“Let me have three shots of Paulie, two shots of Peach Amsterdam and a pint of McCormick. I also want four #19 scratch lottery, five #16s, three #12s and then I want to play the Pick three and Pick four numbers.”
– An American Sonderkommando alcoholic & lottery addict
Dear Kim Moon-shine,
Your letter gave me welcome relief.
In my autumn years, it’s always a pleasure from family and friends.
I’m glad to hear alcoholism is not an issue in North Livia.
Sadly, alcoholism is a debilitating crisis in America.
One in eight American adults is now an alcoholic, according to a recent study published in JAMA Psychiatry.
An average American Sonderkommando is hopelessly ignorant on all the issues that matter but wise to the location of every liquor store in town.
Bereft of hope and desperate for a high, tens of millions of American Sonderkommandos turn to the numbing joy of liquor every day.
They flit from store to store, squandering billions of hard earned dollars, in their ceaseless quest for the cheapest vodka, newest craft beer, finest cognac, grandest French liqueur, and sweetest Italian red wine.
A tiny tramp walks into the liquor store around 10PM and in response to the friendly cashier’s How are You? barks out “Not Drunk Yet” and walks out with a 750-ml bottle of cheap vodka
Even before the liquor store opens, you see the winos in their winter coats lounging impatiently in the parking lot for their dollar shots of Paul Masson brandy (Paulie) and New Amsterdam Peach vodka, 25oz cans of Bud Ice and Busch Ice beer, a pint of Canada House whiskey or McCormick vodka and cheap wine from Chile and Argentina.
For Americans with a little more change in their pockets, the choice is Hennessy (Hennie) or Rémy cognac, Ciroc vodka, Glenfiddich Scotch, the countless varieties of expensive craft beer and fine wine.
Paulie, Hennie and New Amsterdam are Nirvana for millions of Sonderkommandos in the United States of Dipsomaniacs.
Since quick availability of alcohol is a must in America, Las Vegas casinos have started adding Cocktail and Beers menu to the touchscreen of slot machines making it easy for gamblers to order their favorite booze without having to wait for the waitress.
Birthed in Alcohol
The obsession to consume alcohol, and in large quantities, is not new in America.
After all, the Mayflower arrived in Plymouth with a lot of beer barrels in its hull.
So Millennials are only carrying on a tradition established by the early immigrants.
America’s founding fathers too were fond of alcohol.
George Washington, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and other luminaries of the eighteenth century were big time drinkers.
Members of the Continental Congress, who met in Philadelphia in the late eighteenth century, quaffed huge amounts of Madeira.
Unsurprisingly, many of our Presidents have turned out to be big-time drinkers.
John Adams started drinking at a very early age and continued to do so till the end of his life.
Martin van Buren, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Ulysses Grant, Chester Arthur, Grover Cleveland, Franklin Roosevelt and Richard Nixon were among our most drunken Presidents.
George W. Bush spent his Yale years in a drunken stupor and later got arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Liberals’ darling Barack Obama was reportedly a big drinker in his pre-politics days.
Liquor is Quicker
Candy may be dandy but millions of American Sonderkommandos long for the quicker effects of liquor on their senses.
So it’s hardly surprising liquor stores should be ubiquitous in America.
Even small cities have dozens of liquor stores.
My small American town in a mid-Atlantic state now has six liquor stores. One store shut down last year but another is in the wings.
In Dallas (TX), “sexy girls” in skimpy attire will sell you margaritas, beer and daiquiris in the drive-thru lane.
Louisiana is, of course, famous for its drive-thru daiquiri stores with some even featuring happy hours.
Liquor has a strange effect on American Sonderkommandos.
I’ve seen White bozos in liquor stores get excited at the mere discovery of a bottle of Grand Marnier, Cointreau or Drambuie liqueur and dissolve into a fit of drooling ecstasy.
To cater to the ceaseless craving of lowbrow Sonderkommandos for high spirits, liquor stores in America are open long hours, some until 2:30AM in the morning.
“What time y’all close?” is a frequent question heard at liquor stores across America every day. And no matter the answer, comes the quick response — “That early?”
Such is the craze for drinking in America that now we have National Margarita Day (patrons get $2 margaritas on February 22), National Drink Wine Day (February 18) and National Tequila Day (July 24).
