Another all-night parliamentary debate in Athens, another behemoth legislative package on the table to secure the next bailout deal for Greece.
Passing a mysterious scrap of paper (wrapper?) from hand to hand, Alexis Tsipras addressed a fractious parliament. “It is entirely conceivable… that [Tsipras’s] brain was almost paralyzed by hallucinations at the time; that he looked out at that crowd and saw gila monsters instead of people, and that his mind snapped completely when he felt something large and apparently vicious clawing at his legs.”
The outcome of the vote is was in little doubt, the monsters were mostly in his own party, and the symptoms of Ibogaine addiction were clear.
Archive photo from Die Zeit.
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