[Vision2020] Difference between 1920's Prohibition and today
thansen at moscow.com
Fri Sep 23 12:52:18 PDT 2011
Excellent analogy, Ms. McCullough!
Another prime example of attempts by the "powers that be" in denying the working class access to a beneficial option.
On Sep 23, 2011, at 12:43, Lynn McCollough <lmccollough at gmail.com> wrote:
> Here is one: Prohibition was also supported by those who held power in
> society and wanted to retain it. They feared that other people might
> get uppity, and wanted to prevent that. They wanted bars and saloons
> closed down because they feared conversations regarding workers
> forming unions or people of color claiming their rightful rights that
> they believed might be occurring in local neighborhood bars.
> If they could get the bars closed, people could not meet and spread
> uppity ideas among themselves so easily. These prohibition supporters
> did not necessarily care a whit about alcohol consumption, they just
> did not want the disenfranchised to have a meeting place.
> I can’t think of many other differences, though.
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