Kim, if I research hard enough I’ll find National Vodka Day, National Whiskey Day, National Brandy Day, National Rum Day, National Craft Beer Day, etc.
When it comes to alcohol, the madness never stops in America.
Ask not who drinks in America; Ask instead who doesn’t.
In 2014, 71% of people aged 18 and above reported they consumed alcohol in the previous 12-months.
Young and old, men and women, Black, White and Hispanic, Americans and immigrants consume a considerable amount of alcohol in America.
The young Asian dentist-in-training comes with his charming wife to a large liquor store and, after a careful 15-minute consideration of various options, leaves with a 750-ml bottle of Scotch (I suspect his well-off wife paid for it).
The old man who struggles to move about and relies on the aid of a walking-stick drops by at the liquor store daily for his must-have half-pint of McCormick vodka.
Grandma saunters into the liquor store to buy a 4-pack of Twisted Shotz’ Sex on the Beach liqueur.
Young men in military uniform buy tall bottles of Bacardi rum.
Craft beer is a favorite of young White men and women in the 21-35 age-group.
A White Sonderkommando in his twenties picks up a 12-oz IPA beer bottle costing $12.99 each (or $39.99 for a 4-pack) with the air of one who’s achieved a great feat.
Middle-aged White men and women can’t get their hands on enough bottles of Sutter Home, FlipFlop, Frontera, Bontera, Arbor Mist, Bartenura, Stella Rosa, Barefoot and Cupcake wine.
White women in their late 20s and early 30s are partial to Redd’s Apple Ale.
Fireball cinnamon whiskey counts its fans among both young and old Americans.
Young Black girls love $1 Mad Dog wine bottles because of its high alcohol content.
In 2018, young White girls can’t get enough of White Claw and other alcoholized seltzer water.
Given so much drinking in America by so many people, it should hardly be surprising that 16.3 million adults (18 and older) had alcohol use disorder in 2014.
I’d be surprised if at least 25 million people in America do not have alcohol use disorder by the end of 2018. A liquor store worker on the evening shift sees the same people day after day.
A point lost on millions of Sonderkommandos is that the ill-effects of so much drinking are borne not just by the drinker but by American society as a whole in the form of violence, rape, car crashes, sickness, homicides and early deaths.
In the fetid air of America, even recent arrivals to the country quickly jump into the alcohol pool. Young students from India and China can’t get enough Smirnoff vodka, Johnny Walker Scotch and Innis & Gunn beer.
Of course, the folks in the American alcohol business would want to make the Sonderkommandos drink, and drink more.
After all, when your livelihood, and the comfort, vacations and well-being of your family depends upon making others sick, Sonderkommandos do not hesitate a second before doing it.
That’s exactly what executives in the American alcohol industry have been doing for decades.
First, the liquor industry targeted men and pitched whiskey, bourbon and rum as macho stuff.
In recent decades, alcohol marketers have been aggressively wooing women.
When drunken and disorderly behavior are touted as virtues and alcohol is pushed out to them as a liberation theology, American Sonderkommando women are more than willing to embrace the thrills and numbing effects of Bacchus.
The alcohol industry spends over $4 billion in promoting beer, wine, whiskey, bourbon, vodka, rum, liqueur and other spirits to American Sonderkommandos.
Alcohol salesmen rush to liquor stores with digital tablets in hand on which they punch in orders for more cases of summer shandy, German radlers, Italian wine, Mexican beer, brandy, whiskey, rum, bourbon, vodka and other spirits.
To reach out to youngsters, some vodka and cognac brands have joined hands with popular American rappers and movie stars.
To the great advantage of American liquor marketers, they’re playing in a culture that’s highly receptive to all kinds of intoxicants and drug stimulants.
In recent years, beer marketers are aggressively pushing “Surprise Packs” (containing different varieties of beer) to retailers who then sell individual beer bottles from these packs to customers. These loose beer bottles are known in the trade as Dollar Beers since they’re sold individually to consumers for a buck.
Pussies & Liquor
An earlier generation of American women’s libbers deluded themselves that they were getting liberated by discarding their bras.
Alas, the current generation is no less foolish.
