Was the prohibition based or cringe?

What's the LULZ verdict on the prohibition? Was it based?

  1. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Based in premise, cringe in reality. Alcoholism is an issue, alcohol isn't. A blanket ban on alcohol does not but spur on its use.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      >A blanket ban on alcohol does not but spur on its use.

      Proof?

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        Prohibition

        • 11 months ago
          Anonymous

          Isn't that proof they should have been more organized with more power to crack down on crime?

          • 11 months ago
            Anonymous

            they would have to become a totalitarian police state because making booze is incredibly easy. What are they gonna do, ban sugar and yeast?

            • 11 months ago
              Anonymous

              Yes. There is zero societal benefit from from the human consumption of sugar, yeast, or corn for that matter.
              You are literally too stupid to make choices that benefit you.

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        This is why we should legalize heroin. If it's easier to get and the goverment endorses its use then less people will use it, makes sense.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      This is false though. Alot of people stopped drinking during prohibition.
      You can it in the rates of liver disease and other ailments associated with alcoholism dropping with the implementation of prohibition and then resuming their climb after the repeal of prohibition

  2. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Writing to Jefferson in 1807, during the disastrous Embargo Act, Treasury Secretary Albert Gallatin said "It is seldom that a politician does not hazard to regulate the private concerns of an individual when he is better off doing so for himself."

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, I see it as un-American

  3. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    It was good. Ive seen the devastation of alcoholism after it was taken away. They plant these stores in every red town so that men get addicted.

  4. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    >putting that shit in the Constitution

    absolutely cringe and fucking retarded. extremely embarrassing.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      They needed to do it to avoid a possible court challenge. That lesson was learned after the Supreme Court threw out Federal income tax laws 2x so they had to bolt it to the Constitution with the XVI Amendment.

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        Or just leave it up to the states like most things? Federal government had no business getting involved.

  5. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    alcohol is brain poison so yes I think it was based , there is nothing cool about it, you are not hemingway or bukowski and both those homosexuals were cringe anyway. it makes people violent and crazy or pathetic messes. i wish they would ban it now

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      Islamic opinion

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        Explicitly yes but the idea that Christians are supposed to like alcohol because Jesus drank it, is like suggesting that Christians like fasting in the desert for weeks on end because Jesus did that too. What is self-destructive for us, well Jesus can handle it because he is perfect, there is limitation to our willpower.

  6. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    It was cringe as fuck.
    How the fuck did that even happen in a non-islamic country?

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      Christians and women.

      • 11 months ago
        Name

        >Protestants and women
        ftfy

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      >in 1906, concerned about the effects of alcoholism on labor efficiency, some employers organized themselves into the American anti-saloon league, which was joined by numerous industrialists including John D. Rockefeller, Henry Ford and Henry Joy, and by 1915 half of the states had banned the consumption of alcoholic beverages
      Capitalist pigs want their slaves to be even more slaves. Nothing new to see here.

  7. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    It was cringe, just a bunch of funslaying WASP busy bodies finding an excuse to stick it to working German, Italian, and Irish immigrants who all came from drinking cultures. Add a heaping dose of hysterical suffragettes who think alcohol causes wife beating, and a healthy dose of Christcuck control freaks who think Jesus turned water into grape drank and never had fun once in his life, and you have the perfect storm for exactly the worst kind of bipartisan cooperation

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      It annoys me that every facet of American life has to do with race.

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        Too bad homosexual. Race is real and these are the problems that plague multi-racial societies. Nothing will make it go away except staying in your own respective countries.

        • 11 months ago
          Anonymous

          Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses.

          • 11 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Hey look, we made a poem into a law somehow
            >Yay!

  8. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    i get where they were coming from, but it was a dumb idea in the end, which makes it cringe.

  9. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    s-tier cringe
    ussr propaganda at least had SOVL

  10. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Problem was prohibition targeted sale and production of alcohol, not consumption of alcohol. Police should have been given the right to search homes for alcohol and harve harsh punishments for consumption and possession, like public lashings.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      Shit like this is why this website is garbage anymore

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      t. Ahmed al-Saladin Muhammad

  11. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    >unenforceable
    >creates massive organized crime wave that hadn't existed before
    >finally repealed when the Depression caused a huge loss of Federal tax revenue so they badly needed the money from alcohol taxes

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      >creates massive organized crime wave that hadn't existed before
      >create new laws
      >people break the law instead of doing the same thing which was legal before
      Profound. In fact, we could just get rid of the entire court and legal system and then there would be no crime! Just think about it

  12. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    it was cringe it basically fueled the rise of organized crime.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      In that case why bother making any drug illegall if it will just fuel organized crime?

  13. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    >alright here’s what we are gonna do, we are gonna tell humans what they can’t do
    >I’m listening
    >and we won’t have majority public support
    >brilliant!

  14. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    The idea was based. The execution was unbelievably retarded. Obviously forcing everyone to go cold turkey was a bad idea. They should've slowly got the public off the alcohol before implementing it. Maybe offer some alternatives and not make the punishments that strict.

