable’ (because my friends have got to make money out of it, it’s good for the economy, keeps the fear in the heart of people  and rids us of -hopefully- some millions of those that are not producing and hence just a liability not contributing anything of value to this world of consumers), pop a pill and it will all go away.

But the point is that this world is not going anywhere and nor are we, no matter how good are the escapades we take from planet Earth, here we are, we are bound to land back here every time we take off, and look, the more we depart from this planet on a daily basis the worse the situation is when we land.

Wouldn’t that be a hint that ‘Fuckitol’, as a solution, is NOT working?

The first time I watched Robin Williams play the Fukitol gig it made me laugh out loud, tragically most comical things of this world are in fact absurdities, we laugh at what we recognize to be true and unchangeable and we even created sayings like ‘at least I laugh about it’ but really, what is so laughable about this world?

There is a war that has been going on in the Middle East for the past 50 years and its a resource based war, not in the Venus-project-sense, no, it is a war so some can expropriate others of their natural resources, don’t be deluded by the excuses, dig a little and you will find that the Arab countries, which had Islam for over 1000 years and everyone was fine about it, have become our greatest foes since they found oil squirting out from the earth under their feet, that’s when they became our enemies for real.

Now, do we have to keep up our insane choices and then go and medicate to be able to bear the consequences of what we are either directly participating on or passively accepting and allowing?

Why is it ok to even create a pill to mask our maladjustment to this world, why not face why and what we are maladjusted to, why we are sad and feel hopeless about a future that everyone has to worry about every single day of their life, why don’t we give to each other a Life Worth Living instead?

It’s a matter of re-assessing our priorities, yes there is the Elite scumbags and all their plotting and planning, but the poor scoundrels are just the 1% of this world, where is the rest?

Is it OK to manufacture and distribute pills to the military to help them go out and kill people without being affected? Is it OKto just watch while a pharmaceutical industry turns itself into a monster with a life of its own and an agenda to make Voldemort look lame, chameleon-ing itself through the ages to fit into the best acceptable picture of itself for all? Is it OK that corporations mostly do harm and do not share the profit of their enterprises? Is war a fine economical solution?

There is plenty money in this world and no reason why some have to get the crappy lives in existence and some get to live like Kings, we can return dignity to this world, we can give a Living to All just because we say so, Together, United, then we’ll see how many accept to go to war and kill their innocent brothers and sisters -and the leftover pills, the feel good pills can be stockpiled to help the Elite transition through the changes, because we may have to face some temper tantrums from those that will have to realize that their life is in no way worth more than another, and that will be fine too, as long as we admit that we have collectively hallucinated on this point but are willing to change our stance. Every Life has the same Worth because it’s not Money that defines it -but Life itself.

Stand up, a Living Income for you it’s within your reach, you just can’t get it on your knees.

#livingincomeguaranteed

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