History Main / EternalProhibition

1st Feb '16 3:56:29 PM R1ck
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* Hilariously, Sharia rulings have oscillated back and forth on certain issues. Caffeine, upon discovery, was declared haram. Nobody listened. It got called halal. Smoking was never declared haram in spite of being more damaging and intoxicating than alcohol. These same people will go ape over alcohol, which was never explicitly declared haram in the Quran. And of course, there are still many Muslims who do drink, not that they'd ever admit it, at least to the Imam.
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* Hilariously, Islamic Sharia rulings have oscillated back and forth on certain issues. Caffeine, upon discovery, was declared haram.haram (Forbidden). Nobody listened. It got was then called halal.halal (Permitted). Smoking was never declared haram in spite of being more damaging and intoxicating than alcohol. These same people will go ape over absolutely condemn alcohol, which was never explicitly declared haram in the Quran. And of course, there are still many Muslims who do drink, not that they'd ever admit it, at least to the Imam.
21st Dec '15 10:58:50 PM 10-13-2
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* The HaysCode was written in 1930, so it insisted that movies featuring liquor portray the consumption of alcohol as illegal. When Prohibition was repealed three years later, the Hays Office amended the document to insist that movies portray the consumption of alcohol as ''immoral''.
21st Dec '15 10:55:45 PM 10-13-2
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DrugsAreBad. So bad that even in the future, 20th-century drug laws remain unchanged. Nevertheless, alcohol and tobacco remain legal, as are 'stims'. Apparently, the citizens of Main/TheFuture are more traditional than we realize. This is most frequent in TV, presumably because producers are unwilling to risk controversy by including real drugs, but appears in other media as well.
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DrugsAreBad. So bad that even in the future, 20th-century drug laws remain unchanged. Nevertheless, alcohol and tobacco remain legal, as are 'stims'. Apparently, the citizens of Main/TheFuture are more traditional than we realize. realize. This is most frequent in TV, presumably because producers are unwilling to risk controversy by including real drugs, but appears in other media as well.

