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Timothy Leary was a political scapegoat, like Julian Assange. His crime was broadcasting to people that no one had the right to prevent others from altering their consciousness. This happened at a time when the pressure cooker of the 50's "Mad Men" thinking had exploded into a great call for freedom. Timothy Leary was imprisoned on a charge of possession of 0.01 grams of marijuana.
Timothy, like Julian Assange, was tortured, and by that I mean solitary confinement in one of the hardest prisons in California, in the cell next to Charles Manson, a serial killer. His table and chair were bolted to the floor and a 20-watt lamp burned day and night. No right to books or any kind of media. One of the only books that reached him was " The Gulag Archipelago" by Alexander Solzhenitsyn. Julian Assange is called "a rapist." Timothy was called the most dangerous man in America, a title he most ironically shared with Daniel Ellsberg. It was also said the he killed more people than the Vietnam War, with his slogan, "turn on, tune in, drop out." I thought a lot about Assange during those ten days he was in solitary confinement, held in Victorian conditions, like Timothy Leary, for his own protection!
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http://www.realitysandwich.com/no_more_secretsTimothy Leary was a political scapegoat, like Julian Assange. His crime was... more