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Prohibition was attempt by big business to control their workers
Posted by: VK ( STUDENT, UK ) on May 11, 1999 at 07:04:04:
In Reply to: PROHIBITION DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH PROTESTANISM posted by CHAD GREENWAY on May 08, 1999 at 08:48:33:
I take a very cynical view of prohibition. It was was an attempt by big business to control its workers, by making sure they couldn't get drunk, and therefore their productivity would hopefully go up. Just look at the main advocates of prohibition, J. D. Rockefellar, a big buinessman and the Republican party, the party of big buisness. Though some religious groups also jumped on the band wagon but they were just bigoted, pious people.
Though the experiment back-fired as it increased the amount people drunk, as people were not supposed to drink and the same is happening now in the UK with the prohibition of cannabis, more people per population use in the UK, than compared to Holland where it is legal.
The excuse that the grain was required to feed the growing population of America, especially with all the soliders returning is the CRAPEST excuse for prohibition. There are two reasons for this. One during prohibition more alcohol was produced than during the time alchol was legal, and so it wasn't needed for the population. Farms were also overproducing during the 20's anyway, and so to there was a shortage of grain was ridiculous!!!!
: : This has went on until it's got to the stage where in itself this culture is unidentifiable, ingrained, people are anti-communist who've never meet a communist, the working class are convince that they fought communism for the good of their naiton, maybe fighting dictatorship was spot on but fighting all varieties of communism just served the capitalists of all classes.
: I UNDERSTAND YOUR VALID POINTS ON THE HEARINGS,BUT PROHIBITION DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH PROTESTANISM THAT WAS PASSED BECAUSE WE NEEDED THE GRAIN THAT MANY WERE USING TO PRODUCE ALCOHOL FOR OUR TROOPS IN WW1
: McSpotlight: Didn't World War 1 end in 1918? When was Prohibition imposed?