Re: methods for examining 'resistance' to change

j.Maxwell Legg (
Sat, 24 Apr 1999 11:02:01 +1200

Bob Green wrote:
> I am seeking information on methods to examine continuing use of
> alcohol/drugs in the face of a series of adverse consequences. My primary
> interest is with people who have been diagnosed with a mental illness and
> who have been found acquitted of offences on the grounds of mental illness,
> though suspect I will need some comparison groups.


This is a tough one because, as an agent, how do you deal with the
threatening effect of the drug and alcohol pushers and their secret
capitalist enforcers? I think David Brin's Earth and Transparent Society
has some answers.

Do you recall that a famous Mafia Don once remarked that crime families
and law enforcement were two sides of the same coin? Kissinger would
likely say that a more apt description is that they are two sides of the
same zipper. Every once in a while a social movement occurs to alienate
the denatured crap concealed behind this false reality.

Witness, Kosovo; Littleton.


Deleuze and Guattari (1983): The schizophrenic deliberately seeks out
the very limits of capitalism; he is its inherent tendency brought to
fulfillment, its surplus product, its proletariat, and its exterminating