Guest speaker: Timothy Leary
[NOTE: All quotations are by Timothy Leary.]
“Looked at it pragmatically, the trick of taking intelligence tests is to get the highest score possible in terms of intelligence as defined by middle class intellectuals who designed the test.”
“It’s the nature of the game that a philosopher who’s proposing radical new ideas will be opposed by 80% of society.”
“My responsibility is to the genetic process and evolutionary process as I see it.”
“We have to be gentle with each other because we are going through a period of mutations.”
“I think, though, that there has never been a cultural change in history that was as profound, as pervasive, and as bloodless as the cultural revolution of the Sixties. . . . By and large it was a smiling revolution.”
“By and large I’m very proud of what happened in the Sixties, every aspect of our culture was reformed and revised and reviewed and improved.”
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Occupy Wall Street: The Most Important Thing in the World Now
By Naomi Klein, The Nation
Posted on October 6, 2011
The ending of this clip would be so great to use as a background for a sick psychedelic, Floydian guitar-shredding solo to begin a song with. Still Mad As Hell.
[COMMENT by Lorenzo: There is a new Leary/Alpert film coming out soon.
Bay Area Release Info with Direct links to ticket sales
Film opens Friday July 10th at the following theaters:
San Francisco – Roxie theater:
Berkeley – The Elmwood:
Sebastopol – Rialto:
San Rafael – The Smith Rafael Film Center:
Thanks for keeping the podcasts coming.
Saw this, and it reminded me of you:
Don’t know if you will be able to play it, but I am sure it will be of interest to you.
The last talk, specially, got me interested.
(the anthropologist from Brazil)
[COMMENT by Lorenzo: Thanks for the link, and I think I’ll start listening with that last talk myself. But first you just reminded me that I’ve got to get to work on the last tape in this Leary interview …. hope to get it out by the weekend.]
Though Timothy has never been my favorite speaker to listen to (personal bias), this was a very listenable interview with perspectives that are as salient now as they were then.
Thanks for including your take on the OT activities. Since I don’t have many people to talk to about it here, I was happy to hear opinions that are similar to mine. I had decided not to vote at all in the upcoming election, but your suggestion is even better.