American women think that by swilling Barefoot Pinot Grigio, Frontera Shiraz, Beringer White Zinfandel, Relax Riesling and Bartenura Moscato wine, Paul Masson brandy, McCormick vodka, Crystal Palace gin, Ciroc apple vodka, Hennessy cognac and E&J Apple brandy they’re tasting the freedom they’ve been denied for so long.
And the result?
“Women in America are drinking far more, and far more frequently, than their mothers or grandmothers did, and alcohol consumption is killing them in record numbers,” observes a Washington Post study published in late December 2016.
The newspaper estimated that 71% of White women, 47% of Black women, 41% of Hispanic women and 36% of Asian women were likely drinkers.
The numbers of American women who drop into liquor stores to get their daily fix of alcohol is astounding.
The Seaford girl can’t contain her happiness when told that the liquor store closes at midnight. “Oh, that’s a blessing,” the young Black woman joyously tells the cashier.
“Yea, you’re the only store open this late in the area,” exults the White woman in great relief at finding a liquor store open at a late hour.
American women are inundated with liquor and wine ads on social media and these unthinking pussies fall for the nonsense of liberation, stress-busting and freedom.
Media critic Jean Kilbourne does not mince her words: “The alcohol industry is targeting [women] deliberately, and the aim is to encourage high-risk drinking and to use all kinds of themes like liberation or romance or spontaneity in order to sell these products.”
Of course, American women Sonderkommandos are paying a heavy price for their headlong dive into the murky pools of alcohol.
Liquor works for women differently than it does for men. Women are said to metabolize liquor differently and the aftereffects linger in their bodies and minds for a longer period.
Professor Gyongyi Szabo of the University of Massachusetts Medical School says, “Females are more susceptible to the unwanted biological effects of alcohol when they consume the same amount of alcohol and at the same frequency — even when you adjust for weight.”
BTW, the Washington Post study is likely wrong in their estimate of Black women who binge drink.
Kim, the number of Black women who drop into liquor stores (sometimes twice or thrice a day) is significant.
The gaunt Black gal walks into the liquor store at 5:30PM for a half-pint of Paul Masson brandy. With a few small bills in her pocket, the young woman is back two hours later for another half-pint. On weekends, when the liquor store hours are longer, she returns three or four times.
She’s just one of countless Black girls flocking to liquor stores in record numbers.
At liquor stores near universities, it’s White girls who throng the store for their 30-pack Bud Light and Natural Light beer, Beringer and Barefoot wine, Jose Cuervo tequila, 6-pack craft beer and other spirits.
If you ask me, the muscles you see on many White college girls these days come from lugging 30-packs of Coors Light, Miller Lite, Bud Light, Rolling Rock, Natural Light and Keystone Ice beer.
High alcohol consumption by women is associated with brain atrophy, breast cancer, and liver and heart diseases.
Medical researchers have found alcohol consumption (by both men and women) causes cancer in at least seven sites in the human body. Already, 5.8% of all cancer deaths can be traced to alcohol.
Binging on Bacchus
Alcohol consumption in America is at extraordinarily high levels as Sonderkommandos seek a soporific balm from the misery of their meaningless, trashy lives.
Many people walk into the liquor store with no clue of what to buy.
A Hispanic man in his late 20s walks into the liquor store and stands confusedly gaping at the infinite choice until the cashier steers him toward Grand Marnier liqueur.
The young Black girl walks into the liquor store and screeches, “I want a half-pint of something.”
After purchasing a case of Red Stripe (Jamaican beer), the White dude walks out exclaiming, “I want to drink till I pass out.”
Clueless immigrants from Myanmar (Burma) walk into an American liquor store and pick up a bottle of Moet & Chandon champagne believing it to be Whiskey. A kindly cashier then gently takes the bottle from the Burmese immigrant and replaces it with a Chivas Regal scotch.
Day in and day out, millions of Americans struggling to make their rent saunter into liquor stores owned by Asian Angel immigrants like Harry (Hitesh Patel), Mike (Manishbhai Patel), Sam (Satishbhai Patel) and Charlie (Chandrakant Patel) for their fix of McCormick Vodka, Paul Masson brandy, Rum Chaata, Patron Coffee Tequila, Hennessy Cognac, Jim Beam bourbon, Jack Daniel’s whiskey, Blue Moon Chai Spiced Ale, Busch Ice beer, Fireball cinnamon whiskey and New Amsterdam vodka shots.
The National Health Interview Survey of 2015 shows that 23.4% of American adults (18 and over) had at least one heavy drinking day in the past year.
So desperate are some Americans for the comforting stupor of alcohol that they walk into liquor stores and beg for a chance to mop and sweep for $2 (enough for two shots of Paulie or a half-pint of Canada House whiskey).
Young White girls and guys who crave alcohol but lack $1 for a Miller Lite or $1.10 for a Steel Reserve beer shamelessly stand outside the liquor store and beg entering-customers for a buck.
Middle-aged White trash women, who come by to the store at closing time but lack a buck for a Paulie Peach brandy shot (50ml), beg the liquor store cashier for credit.
The drunken hooker walks into the liquor store with her pimp in tow and buys 25oz Bud Ice beer cans and Three Olives Loopy vodka shots. And they return a few hours later for the same.
The sluttishly dressed, scary-looking Black vampire from Brooklyn ambles into the small liquor store and finds herself short of 30-cents for a $1 shot. The shameless vampire begs the liquor store cashier for a 30-cent loan.
Kim, it’s depressing to see grownup White dudes at American liquor stores get excited by Viniq “shimmery liqueur” and shake the bottle till it “shimmers.”
A worker in any American liquor store sees the same winos at least thrice a day buying $1 Miller Lite, $1.10 Natty Daddy beer, $1 Paulie or $1 E&J shots, $2 half-pint of McCormick vodka or Crystal Palace gin, $2.50 half-pint of Canada House whiskey and $2.99 half-pint of Paulie.
Binge drinking, once the exclusive preserve of trashy young Brits and the even more trashy young Koreans, is now firmly entrenched in the United States of Perversity.
A 2016 survey found that one-third of people who drink in New York City are binge drinkers.
Since the majority of people drink in NYC, the number of binge drinkers is not a small number. NYC binge drinkers are also more likely to be smokers than folks who drink responsibly and in moderation.
The young girl visits the liquor store near the university campus on her 21st birthday to buy a 750-ml bottle of Svedka vodka among other things.
The illegal Asian immigrant working behind the store’s cash counter gives the girl a free BudLight cupholder, who squeals in delight. All the while, she’s having a FaceTime video conversation with her mom.
She’s just one of countless young girls and boys who are habitués at U.S. Liquor stores near campuses.
Drinking by student Sonderkommandos in America is grossly underestimated by academics. It’s a crisis that has reached alarming proportions.
One only has to visit a liquor store near a university campus to see the extent of drinking in the United States of Alcoholics.
While boys often go for 36-packs of beer and kegs, White Sonderkommando girls are diving headlong into the shallow pools of craft beer, tequila and vodka.
White girls jauntily stride into the store and load up on 30-pack cases of BudLight, Coors Light and Miller Lite beer, 1.75-ltr bottles of Jose Cuervo Gold and Sauza tequila, 1.5-ltr bottles of Barefoot and Sutter Home Moscato, six-packs of Angry Orchard cider, 750-ml bottles of Ciroc Apple and Summer Colada vodka, Tito’s vodka, etc. When these twits get time to study given their insane partying and drinking is a mystery I’ve been unable to solve.
The cashier at a liquor store near a university campus often sees the same gals and boys day after day splurging on liquor with their credit cards.
Where these little monsters get so much money to squander on Four Loko, Ciroc, Svedka, Angry Orchard, Dog Fish, etc., is a secret known but to God.
Binging on alcohol is one of the few race-neutral activities in America.
Whites and Blacks, young and old, are seeking relief in alcohol.
Whites with too little money but too much craving often rely on a pint of McCormick vodka ($3.75-$4) or Canada House whiskey ($3.50-$4).
For poor American Blacks, the favorites are $1 Paulie shots, $1 Busch Ice (25oz cans), the 95-cent bottle of Miller Lite (18oz) and the $1.15 bottles of Budweiser (18oz) and Bud Light (18oz).
