SMOKING AND SNIFFING
If eating to get high
Pertains to the bureaucratic Kingdom,
And drinking to get high
Pertains to the democratic Church,
Then smoking to get high
Pertains to the autocratic State
And sniffing to get high
Pertains to the theocratic Centre.
Eating and drinking
Are natural and antinatural,
Whereas smoking and sniffing
Are subnatural and supernatural.
If eating is barbarous and drinking civilized,
Then smoking is uncivilized
And sniffing supercivilized.
Human evolution proceeds, we needn't doubt,
From the first to the last,
With all due compromises coming in-between,
And should eventually culminate
In a kind of sniffing absolutism,
With eating, drinking, and smoking
Beneath the pale of its future theocratic integrity.
People of the Centrist civilization
Won't eat and/or drink as freely
As people do in a bureaucratic/democratic society,
But will become increasingly partial
To the use of vitamin tablets and/or capsules ...
As appropriate to an age of sniffing,
An alternative rather than supplement
To natural foods and drinks.
Smoking tobacco will be no less irrelevant
Than drinking alcohol,
And if any smoking were to be permitted
During the lower phase of a Centrist age ...
It could only be in the guise
Of dope-smoking through pipes,
As symptomatic of a pseudo-theocratic bias.