Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Prohibition fact of the day

Fact: In Ancient China, "laws against making wine were enacted and repealed forty-one times between 1,100 B.C. and A.D. 1,400."

An anonymous Chinese historian writing in 650 B.C. (!) wisely commented that "[the people] will not do without beer. To prohibit it and secure total abstinence from it is beyond the power even of sages. Hence, therefore, we have warnings on the abuse of it."

America: still doing things wrong 2500 years after the Chinese. And we wonder why they're taking over the world.

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