This ill tale begins in New York City on Christmas Eve 1926. The snow ❄️ covered grounds and streets glistened with snow and ice as children sang Christmas carols like “Deck The Halls” and people with their families toasted to the spirit of the holiday season. Little did they know that foul treachery had fallen upon their beverages.
A man busts into the Emergency Room at New York City’s Bellevue Hospital stricken with fear. Panicking, sweating, and making hallucinatory claims of Santa hunting him down with a baseball bat. However, Psycho Santa never showed up. This was nothing like what the hospitals were used to at that time. This was way off…
During prohibition it became kind of normal to see alcohol poisoning of some nature in a hospital. But these were usually due to impurities. But it was nothing like this. It was nothing at all like this.
The reported hallucinations turned out to only be a symptom of what was to come. Death. The man being hunted by Santa was followed shortly by another, just as crazed as the first. It was followed by another and another. By Christmas morning the hospital had taken in more than 60 patients who were dying or losing their minds. Eight died. Within the following weeks another 23 people died in the city from this weird illness. What the hell happened?
Behind the scenes the government was pissed off because people were still drinking despite the federal ban. They decided on a more sinister approach. They ordered the poisonings of all industrial alcohols made in the U.S. They did this because they knew that these products were commonly stolen by bootleggers. So they let them have it.
They were trying to scare the populace by poisoning the watering holes. They continued until the end of prohibition in 1933. Over the course of their poisoning campaign it was estimated that at least 10,000 people were killed.
It was a drug war before The War on Drugs with lethal intent. Yet, no one stopped drinking.
Let’s fast forward to now…
In the media, one can find many drug overdoses listed. Overdoses from cocaine, heroin, pain pills like Percocet, Oxycodone, and even anxiety drugs like Xanax.
What do all of these drug overdoses have in common? Fentanyl. 🤔
And people keep doing drugs. 🤔
Um… War on drugs. People keep doing drugs. Government is pissed because people keep doing drugs. People keep doing drugs. Failed war on drugs. People keep doing drugs. Drugs get laced with fentanyl (50 times stronger than heroin). Some (not all) die from fentanyl poisoning. People keep doing drugs.
If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and can waddle and swim like a duck… I guess I just need to see the egg fall out of its butt.
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