Re: virus: Dope Fiends

sodom (
Mon, 25 Jan 1999 11:34:13 -0500

I AM SO ENVIOUS - tell me all about your trip!!! I was aware that the US and others had interest in the region, but I had no idea it was as intense as you make it sound. If you are going to go again next year, i will be sure to have the money saved up!!!

Good work, you have done us proud.

So - how are our killer memes doing in the jungles and with the people? What is the reaction to Christianity like in a group of non Christians? How was the experience as a whole - drug wise - did u notice anything "supernatural"?

glad you are back

Bill Roh

KMO wrote:

> Hi Doug,
> Dope Fiends is a great website. I share your conviction that ending the
> War on Drugs is of the utmost urgency and importance. I just got back
> from the jungles of Peru yesterday. I was there with Dr. Luis Edwardo
> Luna, author of "Ayahuasca Visions: Religious Iconography of a Peruvian
> Shaman," to try ayahuasca, but I also got an eye-full of contradiction
> and creulty concerning US involvement in South America. The US military
> has a strong presence in the Amazonian jungle port city of Iquitos.
> There you'll also find plenty of Christian missionaries and reserchers
> working for US pharmaceutical companies. Poverty and deprivation are
> ubiquitous in Iquitos, but the soldiers, proselytizers, and researchers
> are not there to improve the quality of life for the inhabitants; they
> are there to assert military and political dominion over the region,
> deprive its people of part of their cultural identity in exchange for
> the spiritual banality of televangalism, and extract the pharmaceutical
> treasures of Amaznionian biodiversity before it disappears forever.
> Witnessing this had a powerful effect on my convictions and goals.
> I send out a "Thought of the Day" mailing every Monday thru Friday. The
> mailing consists of two quotes from various sources. I expect that I'll
> be using quotes from your website for the TOTD in the near future. I've
> taken the liberty of adding you to the list of TOTD recipients. You'll
> receive a message telling you how to unsubscribe if you'd rather not
> receive the mailing, or just tell me, and I'll remove you from the list.
> I'm posting this message to the Church of the Virus mailing list as well
> as sending it directly to you because a recent thread on that discussion
> list has centered around anti-drug propaganda. The list is devoted to
> discussions of memetics, cultural engineering, mind-control and related
> topics. I'd invite you to take a look at the Church of the Virus website
> and well as my own site, C-Realm, and I'll encourage the recipients of
> the Virus mailing list to look at your site and see your take on the
> war.
> Take care.
> -KMO
> You can find the Church of the Virus at:
> and Doug's "Dope Fiends" page at:
> and C-Realm at: