Today in History

The convergence of events on the same date in history can sometimes be a little strange.

For example, today is the anniversary of the last broadcast of Monty Python’s Flying Circus on the BBC after five years and only 45 installments.

It’s also the anniversary of the passage of the 21st Amendment, ending the prohibition of the manufacture, sale, and possession of alcoholic beverages in the US.

I’m sure someone could come up with all kinds of connections between those two events, not the least the members of the Python troupe themselves.

However, it was the historical end of our national enforced-morality experiment that triggered a thought today.

It’s more than 70 years later and we are still trying to force ethical behavior on people by banning/blocking stuff.

That’s it. Just a thought.

monty python, prohibition