Recently the government has called for warning labels on wine as there are on cigarettes.
That’s right Cameron – we’re really stupid. All this time we’ve been knocking back the hard stuff convinced it’s got vitamins and life-giving magical wasp-semen in it.
Thank god you’re here to help us poor, retarded infants tie our shoes and not drink the bad man’s medicine.
- it isn’t that alcohol is the only recreation many can now afford
- it isn’t that wine gives small solace to those watching their hours rise and wages fall
- it isn’t that we feel disempowered by a political system that offers only the choice of which party will serve itself next
- it isn’t that our culture is increasingly shallow and fixated on money without love
- it isn’t that communities are factionalised in no small part by the divisive language of media and politics
- it isn’t the suppression of anger from watching the rich profit while the poor are demonised
None of that. No-one is drinking to forget the hardship of life under a government that has exponentially worsened our standard of living.
So it’s quite right that, rather than admit that the vast majority of anti-social and self-endangering behaviour is committed by people who don’t see enough opportunity for themselves in the world to make it worth fighting; the government assumes we drink too much because we hadn’t realised it might be bad for us.
If ever there was an emblematic moment to show us all the contempt we are held in it is this one.
Don’t worry stupid people, we’ll put a label on things to say if they’re goody things or baddy things – then you can all have goody num num stuff like nicey nicey boys and girls and be weely, weely safe. Yay!
What next? Fix the NHS by telling doctors and nurses they’re supposed to make owies go away?