Dewar’s whiskey is running ads urging people to celebrate December 5 as Repeal Day, marking the end of Prohibition 70-plus years ago. The Nonprofiteer thinks this is a fine idea, and that everyone should commemorate this great moment in history by having automobile accidents, beating their intimate partners, committing other felonies and falling down stairs.
When they’re done with that, maybe they could take the amount of money they were going to spend on liquor today and donate it to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network, the National Center for the Victims of Crime or the Brain Injury Association of America.
It’s bad enough that the only intoxicant legally tolerated is simultaneously one of the most lethal. To suggest that its use be not merely permitted but celebrated should raise the hackles of every nonprofit whose job it is to clean up after alcohol-related misbehavior.