I said something similar today when it dawned on me that the UK gov WANTS people to get drugged up and sh!itfaced, no matter how much they pretend to fight drug abuse and alcohol- related illness. Because junkies only care about the next fix, not about how much they are being wronged.
Michael Collins. A leader of the Irish Rebellion. Director of Intelligence during the rebellion and later led the Irish Delegation in negotiations with the British to enact the Anglo-Irish Peace Treaty. Assassinated in 1922 during the Irish Civil War - he was 32 years old.