The author of ‘A Prophecy of A Declaration of Independence’ is believed to be Allen Cohen. It was read to a few thousand people who attended ‘The Love Pageant Rally’: a protest/party that took place in San Francisco on October 6th, 1966 – the day LSD became a controlled substance in The United States…
“When in the flow of human events it becomes necessary for the people to cease to recognize the obsolete social patterns which have isolated man from his consciousness and to create with the youthful energies of the world revolutionary communities of harmonious relations to which the two-billion-year-old life process entitles them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind should declare the causes which impel them to this creation .
** We hold these experiences to be self-evident, that all is equal, that the creation endows us with certain inalienable rights, that among these are: the freedom of body, the pursuit of joy, and the expansion of consciousness ** and that to secure these rights, we the citizens of the earth declare our love and compassion for all conflicting hate-carrying men and women of the world.
We declare the identity of flesh and consciousness; all reason and law must respect and protect this holy identity.”
LSD was criminalised amidst a torrent of misinformation and fear-mongering media hysteria. Its ascocaition with radical left-wing politics during the 1960s hints at the true motivation for its criminalisation: the control of dissident groups and the repression of political will. The truth, scientific evidence, or reason, were never a part of the equation.