- Hunter S. Thompson (via chelseyphilpot)
“A journalist dealing with heads (Hippies) is caught in a strange dilemma. The only way to write honestly about the scene is to be part of it. If there is one quick truism, about psychedelic drugs, it is that anyone who tires to write about them without firsthand experience is a fool and a fraud.
Yet to write from experience is an admission of felonious guilt; it is also a potential betrayal of people whose only “crime” is the smoking of a weed that grows wild all over the world but the possession of which, in California, carries a minimum sentence of two years in prison for a second offense and a minimum of five years for a third. So, despite the face that the whole journalism industry is full of unregenerate heads — just as many journalists were hard drinkers during Prohibition — it is not very likely that the frank, documented truth about the psychedelic underworld, for good or ill, will be illuminated at any time soon in the public prints.”
-Hunter S. Thompson
Originally published in: The New York Times Magazine, May 14, 1967
I just read this in an article published in Hunters book “The Great Shark Hunt. Gonzo Papers, Volume 1” entitled “The Hashbury Is The Capital Of The Hippies.” Great read.
- Fear and Loathing in America, HST
“You’d better take care of me, Lord…because if you don’t you’re going to have me on your hands.”
R.I.P. Hunter S. Thompson // 7.18.37 - 2.20.05
I cant sleep, I cant eat and Ive lost so much weight my clothes dont fit.