Friday, January 16, 2009

Prohibition is back

Very disappointing news from Western Australia.

TOUGH new drinking restrictions are set to be introduced right across the north of Western Australia after a landmark decision by the state's director of liquor licensing to tackle Aboriginal lawlessness, alcohol abuse and social disfunction.

the bans will specifically target takeaway sales of beer in bottles known as "King Browns", two-litre wine casks and packaged full-strength beer.

Socialism killed tens of millions in the last century. It also destroyed massive amounts of wealth, and took away all kinds of freedoms and liberties. Prohibition was a failed social experiment where crime gangs and mafia power thrived, and it ultimately had to be done away with.

Here we are in 2009 and its back in fashion. Socialism is considered too tough for us, yet we try to administer it to our indigenous population to alleviate their hardship when what they need is a good dose of freedom and capitalism.