Maker Mark a cure all. There is a great deal of truth in what you say. Long before the motive driven "PC" movements there was whiskey. The product goes back 1,000s of years and the Celtic word whiskey means Holy water.
Whiskey or Whisky was made by the Monks. The people of Scotland and Ireland tried to reproduce the Whiskey in America and came up with Bourbon. This was the only muscle relaxer and pain killer available. Men who worked hard did not have modern prescription and OTC pain killers.
A shot of whiskey usually mixed with water or fruit juice served in place of pills. The Doctors have replaced the Moon Shiners have things improved that much?