Young Black girls take pride that they “don’t do White” (i.e., vodka, gin and rum) but “only do Brown” (brandy, whiskey, cognac, etc.) and get enraged when asked for an ID for proof of age (you must be at least 21 to buy and consume alcohol in America).
Since America’s Blacks see their role models in the nation’s trashy Whites, they have now jumped on the wine bandwagon.
Clueless young Black girls strut into liquor stores, demand the “best Moscato” and then walk out clutching a 1.5-ltr bottle of Barefoot Chardonnay, Frontera Pinot Grigio or Bota Box wines.
Asians & Alcohol
While Whites and Blacks have jumped wholesale into the whirlpool of liquor, Asians have been wise to the negative effects of Bacchus on the body and soul.
I’m not saying Asians don’t drink at all.
I’m intimately familiar with Asians partial to Grand Marnier and Cointreau liqueur, Hennessy and Courvoisier cognac, Ciroc vodka, and Kingfisher, Guinness and Heineken beer.
Two tall Asian dudes frequently walk into the store with a stack of one dollar bills (“tips from the donut store” where they work, sneers the young liquor store owner from Africa via Canada) and buy a half-gallon bottle of Johnnie Walker (Red Label) each. The Asian software programmer on H1B visa drops by regularly to pick up a tall bottle of Bacardi.
Four Gujjus (a reference to people who can trace their roots to the state of Gujarat in India) drop by on Saturday and buy over $200 worth of liquor and return an hour later for more tequila.
The young Korean entrepreneur, who owns a cellphone store, drops by for his Soju fix.
Asian graduate students from China, South Korea and India are picking up big bottles of Fireball, 30-pack Natural Light beer and all kinds of wine.
But since the family structure is still strong with Asian-Americans, they don’t need the emotional crutch and high of alcohol as much as Whites and Blacks, who often come from broken homes with weak family support systems.
Asians who drink a lot are often in their 20s and early 30s, both young immigrants and those born in America. It’s rare to find older Asians drinking much. Asian liquor store owners seldom drink.
Unfortunately, low wage Caribbean and African immigrants, working in chicken farms, construction and warehouses, have started sinking their hard-earned money into cases of beer and whiskey (their preferred choice is Guinness and Heineken beer, and Canada House whiskey).
Haitians binge on Heineken and Guinness beer and, of course, Barbancourt rum and tall cans of Natural Ice beer.
Africans from Nigeria, Zimbabwe and Tanzania are partial to Heineken beer.
Mexican and Guatemalan immigrants often seek their solace in Corona, Coronita and Modelo beer and, of course, the Cheladas.
Liquor on Campus
It’s not a complete exaggeration that American students go to college to get sloshed.
Binge drinking on American college campuses is now so common that it no longer raises eyebrows.
Liquor stores near college or university campuses can’t keep up with demand from students for half-kegs of Natty (Natural Light beer), Rolling Rock and Miller Lite, and 36-packs of Keystone Light or 30-packs of Coors Light and Bud Light.
In the United States of Alcoholics, college students spend more money on alcohol than on books.
“You don’t walk out of the house without your shoes on and you don’t walk into a party without a couple of shots of vodka,” says a student in American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus.
Excessive campus drinking is a runaway train that’s too late to be stopped now. Hey, it’s been going on for over three decades now.
Apparently, getting wasted, shitfaced, sloshed, drunk brings out the students’ “intoxicated self” and “makes them more fun to be around.”
On college campuses, getting drunk is the pre-hookup game for boys and girls before the grinding-dance phase, and the final tearing of each other’s clothes and ending up on the couch or bathroom floor, limbs entwined in wild abandon amid a vomit and pee puddle.
At campus parties, there’s little chance of a hookup without the generous intake of two shots of Fireball whiskey, four shots of Three Olives vodka, six shots of Ciroc Pineapple, eight 18oz bottles of Miller Lite beer, etc.
Alcohol allows American students to shed their inhibitions, and, ergo makes them more willing to shed their clothes.
Craft Breweries — Explosion
Given the American Sonderkommandos’ obsession with beer and constant craving for new types of alcohol, it’s no surprise there’s been a tremendous increase in the number of craft breweries (small outfits that produce limited quantities of innovative beer).
In 2016, there were 5,000 craft breweries in the United States, up from 1,500 in 2009.
