Friday, June 19, 2009

Today as estimated 20 to 25 percent of Americans use psychiatric drugs; 10 to 15 percent are abusing alcohol and illegal psychotropic drugs; and 7 to 12 percent compulsively gamble. Millions more compulsively view television, video games, and pornography; play the stock market; overeat; shop for things they don’t need and flee their helplessness and hopelessness in countless other ways. Increasingly, the US economy is based on diversions and anesthetizations.
–Bruve Levine,


  1. This anesthetization creates further need for diversion - spiraling uncontrollably; leaving us panting for anesthetics. And so on into the misty, obscured death - wrongly called life.