U.S. government poisoned alcohol during Prohibition and killed 10,000

This is a tragic and chocking news to me: Deborah Blum has published a report on Slate.com about how the US government poisoned alcohol during the Prohibition and end up with a death toll estimated to be about 10,000. Here's a quote from the report:
Frustrated that people continued to consume so much alcohol even after it was banned, federal officials had decided to try a different kind of enforcement. They ordered the poisoning of industrial alcohols manufactured in the United States, products regularly stolen by bootleggers and resold as drinkable spirits. The idea was to scare people into giving up illicit drinking. Instead, by the time Prohibition ended in 1933, the federal poisoning program, by some estimates, had killed at least 10,000 people.
Government being evil is not new. It's been like this since the origins of times and will be so until the end of times. That's why libertarians and minarchists like me try to educated people and make them understand that turning to the government and ask for help by giving up on their liberties and freedom is the worst possible thing to do.

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