These small craft breweries pump out pumpkin ales, lime shandy, chocolate stouts, sour ales and all kinds of novel beer.
My small town in a mid-Atlantic state now has a craft brewery.
Beer & Movies
In recent years, alcohol has invaded American movie houses too.
I was surprised to see a bar in the lobby of a movie house in Bethesda (MD) four or five years ago. It was a novelty then.
Today, several hundred movie halls across the country offer beer, wine and cocktails.
Some movie chains even deliver craft beer, local brews and handcrafted cocktails to your plush, heated seat.
For movie theatre owners struggling to boost attendance, alcohol is probably a lifesaver in drawing crowds.
I guess it won’t be long before American hospitals jump on the alcohol bandwagon.
I can imagine a buxom Black nurse asking her White patient in the private suite: Would you like a summer shandy with your enema, sir?
Targeting Hispanics & Blacks
After aggressively targeting White Sonderkommandos for several decades, the U.S. liquor industry has been lately turning its attention to Blacks and Hispanics.
Apparently, the White non-Hispanic market is not growing enough for American liquor executives.
So the American liquor industry is spending several hundred million dollars in marketing to minority consumers.
Unsurprisingly, more and more Latinos are walking into liquor stores to buy cases of Modelo, Sol, Corona, and Coronita beer, and Buchanan’s Scotch.
African-Americans are also aggressively being wooed by liquor marketers.
Popular American rappers are closely involved in marketing vodkas and cognacs increasing the appeal of these spirits to young Blacks.
With liquor marketers focusing so much attention focused on minority group, it’s no surprise Hispanics now consume a third of Chivas Regal.
Unable to control their consumption of alcohol, countless American Sonderkommandos have spiraled out of control, often plunging into crime and the inevitable punishment.
Millions of American Sonderkommandos drive under the influence (a euphemism for drunk driving) every day.
A young White man I know takes pride in blah-blah-blahing about driving under the influence and totaling two cars. Fortunately, his driver’s license has been suspended and his mother now drives him back and forth to work.
Drunk driving has taken the lives of thousands of people and injured countless others.
Statistics from the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) web site reveal a disturbing picture of a nation where drunk driving in America is insanely the norm than the exception.
In the United States of Alcoholics, every two minutes a Sonderkommando is injured in a drunk driving crash.
A sobering fact lost on liquor-craving Sonderkommandos is that 27 people die every day because of drunk driving crashes.
Most campus rapes are closely linked to heavy drinking. At least 90% of campus rapes are associated with alcohol.
Kim, in irresponsible America it’s unrealistic to expect Sonderkommandos to indulge in moderation.
Opioid overdose deaths hog the media limelight in America but alcohol is a bigger killer.
In 2015, 33,171 people died from alcohol-related causes compared to 31,547 deaths as a result of opioid overdoses.
The above alcohol death statistics exclude unintentional injuries and homicides caused by consumption of alcohol before driving, etc.
If you include other deaths (car crashes, homicides, etc.) that have their underlying cause in excessive use of alcohol, then the number of alcohol deaths soars to 88,000 a year. Mind you, these are old statistics compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for 2006-2010.
Alcohol was involved in nearly 10,000 driving fatalities in 2014.
Alcohol is a major contributor to poor health of millions of American Sonderkommandos in the United States of America.
Unsurprisingly, alcohol is the third leading preventable cause of death (after tobacco, and poor diet and physical inactivity) in the United States of Alcoholics.
Several hundred thousand Sonderkommandos suffer from liver cirrhosis, high blood pressure, heart diseases, depression and other health problems because of excessive liquor consumption.
U.S. prisons have thousands of inmates with liver cirrhosis who remain untreated because of the high cost of medical care and limited healthcare budgets.
Age-adjusted death rate from liquor induced causes has been rising in America, particularly for White females and Black women.
Abandoned by family, discarded by husbands and abused by boyfriends, young Black women are increasingly frequenting liquor stores.
The sight of a Black slave woman with numerous body piercings and metal hooks all over her face walking into a liquor store with her White slave master is a reminder that repeal of slavery and elimination of Jim Crow laws has not made any difference in many lives. Some may dismiss the woman as “submissive” but I’m more inclined to see her as a slave.
