[Marxism] "Communism Is Amphetamines for the People"
cbrown at michiganlegal.org
Fri Aug 18 14:51:45 MDT 2006
"The Communists say that religion is opium for the people. But we
can say, with much more reason, that Communism is opium for the people."
CB; Actually, in early Soviet Russia, Communism was more like hashish or
caffeine or speed. It got people doing things, like building an industrial
infrastructure likety-split, more than causing them to nod out like opium.
Opium quiets one down. Communism was stirring people up to activity.
Even if one criticizes the political activity in early Soviet Russia, they
weren't letting any grass grow under their feet.
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Systematic (IUPAC) name
CAS number 300-62-9
ATC code N06BA01
Mol. weight 135.2084
Bioavailability 4L/kg; low binding to plasma proteins (20%)
Half life 10-13 hours
Excretion Renal; significant portion unaltered
Pregnancy cat. C (USA)
Legal status DEA Schedule II (USA)
Class B (UK)
Schedule III (Canada)
Routes Oral, Intravenous, Vaporized, Insufflated, Suppository
Amphetamine (alpha-methyl-phenethylamine), also known as speed, is a
synthetic stimulant used to suppress the appetite, control weight, and treat
disorders including narcolepsy and Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.
It is also used recreationally and for performance enhancement (these uses
are illegal in most countries).
Due to the widespread use of amphetamines as a treatment for ADD/ADHD in the
USA, Canada, and other countries, they frequently find their way onto the
street and are one of the most frequently-abused drugs in high schools and
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