Think about it a moment…
Yes. There was Failed Prohibition in the early 20th century US. Why did it fail ?
… actually take this moment and think about the reason why liquor stores Are considered an essential business and are allowed to stay open.
And think about it’s because that people would freak out without their alcohol.
The reason why they are keeping the liquor stores open is because people would freak out if they were closed, and this is to say, that they would freak out if they could not have their alcohol.
And then think about those people —
You ask a person who drinks or smokes pot if they are addicted to it. What is their usual answer?
No. I’m not addicted to it, I just like it. I just want to do it.
And I’m not talking about alcoholics or chronic drug addicts here. I am talking about your regular run-of-the-mill person who works in a come home and they may have a couple beers or a glass of wine or a scotch after work.
Or the people who smoke pot recreationally.
These people will tell you they could take it or leave it but that they choose to partake.
Then the pertinent insignificant question is why is drinking alcohol and smoking pot Essential?
If they are not addicted then why do they not just not drink and not smoke pot?
Without going into the equivocal answers which really makes no sense when you think about it even a small amount…
When you think about society you have to come to the inevitable conclusion that everything that we think is rational and civilized is based on a huge number of people who are addicted to being intoxicated.
And that is the fact of the matter despite what anyone would want to say to argue the contrary. Because the only argument that one could make to the contrary it would be that it’s not making my life bad or it’s not interfering in me being able to support my family or etc.
So basically what they are saying that if I have enough cocaine and I can go to work every day and support my family and put food on the table then I am not addicted to cocaine.
Or we could say that the 1015 years of someone who is a heroin addict where they can hold a job and maybe they sell drugs on the side and they support themselves and pay rent and everything looks perfectly fine on the outside, that those people are not actually addicted because they are functioning well.
And despite what ignorance would want to imagine the contrary, there are many people who are addicted to intravenous heroin use who function quite well for a long time in society.
I wonder if the coronavirus epidemic will allow humanity to become a little bit more honest with themselves.
No Judgement. I am not saying alcoholism or drug addiction is necessarily bad. I am only pointing out facts that often people will want to wash away as not factual, ie. An opinion.
Maybe take a moment and ponder the history of White historicism’s turn toward the discrediting of moral facts.
But that is a Philosophicalexploration for another post.