Monday, December 14, 2009
Village Voice Clip Job - Congress Drops Acid with Allen Ginsberg
These Village Voice 'Clipjob' posting are and endless source of entertainment these days, and a real reminder of how some things have changed, while others haven't.
"Congress Drops Acid with Allen Ginsberg" covers Allen's 1966 testimony to a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on his own experiences with LSD in an attempt to dispel government disinformation that was proliferating at the time.
"I'm here to tell you about my personal experiences," he began softly, "and am worried that without sufficient understanding and sympathy for personal experience laws will be passed that are so rigid that they will cause more harm than the new LSD that they try to regulate."
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