The number of Black girls hooked on Paul Masson brandy, cheap Mad Dog wine, Miller Lite beer, dollar shots and pints of New Amsterdam peach and pineapple vodka is rising.
The lethal trifecta of unstable relationships, repeated pregnancies and alcohol abuse by young Black women portends a devastating health and social crisis in the coming years in the United States of Sonderkommandos.
But no one seems to care.
I wouldn’t be surprised if total alcohol related deaths in the U.S. exceeds 100,000 a year by the end of 2018.
Kill Liquor Ads
Liquor advertising has a strong impact in luring youngsters, women and immigrants with visually appealing images of “fun” and “good times” through the consumption of alcohol.
The alcohol industry in America spends over half-billion dollars on advertising every year.
Alcohol advertising in the U.S. has jumped 400% from 1971 to 2011.
Currently, there are no regulations on alcohol advertising in the U.S. There’s only the joke of “self-regulation” by the alcohol industry.
One way to curb the consumption of beer, whiskey, rum, vodka and other alcohol by American Sonderkommandos is to ban all liquor ads including on television, print, radio, billboards and the Internet.
Along with a ban on liquor ads, the government must embrace a strategy of aggressively demonizing alcohol via print, TV and online ad campaigns as a deadly product like cigarettes and drugs.
Liquor vendors must be compelled to carry big warning signs on their products that alcohol consumption can cause serious health problems.
Alcohol consumption must not be considered socially acceptable.
Sadly, there’s little support to kill liquor ads in all media.
Newspapers happily accept full-page ads on Friday-Saturday from liquor superstores with coupons galore for beer, rum, gin and whiskey.
Tax Liquor More
One reason American Sonderkommandos drink so much alcohol is because it’s so darn cheap.
You can get a pint of vodka for $3.50 or a pint of whiskey for $3.99.
If America really wants to reduce consumption of liquor, it can do so by heavily taxing all alcohol products.
High taxes on cigarettes has hit hard at the wallets of consumers and helped to limit the appeal of smoking to both youngsters and grownups.
Could a similar strategy work in reducing alcohol consumption?
A study in the American Journal of Public Health found “Public policies affecting the price of alcoholic beverages have significant effects on alcohol-related disease and injury rates …. doubling the alcohol tax would reduce alcohol-related mortality by an average of 35%, traffic crash deaths by 11%, sexually transmitted disease by 6%, violence by 2%, and crime by 1.4%.”
Only by imposing a heavy Sin Tax on alcohol and significantly increasing its price, can consumption of beer, whiskey, wine, rum, vodka, etc., be significantly reduced.
But here’s the $64,000 question — Is a Sin Tax on alcohol feasible in America given the popularity of liquor with Sonderkommandos?
Also, the liquor industry is extremely powerful and would deploy an army of lobbyists to counter any proposal to aggressively go after it.
Bottom line, I remain skeptical that efforts to boost tax rates on liquor, beer and wine will make much headway in the United States of Sonderkommandos.
Kim, you don’t need dangerous missiles to lay waste to America.
Any nation wishing to inflict catastrophic damage on the United States of Sonderkommandos needs only to export cheap vodka, rum or whiskey to America.
Completely bereft of self-restraint and helpless in their addiction to Bacchus, millions of American Sonderkommandos will gladly ruin themselves since they’ve already made liquor stores their second home.
$1 vodka and brandy shots, $1.25 beer (25oz), $2 bourbon shots, $2.99 discounted wine and $4.99 cognac shots are what millions of American Sonderkommandos crave every day.
Liquor and drugs propel millions of Sonderkommandos day after day and keeps their demons at bay.
Without the comforting crutch of alcohol, Fentanyl and heroin, countless American Sonderkommandos would be in agony every day.
Medical researchers say there’s no such thing as “low-risk drinking” or benefits of drinking in moderation.
Truth is, whether in limited or large quantities alcohol wounds and kills.
Demented to Dementia
Sane people have long recognized that the majority of Americans are a demented lot who live in an “alternative reality” where they’re the fount of all things noble while the rest of the world wallows in a vast cesspool of vice.
What should come as thrilling news to these sane elements is that because of heavy alcohol consumption a lot of demented American Sonderkommandos are crossing over to dementia territory.
