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History doesn’t repeat itself, it just keeps stuttering along


To the Editor:

In 1933, after 13 years of high profile law enforcement, the Prohibition of alcohol ended just as the First Great Depression began. The masses in America needed something to muffle their minds from their angry, bleak lives; and the government was desperate for tax revenue. The legalization of booze solved both problems until World War II ended the Depression.

In the 1960s, during the height of the Vietnam War, college campuses around the country were powder kegs of dissent bordering on anarchy. With a seemingly spontaneous appearance, mind altering drugs such as LSD, cocaine, heroin, speed, acid and pot swept through the dorms and quads, zoning out the most rebellious of students. The resulting drug scene solved the more serious political dissent problem until the Vietnam War was finally ended.

In 2010, after decades of high profile law enforcement, the Prohibition of marijuana is ending just as the Second Great Depression is beginning. The masses in America need something to muffle their minds from their angry, bleak lives; and the government is desperate for tax revenue. The legalization of pot will solve both of those problems. But what will end this Second Great Depression?

Interesting.

—William F. Brabenec

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