Volstead Act Totalitarianism II-26


Superstition, Pseudoscience and Sumptuary Law Looting

SEC 26. When the commissioner, his assistants, inspectors, or any officer of the law shall discover any person in the act of transporting in violation of the law, intoxicating liquors in any wagon, buggy, automobile, water or air craft, or other vehicle, it shall be his duty to seize any and all intoxicating liquors found therein being transported contrary to law. Whenever intoxicating liquors transported or possessed illegally shall be seized by an officer he shall take possession of the vehicle and team or automobile, boat, air or water craft, or any other conveyance, and shall arrest any person in charge thereof. Such officer shall at once proceed against the person arrested under the provisions of this title in any court having competent  jurisdiction; but the said vehicle or conveyance shall be returned to the owner upon execution by him of a good and valid bond, with sufficient sureties, in a sum double the value of the property, which said bond shall be approved by said officer and shall be conditioned to return said property to the custody of said officer on the day of trial to abide the judgment of the court.

 The court upon conviction of the person so arrested shall order the liquor destroyed, and unless good cause to the contrary is shown by the owner, shall order a sale by public auction of the property seized, and the officer making the sale, after deducting the expenses of keeping the property, the fee for the seizure, and the cost of the sale, shall pay all liens, according to their priorities, which are established, by intervention or otherwise at said hearing or in other proceeding brought for said purpose, as being bona fide and as having been created without the lienor having any notice that the carrying vehicle was being used or was to be used for illegal transportation of liquor, and shall pay the balance of the proceeds into the Treasury of the United States as miscellaneous receipts. 

All liens against property sold under the provisions of this section shall be transferred from the property to the proceeds of the sale of the property. If, however, no one shall be found claiming the team, vehicle, water or air craft, or automobile, the taking of the same, with a description thereof, shall be advertised in some newspaper published in the city or county where taken or if there be no newspaper published in such city or county, in a newspaper having circulation in the county, once a week for two weeks and by handbills posted in three public places near the place of seizure, and if no claimant shall appear within ten days after the last publication of the advertisement, the property shall be sold and the proceeds after deducting the expenses and costs shall be paid into the Treasury of the United States as miscellaneous receipts.

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Sumptuary looting leads to crashes, recessions

Nowadays we see the same thing occurring. Instead of wine, beer or The Demon Rum, crooked politicians send dirty cops to rob people at gunpoint while shouting at some other Avatar of Satan or Assassin of Youth. The trick is to let cops engage in literal armed robbery with variable rewards by looting in hopes this will entice more predatory and violent volunteers into risking unequal but apposite reprisal force no less deadly. Just as in 1929 under the brand new Five and Ten law making light beer a felony dry agents, snoops and entrapment manhunters, the confiscation of ships, cash, bank accounts, airplanes, brokerage firms, farms, ranches, homes and other real property completely reversed the money-supply-expanding effect of depositing the profits of production and trade. 

AFTER the collapse, asset forfeiture magically decreased

The result, as in 1907-12, 1920-23, in 1929-33 in 1969-75, 1987-92 and 2008 was recession. This is because prosperity comes from people saving/investing their earnings and leveraging the money supply upward. Brutes bent on policing for predation cause money to flee banks and brokerages and individuals to rot in prisons or graveyards. The resulting liquidity crunches trigger a wave of bankruptcies and recession. This happens over and over again as people are tricked into voting for the initiation of force

Good reading: Adventures of a Physicist, by Luis Alvarez. One of the world's greatest scientists offers a peek behind the scenes. 

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.

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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)

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