Republicans are baffled at how religious prohibitionist national socialism could POSSIBLY be defeated in an honest election. After all, Trumpistas, like Herbert Hoover had the support of every mystical bigot in These Sovereign States. This is hardly the first time the baffling dilemma has surfaced.
Anthony Comstock, religious fanatic turned Postal Inspector, in 1873 got President Grant to sign a law to make any kind of birth control–including motherly advice to daughters if posted–pretext enough for five years on a chain gang and a fine in gold worth $600,000 of today’s dollars. Theodore Roosevelt made it clear in 1903 that a woman’s place was in the Lebensborn maternity ward laboring against race suicide as recommended by Francis Galton before Galton was even knighted by His Royal Majesty King Edward.
That law kept Margaret Sanger from imagining that the First Amendment had anything whatsoever to do with what women said or thought even after women helped elect Warren Gamaliel Harding. Harding, who kept three mistresses in addition to his wife, questioned the right of women to wear pants and thereby make the streets hideous. Women who had Hooverized against the Hun during the Great War eagerly voted their Food Czar into the White House. In this they were joined by the Ku-Klux Klan, whose feelings were hurt at the 1924 Democratic Convention, and by the Methodist White Terror, which by 1925 controlled 117 seats in the House and Senate.
The important thing then was to have more men with guns kicking down doors, shooting people, confiscating and padlocking property and seizing cash, bank and brokerage accounts suspected of giving aid and comfort to the Demon Rum of Beelzebub’s Beer. The prohibition law had in 1920 wrecked the economy until the police themselves took over bootleg booze production and smuggling. Prosecutor Mabel Willebrandt was America’s darling–less so to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Holland, Switzerland, England, Scotland, India and Japan–after whe convinced the Supreme Court the IRS ought to charge taxes on proceeds from heroin and cocaine in addition to the beer, sauerkraut and everything else containing 0.6 ounce alcohol per gallon.
This meant that drinking enough near beer to amount to a single shot of alcohol required drinking an amount of water sufficient to kill half of the customers hardy enough to try. Amid the flagpole-sitting and dance marathon crazes of the Roaring Twenties, several people died in contests held to prove the health-benefits of water-guzzling. European stock markets weakened into a downward slide as of May 1927. The U.S. bull market lasted until the Five and Ten law made beer and wine a felony the way the Comstock law had done birth control 44 years earlier. But when Prosecutor Willebrandt hit the glass ceiling at the DOJ, resigned and published the tell-all series “The Inside Of Prohibition” syndicated in 21 papers, the stock market went into its death spiral harbinger of The Great Depression, which increased Communist Party membership by some 800% and swamped the Dems in the 1930s.
Then The Reagan-Biden Crash of 1987 foretold the recession that ditched Daddy Holy War Bush. Then the faith-based asset-forfeiture crash of 2008 made girl-bullying bigots unattractive to women voters. Now after Boss Trump tried to push Ku-Klux Dixiecrat reversions to girl-bullying Comstockism, God’s own Prohibitionists lost again.
Conclusion? 2020 HAD to be voter fraud! No way would women wise up and vote against those who deny them individual rights, right?
Find out the juicy details behind the mother of all economic collapses. Prohibition and The Crash–Cause and Effect in 1929 is available in two languages on Amazon Kindle, each at the cost of a pint of craft beer.
Brazilian Sci-fi from 1926 featuring the usual beautiful daughter of a scientist touting prohibition and racial collectivism in America’s Black President 2228 by Monteiro Lobato, translated by J Henry Phillips (link)