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DrugsAreBad. So bad that Ironically, with some cities now banning excessively large sugary soft drinks (or, more precisely, the cups in which they are served) due to worries about obesity and diabetes, this trope may look less and less like fiction as the years go by - only even in the future, 20th-century drug laws remain unchanged. Nevertheless, alcohol and tobacco remain legal, as are 'stims'. Apparently, the citizens of Main/TheFuture are more traditional than we realize. This is most frequent in TV, presumably because producers are unwilling to risk controversy by including real drugs, but appears in other media bizarre, with more and more harmless or at least unobjectionable substances now considered unhealthy as well. ScienceMarchesOn.
6th Oct '15 10:52:18 AM molotov
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* Hilariously, Sharia rulings have oscillated back and forth on certain issues. Caffeine, upon discovery, was declared haram. Nobody listened. It got called halal. Smoking was never declared haram in spite of being more damaging and intoxicating than alcohol. These same people will go ape over alcohol, which was never explicitly declared haram in the Quran. And of course, there are still many Muslims who do drink, not that they'd ever admit it, at least to the Imam.
6th Oct '15 10:47:45 AM molotov
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* Some religions, most notably Islam, strictly forbid ''any'' stimulants such as alcohol, tobacco, drugs or sometimes even coffee.
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* Some religions, most notably Islam, strictly forbid ''any'' stimulants "intoxicants" such as alcohol, tobacco, drugs or sometimes even coffee.
4th Sep '15 3:57:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* Used in a Creator/HPLovecraft humour piece ''Old Bugs'', which he wrote in 1919, which relates an encounter between a drunkard and a naive young man in a speakeasy for illegal whiskey-drinkers ''[[HistoryMarchesOn in 1950]]''. (Lovecraft, who didn't drink, wrote it, however, to jokingly warn a friend, a.k.a. the "Old Bugs" of the title, as to what would happen to him if he kept on drinking.)
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* Used in a Creator/HPLovecraft humour piece ''Old Bugs'', which he wrote in 1919, which relates an encounter between a drunkard and a naive young man in a speakeasy for illegal whiskey-drinkers ''[[HistoryMarchesOn ''[[DeweyDefeatsTruman in 1950]]''. (Lovecraft, who didn't drink, wrote it, however, to jokingly warn a friend, a.k.a. the "Old Bugs" of the title, as to what would happen to him if he kept on drinking.)
29th Jun '15 12:16:04 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'': in early seasons the characters appear to live in the 1930s, drinking whiskey and smoking cigars. Partially subverted in the new series where 'Chamalla' is a legal hallucinogen sometimes used for religious purposes. And in one flashback President Roslin and Admiral Adama enjoy an unnamed substance strongly resembling Marijuana. [[note]]The legal status of Chamalla seems to be akin to that of Peyote in the US -- it is a controlled substance with specific exceptions for medical and religious use, and it becomes a matter of political scandal when Roslin is suspected of using it recreationally. Treating cancer was seen as a reasonable excuse, but seeking religious visions was not. At the very least the President should not be taking a hallucinogen while making vital decisions.[[/note]]\\
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* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'': Galactica|2003}}'': in early seasons the characters appear to live in the 1930s, drinking whiskey and smoking cigars. Partially subverted in the new series where 'Chamalla' is a legal hallucinogen sometimes used for religious purposes. And in one flashback President Roslin and Admiral Adama enjoy an unnamed substance strongly resembling Marijuana. [[note]]The legal status of Chamalla seems to be akin to that of Peyote in the US -- it is a controlled substance with specific exceptions for medical and religious use, and it becomes a matter of political scandal when Roslin is suspected of using it recreationally. Treating cancer was seen as a reasonable excuse, but seeking religious visions was not. At the very least the President should not be taking a hallucinogen while making vital decisions.[[/note]]\\
11th Jun '15 10:46:37 PM TwinBird
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* In ''Webcomic/QuantumVibe'' Nicole once gets arrested when some Lunar cops plant a drug known as "cheez" on her. She comes from the much more libertarian L5 station and had no idea what they were talking about until a lawyer explained it.
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* In ''Webcomic/QuantumVibe'' Nicole once gets arrested when some Lunar cops plant a drug known as "cheez" "cheez"[[note]]in modern parlance, heroin and methamphetamine[[/note]] on her. She comes from the much more libertarian L5 station and had no idea what they were talking about until a lawyer explained it. * The far-future world of ''Webcomic/TheDragonDoctors'' has an ongoing drug war, and although the details aren't clear, a CowboyCop brags about the fact that she allowed herself to be [[FirstLawOfGenderBending irreversibly]] [[GenderBender turned from a man into a woman]] to arrest a dealer.
21st May '15 2:42:02 PM Morgenthaler
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* Happens literally in the 1930's sci-fi musical comedy ''JustImagine'', where Prohibition is still going strong in the far-flung future of 1980.
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* Happens literally in the 1930's sci-fi musical comedy ''JustImagine'', ''Film/JustImagine'', where Prohibition is still going strong in the far-flung future of 1980.
18th Apr '15 6:12:12 PM Discar
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DrugsAreBad. So bad that even in the future, 20th-century drug laws remain unchanged. Nevertheless, alcohol and tobacco remain legal, as are 'stims'. Apparently, the citizens of Main/TheFuture are more traditional than we realize.
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DrugsAreBad. So bad that even in the future, 20th-century drug laws remain unchanged. Nevertheless, alcohol and tobacco remain legal, as are 'stims'. Apparently, the citizens of Main/TheFuture are more traditional than we realize.

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[[AC:ComicBooks]] * ''Comicbook/JudgeDredd''. In Mega-City One, coffee and sugar are illegal, since they are addictive. Synthetics are used instead, but synthi-coffee was too good and became considered addictive, so it was outlawed. Hence, people drink synthi-synthi-coffe. [[AC:Fan Fiction]]
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* In the ''[[Videogame/{{X}} X-Universe]]'' series, the Prohibition apparently never ended; Space Fuel (also known as Argon Whiskey) is illegal in known space, as is Teladi Space Weed (except in Teladi sectors). However, Space Fuel seems to be legally manufactured by some Argon stations, as the police ignore them ([[{{Hypocrite}} while they'll blow up yours. Hypocritical jerks...]]). Amusingly, ''carrying'' Space Fuel in the cargo bay is illegal everywhere, so you can park a ship outside of a Space Fuel Distillery and scan the cargo of every cargo ship leaving the station, and then attack them for violating the law.
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* In the ''[[Videogame/{{X}} X-Universe]]'' series, the Prohibition apparently never ended; Space Fuel (also known as Argon Whiskey) is illegal in known space, as is Teladi Space Weed (except in Teladi sectors). However, Space Fuel seems to be legally manufactured by some Argon stations, as the police ignore them ([[{{Hypocrite}} while they'll blow up yours. Hypocritical jerks...]]). Amusingly, ''carrying'' Space Fuel in the cargo bay is illegal everywhere, so you can park a ship outside of a Space Fuel Distillery and scan the cargo of every cargo ship leaving the station, and then attack them for violating the law.

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** Kansas continued to prohibit general on-premises liquor sales until 1987.
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** Kansas continued to prohibit general on-premises liquor sales until 1987.

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