Just when you thought the public were coming round to a sensible attitude to drug use, The Sun posts an article

3 05 2012
The Sun. Making Britain a laughing stock since the 1970s

Stay classy you phone hacking criminals….

With the top rated comments in most British newspaper stories about drugs repeating the line “Regulate, tax and educate” you might think we’re making a turn against the disastrous “War on Drugs.”

But wait! The Sun (that fine purveyor of tits and celebrity voicemail messages) comes along with this story about two deaths from Legal Highs. Worse still, the victims were attractive young women who would otherwise have been up for getting drunk and flashing their funbags at leering Sun readers. When will the governments come in and ban this filth?!

Needless to say the article is standard tabloid half-truths, emotive language and poor research (I’ve not heard of half of the legal highs quoted as destroying our Nation’s young.) But,you don’t go to the Sun for information and balanced opinion do you? You go for celebrity gossip, football gossip and to feel angry at some minority for some vague reason.

I hear people defend their reading of The Sun by saying “well I don’t take it seriously, it’s a laugh innit?” Well that is the same reasoning people use for voting for Boris Johnson as London Mayor today¬† rather than being a bit of harmless fun this shit actually matters.

Take a look at these comments and then consider that (barring any paranoid suggestions that many of these are just Sun staffers posting shit to get viewers and debate going) these are people who walk the streets and have the ability to vote.

How many “governments” are there in this country?

Compassion is for the weak! End of! (look at my pwetty dog!)

I CAN’T FIND THE CAPS LOCK ON MY KEYBOARD! LOUD NOISES! SHOUTING!

Actually with an unregulated market and without intelligent discussion of the risks and benefits of drugs you don’t know the risks. And life isn’t “simple” as you put it, if it were idiots like you wouldn’t be constantly baffled and frustrated by life.

To be fair there are comments which bring up the hypocrisy of booze and fags being legal while far less dangerous substances are demonised but the idiots are still very vocal and I’m sad to say represent a large group of the population that still need to be educated about drugs (and for that matter a million other things but you can lead a horse to water…)

I post my thoughts an hour ago on this article yet I fear they may never see the light of day because I mentioned the elephant in The Sun’s press room “voicemail hacking” as well as posting a link to an intelligent resource on all matters drug related “www.erowid.org” I also appealing to reader’s ability to find their own answers and STOP TYPING EVERYTHING IN CAPITALS which I guess is against News International’s comment policy.

How much you want to bet they tried to hack the voicemails of the two dead women in the article eh? ūüėČ

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Why I get embarrassed by our flag and my fellow countrymen in general.

27 05 2010

Many of you on the internet will be aware of the hoo-har about England flags being flown with the upcoming World Cup, a celebration of rampant nationalism that thankfully is contained on a football pitch and not expressed in all those wars we had fun with in the 20th Century.

The Sun, being a foreign owned tabloid whose relationship with the truth is distant and hazy decided to blow a police memo to pub owners in croydon about being wary of ALL football shirted patrons, out of all proportion. Why did they do this? Possibly just to sell papers to a jingoistic public who feel that the ¬†undifinable “englishness” is under threat from some people speaking the language with a bad accent, wearing funny clothes and not indulging in the national pastime of alcohol abuse.

The Sun having no care for race relations decided to paint a merry tale that all England flags would be taken off supporters by force by jack-booted politically correct warriors, thrown into a big pit where immigrants would be allowed to collectively¬†defecate on them for the forseeable future (and then have sex with white and pure British womenfolk presumably to round off a solid day’s¬†sacrilege.)

Cue numerous Facebook groups with disturbingly large followings saying such things as “you like our benefits but you don’t like our Flag?!” or “We can’t wear england shirts? , You can’t wear you’re turban ūüôā(apologies if I spelt any of that correctly, most of these groups are founded by people with an even poorer grasp of the english language than the immigrants they hate!)

I could go into more detail on this outburst of racism with a thin covering of patriotism but this image hopefully sums up what is another  pathetic chapter in the Rule of the Idiots;

And if you think it was just The Sun responsible for this mess let’s not forget the Daily Mail running a story on a woman who claimed she was thrown off a bus because her spawn was wearing an England shirt and it upset the bus driver. Her name was Samantha Fardon which a quick google search reveals;

……so she is basically a chavvy little liar with a criminal record as long and pathetic as Phil Collins’s solo career (ooooo,topical!)

(With thanks to the Facebook group http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/pages/Nobody-is-banning-any-England-shirts-you-gullible-xenophobic-fool/118126444889112 who are going some way to resorting my faith in Humanity.)

So then, this is what being English has come down too. Racism, lies and appalling spelling. Once this nation made things that were the envy of the world, our Scientists were the leaders in most fields, uncovering the secrets of the universe that would last generations. Yes, we had an Empire that spanned the globe and did some appalling things (“potato famine”, the other half of me never forgets!) but while the Empire will always be a grey area morally we did do some good things as well, grand engineering feats that the world could marvel at, a rule of law, systems of governance and we went out in style by defeating Hitler and all that crowd at the price of our morally ambiguous Empire.

But now, what do we have to be proud about? Concorde is dead, our energy is at the mercy of Russia and Opec because we are too pathetic to harness the natural renewable energy at our shores (whatever did happen to the Vespa wind farm factory by the way?) Our scientists flee the country for places where they will get funding and respect, our primary export are criminal financial products built of smoke and mirrors that are responsible for so much misery today and our foreign policy isn’t ours at all but that of our American cousins who for all our arse-kissing see us as nothing more than¬†effete¬†butlers with no will of their own. In effect we are a joke in the eyes of the world.

Oh, and when we do go abroad we behave like this clown here, facing trial in Thailand;

So if this what being English is all about; a nation of small-minded bigots easy fooled by tabloid hysteria and who can barely spell the language they profess to be defending against foreign hordes, a nation who would rather be estate agents and investment bankers than uncover the secrets of the universe for the good of all Humanity, a nation of drunken thugs who pick a fight in a foreign country and then burst into tears when it comes to court, a nation of benefit scrounging liars who use their children to get the things in life they can’t be bothered to work for then excuse me if I get embarassed to fly a flag that represents these fucktards.

The thing is we do have plenty to be proud about, a quick look at the 100 Greatest Britions (cunts like Cromwell and Enoch Powell aside) shows that as a nation we can do great things. We’ve just forgotten how to right now. When we do get our¬†dignity, vision and intellectual prowess back I may fly that flag again. Chances are I will have long left the country (and hopefully the planet) by then…..