cicerone imposter wrote:
History only repeats itself.
"The past is the key to the future."
"If we don't learn from our mistakes, we are doomed to repeat them."
Prohibition of alcohol did not work. It only spurred the creation of vast criminal syndicates that took advantage of the prohibition to make money by manufacturing and selling the prohibited substance. Prohibition led to murders, shoot-outs, turf wars, bribery, etc. The harm caused by prohibition was far worse than the alleged harm it sought to prevent (but did not prevent because people who wanted to drink alcohol still drank alcohol).
Today, our war on drugs is likewise causing far more problems than it seeks to prevent.