Volstead Act Totalitarianism II-26
|Superstition, Pseudoscience and Sumptuary Law Looting|
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.