Essay on Alcohol Fetish

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As humans, we all yearn to be free, yet we are trapped by expectations, responsibilities and standards placed upon us by the modern world. Alcohol creates freedom and vulnerability for individuals oppressed by the dynamics and speed of everyday life especially in very developed ‘high class’ nations. Alcohol particularly creates this freedom for individuals in disenfranchised populations, where expectations from a foreign “sophisticated” ideology overwhelm the people of the once free nations. And because alcohol creates a free and youthful state of mind, it becomes fetishized. In order for one to defetishize alcohol, and drinking to escape from reality, one must look at their reality and question what reality they are escaping in the first …show more content…
However, as history played out and nations became more ‘civilized’, warnings against excessive consumption became more frequent and prominent in historical texts (Hanson, 1995).
The type of community in which individuals live in, whether it be developed, developing, or third world, greatly affects their relationship, and use of alcohol. In disenfranchised populations, the problem with alcohol may be that these nations already had a sense of freedom, a sense existing as one with nature, and a sense of living as a noble savage. This sense of being was taken away from them. Many tribal populations that are distanced from their known way of life are fulfilling what they once had by drinking something that creates a mental state of freedom. However the mindset and freedom created by alcohol is false, temporary, and created within the mind not within the body and community as a whole. Essentially, they replace the freedom they once had by using, and often abusing alcohol.
When researching alcohol, and the dependence
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