Maybe, Russian President Vladimir Putin should turn his attention from disinformation campaigns on Facebook and Twitter to exporting cheap vodka to American Sonderkommandos.
After all, there’s not much demented damage a Sonderkommando with dementia can accomplish, can he?
What should be more pleasing to America’s countless victims is that damage to the human body caused by alcohol is irreversible.
Even the best neurologists can only throw up their hands in despair when confronted with an alcohol-damaged brain.
Liver damage? Yes!
Heart damage? Yes!
Kidney damage? Yes!
Brain damage? Yes, Yes and Yes!
Given so much drinking by Americans, it’s safe to say the future for these monsters is a return to their helpless baby years.
Enjoy your drink, Sonderkommandos.
 Prevalence of 12-Month Alcohol Use, High-Risk Drinking, and DSM-IV Alcohol Use Disorder in the United States, 2001-2002 to 2012-2013, by Bridget F. Grant, S. Patricia Chou, Tulshi D. Saha, et al, JAMA Psychiatry, August 9, 2017; also read One in Eight Adults is an Alcoholic, Study Says, by Christopher Ingraham, Washington Post, August 11, 2017
 Getting a Cocktail While Gambling Made Easier at This Las Vegas Casino, by Mick Akers, Las Vegas Sun, March 12, 2018
 The Wine Bible (second edition, 2015), by Karen MacNeil, p.531-532
 Alcohol Facts and Statistics, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse Abuse and Alcoholism
 Based on Estevanico Cortez’s observations at a busy liquor store
 For women, heavy drinking has been normalized. That’s dangerous., by Kimberly Kindy and Dan Keating, Washington Post, December 23, 2016
 Estevanico Cortez’ observations at a liquor store in 2017
 Jean Kilbourne in video interview with Washington Post, see/read For women, heavy drinking has been normalized. That’s dangerous., by Kimberly Kindy and Dan Keating, Washington Post, December 23, 2016
 Professor Gyongyi Szabo in interview with Washington Post, ibid
 Alcohol Consumption as a Cause of Cancer, by Jennie Connor, Addiction journal, July 21, 2016
 The comments of the Hispanic guy and the following ones by the young Black girl and the White dude are based on Estevanico’s first hand observation at various liquor stores on the East Coast
 A real-life incident at a liquor store in a mid-Atlantic state in July 2017
 National Health Interview Survey of 2015, released in May 2016 by National Center for Health Statistics
 Health Department: Nearly One-Third of New Yorkers Binge Drink, by Jennifer Fermino, NY Daily News, October 11, 2016
 Party Foul: Spending Too Much on Booze @ Spread the Health (official blog of Wellness & Prevention Services at Boston University), spreadthehealthbu.com
 American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus (2017), by Lisa Wade, p.29
 Microbrewery, Wikipedia
 Pumpkin Beers: Love Them or Not, They’re Here to Stay, by Tony Russo, News Journal, August 31, 2017
 Liquor Makers Step Up Efforts to Win Over Hispanic Drinkers, by Saabira Chaudhuri, Wall Street Journal, May 5, 2017
 Drunk driving statistics cited in this chapter are borrowed from the MADD web site at http://www.madd.org
 Sexual Assault Statistics, by Robin Hattersley Gray, Campus Safety Magazine, March 5, 2012
 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, see Multiple Cause of Death, 1999-2015 Request database; also read, It’s Not Just Painkillers and Heroin; Americans have a Growing Alcohol Problem Too, by German Lopez, Vox.com, December 9, 2015
 Alcohol and Public Health, Fact Sheets, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 National Vital Statistics Report, Vol.65 No.4, June 30, 2016
 Eyewitness account of Estevanico Cortez at a East Coast liquor store in December 2016
 Estevanico Cortez’ observation at multiple liquor stores in America in 2016 and 2017
 Effects of Alcohol Tax and Price Policies on Morbidity and Mortality: a Systematic Review, by Alexander C. Wagenaar, Amy L. Tobler and Kelli A. Komro, American Journal of Public Health, Volume 100, Issue 11 (November 2010)
 Chronic Heavy Drinking Leads to Serious Risk of Dementia, Study Warns, by Sarah Boseley, The Guardian, February 20, 2018