[Marxism] "Communism Is Amphetamines for the People"

Charles Brown cbrown at michiganlegal.org
Fri Aug 18 14:51:45 MDT 2006

Yoshie F.  

	"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 
PubChem 3007 
DrugBank APRD00480 
Chemical data 
Formula C9H13N 
Mol. weight 135.2084 
Pharmacokinetic data 
Bioavailability 4L/kg; low binding to plasma proteins (20%) 
Metabolism Hepatic 
Half life 10-13 hours 
Excretion Renal; significant portion unaltered 
Therapeutic considerations 
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

Contents [hide]
1 Toxicity 
2 Chemistry 
3 Pharmacology 
4 Application range 
5 Medicinal use 
6 Performance-enhancing use 
7 Effects of use 
7.1 Physiological effects 
7.2 Psychological effects 
8 Addiction 
9 Legal issues 
10 Popular culture 
11 Books 
12 Related pages 
13 See also 
14 External links 
15 References and Notes 



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