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  • Hello everyone, welcome to Taiwan Bar

  • Today let’s talk a little about

  • facts that nobody knows

  • or maybe somebody knows

  • trivia of opium

  • Let’s begin

  • Opium is not slices of ducks*

  • ( Opium is calledYa Pienin Chinese; “Yapronounced the same asDuckwhilePienmeansSlice”)

  • It is an all-in-one product abstracted from Papaver somniferum

  • It can be used as anesthesia for medical purposes

  • but long-term overdosing can cause hallucination

  • Making people think they are Lucy

  • and turn into a flash drive in the end

  • What the__

  • Forbidding the use of opium

  • had slowly become an international trend during Japanese rule

  • The use of opium was strictly prohibited in Japan as well

  • However when it comes to Taiwan

  • Japan discussed over and over

  • about whether they should

  • strictly restrict, gradually restrict or leave the problem alone?

  • Goto Shinpei, who was the Minister of public health of Home Ministry at that time

  • received attention by hisslow weaning prohibition

  • Goto Shinpei got the chance

  • to go hand in hand, heart to heart with Kodama Gentaro

  • They fought together for Taiwan’s future

  • Governor-General monopolized opium trade to control number of addicts

  • which means they need permits given by doctors in order to buy opium

  • As time goes by

  • the number of addicts dropped

  • However, the average amount of opium consumption per person increased

  • This made people doubt the Governor General’s determination of prohibiting opium

  • Aside from the fact that slow weaning prohibition

  • had higher practicability than comprehensive prohibition

  • the main concern was financial

  • So the prohibition

  • went on and off all the way till 1929

  • Governor General decided to increase the issue of permits

  • This made Taiwanese intellectuals so furious

  • that they clench their fists

  • and reported the act to the League of Nations

  • saying that Japan was evil

  • and the policy was drugging Taiwan

  • drrrrrugging

  • Later on Governor General wanted to stop people’s protest

  • and try to promote the policy

  • So they invited the author ofGeneral History of Taiwan

  • the father’s father’s father of Lien Sheng-wen, Lian Heng

  • Hey

  • Umm

  • Buchi

  • What?

  • The election is close

  • This topic

  • is unmentionable

  • Can you help me pixelate it?

  • Sure

  • They asked Lian Heng to write an article

  • that worth 5 hundred Japanese Yen

  • New Opium Policy Advocacy

  • 500 Yen was a number that a school teacher

  • couldn't even earn a year

  • New Opium Policy Advocacy

  • not only praised opium

  • but also defended the new policy

  • That's why Lian Heng ended up being despised by most Taiwanese

  • and had to flee to mainland for the greater good. So sad

  • After the chatty talk

  • the use of opium issue is still unsolved

  • Under the pressure of public opinion

  • The Governor General who now have enough money

  • finally started to rectify the use of opium

  • in which we mustn’t forget to mention the first Doctor of Medical Science in Taiwan

  • The Marvelous Ming, Mr. Tu Tsung Ming

  • He founded the Opium Rehab in 1930

  • More than a decade of hard work

  • The opium monopoly finally ended in 1945

  • A year later the last opium addict was out of rehab

  • which marked the end of the vise that lasted for more than 300 years

  • Moreover, urinalysis on drug use developed by Mr. Tu

  • is still being used by the world today

  • Now you know why drug addicts have to pee in a cup

  • Ahem

  • Looking back on the whole story, we can find that

  • the development of opium policies

  • had a specific target they are going after

  • or had entanglements on profits

  • making the problem very complicated

  • Maybe we shouldn't judge it simply by

  • agreeing that taking drugs is bad bad

  • arresting addicts is good good

  • Rather, we should consider that

  • when government implement policies

  • do they have any factors

  • other than right or wrong that they have to consider?

  • Last but not least, travel back in time

  • how would you deal with the situation?

  • The story ends here today

  • See ya

Hello everyone, welcome to Taiwan Bar

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小單元-『鴉片』臺灣吧 第0.5集 Taiwan Bar EP0.5 Opium

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    Sayking Wusay posted on 2016/06/16
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