  15. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Bad because Hitler supported it

  16. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's literally the reason we have cartels and drug empires. It's a cautionary tale of why you never trust any politician who's main policies target women or expect to be popular with women because they almost always think they're an easily led around fools and end up raising shitstorms. This is one of the rare cases where they were proven right, and look what it led to.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      If women are clamoring for some political cause it's because men are spurring them on to do so. I don't really understand your point. Even nowadays there are a lot, I mean a lot of women who just vote whatever their husband votes.
      But the cartels and drug empires is obviously a whole other tale and isn't necessarily anything to do with alcohol. Alcohol was domestic problem newer drug problems are international affairs with drugs coming across the border mostly.

  17. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    It did reduce alcohol consumption both short and long term but it overall caused far more suffering than it prevented, so it was a bad thing.

  18. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    it created the organized crime epidemic in America that wasn't really resolved until application of RICO statutes in the 80s-90s

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      You mean still hasn't been resolved. Inner city gangs are just bootleg(heh) versions of the 1920s bootleggers.

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        No they're really not. Which is part of the reason why RICO enforcement hasn't been nearly as effective at combating street gangs as it has with mobs.

  19. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    As we've seen the War on Drugs proved they learned absolutely nothing from Prohibition.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      Prohibition was deemed to have failed because possession and production of booze weren't forbidden, only sale of it. so they came up with the genius idea that if making and using drugs was also banned, then logically, people would not use drugs. Yes this is actually how people in the government think. They don't really occupy the same plane of reality as you and me.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      History repeating itself.

  20. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Nothing says land of the free more than having daddy government running your life telling you what you can't put in your own fucking body, am I right?

    Government treating adults like children is so heckin based!

  21. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Its the ultimate proof of why you should never listen to women or religious fundies, to bad nobody listened

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      The thing I can't understand is that nowhere in the bible does it tell you not to drink.

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        True story: Back in the 10th century, the Grand Duke Vladimir of Kyiv had to make the decision to convert Russia to Christianity or Islam, and he chose the former because its scriptures didn't prohibit alcohol.

        • 11 months ago
          Anonymous

          He made the right choice.

        • 11 months ago
          Anonymous

          Technically Islam doesn't prohibit alcohol either, just drunkenness and advises against drinking, but religionfags don't know how moderation works so the ~~*hadiths*~~ prohibit it entirely.

        • 11 months ago
          Anonymous

          I think he also really liked the idea of trade and political ties with Constantinople.

          • 11 months ago
            Anonymous

            No doubt, but alcohol was his explicitly stated reason as far as I recall.

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        It tells you not to get drunk but the problem is that people can't just not get drunk. It's basically a junkie cope "I can stop anytime I want" kind of thing. First of all, how are you going to not get drunk if you don't know your limit in the first place? You need to dip your toes in the water before you dive in. And this creates alcoholism. If people could just drink alcohol and not get drunk, I would support the sale and distribution of it. But they can't. They drunk drive, they kill people, they beat their wives and children. I don't want more people abused by drug addicts, so I am against the sale and consumption of alcohol.

  22. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    A short-sighted idealistic, deeply un-American policy that made many people miserable for little concrete gains. All the government bootlickers in this thread praising it should be deported back to Europe so they can suck the state's dick as they please.

  23. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Making something illegal won't make it magically disappear, if anything prohibition was a burden on American society by creating modern organized crime. The ban only made it so that your average everyday commoner doesn't enjoy his booze.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      they seem to assume banning something reduces the demand for that something

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      >The ban only made it so that your average everyday commoner doesn't enjoy his booze.
      It didn’t even do that, because they could find a speak easy or order dried wine that utilized a legal loophole. All it did was make it so that feds seizing supply was simply a cost of doing business, and shunting it into unregulated market where crooks figured out that the cheapest path to profitability is sending goons to physically drive away competitors

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        >dried wine
        ah yes, dried ethanol, just add water.

        • 11 months ago
          Anonymous

          Nah, you just dry the grapes as pass it off as “grape juice”
          https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/07/rare-prohibition-grape-brick-that-turns-into-wine/

          • 11 months ago
            Anonymous

            That's just small batch production of your own personal booze. That wasn't even a legal loophole, it was written in to the amendment on purpose.

            • 11 months ago
              Anonymous

              Yes, and the point is that anyone who wanted a drink badly enough could find it, to the point where the word “scofflaw” came to refer to people who openly disdained prohibition and drank like they gave no fucks about it. Who was going to stop them, when even the local police department disdained prohibition and were paid in free booze to look the other way?

  24. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    I think it started because they were trying to curb drunkenness that would affect necessary defense production during WWI.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yet it started two years after the war ended.

  25. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

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    Sounds to me like there was no constitutional grounds for this ruling and they did it just because they didn't want the negative publicity of making a ruling that appeared to support the legality of CP.

  26. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    christcuckery and its consequences have been a disaster for the human race

  27. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Based. Drinking alcohol is extremely retarded.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      while i agree with you on alcohol being retarded, prohibition wasn't very productive and didn't do much to get rid of the substance while causing a massive spike in organized crime. that alone makes it cringe.

  28. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    The only thing prohibition did was destroyed the traditionally german dominated beer industry, and left america with garbage like budweiser.

  29. 11 months ago
    My 23&me results= 0% European, 98% Anatolian, 1% Central Asian, 1% Sudanese

    They didn’t requisition sufficient prosecutorial and policing resources to make it work. If they really wanted to, they could have, but Prohibitionists were also small government types.

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