Tuesday, 3 June 2008
LAGER, LAGER, LAGER...SHOUTING!
What is going on with all this under age drinking business? Young people have always supped a few beers before they’re legally old enough, nothing new there! Anyone remember those half cans of Harp lager? I drank a few of those before turning 18, but there was more alcohol in a winos piss than one of those. So maybe that’s one of the problems; stronger lager. Then there’s things like alco-pops, never had them in my day, cheap and plentiful supermarket deals on alcohol, never had that. I seem to remember most pubs had an off licence part attached to them and there was more control over the sale of alcohol. The government are now talking of guidelines for parents about when to introduce your children to alcohol, in order to tackle the binge drinking culture and introduce a continental culture of drinking were children are supervised. A bit fucking late if you ask me, should have done that years ago, before introducing the stronger continental lagers to the market. There are already cries of “nanny state” well if parents aren’t taking responsibility for the bringing up of their children, and it’s causing problems what do they expect? We are now in a situation were people have been given freedoms but taken no responsibility, and as a result these freedoms are now being attacked in order to find a solution to the problem. Ironically the solutions proposed to the problems today, were the problems of yesterday, when Thatcher and co felt that the state interfered in the individuals life’s too much; the solution was to free the market and free the individual. Great, no problem, well not for 25 years, then there's one big fucking problem, and I aint just talking about binge drinking. I dunno, it’s fucked up! Think I’ll go and get pissed and forget about it all.