The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

A Canadian documentary that starts with the CIA’s failed, lame attempt to develop LSD as a truth serum/mind-control agent. Instead, it became the catalyst for thousands of old beatniks and young hippies, formerly staid scientists and political activists to all come together in a radical questioning of authority. Isn’t it funny how as soon as the genie was out of the bottle (so to speak), it suddenly became illegal?

And even funnier: Isn’t it amazing how you don’t actually NEED LSD to open your mind and expand your consciousness? I’ve never taken a single dose of it, not even a tiny one, and yet I clearly identify with everything the Merry Pranksters, Wavy Gravy, the hippies and Yippies and Abbie Hoffman and all of them are saying and doing here. You don’t need the influence of a drug; as Timothy Leary said, all you gotta do is QUESTION AUTHORITY. Seeing as I grew up with the generation that got the shit scared out of it by AIDS, and had to watch Nancy Reagan smirking on TV and telling us to Just Say No, and I was very straitlaced at the time — well, let’s just say I didn’t have the opportunity to learn it any way but COLD.

And oh yeah: All you cops who keep flying your little planes low over my veggie garden, trying to catch me in the act of growing something I shouldn’t? Hope you like nettles. From a certain height, they look just like pot. Make great fertilizer, too. Sorry to waste your airplane fuel!