There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude.
I take drugs just because in the 20th century in a technological age living in the city there are certain drugs you have to take just to keep yourself normal…They don’t getcha high even, they just getcha normal.
Lou Reed interviewed by Lester Bangs, 1973
Main Lines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader
Chart from Lapham’s Quarterly, Fall 2009