Monday, February 8, 2010
The demon drink
The way they go on and on about it, people would think that we stumble about wearing piss stained trousers and shouting at strangers on the bus whilst guarding a rapidly festering kebab with our life. This is not the case, as far as I can tell. I'm not denying that Scotland consumes more alcohol than the average nation, we like a drink. Big deal.
As ever, the socialists need a bogey man to point at and scare the populace. Terrorism, global warming, tobacco have been used extensively to nanny and control us. Alcohol is now the favoured subject that is to be used to legislate against the masses.
In Scotland the SNP government are pushing for minimum pricing legislation. This, apparently, will cure us of our obsession overnight. The Labour clowns are calling for a ban on certain types of booze and want to control the ingredients in others. None of the proposals will work. If people want to get off their tits they will always find a way.
Our town centres and parks etc are filled by youngsters running riot. Filled by booze fighting, pewking and shagging. They don't care and their parents don't or don't know how to care. The kids are not worried about any consequences because they have been brought up in the bosom of the nanny state. No punishment will await them come hang over time. They are victims of society, according to the socialist hand book. Back in the day when I was fourteen or so, if my mates and I managed to get our hands on a bottle of merrydamage we would hide away and drink it. There was no way we would brazenly wander the streets half pissed causing mayhem because we know what would happen to us. The youngsters of today have never been held to account for their actions. A huge army of apologists are around these days with countless reasons/excuses for the behaviour of the young cash cows/people.
Likewise, the incessant creep of the nanny state has eroded the parental skills that have been used for countless generations. Parents are told how to bring up their children by the government and quangos. The result of this madness we can see every weekend night in the town centres. It is no coincidence that the majority of the children belong to parents caught in the 'benefit trap'.
So, to summarise. Yes, Scotland has a booze problem. It's not a new phenomenon and the proposals spouted by the politicians will not work. Holding people to account for their actions may be the answer.
And in other news, Rangers and Celtic have announced new shirt sponsors. Tennents Lager. Who also sponsor the national football team. Who play like a hung over pub team. Not a peep from Holyrood on that little nugget.
Carlsberg don't do irony....